To encourage public awareness of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, the City Arts Commission recently sponsored a photography contest. Visitors to the sculpture garden were asked to submit photographs of the works on display, and/or photographs depicting interaction with the sculptures. Winners were announced at the March 11, 2021 City Arts Commission meeting.
Category: "Human Interplay with a Sculpture"
“Catching Rainbows” by Mona Szumlas
Fractured Peace by Nancy Mooslin
“Circles” by Christine Nunez
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Patricia Vader
Category: "Enhancement of a Sculpture Using Nature"
“Together” by Alan Wendell
Wind Swept by Lake Daffner
"Hurricane" by Ruth Kurisu
Hurricane by Ray Katz
"Gentle Wind" by Anita Rasmussen
Chairman of the Board by Steven Rieman
"A Step Forward" by Jonard Ingal
Contender by John Merigian
2018 Photo Contest Winners
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is pleased to recognize the following individuals for their outstanding entries in the 2018 Sculpture Photo contest. The winners were selected for the best representation of the following three categories:
Creativity: “Sunset In Newport” by Anita Rasmussen
Sphere 112 by Ivan McLean
Sense of Place: “Flying Over Newport” by Barnet Rawitch
Life Is A Balancing Act by Cindy DeBold
Human Element: “Flying Fish” by Gabriel Encinas
No Swimming by Oleg Lobykin
The Sculpture Photo Contest photography contest was designed to encourage public awareness of the new sculptures in Civic Center Park. The winning entries were selected from over 200 photographs that were submitted showing one or more of the sculptures on display in the Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition, Phase III. According to contest committee chair, Commissioner Barbara Glabman, “Selecting winners was a difficult task. We appreciated the participation by so many talented individuals of all ages and we were impressed by the diversity of style and originality in the submissions.”
Prizes included gift certificates donated by local restaurants Modo Mio Rustic Italian Kitchen, Bluewater Grill, and Bistango, and were awarded at the June 14, 2018 City Arts Commission meeting.
The winning photographs, along with other entries, are currently displayed on the City’s Cultural Arts website: