LBCC: Emerge into the Arts

The LBCC Art Gallery invites you to a special evening of art, entertainment and silent auction. Mark your calendars and come support LBCC’s students and local artists on Sat., Sept.23 from 5-8pm at LAC Bldg. K. Buy your tickets today! Click for more info.

Join us for a dazzling night celebrating art and the creativity of LBCC student artists. The evening promises to be a feast for the senses, featuring a silent art auction showcasing a diverse array of artworks, along with exclusive art experiences and classes offered by notable artists. Excitement awaits with opportunity drawings and live entertainment provided by the vibrant cumbia and bossa nova band Robaflor and DJ Linda Nuves. As you immerse yourself in the arts, savor delicious food by Lola’s Mexican Cuisine and drinks by Auld Dubliner.

The funds raised during this event will play a vital role in supporting the LBCC Art Gallery’s future exhibitions, workshops, and artists’ talks and more. Moreover, the event will introduce the inaugural Student Art Awards (totaling $2000), recognizing and encouraging talented LBCC student artists.

By joining us for this remarkable event, art enthusiasts not only get to enjoy a captivating night of art, entertainment, and socializing but also contribute to a worthy cause. Your support will make a significant difference, empowering emerging artists and students to flourish in their creative endeavors. Together, let’s foster a thriving art community and celebrate the magic of artistic expression.

Support the LBCC Art Gallery and Student Art Award by:

  1. Purchasing a tickets for “Emerge into the Arts” benefit and silent art auction.

Tickets include:

  • Food by Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
  • One complimentary drink ticket
  • Entertainment
  • Two tickets for two opportunity drawings

Ticket prices: 

  • Ambassador Ticket: $40
  • Community | Faculty and Staff: $30
  • Student ticket (With valid ID): $10


  1. Contribute directly towards the Student Art Award by giving a tax-deductible donation.

2023 Art Auction Confirmed Artist

  • Rigo 23
  • Kirsten Anderson
  • Ismael de Anda III with Eugene Ahn
  • Francisco Baldonado, LBCC Student
  • Brent Dennis
  • Carolyn Castaño, VMA Faculty and Dept Co-chair
  • Martin Durazo
  • Nick Eismann, LBCC Student
  • Ryan Michael Flores, VMA Adjunct Faculty
  • Ken Gonzales-Day
  • Loren Holland, VMA Adjunct Faculty
  • Aska Irie
  • Ichiro Irie
  • Lynn Lane, LBCC student
  • Ulysses Lizarraga
  • Jose Loza, LBCC Alumni
  • Andrea Magolske, LBCC student
  • Emily Marchand
  • Gerardo Monterrubio, VMA Faculty
  • Luis Moreno
  • Ash Pangelinan Norman, LBCC student
  • Ruby Osorio, VMA Adjunct Faculty
  • Stas Orlovski, VMA Faculty
  • Francisco Palomares
  • Mary Anna Pomonis
  • Antonio Adriano Puleo, VMA Adjunct Faculty
  • Cindy Rehm
  • Lainey Racah
  • Heath Quiel, LBCC Student
  • Felix Quintana
  • Jimena Sarno
  • Fran Siegel
  • Robert Senske
  • Christina Shurts, VMA Adjunct Faculty
  • Mark Sosa, LBCC Student
  • Kimberly Torres
  • Salvador de la Torre
  • Patricia Yossen
  • Robin Wade

Please visit the Art Auction Preview to see a preview of the silent art auction items. Bidding will start at 5pm on Saturday, Sept 23 and end at 7pm.

2023 Emerge into the Arts Host Committee

Janelle BlansettLBCC Alumni
Diane BurkholderCommunity Member
Carolyn CastañoVMA Faculty and VMA Dept co-chair
Rose DelGaudioCommunity Leader
Janét HundLBCC Interim Dean, Visual, Performing Arts & Cultural Programs
Greg JohnsonPresident Arts Council for Long Beach
Paul KaminskiLBCC Foundation Director
Carl KempLBCC Executive Director, Public Affairs & Marketing
Gerardo MonterrubioVMA Faculty
Alexanndra NichollsCommunity Member
Stanislav OrlovskiVMA Faculty
Joel PerlerCommunity Member
Susan RedfieldLBCC Foundation Board of Governors
Griselda SuarezExecutive Director Arts Council for Long Beach
Sumer TempleLBCC Foundation Board of Governors
Michael WildeVMA Faculty
Sharon Diggs-JacksonCommunity Leader

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