Professional Art Handling is a fine art handling service that provides installation, transportation, storage, and collection maintenance in and around RVA.
Professional Art Handling was started by Andrew Campbell over ten years ago with the goal of propelling culture and creativity in Richmond, Virginia. With the help of his wife, Debbie, and a humble team of dedicated individuals, Andrew has turned his keen eye for art installation into a full-fledged company that offers a wide range of services meant to display fine art the way it was meant to be seen.
To serve Richmond and its surrounding creative community by installing, storing, and transporting artwork of all kinds with the utmost care.
For every piece of art in Richmond to be exactly where it’s supposed to be.
Presentation is key. We can handle it.
Diverse, humble, and passionate caretakers of the art world. Our members’ arts-related backgrounds provide our team with a variety of unique viewpoints and skill sets.
Founder & Lead Installer
For Andrew Campbell, art has always been a way of life. He grew up in a family that embraced it and fostered his passions, encouraging him to make art his career. He studied painting and printmaking at VCU before transitioning to sculpture and fabrication, where he found success selling his own pieces. Continuing to grow along with Richmond’s art community, Andrew and his wife, Debbie, had regular art shows around town and began installing exhibitions for a local gallery. It was around this time that Andrew discovered a passion and talent for art handling, inspiring him to start a business dedicated to properly displaying works of art throughout Richmond.
Over the past ten years, he’s curated a team of equally passionate individuals to grow PAH into the city’s most trusted art handling company. Outside of art handling, Andrew is also an expert fisherman, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Debbie Campbell has had a long and rewarding career in the arts world, having recently retired from teaching art for Hanover County Public Schools after 25 years. She joined her husband, Andrew, and the team at PAH full-time in June 2020 as Chief Operations Officer after working here in a limited capacity since 2015, though she has been a pillar of strength and support for the company since the very beginning. As a passionate fan of contemporary art, Debbie loves both Street and Pop art, as well as the works of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol, and Basquiat. In her spare time, she loves working in her art studio and dark room, antique shopping, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Chief Operations Officer
Even before joining the PAH family in January 2020 as Director of Operations, Cidney Cher knew that art handling was serious business. Describing it as an art form in and of itself, she often found herself awed by the installation process while working at a local gallery in Richmond. It was there that she met Andrew Campbell and the rest of the PAH team, leading her to join a new chapter in the city’s art community. As a papermaker and printmaker, Cidney is also naturally drawn to fiber artists and practices, as well as Mexican Surrealism and the works of Leonora Carrington. When she’s not working, Cidney loves planting, making wellness tinctures, and writing and reading about new forms of art.
Director of Operations
Angela Huckstep has been an installer with PAH since September of 2018. Originally, she applied to the company for an administrative position, but found her talents as an installer and design advisor given her working knowledge of gallery practice and tools. Her diverse skill set includes a B.A. in Art History from William and Mary, curatorial research experience in both national and state institutions, and assisting within galleries. Her academic writing centers upon exhibition design, Contemporary and Modernist works, and Transmedia projects. Outside of work, Angela enjoys making films and videos, growing cacti, and rock n roll music.
An artist in his own right, Mat Gasparek brought his knowledge and creative skills to PAH in September of 2019 as an Associate Installer. His artistic eye and composure allows him to perform installations of all kinds, and he finds the more intricate projects the most rewarding. If he isn’t installing the artwork of others, you can usually find Mat crafting artwork of his own or cooking new and interesting foods.
Jaydan Moore became an Associate Installer at PAH in May of 2020, which served as a full circle moment for him and the company. As an artist here in Richmond, Jaydan had several of his exhibitions installed by Andrew Campbell and experienced firsthand the importance of quality art handling. He greatly admired Andrew’s work ethic and saw this as an opportunity to further improve his abilities as an artist. Jaydan enjoys all styles of art, especially the works of Cornelia Parkers, Theaster Gates, Richard Serra, and William Kentridge. Outside of work, he also enjoys experiencing new foods, taking walks, video games, and traveling.