The Long Beach Creative Group presents a new jurored group show, “Inspired By,” which opens on Saturday, September 24 in the Roderick Eli Briggs Memorial Gallery, located at 2221 East Broadway in Long Beach, CA. Gallery hours are 1-4 pm Fridays through Sundays. The show closes on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Local artists Cory Bilicko, Ellen Butler, and Carlos Cordero served as jurors for this exhibition, reviewing 242 pieces and selecting 83 works by 54 artists.

“On previous open calls, jurors made independent decisions online, resulting in a show composed of the highest scoring applications,” explained Helen Werner Cox, the group’s Exhibition Coordinator. “This time, the selection process was improved through a final meeting of the jurors, in which they were able to see the results of their scoring and advocate for any works they felt strongly about that did not get in. The subsequent modifications strengthened the quality of the show.”

LBCG President Marka Burns agrees. “The jurors have curated a diverse and eclectic exhibition. I am always impressed by how insightful the jurors are when deciding what to bring together for a show.”

Participating artists span the gamut of experience, from first time exhibitors to MFA professionals. The artists are Lori Nielson, Mary Allan, Lynn LaLonde Allen, Gabriela Alvarez, Kiley Ames, Eva-Marie Amiya, Steffani Bailey, Zadie Baker, Debra Behr, Katy Bishop, Evan Cespedes, Peter De Pelsmacker, Pennie Fien, Joseph Fleming, Yulia Gasio, Francisco Gutierrez, Kathryn Heaton, Cindy Hoang, Emma Hughes, Patrice Hughes, Catherine Hwang, Louise Ivers, Kevin Jacobs, Jordan Jimenez, Dan Kee, Tim Kjenstad, Madison Lamothe, Rich Lanet, Marj Lightle, Aleksandra Mantelzak, Sherry Marger, Rissa Martinez, Karena Massengill, Chris McGuire, Mary Anne McKernie, Roxanne Norman, Tom Pekovitch, Ronald Reekers, Lizbeth Roque, Corliss Rose, Martin Runel, Linda Jo Russell, Laura Shapiro, Peggy Sivert, Karen Stein, Madi Myat Su, Ziyi Tan, David J Teter, Judy Todd, Nora Tomlinson, Elena Tomska, Maureen Vastardis, Gail Werner, and Tina Ybarra.

The LBCG is an established consortium of experienced artists, educators, and art enthusiasts engaged in creating exhibit space and opportunities for local artists through curated exhibits and events. Since 2019, The Roderick Eli Briggs Memorial Gallery has enabled the group to consistently and professionally present the depth and diversity of artistic expression in Long Beach and the surrounding communities.

Inspired By is made possible, in part, through ongoing support from Cameron Briggs.

The Roderick Eli Briggs Memorial Gallery is located at 2221 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. The gallery is open to the public Fridays through Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. No appointment is required. More information about the group, the gallery and the show can be found at LongBeachCreativeGroup.com. Follow them at facebook.com/LongBeachCreativeGroup, and on IG @LongBeachCreativeGroup.