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2015 Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the 2015 Newport Beach Art Exhibition to be held on Saturday, June 13 at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. Artists, 18 years of age or older, may submit one or two original works of art to be displayed and judged.  Categories include painting/multi-media, photography and sculpture.  This is a juried exhibition with awards ranging in value from $100 - $300. Awards will be announced at the reception at 4:30 p.m. on June 13 in the Civic Center Community Room.

Artwork entries, along with a $30 entry fee for one entry or $40 for two entries, can be submitted using the online registration form.  Eligibility information, artwork specifications and the schedule for delivery and pickup of materials can be found on the City website: under “Newport Beach Art Exhibition.”  Printed entry forms will also available at the Newport Beach Central Library, City Hall, or any of the branch libraries in March. 

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

For more information, call (949) 717-3810 or email:


Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park - Round II

The City of Newport Beach, California seeks ten sculptures for its outdoor Sculpture in Civic Center Park exhibition at its recently created Civic Center Park. This beautiful 14-acre, ocean-view site was designed by the renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture. Selected works will be loaned to the City and installed for a period of 2 years (August 2015 – August 2017). Honorariums range from $2,000 - $5,000. Artists, art collectors, galleries, and museums are encouraged to apply.

Please note: All selected artwork will be pre-existing and complete. Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will not be considered.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2015

Questions may be directed to: Kristina Colby, Program Director, Arts Orange County -


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 Reader.  The 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 Spring 2016. 

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 Library Services Director. 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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