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2022 Newport Beach Art Exhibition

56th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition Cultural Arts Division Newport Beach Public Library 1000 Avocado Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Entry Deadline: 4/22/22
Days remaining to deadline: 96
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Entry Fee (2022 Newport Beach Art Exhibition): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$15.00

The 56th 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.


  • 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: April 22, 2022
Artist’s Delivery of Artwork to Civic Center Community Room: Friday, May 13 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Food and Wine Pavilion: Saturday, May 14, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Art Exhibit and Sale: Saturday, May 14: 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Awards Reception: Saturday, May 14: 4:30 p.m.
Artist’s Artwork Retrieval: Saturday, May 14, 6:00 p.m. Artists are responsible for retrieving their artwork promptly at show closing.  No early removal; no exceptions.

Entry Guidelines

  • The exhibition is open to accomplished artists 18 years of age and older.
  • Exhibition is limited to two (2) works of art per artist.
  • Entry fees: $50 for two entries. $35 for one entry. No refunds once artwork has been accepted.*
  • Deadline for entries will be April 22, 2022 or at Art Exhibition capacity as determined by the City Arts Commission. Photos of entries must accompany application.
  • 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, but 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 table-top easel to display two-dimensional artwork up to 24"x24".**
  • Artist must provide a sturdy standup easel for artwork with any dimensions larger than 24”x24".**
  • Three-dimensional size limit: only works 150 lbs. or less will be accepted.
  • Artist must provide pedestal for three-dimensional artwork.
  • 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.
  • NO EARLY REMOVAL OF ARTWORK. All works of art must be available until 6 p.m. the day of the event, no exceptions.
  • Regarding diptych or triptych artwork: Overall dimensions of the combined artwork must not exceed the size limit of 36” x 48”. Diptych or triptych art will be eligible for the competition as a singular art piece.

*Subject to cancellation/postponement due to COVID restrictions. In the event the Art Exhibition is cancelled, entry fees will be refunded in full.
**Unfortunately, easels deemed unstable by the event installer cannot be used and, unless an acceptable replacement is provided, artwork will be denied and the entry fee will be forfeited.


Acceptable Standing Easels:



Not Acceptable Standing Easels:


Acceptable Tabletop Easels


Not Acceptable Tabletop Easels:


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

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

Categories can be changed at the Juror's discretion.

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