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Celebrating 45 years!

William Campbell Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its 45th Anniversary having opened on November 24, 1974.

William Campbell Contemporary Art transitioned to new ownership in December of 2020. Pam and Bill Campbell, who have owned and operated the gallery and frame shop on Byers Avenue for forty-six years, transferred their legacy as purveyors and stewards of contemporary art to new hands.

“Though we are going to really miss seeing our clients on a regular basis-many who have become such great friends over the years-and working with our artists who are like family to us, we couldn’t have wished for a better scenario,” said the Campbells. “We are excited to see William Campbell Contemporary Art continue beyond our retirement and look forward to the gallery’s future in Peeler and his partners’ extraordinary and talented hands.”

Fort Worth Contemporary Art Partners has purchased William Campbell Contemporary Art and Gallery One Frames. FWCAP founders are Jadz Pate, Clayton Snodgrass, Tim Locke, J.W. Wilson, and Peeler Howell. Howell has worked as the Campbells’ gallery assistant since August 2017, and will continue to manage day-to-day operations.

“Fort Worth Contemporary Art Partners has no desire to do anything fundamentally different from what Bill and Pam have created over the last forty-six years,” said Howell. “We want to continue to cultivate the relationships they have created with the artists, clients, and customers, and anybody that has an interest in contemporary art, or art in general. Bill and Pam have been ideal mentors, and will continue to be so.”

As much fixtures in the Metroplex art scene as their brick-and-mortar space, Pam and Bill Campbell have made an indelible imprint on the Fort Worth art community, championing contemporary artists and making their work accessible to a broad audience base. Congratulations and many thanks for their successful 46 years as pillars of the Fort Worth art community.

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Bill and Pam Campbell

Through the years, Bill and Pam Campbell have become an integral part of the Texas art scene. They have dealt with some of the most important artists of the day, as well as some of the most promising ones that have come to their notice. Many of the latter have become the former.

The years have brought an ever-widening circle of involvements in the art world, as well as a life beyond anything ever expected. “We still get excited about seeing a great work of art for the first time and feel tremendous joy every time our efforts bear fruit on behalf of an artist.”

The Campbells’ community involvement has included leadership roles and behind-the-scenes support of worthwhile activities. Their deepest satisfaction has been in connecting several generations of artists and collectors with one another, within the gallery and beyond to the national and international level. “Watching and being a part of artists’ thriving careers has been exceedingly rewarding!”

Bill and Pam Campbell would like to thank friends, associates, several generations of collectors, the community, the media, and a host of great artists for a wonderful forty years.

Photo by Ron Jenkins

About The Gallery

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.

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Please browse our gallery by using the buttons at the top, or see what our CURRENT EXHIBIT is. The ARTISTS section has a biography of each artist and more examples of his/her work. The section on FRAMING contains other services performed by William Campbell Contemporary Art. Future shows can be seen at EXHIBITION SCHEDULE, and our latest art news at: NEWS & EVENTS.