Artscapes: 50th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition Winners

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Douglas Cross, First Place award in sculpture category for “Relic”
Douglas Cross, First Place award in sculpture category for “Relic”

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Beach Art Exhibition on June 14 with a juried event showcasing 260 works of art by 135 artists from throughout Southern California.

The exhibition included an awards reception sponsored by 24 Carrots Catering.

Dan Cameron, Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art, served as juror for the exhibition, and selected first, second and third place winners in the categories of painting/mixed media, photography and sculpture, as well as his personal favorite for “Juror’s Choice.”

Attendees at the exhibition were also given the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” award, presented by Mayor Pro Tem Ed Selich.

Entries and attendance at the exhibition surpassed expectations according to City Arts Commissioner and Exhibition Chair, Arlene Greer.

“We had a beautiful day, a super turnout and lots of high quality art on display,” she said.

With the Civic Center as the new home for the exhibition, Greer expects the show to be even larger next year.

“The diversity of the art, music by the Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles, and the open air environment of the Civic Center contributed to an atmosphere enjoyed by both artists and guests,” she noted.

The Newport Beach Art Exhibition is an annual event presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. Dates for next year’s event and the Call for Artists will be announced on the City’s Cultural Arts webpage at newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts.

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2014 Newport Beach Art Exhibition Award Winners:

Painting/Mixed Media

First Place: Michael Spitaletto, “What Do You Call That?”

Second Place: Karen Lopez, “Controlled Chaos”

Third Place: Caroline Miller, “Mountain of Inspiration”

 Photography

First Place: Teresa Hernandez, “Soul Searching”

Second Place: Javier Reyna, “Road to Heaven”

Third Place: Lechi Bui, “Sunset at the Salton Sea”

Sculpture

First Place: Douglas Cross, “Relic”

Second Place: Sharon Jackman, “Fire Bowl”

Third Place: Bob Vale, “Spindrift”

Juror’s Award

Iriet Peshkess, “Contemplation”

 People’s Choice Award

Honey Hostetler, “Calm Waters”

Left to right:  Robert Smith, Arts Commissioner; Judy Chang, Arts Commissioner; Ed Selich, Mayor Pro Tem; Arlene Greer, Arts Commissioner; Tim Hetherton, Library Services Director
Left to right: Robert Smith, Arts Commissioner; Judy Chang, Arts Commissioner; Ed Selich, Mayor Pro Tem; Arlene Greer, Arts Commissioner; Tim Hetherton, Library Services Director

 

):  (left to right): Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Ed Selich, Caroline Miller, Honey Hostetler, Iriet Peshkess Teresa Hernandez, Douglas Cross, Arlene Greer, Arts Commissioner
): (left to right): Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Ed Selich, Caroline Miller, Honey Hostetler, Iriet Peshkess Teresa Hernandez, Douglas Cross, Arlene Greer, Arts Commissioner

 

Iriet Peshkess, Winner of Juror’s Award
Iriet Peshkess, Winner of Juror’s Award

 

Michael Spitaletto, First Place award in painting/mixed media category for “What do You Call That?”
Michael Spitaletto, First Place award in painting/mixed media category for “What do You Call That?”

 

Honey Hostetler, Winner of People’s Choice Award
Honey Hostetler, Winner of People’s Choice Award
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