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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 Phases VI and VII are now installed. The ten sculptures of Phase VI will be on display through June 2023 when it will be replaced by Phase VIII, while Phase VII will remain through June 2024. The selection process for Phase VIII is now underway and selected works will be revealed in early 2023.

Map of Phase VI and Phase VII Sculptures


Phase VII Sculptures (Now Installed!):

  1. Eve by Joe Forrest Sackett (Albuquerque, NM)
  2. A Novel Idea by Craig Gray (Key West, FL)
  3. Where Have All the Birds Gone? by Marguerite Elliot (Fairfax, CA)
  4. Prey by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson (Alameda, CA)
  5. David by Miggy Buck (New York, NY)
  6. The Archaeology of the Everyday by Tyler Burton (Palm Springs, CA)
  7. Pathway Parabola by Greg Mueller (Lutsen Mountain, MN)
  8. To the Moon by Alex G (Vista, CA)
  9. Cross-Section by Tim DeShong (Caratunk, ME)
  10. Pluma Sculptura, aka "The Feather" by Kirk Seese (Lutherville-Timonium, MD)

Phase VI Sculptures (on display through June '23):

  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