Long Beach Creative Group seeks local artists for new exhibition

The Long Beach Creative Group gallery is seeking local artists of any discipline to submit their art for their upcoming exhibition, “Coming Together: An Exhibition of Small Works.”

The call is open for any artist who lives or grew up in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and San Pedro. The art, which must be no larger than 16 inches in any direction, including frame, must be original works, but all media will be accepted: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, digital art, wall-mount sculpture and mixed media.

The exhibition is free to enter, however, each artist may only submit a maximum of three pieces. Deadline to submit is June 6.

The submissions will be judged by two local jurors—Asia Morris and Brian Trimble—who will determine which pieces make the final cut into the exhibition.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native and mixed media artist who for six years nearly single-handedly covered the city’s visual art scene while reporting for the Long Beach Post and the Hi-lo. You can view her own ink, paint and collage work here.

Brian Trimble is the board president of the Arts Council for Long Beach and served in leadership roles at the Cal State Long Beach University Art Museum, and as Assistant Professor of Art Education at the university.

To submit your pieces, send images or your works to [email protected]. Images should be in a JPEG format that is no larger than 5MB, with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance by June 14 and selected art must be dropped off to the gallery at 2221 E. Broadway on June 27.

Art must be professionally presented, meaning they have to be framed and ready to hang. First-time artists can contact the gallery for help with framing by calling the gallery at 562-400-5166.

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