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Newport Beach

Volume 6, Issue 19  | March 5, 2021

City Arts Commission announces call for entries

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the 56th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition to be held on Saturday, June 26 at the Newport Beach Civic Center.

The Newport Beach Art Exhibition is a one-day juried art show that displays the works of more than 170 talented local and regional artists and gives the community of art lovers the opportunity to view and purchase the art on display, mingle with the artists and enjoy a festive atmosphere with music, wine, food and children’s art activities. The exhibition is located on the grounds of the spacious modern Newport Beach Civic Center campus, attracting many local residents, as well as summer visitors.

City Arts art on display

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Courtesy of Newport Beach Cultural Arts

Artwork on display at the Civic Center at a previous juried exhibition

Accomplished artists, 18 years of age or older, may submit one or two original works of art to be displayed and judged. Entry fees are $35 for one entry and $50 for the maximum two entries. Categories include Paintings (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor), Drawings (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal), along with Photography and 3D Art. Awards in the one-day juried exhibition range from $100-$300 and will be announced at the reception at 4:30 p.m. on June 26 in the Civic Center Council Chambers.

The deadline for entries is June 4. Applications should be submitted online at Eligibility and submission guidelines can be found on the City website at under “Newport Beach Art Exhibition.”

For more information, contact the Cultural Arts office at 949.717.3802 or send email to 

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The event is subject to cancellation/postponement due to COVID restrictions. In the event of cancellation, the entry fee will be refunded in full.

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