Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists
[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach announces a call for entries for Phase VIII of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.
Enter by: 30 November 2022
Up to ten artworks may be selected and 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. There is no application fee.
An all-inclusive honorarium of up to $5,000 will cover transportation logistics, insurance, and artist’s fee. Tens of thousands of visitors walk through Civic Center Park every year, and frequently pose with and share pictures of the sculptures. At least one work has been purchased for permanent display and another for a private collector. Brochures, audio tour, and online promotion describe the work and artist. There is an annual celebratory luncheon debuting the newly-installed works.
This is the eighth cycle for the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, which has become a beloved public art institution in the city. Several artists have become repeat exhibitors, embraced and celebrated by the community for the character of their work and how it activates the environment of the Civic Center.
About Arts Orange County
Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing its creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. As one of the portfolio of services, ArtsOC is contracted by the City of Newport Beach to provide administration and facilitation services for this public art call.
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