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Newport Beach Arts Foundation

Posted on June 15, 2019

Calling All Artists!

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission hosts the 55th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition at the Newport Beach Civic Center.  The one-day juried event features over 250 works of art, including painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. The event is open to the public, giving art lovers the opportunity to view and purchase quality original artwork and enjoy an afternoon with food and live entertainment.

Saturday, June 15th 1-6pm

The 55th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition presents an opportunity for artists to show and sell their artwork to the public in a one-day exhibit, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting community art programs throughout the year.

To apply to this call, visit CallForEntry.org

Entry Guidelines

  • The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older.
  • Exhibition is limited to two (2) works of art per artist. Registration is required and will be limited as space permits. Photos of entries must accompany application.
  • Entry fees: $30 for one entry. $40 for two entries.
  • Deadline is May 27, 2019 or at Art Exhibition capacity as determined by the City Arts Commission.
  • Original artwork only! Please do not submit works done in school, under instructor supervision or copied from published photos, artist reproductions or Giclée. Photography must be signed and numbered.
  • Substitutions cannot be made on accepted art. If a work of art is no longer available on the Exhibition date, an alternate work of art may be accepted for display purposes only, at the discretion of the NBAE Committee, and will NOT be eligible for competition.
  • Works must have been created within the last two years.
  • All two-dimensional artwork must be framed.
  • Two-dimensional artwork size limit: 36” x 48” (dimensions do not include frame).
  • Artist must provide a table-top easel to display two-dimensional artwork up to 24” x 24”.
  • Artist must provide a sturdy stand-up easel for artwork with any dimensions larger than 24”.
  • Three-dimensional size limit: only works 150 lbs. or less will be accepted.
  • Artist must provide pedestal for three-dimensional artwork.
  • Work must be for sale. A 20% donation to the Newport Beach Arts Foundation will be accepted on all sales.
  • Delivery and retrieval of all artwork must be done in person – or by a designated representative - on the assigned day and time. NBAE can neither accept nor return any shipped artwork.


  • Painting: Oils & Acrylics: 1st $300,  2nd $200,  3rd $100
  • Painting: Watercolors (includes Ink, Pencil and Charcoal): 1st $300,  2nd $200,  3rd $100
  • Photography:  1st $300,  2nd $200,  3rd $100
  • 3D Art (includes Sculpture and 3D Mixed Media):  1st $300,  2nd $200,  3rd $100
  • Juror’s Choice: $200
  • People’s Choice: $100

Categories can be changed at the Juror's discretion