Art Dirt: The Campbells: Fort Worth’s Longest-Serving Gallerists Retire

by Christopher Blay February 28, 2021

William Campbell Contemporary Art gallery

Christopher Blay invites Bill and Pam Campbell to talk about their 46-year run with one of the longest-running galleries in Texas, William Campbell Contemporary Art. Last month the couple announced their retirement, and that the gallery continues with new owners, Fort Worth Contemporary Art Partners.

“We still love the business and we really thought we would keep working until we couldn’t anymore, and just close the doors. So we’re thrilled that it is going to continue.”

William and Pam Campbell retire

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Julie Webb March 1, 2021 - 12:28

Bill and Pam Campbell are rock stars and I hope they have a blast in retirement! They sure deserve it! I sure appreciate all they have done in Texas art. It would not be the same or as strong without their years of dedication, hard work, and passion. Love these guys!!!

Judy Tedford Deaton March 1, 2021 - 12:39

I will miss working directly with these two extraordinary gallerists / friends. Can’t imagine the Texas art scene without them so I will just pretend this is not happening. No doubt, your influence will be with us for a long time.
Wishing you both green lights and blue skies. Judy Deaton

Linda Cullum March 1, 2021 - 13:19

Congratulations!! It has been great working with you through the years. linda cullum

Tim Hurst and Jay shinn March 4, 2021 - 11:57

So sad to see this great couple retire. You will be sorely missed

Gary Goldberg March 6, 2021 - 21:24

Bill and Pam are the best!!!!!!

Karmien Bowman March 8, 2021 - 12:11

Thanks Christopher,
I enjoyed your interview and am happy to learn the William Campbell Gallery will continue in our Contemporary art scene in Ft. W. Dallas area. I hope if I send them a card you will forward it to them ! What a wonderful eye opening contribution the Campbell’s have made to our community. Texas kitsch and Texas traditional and the new owners will have help us to discover the no-niche Texas Art that is today!


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