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City Art Exhibitions and Donations

Exhibiting Art

Please Note: Central Library art exhibits are scheduled through Spring 2016.

The City of Newport Beach maintains exhibit space 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.

Donating 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. There are no deadlines for applying - the Exhibition Committee meets periodically and there are no fees required.

Application for Review and Consideration of Art 

 

The application form is in Adobe .pdf format and requires  Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

Please print and mail the completed form to:
Fine Arts Committee
Cultural Arts Office
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660

2016 Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the 2016 Newport Beach Art Exhibition.  Dates are to be announced and a Call for Entries will be available in Winter 2016.

Eligibility information, artwork specifications and the schedule for delivery and pickup of materials can be found on the City website: www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts under “Newport Beach Art Exhibition”, after Call for Entries is issued.  Printed entry forms will be available at the Newport Beach Central Library, City Hall, or any of the branch libraries in March. 

 

For more information, call (949) 717-3810 or email: arts@newportbeachca.gov.

Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park

 

The City of Newport Beach, California currently showcases 10-20 sculptures in its outdoor Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition at the award-winning Civic Center Park. This beautiful 14-acre, ocean-view site was designed by the renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture. Selected works are on loan to the City and installed for a period of two years (August 2015 – August 2017). Honorariums range from $2,000 - $5,000. Artists, art collectors, galleries, and museums are encouraged to apply when future calls for entries are announced.