Troy Campa - Architecture to Art Gallery

About This Episode

Troy Campa, co-founer with his partner of CAMIBAart, started out as an architect in Houston but then decided to change careers, and after a year break decided to open a gallery in Austin. We talk about that transition, what he has learned over the last three years running his two galleries, and his wonderful international art tours.

Some of the subjects we discuss:

  • Childhood beginnings in art
  • Art and Architecture
  • William T. Carson’s Artwork
  • Leaving architecture career to open a gallery
  • From pop-up shows to a business plan
  • Lessons from running a gallery for three years
  • Finding mentors
  • Choosing artists
  • Clarifying the galleries aesthetic
  • Artist submissions
  • Selling art
  • Building relationships
  • Communication and marketing
  • Collecting art
  • Helping artists
  • Living with art
  • Curating local and international art tours
  • Supporting local causes at destinations
  • Artists choosing a gallery
  • Educating collectors
  • Austin Art Alliance
  • Why buy art?

CAMIBAart GALLERY is located in the Flatbed Press Building at:
2832 East MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78702

Open Hours:

Tuesday through Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: noon - 5pm

other times by appointment



CAMIBAart also curates the gallery at:
2000 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702

Open Hours:

Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 5pm

other times by appointment


Troy Campa, AIA : Co-Founder & Director, TroyCampa@CAMIBAart.com

Rene Ibarra : Co-Founder & Director of Tours, Rene@CAMIBAart.com