The Norman Gottlieb Annual Youth Art Show and Competition is an annual showcase that celebrates and rewards the talent and vision of the student artists and educators of the Long Beach Unified School District.
For 32 years the Pauline and Zena Gatov Gallery, in conjunction with the Long Beach Unified School District, has brought together a sampling of the best artwork that Long Beach Middle and High Schools have to offer. This annual show provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in a juried art show, sponsored by the Alpert Jewish Community Center through a special fund established twenty-seven years ago by its Past President Norman Gottlieb and currently subsidized by Nicole and Dr. Daniel Honigman. The Gottlieb Youth Art Show would also not be possible without the efforts of Sandy Lucas, Visual Arts and Curriculum Leader for the LBUSD, who shares that “The AJCC Gottlieb Youth Art Show is the capstone of our school districts’ artwork, representing the best work from our students.”
At the February 25 reception, awards will be presented to the top three participants from both the middle and high schools and certificates are presented to all students participating. Seventy-two middle and high school students submitted work this year, representative of eighteen schools citywide. The Alpert Jewish Community Center is proud to be hosting these very talented young men and women. We also award the “Honigman Award for Inspired Visual Education,” recognizing the dedication and influence of art educators in public schools, as well as award the AJCC Directors’ Award to those students whose artwork was the favorites of our members and staff.