Newport Beach Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition
Artists: Matt Babcock, Curt Brill, David Buckingham, Gerardo Hacer, Ray Katz, Ivan McLean, Arny Nadler, Jonathan Prince, Chris Rench, Jennifer Cecere
Location: City of Newport Beach, CA
Art Budget: upon request
Client: City of Newport Beach in partnership with Arts Orange County
Description: Ten selected artworks will be prominently showcased for a period of two years in the heart of Newport Beach for the City’s Inaugural Invitational Sculpture Exhibition at the newly created Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden.
A local selection committee consisting of up to three Newport Beach Arts Commissioners, two local arts professionals (Dan Cameron, Interim Director and Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art; and Richard Turner, Artist, Professor Emeritus of Art and Co- Director of The Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University), and one art conservator (Christina Varvi, Assistant Conservator, Rosa Lowinger & Associates, Los Angeles and Miami) are reviewed 260 artworks and selected 10 finalists and 3 alternates based on established selection criteria.
WATCH A VIDEO of Richard Stein, Arts Orange County and Rebecca Ansert, Green Public Art Consultancy, present the inaugural sculpture exhibition to Speak Up Newport on June 11, 2014.Download Project PDF