The Arts Council for Long Beach Seeks Long Beach Photography Artists For Nomadic Exposure

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Nomadic Exposure

The Arts Council for Long Beach seeks Long Beach artists for an upcoming photography exhibit, Nomadic Exposure, to showcase the numerous public art installations throughout the city of Long Beach. All photos must be taken with a mobile phone camera. Discreet, quick and readily accessible, the lenses in such phones let professional and amateur photographers alike capture on-the-spot images. What was once something of no value on a mobile phone is now used by professional photographers as another medium of artistic expression. The convenience of these cameras encourages people of all levels of photographic skill to engage with their surroundings and bring a unique perspective to Long Beach’s public art collection. Artists are encouraged to reflect on how the community interacts with these pieces and how they influence the city landscape and identity.

Post processing of the image is allowed. While not required, it is encouraged that the post processing is done on the mobile device with various editing applications – furthering the concept of accessibility. Images that are not taken with a mobile device will be discarded from the jury process. The artwork will be presented at The Collaborative Gallery in Downtown Long Beach in the summer of 2013.

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The Collaborative is a partnership between the Arts Council for Long Beach, Museum of Latin American Art, Lyon Communities and City of Long Beach. The Collaborative presents exhibitions that raise awareness of both emerging artists and innovative approaches to art.

The artwork will be on exhibition at the Collaborative Gallery; a cornerstone of the Gallery 421 Luxury Apartment Community described as “The Art of Urban Living.” located at 421 West Broadway. The gallery features a forty foot glass atrium that allows the flow of natural light to accentuate the art, as night falls, the “twilight glow” provides the ultimate art experience.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Open to artists who live and/or work in Long Beach, CA.
  • Photography can be black & white or color.
  • Photographs may not exceed 11” x 14” (mobile phones do not allow printing beyond this size).
  • May submit up to three photographs.
  • Include title (if applicable), title of public art, size, location, and date when photo was taken
  • Must be taken with a camera on a mobile phone/device.
  • Photographs must be printed, matted and framed. This can be executed any way you would like. You
    are required to submit online. Please submit an image(s) of your photograph(s) along with the frame and matte to the online submission form.


  • Open for Entries: April 18, 2013 – May 20, 2013
  • Juried Notification: May 30, 2013
  • Show Duration: July 13, 2013 – Sept 28, 2013
  • Contact: Sumako,

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