December 10 Auction of Campbell Cawood’s Art Collection Includes Local Icons and Modernist Masters

[Key West, FL.]   In anticipation of a surefire highlight of the holiday season, on December 10, The Studios of Key West auctions over 40 selections from the fabulous art collection of Campbell Cawood, the longtime philanthropist and friend of Key West, who passed away in 2022. 

The mark of a true collector, Campbell’s home was filled with art in every corner, and works to be auctioned include local icons such as Sal Salinero, Jack Baron and Jeff Beal, alongside modernist masters like Alexander Calder, Jon Kuhn and Frank Holliday. Also notable are artworks and objects related to Maya Angelou, for whom Cawood organized a legendary birthday party in Key West, with his close friend Oprah Winfrey.

On December 10, with Phil Amsterdam as auctioneer, The Studios of Key West hosts a live auction of the collection with proceeds going to the Cawood Courage Fund, benefiting The Studios, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, and the American Red Cross’ efforts in the Florida Keys, among others.

The work is currently on view in The Studios second floor Zabar Lobby Gallery and will be available online with “Buy it Now” prices beginning November 23.

Tickets are $35 and include a welcome drink, hors d’oeuvres, and door prize raffle. Visit for tickets and auction preview.


Elena Devers