The Billboard Creative

The Billboard Creative

Deadline: December 14, 2020
Entry Fee: $28
Prizes: participation in the show

The Billboard Creative’s (TBC) curated shows place mass-scale works of art on dozens of billboards throughout Los Angeles. To date, artwork in TBC’s shows, which include curated selections from emerging, mid-career, under-appreciated, as well as established artists, has been passed by cars more than 45 million times and appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Flaunt Magazine, the Huffington Post, NPR/KCRW’s Art Talk, Creators Project, and L’Oeil de la Photographie among numerous other publications. Submissions are open internationally to all art disciplines – if you can put it in a digital file we can put it on a billboard.

What We Do

We envisioned TBC as a traditional gallery show without constraints. Our mission is to maximize exposure of artists to curators, collectors, galleries, museums and the community at large.

Each year, our annual show is mounted on billboards across Los Angeles for a month. With the city as our gallery, each exhibit is in public view 24/7 and reaches hundreds of thousands of people.

  • Billboards are placed in high-traffic, art-centric neighborhoods, including locations near galleries, museums and art districts.
  • We aggressively promote our shows and participating artists have received widespread media coverage in outlets including the Huffington Post, HAF, Vice, and Site Specific, among other publications.
  • The Billboard Creative is a leading source in billboard art. Our shows have featured leading artists including Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, and Paul McCarthy in order to bring more attention to the works from emerging and under-represented artists in the shows. And this fall TBC is working with The Hammer Museum to co-produce five billboards as part of its Made In LA exhibition.
  • All TBC show billboards are documented and images are made available to both the media and participating artists for use on social media, websites, and other communications.
  • Viewers are guided through the show via a smartphone map. Users can plot directions for visiting multiple locations and get further information about each artist, including images and links to their websites.
  • Artists retain the rights to their work and any enquires are sent directly to the artist or their gallery.

Curator

For more than 30 years Victoria Burns has advised new and experienced collectors and corporations on building significant art collections. Burns is passionate about supporting innovative arts organizations, emerging artists, and believes that art and culture can create, challenge, or change points of view. She is a partner with the VIAART Fund, whose grants emphasize works mounted beyond traditional exhibition environments, and a co-founder of Angeles Art Fund (AAF) whose annual grants support arts non-profits and artist-led projects with an interest in social justice. Recent AAF grant recipients include The Underground Museum, The For Freedoms Congress, Artadia, The Mistake Room, and L.A.N.D.’s mounting of Khalil Joseph’s BLKNWS during the Hammer Museum’s Made in LA this fall.Burns is also a member of Art Here and Now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an acquisition group which focuses on bringing works from emerging Los Angeles-based artists to LACMA’s permanent collection, and of the national non-profit Art Table, which works to advance the professional leadership of women in the visual arts including a fellowship program to address the marked lack of diversity in arts employment.

Entry Fee

  • There is a $28 dollar fee for first image
  • $8 for each additional image

 



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