New Long Beach-themed art exhibition seeks local submissions

The Long Beach Creative Group/Rod Briggs Gallery has announced the third iteration of its open-call art exhibitions, titled “Painting Long Beach” and is seeking local artists to submit original works that represent Long Beach.

“We are asking artists to portray an aspect of Long Beach that is important to them,” said Helen Cox, Exhibition Coordinator for the LBCG in a statement. “We want to see the wonderful diversity of its population, the complex history, the geography and architecture, the port and parks.”

The art, which must be no larger than 30 inches in any direction, including frame, must be original works, which can be real-life or abstract, but must have been created within the last five years.

Accepted media include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, digital art, wall-mount sculpture and mixed media. There is a $16 non-refundable entrance fee and each artist may submit up to three works.

The call is open to artists who live or grew up in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood or San Pedro. Students and alumni at Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College are also invited to enter.

A panel of judges yet to be determined will decide which pieces make it into the final exhibition, a strategy employed for the gallery’s last two open-call exhibitions, “Coming Together: An Exhibition of Small Works,” which featured 85 pieces selected from 465 entries submitted by 190 local artists and “OCEAN” which included 56 sea-inspired works representing 44 artists.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 26. Selected artists will be notified by Feb. 14. Click here to apply and for more information on how to submit.

The juried exhibition will debut at the gallery March 12, 2022.

The LBCG/Rod Briggs Gallery is at 2221 E. Broadway.

Flyer courtesy LBCG/Rod Briggs Gallery.

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