Arts Orange County & The City of Newport Beach (CA), Call for Entries: Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

Arts Orange County & The City of Newport Beach (CA), Call for Entries: Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

Deadline: March 4th, 2019

The City of Newport Beach is pleased to announce a call for entries for its Invitational 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.  

This is a unique exhibition opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean view site that is a popular attraction for Newport Beach residents and tourists from around the world. Ten artworks may 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.  

The Civic Center Park has also developed into a destination for visitors and residents of Newport Beach to gather for civic events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s windy trail. Free to enter for eligible works now through March 4th, 2019.

Selection Honorarium: Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined by the selection committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. And it shall be used to cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon signing the contract and the second half of the payment after de-installation.

Website link with more detailed information and link to apply: https://artsoc.slideroom.com/#/login/program/47357/VhOGsRVHHp

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