Call Detail
2022 Billboard Exhibition


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Contact Email: asantelli@thebillboardcreative.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 5/17/22
Days remaining to deadline: 121
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $27.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$7.00

Show your work on a massive scale on billboards in Los Angeles. Showcasing emerging, under-appreciated and mid-career artists alongside recognized leaders in the industry, this annual show places mass-scale works on dozens of billboards throughout Los Angeles. 

Envisioned as a traditional gallery show without constraints TBC’s billboards have been passed by cars more than 67 million times. Strategically placed in high-traffic neighborhoods near galleries, museums and art districts, each billboard is designed to amplify your impact. To date, the show has also earned featured coverage in the LA Times, Flaunt Magazine, the Huffington Post, NPR / KCRW, the Creators Project and L’Oeil de la Photographie among dozens of other publications.

This year we will also be giving three non-specific artist grants. (check out website for more info)

Everyone is eligible. All submitted work is assessed through a blind-review process to eliminate bias and select each year’s featured artists purely on merit. 

About TBC

The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a non-profit organization that aims to connect emerging and undiscovered artists with mass audiences. In highlighting an international selection of artists and artworks on the streets of Los Angeles, TBC hopes to broaden the reach of public art, especially serving those for whom traditional art exhibitions have proven inaccessible. Above all, the core principle is to create a democratic approach to contemporary art. 

What We Do
The Billboard Creative offers an alternative to the vast sea of commercial messages greeting commuters each day. Our shows turn the city into an open-air gallery, with art replacing advertising at some of the busiest intersections throughout Los Angeles—including Sunset & Vine, Beverly & Laurel, and Hollywood & Western. 

Past shows have featured artists including Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter and Paul McCarthy alongside emerging artists from across the globe. In addition, all shows are aggressively promoted, with participating artists receiving widespread media coverage in such outlets as the Huffington Post, HAF, Vice and Site Specific.

 

How it Works

  • TBC uses a simple “Call for Entries” process to accept images and submission fees. After submissions close, we will conduct a blind-review process to select all pieces that will be included in the exhibit.
  • Selected artists will receive their own billboard in Los Angeles for four consecutive weeks. TBC covers all expenses for the production, mounting and leasing of the billboard.
  • All TBC show billboards are documented after installation, with high-res imagery 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, which provides directions for visiting multiple locations, as well as bios and links to each artist.

Images of your work in either Jpeg or Tiff files.

We accept many forms of art - if you can get it on a digital file* we can put it on a billboard. There are great examples of paintings, sculptures, mix media etc. on the gallery page of our website. *(Sorry, we still aren't accepting video or audio works at this time.)

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