PUBLIC ART, DISPLAYED IN A QUINTESSENTIAL LOS ANGELES MEDIUM.

The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a non-profit organization that turns billboards into public art sites. Our goal in this work is two-fold: To help emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks by providing exposure to a mass audience and raising their profile with the public and the arts community, and to bring art to city streets making it as accessible as the numerous billboards that we view everyday.

Interview

Lissa Rivera’s ‘Beautiful Boy’ is an ongoing series of photographs dealing with gender fluidity. Her billboard is on Hollywood and Vermont.

Early morning install of Spencer Tunick’s billboard

Interview  

Ruben Natal-San Miguel talks about “Mama” (Beautiful Skin) which is part of the 2018 LA Billboard Creative Show

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 At the start of this month, TheBillboardCreative began installing a citywide exhibition featuring the work of both established and emerging artists.

At the start of this month, TheBillboardCreative began installing a citywide exhibition featuring the work of both established and emerging artists.

Video

Video from Miguel Arzabe’s series “Tubes.” An image from this series appears in 2018 Los Angeles Billboard Show.

 Billboards Across L.A. Are Becoming Public Art Spaces  Finally, billboards actually worth paying attention to    Brittany Martin

Billboards Across L.A. Are Becoming Public Art Spaces

Finally, billboards actually worth paying attention to

Brittany Martin


This Issue: SkidRobot talks about his new work.

Featured artists: Kirsten Stolle, Judy Lipman Shechter + David Shechter, Chee-Keong Kung, Margery Thomas-Mueller, Bernadette Despujols, Heidi Kirkpatric, Philip LePage, Yasmine Diaz, Geir Moseid, Sean Gall.

 TBC/MAG: is a free platform for emerging and mid-career artists. It is a semi-annual publication for for anyone with a passion for art and the artist.


Past Guest Artists:

Ed Ruscha

Paul McCarthy

Lawrence Weiner

Marilyn Minter

Laurie Simmons

Alex Prager

Past Billboards:


Current Projects:

The Billboard Art Project: Once a year TBC produces an open submission billboard show.  The Billboard Art Project.  Its open internationally to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines.   The show has been covered in the Huffington Post, NPR, LATIMES just to name a few. For more information or to learn how you can submit click here.  Currently open for submissions. 

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LA Art Mapping Project:  TBC is planning to release the Beta version of  LAAMP by the end of Oct 2018.  We  started with the findings from The Civic Art Baseline Inventory and are currently geotagging  under the radar galleries, street and graffiti art in LA. More Info 

 

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Micro-Initiative Exhibitions: TBC is launch a series of micro-initiative exhibitions - with the first featuring works from three, LA-based female artists on billboards in DTLA and Hollywood. More Info


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Please Help:

TBC started with one billboard and now we’re on our fifth formal show, having brought art to 127 billboards across the city with each show bringing attention to dozens of deserving artists. That wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous donors. TBC has an all volunteer staff so your donations go directly to the production of the show. Even though we have been able to consistently increase the size of our shows, we still have to leave amazing art on the table due to lack of funds. We want to fix this problem - If you can give a donation of any size it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us support emerging artists and bring incredible art to the streets.