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Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition

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Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition - Phase IV

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce that the Call for Entry for the Phase IV of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park has been completed. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions were invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

Ten artworks will be selected and prominently showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. Participating artists will have an extraordinary opportunity to have their works experienced over an extended period in a city that is home to some of the world’s best-known major art collectors.

Opportunities for Public Input

Participate in the Community Survey

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission values the input of the Newport Beach community and wants you to vote in this poll on the sculptures under consideration for Phase IV of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park. Choose your favorite artwork!

Special Study Session: Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., City Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites members of the community to view submissions for Phase IV of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park at a special study session on Saturday, March 9. Public comment is welcome.

The City Arts Commission, along with a curatorial panel consisting of Dave Barton, art critic for OC Weekly, Jeffrey Frisch, John Wayne Airport Arts Program Coordinator, and Richard Stein, CEO of Arts Orange County, will be evaluating submissions and sites for sculpture installation in Civic Center Park. Ten new artworks will be selected and prominently showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park.

City Arts Commission Special Meeting, March 21, 5 p.m., Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue

Presentation of recommendations and approval of selections—Advise selected artists of their status to determine continued availability of their work, their availability for the installation window of time, and remind them that selection is subject to City Council Approval

View Phase III in the Sculpture Photo Gallery.


HISTORY OF THE SCULPTURE IN THE CIVIC CENTER PARK EXHIBITION

Newport Beach Civic Center Park - 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

In August 2013, the Newport Beach City Council authorized the City Arts Commission and City staff to implement a temporary sculpture exhibit in Civic Center Park. The City Council approved the installation of ten sculptures in Phase I of the project and additional ten sculptures in Phase II. The sculptures installed in year one were on display for two years and were removed and returned to the artists in 2016. Those installed in year two, or Phase 2, will be removed in September 2017. The ten sculptures selected for installation in September 2015 are shown in this Phase 2 Presentation.

A grand opening celebration on September 12, 2015 marked the installation of nine new sculptures in Phase II of the Sculpture in the Civic Center Park Exhibition with the tenth sculpture, "Sunflower," to be installed in January 2016. The community was invited to view the sculptures, meet the artists and enjoy music and refreshments at the Civic Center.  Docent led tours of the Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition were conducted by members of the Newport Beach Art Foundation.


MOBILE APP SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF THE PARK

For a self-guided walking tour of the Sculpture in the Civic Center Park Exhibition, download the "MyNB" app from the Apple iTunes App Store or Google Play App Store.  Search for "MyNB."  If you already have the "MyNB" app on your mobile device, update it to include the latest additions to the Sculpture Exhibition.

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