The Billboard Creative's (TBC) curated shows place mass-scale works of art from on dozens of billboards throughout Los Angeles. To date, artwork in TBC’s shows, which include curated selections from emerging, mid-career, under-appreciated, and 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.
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 one month. With the city as our gallery, each exhibit is in public view 24/7 and reaches hundreds of thousands of people.
Please don't hesitate to email with questions.
Q: When do I find out if I have been selected?
We take selecting the work very seriously. The process usually takes a few months after the submission deadline. All entrants will receive and email notifications when selections have been made and this information will also be posted on the TBC website.
Q: Does the art have to be the same aspect ratio of the billboard?
No. Please be assured that your piece doesn't need to fit perfectly on a billboard when you submit your images. There are a many ways to work around the different sizes.
Q: Will it help me if my work fits on a billboard?
No. Artwork is not chosen because of how perfectly it fits on a billboard. We deal with two major vendors that have completely different requirements and different billboard sizes and formats.
Q: What size billboards do you lease?
We use several different billboard sizes: 10'x22' - 12'x24' - 24'x26' - 14'x48'
Q: What are the submission fees used for and if I don't get accepted can I get a refund?
We are an all-volunteer organization - the fees, along with donations, go to rent the billboards and help cover the cost of organizing and staging the billboard show. There are no refunds.
We look forward to your submissions.