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. Artists: Helen Werner Cox, Kathryn Babcock, Sarah Arnold,Continue Reading

The Long Beach Creative Group is pleased to present the Rod Briggs Retrospective Exhibit Saturday’s and Sunday’s January 9 to February 6th, 1-4PM.  If you would like to visit the gallery we are adhering to Covid 19 Guidelines call for a reservation. .. same day welcome. Please call  1-562-400-5166 to makeContinue Reading

This past week we were able to step out and see the Photovarious exhibit curated by Mick Victor at the LBCG/Rod Briggs Gallery. A wonderful show that is quite stunning both visually and with respect to the artists’ processes. The artists include SheriAnn Ki Sun Burnham, Nicole Fournier, TerriContinue Reading

inkotber 2020 - prompts

Inktober is always a fun annual challenge for artists; one commits to doing a drawing every day, which can be harder than it seems. Since this has always been an online thing, it was one of the few things this year that felt pretty normal. I’d done this before, butContinue 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


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

We were able to get in to see the Crust show featuring works from Stephanie Sherwood and Andrew Curry this week, right before the show closes on Friday September 26, 2020. In these times of the pandemic, Flatline allows for people to visit the gallery by appointment only. I haveContinue Reading


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


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