Let's beef up the CV and find some money!
Spring is finally shown up and you can hear the buzz of the bees all around (or maybe that’s just the LB Grand Prix). Here is your bi-monthly update of things happening in the greater Long Beach area. Some of these are time sensitive, so let’s get on with it.
Virginia Broersma and The Artist’s Office
Do you know Virginia? She is a contemporary artist here in Long Beach, and she should be your new best friend.
If you’re looking to find more patrons and buyers of your art, you should know her. Virginia runs The Artist’s Office where she specializes in helping artists find grants, residencies, and exhibitions with her monthly and annual newsletters. She also can help with beefing up your CV, Artist Statement, and editing any submission applications that need a keen eye and attention to the right details.
I’ve only had the pleasure of sitting down with Virginia once myself and I was impressed by her extensive knowledge and understanding of the topics necessary to becoming a successfully showcased and published artist. - DCon
TIME SENSITIVE (Deadline 4/16)
Dabster Arts, a gallery in Ventura California publishes an art magazine titled The Quarterly featuring interviews and features of contemporary artists of all concentrations. They are currently looking for artists to feature in the upcoming Summer 2023 issue and coinciding exhibition of The QUARTERLY.
Artists will receive either a feature (1-3 pages, write-up about their featured artwork and selected pictorial of artwork) or a full article (3-6 pages, write-up, interview, and full pictorial spread of artwork in the physical publication. Featured artists will also receive a gratis copy of the issue.
The entry fee is pricy ($45) and there’s no guarantee of entry, but there’s an opportunity to reach a wider audience for your work because these magazines sell out every time. You can find a digital copy of the latest issue HERE.
Ok, I totally blew it. I got my dates all wrong and I was not personally able to go to the Ski Lodge Open Studio and Happy Hour at Art Space Co-Op because I was out of town for Spring Break with my family. However, Stephanie was there and it looks like they had a blast.
We’ll have another one of these Happy Hour events soon, so make sure to keep your calendar in check better than I did.
FINALLY, some consistent sunshine, and ShockBoxx is celebrating with a new open call for their show, Summer Camp. The call is open to all themes, mediums, styles, and artists from all locations. So there’s really no reason to not participate. Head over to their CaFé link for open call details.
The Family Meal
Shout out to Steph (and Judy Kepes) for this one. What was formerly Rose Park on Pine (part of Rose Park Roasters) is now something completely different and cool. I’m not sure if this is the final Family Meal or merely a pivot for the group, but they want to give back to all the people who helped RPoP along the way.
Picture a casual, backyard bbq meets your favorite Long Beach food scene, poolside!
Check out their Instagram for updates.
1 to 6 pm
750 Molino Ave. (private residence)
Spectrum Life at Shockbox
The Highland Collective at Loiter Galleries
Pop Surrealism at LBCG (Opens 4/29)
As always, drop us a note if you have events, shows, open calls, and any art-related news happening in or around LBC. I’m also cherry-picking artists to feature twice a month in this newsletter. DM me (Dave Conrey) directly on Instagram to put your name in the hat.
See you next time.
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