LBOST 2nd Weekend

Pics of some of the studios from the second weekend of the Long Beach Open Studio Tour, encompassing the Signal Hill/Bixby Knolls/California Heights/Uptown areas. Lots of exciting art to be seen. List of participating artists/studios: Scott BurchardSusan HartmanCarol KronBonnie McCarthy Billy MitchellBob RosenfieldJaime Sabatte Jamie SandbergRobin SmithPhilip Smith Forijen ArtMixedContinue Reading

LBOST 1st weekend

Here are some photos and videos from the first weekend of the LB Open Studio Tour, which covered the Zaferia/ Rose Park/ Eastside areas. Although we couldn’t make it to everyone’s studios, we thought it was a great start to the Tour! List of participating studios/galleries: Mike BiagiottiMarka BurnsMic BurnsCodyContinue Reading

The Long Beach Creative Group (LBCG) is pleased to announce an open call for Ocean, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media. The LBCG/Rod Briggs Memorial Gallery is committed to providing artists in the community a place to exhibit artwork. Artists who reside in Long Beach, Signal Hill,Continue Reading

LBCG 2nd Annual Exhibit

The Long Beach Creative Group/Rod Briggs Memorial Gallery is dedicated to providing local artists with an opportunity to display their work in one of few galleries in this city. Once a year we exhibit the artwork of our members. Our Second Annual LBCG Exhibit is opening on May 23, and running weekendsContinue Reading

LBCG Call for Small Works

The Long Beach Creative Group presents an open call for small works. The theme is open ended; we are interested in the current trends in Long Beach. Eligibility: artists who reside in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and San Pedro. Artists who grew up in these communities but no longerContinue Reading

The LBCG/Rod Briggs Gallery is proud to present, Under Construction: “The Port in Paintings and Photographs. The exhibition will run from April 3rd -May 1. Sat-Sun. 1-4 . Contact Person:  Marka Burns, Long Beach Creative Group. Phone and text: (562) 400-5166. longbeachcreativegroup@gmail.com Artists: Helen Werner Cox, Kathryn Babcock, Sarah Arnold,Continue Reading

Now that our USPS Art Project has come to an end, we wanted to share a summary about it so all the participants can know how they were able to make a difference. FYI, this project was inspired by the original USPS Art Project, which is still going strong. AllContinue Reading

LaJon_Miller_MED_Holding 18x24 wood panel

LaJon Miller’s instantly recognizable paintings of strong Black women and girls with bright fluorescent pink hair are familiar to many in Long Beach. They’ve adorned canvases, utility boxes, walls, and most recently, plywood boards nailed over windows of businesses. A busy artist to begin with, LaJon found himself busier thanContinue Reading

Cody Lusby Mural - DiPiazzas

Cody was our #19 post way back on August 3rd, and he recently gave us an update that we wanted to share: Since the shutdown my focus has been on three ideas: Develop large scale dream projects, create artwork that is true to myself and change the world through localContinue Reading

Catheryn-Franklin_Bull-Market_IMG_8449_MED

It’s been rocky – scenes from the movie included. My easel went upside down, the way many of our lives have, and righting it has been a heft and a push. When word of the coronavirus spread, thoughts of social distancing, sheltering in place and staying put in a studioContinue Reading

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Seven hundred eighty eight square feet. I don’t think that includes the balcony, but I could be wrong. It could also be seven hundred seventy three square feet; but that sounds worse, and I don’t want worse. So, I’m going with my first number.  My husband and I usually spendContinue Reading

Anatomically-Incorrect-by-Amy-Bauer

Since we had to postpone our first art show—The Union—we’ve decided to turn this into an opportunity to digitally showcase all the artists who’d submitted to the show. The 2020 pandemic brought me back to 2009 and my podcast series Art Ateliers. My art is always a narrative of the momentContinue Reading

Knox Farrand

Since we had to postpone our first art show—The Union—we’ve decided to turn this into an opportunity to digitally showcase all the artists who’d submitted to the show. Before COVID actually hit,  I was busy with students, my workshops and my own art.  I held figure drawing workshops once toContinue Reading

Ernesto Ramirez

Since we had to postpone our first art show—The Union—we’ve decided to turn this into an opportunity to digitally showcase all the artists who’d submitted to the show. This pandemic has impacted all of us one way or another. As a Designer and Artist it’s been tough but I’ve beenContinue Reading