I grew up in a house that loved art. My parents took me to art museums from a young age, and I remember enjoying the silence of a gallery, and gazing at work that seemed impossibly old and incredibly beautiful. We had our favorites, The Norton Simon in Pasadena isContinue Reading

It’s been a few weeks now since our first official Art Clout Social Hour, held at Trademark Brewing on Anaheim Blvd., and if I can speak for my partners; it was a big success. When we planned the event, I kept my expectations limited, thinking we might have a fewContinue Reading

It Is Where We Are

“It Is Where We Are” by Andrea Bersaglieri is a collection of small botanical paintings that invites close examination and contemplation, revealing more than just masterful technique.  Meticulously rendered in oil and watercolor, these paintings at first blush bring to mind scientific illustrations, but upon closer look it becomes evidentContinue Reading

In November, First Fridays in Bixby Knolls was dedicated to El Dia de Los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. Stretching along Atlantic, from San Antonio to Bixby Road, there was plenty to see! There were several artists in the Alley at Burlinghall Drive. Michael Bermudez, @michaelbermudezart, had an installationContinue Reading

Long Beach Open Studio Tour logo with a map of Long Beach behind it.

I made the effort to experience all four weekends of the Long Beach Open Studio Tour (LBOST) this year, an endeavor that was richly rewarded. This is the first year that the LBOST happened over four weekends, each weekend focusing on a certain area/neighborhood of Long Beach, and from mostContinue Reading

I’m the first to admit that I’ve been woefully disengaged from our local art scene, and that was one of the reasons why I’d decided to join forces with Dave Clark and Dave Conrey to form Art Clout. I needed to be better informed about what was out there, andContinue Reading

state of the art 2019 banner

On Friday, October 12th, the Arts Council of Long Beach will present their annual State of the Art event, where they discuss how the arts are moving or changing in our city. Full disclosure: I have never attended one of these events, and I am unfortunately unable to attend thisContinue Reading

mural by bodeck hernandez for pow wow long beach 2019

Hello and welcome to what is the first post of many for Art Clout. We are a small contingent of visuals artists from Long Beach, California who have been yearning for more support from the community. Unfortunately, our community is a fractured lot, and after a small bit of imbibing,Continue Reading