2019 Newport Beach Art Exhibition
Updated on 07/23/2019 10:48 am
The 55th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition was held on June 15, 2019 at the Newport Beach Civic Center. The one-day juried event brings artists and art lovers together for an afternoon of fine art, music and fun courtesy of the City Arts Commission. The 2019 Juror was Cassandra Coblentz, Senior Curator and Director of Public Engagement at the Orange County Museum of Art.
(Photos by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission would like to extend a big Thank You to all of the artists, attendees, volunteers and supporters who helped make the 55th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition such a success. It was the largest showing ever for this annual events with 170 artists showing 308 pieces of original artwork. We are also very pleased that the number of works sold exceeded past years, which is a credit to the caliber of art and the appreciation by the attendees.
Juror: Cassandra Coblentz, Senior Curator and Director of Public Engagement, OCMA
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is pleased to announce the award winners at the 55th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition held on June 15. The one-day juried event, held at the Newport Beach Civic Center, featured over 300 works of art by 170 artists from throughout Southern California. It was the largest show in the exhibition’s 55-year history. Awards were presented by City of Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon for first, second, and third place winners in the categories of Watercolors (including pencil and charcoal), Oils and Acrylics, 3D Art (sculpture and mixed media) and Photography.
First Place: Ruth Kurisu, "First in Texas"
Second Place: Julia Martinez, “La Cholla”
Third Place: Cyrus Ghalambor, “Koi Pond”
PAINTING: OILS & ACRYLICS
First Place: Naoto Ishikawa, “Pumpkin”
Second Place: Catherine Lambert, “Wrapped Roses”
Third Place: William West, “Back Bay Sunrise”
3-D ART: SCULPTURE AND MIXED MEDIA
First Place: Cindy Gillis, “Graceful Launch”
Second Place: Jeongmyo Kim, “Flavorful Handle”
Third Place: Pratita Liebmann, “Sincerity”
First Place: Diana Ghoukassian, “Night Twist”
Second Place: Richard Ferncase, “L’Observateur Des Cieux”
Third Place: Raymond Bonavida, “The Bay Lights No. 2”
Matt Jones, “Gridiron”
C.C. Knowles, "Peace Pipe"
Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging
Left to right back row: C.C. Knowles, Catherine Lambert, William West, Raymond Bonavida, Naoto Ishikawa, Richard Ferncase.
Left to right front row: Pratita Liebmann, Cindy Gillis, Jeongmyo Kim, Julia Martinez, Diana Ghoukassian, City Arts Commission Chair Arlene Greer, City Arts commissioner Marie Little, Mayor Diane Dixon. Not shown: Ruth Kurisu and Cyrus Ghalambor
The Newport Beach Art Exhibition is an annual event presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. The Committee for the event included Chair Arlene Greer and Arts Commissioners Marie Little and Miriam Baker. Dates for next year’s event and the Call for Artists will be announced on the City’s Cultural Arts webpage at www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/newportbeacharts. For more information, send email to: email@example.com.
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