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2023 Newport Beach Art Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 5/26/23
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Entry Fee (2022 Newport Beach Art Exhibition): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional artwork entered): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California

The 2023 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.


  • Paintings: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor: 1st $300,  2nd $200,  3rd $100
  • Drawings: Ink, Pencil, 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




Entry Deadline:  Friday, May 26, 2023
Artist’s Delivery of Artwork to Civic Center Community Room: Friday, June 23, 2023 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday,  June 24, 2023 from 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Food and Wine Pavilion: Saturday,  June 24, 2023, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Art Exhibit and Sale: Saturday,  June 24, 2023,  1:00-6:00 p.m.
Awards Reception: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
Artist’s Artwork Retrieval: Saturday,  June 24, 2023, 6:00 p.m. Artists are responsible for retrieving their artwork promptly at show closing.  No early removal; no exceptions.

Application Requirements

Entry Guidelines

  • Exhibition is limited to two (2) works of art per artist. Registration is required and will be limited as space permits.
  • The deadline for entries will be Friday, May 26, 2023 or at Art Exhibition capacity as determined by the City Arts Commission.
  • Works of art can be: paintings (oil, watercolor, acrylic), drawings (ink, pencil, pastel, charcoal), mixed media, sculpture, or photography.
  • Entry fees: $35 for one entry and $50 for two entries. No refunds once artwork has been accepted. *
  • Original artwork only, please do not submit works copied from published photos, artist reproductions or Giclée. Photography must be signed and numbered.
  • A photo of each artwork must be submitted with entry. No substitutions allowed after entry is accepted.
  • Two-dimensional artwork size limit: 36” wide x 48” high. (A frame is required but dimensions do not include the frame).
  • Artist must provide a table-top easel to display two-dimensional artwork up to 24” x 24”. **
  • Artist must provide a sturdy standup easel for artwork with any dimensions larger than 24” x 24”. **
  • Three-dimensional size limit: Only works 150 lbs. or less will be accepted. Artist must provide a pedestal for three-dimensional artwork.
  • Exhibiting artists must be accomplished artists 18 years of age or older.
  • Artworks must be delivered and retrieved in person – or by a designated representative – on the assigned date and time. NBAE can neither accept nor return any shipped artwork. ALL ARTWORK MUST REMAIN AT THE EXHIBITION UNTIL 6 P.M.
  • Work must be for sale. A 20% donation to the Newport Beach Arts Foundation is required on all sales.
  • Regarding diptych or triptych artwork: Overall dimensions of the combined artwork must not exceed the size limit of 36” x 48”, must be sold in its entirety as one piece, and will be eligible for the competition as a singular art piece

* Subject to cancellation/postponement. In the event the Art Exhibition is canceled, Entry Fee will be refunded in full.

** Easels deemed unstable by the event curator cannot be used. Unless an acceptable replacement is provided, the artwork may not be exhibited, and the entry fee will be forfeited.

NOTE: W-9 required for awarding of cash prizes. 


Acceptable Standing Easels:



Not Acceptable Standing Easels:


Acceptable Tabletop Easels


Not Acceptable Tabletop Easels:


Questions: Call (949) 717-3802 or send an email to

Eligibility Criteria

NOTE: W-9 required for awarding of cash prizes.

Categories can be changed at the Juror's discretion.