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The Long Beach Creative Group presents “Points of View”, a group show opening on Sunday, February 13, and running through Saturday, March 12. The exhibition features work by Andrew Dickson, Yulia Gasio, Vladimir Goryachev, Samantha Minear Carroll, and Roxanne Sexauer. All are local artists who share a connection to CSULBContinue Reading

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Due to Omicron the deadline for Painting Long Beach has been extended. The new deadline is February 16.  The Long Beach Creative Group is asking artists to think about the greater Long Beach area and what is notable, significant, important. We want to create a portrait of Long Beach thatContinue Reading

Coming Together

This current exhibit, presented by the Long Beach Creative Group and juried by Asia Morris and Brian Trimble, brings together 72 local Long Beach artists and 85 diverse works. The attendance at the gallery has been strong; they just had their third reception on July 25th (spaced over three SundaysContinue Reading

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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

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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

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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

The Long Beach Creative Group, with support from a sponsorship grant by the Port of Long Beach, presents PHOTOVARIOUS, an exhibit of photographic artists, each with a unique approach to the medium. The show, curated by Mick Victor, opens at the LBCG/Rod Briggs Gallery on Saturday, October 10 and runsContinue Reading

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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

Circles

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. Hi, this whole experience has been weird. I’ve been making the best of it though, turning my energy towards creative things: playingContinue Reading

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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. My creative journey through COVID-19 was not at all what I expected it to be. At first, I had the same thoughtsContinue Reading

Lance Morris

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. ART DURING LOCKDOWN During the past four months of hyper-limited social activity, I have found myself without any of the free timeContinue Reading

Cody Lusby

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. Hello Art Clout.  Here is my Covid-19 life.  I thought I was prepared.  People told me a week before the lockdown thatContinue Reading