Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition

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Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition - Phase 3

Up to ten artworks may be selected and prominently showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park, beginning in October 2017. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden.



The City of Newport Beach is pleased to invite the public to vote for their favorite among the works submitted by artists for consideration to be included now through July 30, 2017.

Vote now for your favorite work, and you will be entered into a drawing to receive free tickets to a performance by one of these great Orange County arts organizations:*

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How it works:

  • Voting is online only here:
  • The open period for voting is Monday, July 17 through Sunday, July 30, 2017.
  • Members of the public may vote for one work among those submitted.
  • Individuals may vote only once.
  • The result of the public vote will be taken into consideration by the judging panel, and the vote is advisory in nature and non-binding.

Members of the public will have additional opportunities to express their opinions about the works recommended by the judging panel and the City Arts Commission on the following occasions:

  • Study session of the City Arts Commission on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Newport Beach Public Library
  • Judging panel meeting during the week of August 21, 2017 (date and time to be announced soon), at the Newport Beach Public Library
  • Regular meeting of the City Arts Commission on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Newport Beach Public Library, at which time the City Arts Commission will vote to approve its recommendations to the City Council.
  • Regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, at which time the City Council will vote to approve final works selected (and alternates).
  • Coordination of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park is managed under contract with the City of Newport Beach by Arts Orange County, the nonprofit countywide arts council.

*Names will be drawn at random from those who vote, which requires a valid email address, at the conclusion of the online voting process. Employees, elected and appointed officials of the City of Newport Beach and their families are not eligible to receive a prize. 


Newport Beach Civic Center Park - 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

In August 2013, the Newport Beach City Council authorized the City Arts Commission and City staff to implement a temporary sculpture exhibit in Civic Center Park. The City Council approved the installation of ten sculptures in Phase I of the project and additional ten sculptures in Phase 2. The sculptures installed in year one were on display for two years and were removed and returned to the artists in 2016. Those installed in year two, or Phase 2, will be removed in 2017. The ten sculptures selected for installation in September 2015 are shown in this Phase 2 Presentation.

A grand opening celebration on September 12, 2015 marked the installation of nine new sculptures in Phase II of the Sculpture in the Civic Center Park Exhibition with the tenth sculpture, "Sunflower," to be installed in January 2016. The community was invited to view the sculptures, meet the artists and enjoy music and refreshments at the Civic Center.  Docent led tours of the Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition were conducted by members of the Newport Beach Art Foundation.


September 2015 - August 2017


Three Sapilings



 La Cage aux Folles by Warren Techentin

Three Saplings by Diana Markessinis  Decline by Grant Irish


Double White


Demoiselle by LT Mustardseed

 Double White by Bertil Petersson

 Re-cycled by Jarod Charzewski and Sean Mueller

Prime Commonality

Pebble Series


 Prime Commonality by Luke Crawley and Quincy Owens

Pebble Series by Edwin Hamilton

 Equator Z360 by Kenneth Capps




 Sunflower by Patricia Vader
Installed in January 2016
Deinstalled August 2016
due to wind damage

Installed: September 2014

Deinstalled: August 2016


 Cub Triptych

Red Gateway

Double Doily

 Cub Triptych by Gerardo Hacer   Red Gateway by Chris Rench   Double Doily by Jennifer Cecere


Sphere 112


 Brandi by Curt Brill    Sphere 112 by Ivan McLean   Big Wet Dog by Matt Babcock




 Wintering by Arny Nadler   Pretty Boy by David Buckingham   Odyssey by Ray Katz



 Red by Jonathan Prince - Courtesy of Cynthia Reeves, New York



























In November 2016, the City Arts Commission partnered with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times to present Cows4Camp, a whimsical temporary exhibit that includes 18 cows painted by renowned artists from across the region.The Cows were installed in different locations throughout the City, with 10 of them located in Civic Center Park. For more information, go the Cows4Camp Exhibition page

 Milk Shake by-Patric Stillman

 Milkshake by Patrick Stilman

 Golden State
by Maria Kane, Fryda Fernandez, Gene Ortega, Ben Morales, Maya Martinez, Sonia Lopez, Febedelia, Ochoa Sonya Ochoa, and George Yepes

 Hollywood Star by Maria Kane
 Olla by Sonya Fe  HERITAGE OF CHINATOWN  GREEN DAY by Maria Kane, Gene Ortega, Becky Sakovitch, Ben Morales, June Edmonds, Sonia Lopez, Febedelia Ochoa, Sonya Ochoa, Andy Ortega, George Yepes
 Olla by Sonya Fe
 Heritage of Chinatown
by Maria Kane, Gene Ortega, Becky Sakovitch and George Yepes
 Green Day
by Maria Kane, Gene Ortega, Becky Sakovitch, Ben Morales, June Edmonds, Sonya Lopez, Febedelia Ochoa, Sonya Ochoa, Andy Ortega, George Yepes
 Cowifornia Dreamin' <br>
            by RobinTripald  Hispanic Rhythm and Dance  IMG_6683

 Cowifornia Dreamin’
by Robin Tripaldi

 Hispanic Rhythm and Dance
by Anna Siqueiros

 Kobe Beef
by Jaleel White, Maria Kane, Gene Ortega, Ben Morales and GeorgeYepes

 Want Milk? Save Nature by LarisaPilinsky-AKA-Lark    
Want Milk? Save Nature
by Larissa Pilinsky



























For a self-guided walking tour of the Sculpture in the Civic Center Park Exhibition, download the "MyNB" app from the Apple iTunes App Store or Google Play App Store.  Search for "MyNB."  If you already have the "MyNB" app on your mobile device, update it to include the latest additions to the Sculpture Exhibition.

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