We Got This: Art in the Time of the Pandemic

Long Beach Airport partnered with the Arts Council for Long Beach in the fall of 2020 and received more than 135 submissions from local women artists. The 20 pieces chosen for this exhibit express hope, shared community, respect for frontline workers and an acknowledgement of the challenges we face.

The exhibit title was inspired by a piece from Ms. Yellow (Nuria Ortiz) that explores physical and emotional distance during the pandemic. “We Got This” is her hopeful message for the future.

Funding for the project was provided by the Airport’s allocation of the City’s Percent for the Arts Program, which sets aside one percent of capital construction funds for the arts, and in coordination with the Arts Council for Long Beach’s Keep Arts Working program. The focus on women artists commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

Public Art

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

Primary Artist: Liza Macawili

Location: Long Beach Airport

Choose To Be Kind

Choose To Be Kind

Primary Artist: Linda Spery

Location: Long Beach Airport

Corona Transformed

Corona Transformed

Primary Artist: Diane McLeod

Location: Long Beach Airport

COVID Warrior

COVID Warrior

Primary Artist: Mer Young

Location: Long Beach Airport

Darkest Before the Dawn

Darkest Before the Dawn

Primary Artist: Jennifer Celio

Location: Long Beach Airport

Essential Workers

Essential Workers

Primary Artist: Mer Young

Location: Long Beach Airport

Hope is Essential

Hope is Essential

Primary Artist: Angie Lee

Location: Long Beach Airport

I Miss You/We Got This

I Miss You/We Got This

Primary Artist: Ms. Yellow (Nuria Ortiz)

Location: Long Beach Airport

Long Beach In Sunglasses

Long Beach In Sunglasses

Primary Artist: Renee "Karrtune" James

Location: Long Beach Airport

Love Note #110 – This Will Not Break Me

Love Note #110 – This Will Not Break Me

Primary Artist: Jamuna Priti Devi Dasi

Location: Long Beach Airport

Mask Up America

Mask Up America

Primary Artist: Ellie Bremen

Location: Long Beach Airport

Ocean Walk 9:08 AM

Ocean Walk 9:08 AM

Primary Artist: Cheryl Milas

Location: Long Beach Airport