Artist Sue Quinlan with sculpture Cultural Pedestrians

Sculpture Photo Contest

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To encourage the public awareness of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, the City Arts Commission recently sponsored a photography contest. Over 200 entries were received. Thank you to all that submitted photographs of the works on display.

Give us your best shot: Photo Contest


And the winner is...

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

Sunset In Newport by Anita Rasmussen


Sense of Place: “Flying Over Newport” by Barnet Rawitch

Flying Over Newport by Barnet Rawitch


Human Element: “Flying Fish” by Gabriel Encinas

Flying Fish by Gabriel Encinas


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: 

Photo Gallery of Entries

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