City Art Exhibitions and Donations
Application for Review and Consideration of Art
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.
Please Note: Central Library art exhibits are scheduled through Spring 2015.
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 1-11. The 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