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Sculpture Call for Entries


The City of Newport Beach is pleased to announce a call for entries for its inaugural Invitational Sculpture Exhibition. Artists, private collectors, galleries and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for temporary exhibition at the City’s Civic Center Park.

Ten selected artworks will be prominently showcased for a period of two years in the heart of Newport Beach at the newly created Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. Participating artists will have an extraordinary opportunity to have their works experienced over an extended period of time in a city that is a popular visitor destination and is home to some of the world’s best-known major art collectors as well as the award- winning Orange County Museum of Art.

DEADLINE: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all professional artists and artist teams, private collectors, galleries and museums/non-profit organizations. All applicants must be over the age of 18.

HONORARIUM: Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork.

QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to Kristina Colby, Program Coordinator, Arts Orange County at (714) 556-5160 x14 or



City Art Exhibitions and Donations

Application for Review and Consideration of Art 

For Donors

Donors are encouraged to submit proposals and must agree to the conditions and requirements detailed in the City Policy 1-11.  The application form for donated art is in  Adobe .pdf format and requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderThe City Arts Commission’s Fine Arts Committee meets periodically to review donor's submissions; and will be notified by mail of acceptance. 


For Exhibitors


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 Policy 1-11The application form is in Adobe .pdf format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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

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Last updated: 1/16/2014 2:28:08 PM