Newport Beach Art Exhibition
Newport Beach Art Exhibition
Newport Beach Art Exhibition
Newport Beach Art Exhibition

Newport Beach Art Exhibition

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The 57th Newport Beach Art Exhibition presents an opportunity for artists to show and sell their artwork to the public in a one-day exhibit. 

The annual exhibition features recently created original artwork in various mediums, including oils and acrylics, pastels, watercolor, charcoal, pen and ink, sculpture, photography and mixed media. The 2024 Newport Beach Art Exhibition will be on Saturday, June 29, 2024 and will be held at the Newport Beach Civic Center (100 Civic Center, Newport Beach 92660).

The call for entries opens on February 1 and ends on May 10, 2024. To apply, please make a free account on and submit your application to the 57th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition Call for Entries.

Call for entries:

Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room and Civic Green
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

Artist's Delivery of Artwork 
Friday, June 28, 2024 from 3-6:00 p.m. 
Saturday, June 29, 2024 from  8:30-10:00 a.m.

Art Exhibit and Sale
Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 1-6:00 p.m.
Awards Reception: Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. 

Paintings (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor): 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
Drawings (Ink, Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal): 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
3D Art (includes sculpture and 3D mixed media): 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
Photography: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
Juror's Choice: $200, People's Choice: $100

Artist's Artwork Retrieval
Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 6:00 p.m.
Artists must retrieve artwork promptly at show closing.
~ No early removal; no exceptions ~

Entry Guidelines

The Newport Beach Art Exhibition presents an opportunity for artists to show and sell their artwork to the public in a one-day exhibit.

  • Exhibition is limited to two (2) works of art per artist. Registration is required and will be limited as space permits.

  • The 2024 NBAE deadline for entries will be Friday, May 10, 2024, 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 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


Acceptable Standing Easels:



Not Acceptable Standing Easels:



Acceptable Tabletop Easels



Not Acceptable Tabletop Easels:



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. 

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

View photo gallery of the 2019 Newport Beach Art Exhibition.

View photo gallery of the 2018 Newport Beach Art Exhibition. 

View photo gallery of the 2017 Newport Beach Art Exhibition.

View photo gallery of the 2016 Newport Beach Art Exhibition.

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