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ArtsOC Calls for Artists

Arts Orange County is proud to facilitate and manage Calls For Artists on behalf of cities and organizations, in order to place world-class works from contemporary artists at local sites. 

ArtsOC uses SlideRoom as its primary listing and submission platform.

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Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

A sculpture set against a blue sky
"Getting Your Bearings" by David Boyer

The Arts Commission of the City of Newport Beach launched an initiative to turn its spectacular, 14-acre Civic Center Park into a "Museum Without Walls", installing works from sculptors around the world in an evolving exhibition that cycles up to ten new works into the park every year. With ArtsOC's assistance managing the process, the works are selected by a jury consisting of Arts Commission Members and outside art experts, with input sought from members of the Newport Beach community via a public poll.

The works selected for Phase VI are now installed and will be on display through June 2023, alongside the Phase V works which will be displayed through June 2022. Stay tuned for news about potential future cycles.

Map of Phase V and Phase VI Sculptures

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Phase V Sculptures:

  1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Patricia Vader (Martinez, CA)
  2. Cosmo by Roger Heitzman (Scotts Valley, CA)
  3. Primemover by Grant Irish (Oakland, CA)
  4. Fractured Peace by Nancy Mooslin (Los Angeles, CA)
  5. Individuality n.1 by ARTECLETTICA (Dominic Panziera & Daniela Garofalo) (Truckee, CA) Metal work by Anton Standteine
  6. Window to the Sea by Andra Broekelschen (Corona del Mar, CA)
  7. Seated Diana by Curt Brill (Tucson, AZ)
  8. Dude Ascending by Joe Forest Sackett (Albuquerque, NM)
  9. I’m Listening by Monica Wyatt (Studio City, CA)
  10. Marble Shooter by Ron Whitacre (Laguna Beach, CA)

Phase VI Sculptures (Installing June 2021):

  1. The Migration of My Dreams by Marisabel Bazan (West Hollywood, CA)
  2. (x)ofmanychildren by Roberto Visani (Brooklyn, New York)
  3. Leaf Spiral by Ken McCall (Boise, ID)
  4. Finish Line by Ron Whitacre (Laguna Beach, CA)
  5. Scorpion by Colin Selig (Walnut Creek, CA)
  6. Celestial Carousel by Adrian Susnea Litman (Santa Rosa, CA)
  7. Talking Heads by Oleg Lobykin (East Palo Alto, CA)
  8. Birdman by Steven L. Rieman (Yucca Valley, CA)
  9. Woodpeckers by Michael Mclaughlin (Torrington, CT)
  10. Suncrest by Eino Romppanen (Pahrump, NV)

Samples of prior Sculpture Exhibition Works