Artist's Exhibition Opportunities
Please Note: Central Library art exhibits are scheduled through 2013. New installations will begin in early 2014.
The City of Newport Beach maintains two exhibit spaces at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. The Library was completed in 1994 and now averages 3,000 daily visitors.
The Lobby Gallery in the Central Library has approximately 38 feet of linear wall space designed for two-dimensional pieces of art. Additionally, two display cabinets were added to the lobby of Central Library in 2010. Artists may now apply to exhibit three-dimensional works for this exhibition space. The display cases are approximately 24” high x 24” deep x 24” wide.
All gallery spaces are administered by the Cultural Arts Coordinator. The City Arts Commission’s Fine Arts Committee meets periodically to review artist's submissions; and artists will be notified by mail of acceptance. Art exhibitions are scheduled for at least one year in advance for all exhibit locations.
Regional artists are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals. Upon acceptance, exhibiting artists must agree to the conditions and requirements detailed in the City’s exhibition contract (copies available from the City Cultural Arts Coordinator.) The application form below is in Adobe .pdf format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
City Hall and Library Gallery Exhibition Application Form [PDF]
Completed exhibition application (entire form)
5 - 10 prints (preferred), slides or reproductions (no original artwork)
Please do not submit websites, CDs or DVDs in lieu of prints or slides
Resume, biography, or other support materials
There are no deadlines for applying - the Exhibition Committee meets periodically and there are no fees required.
Please print and mail the completed form to:
Fine Arts Committee
Cultural Arts Office
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660