Call for Design Proposals: Newport Visual Arts Center

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Wednesday, January 24, 2018  12:00 AMEnds:Monday, February 19, 2018  9:00 AM



Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

Call For Design Concepts
Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC)
Exterior Entry
Deadline: Feb. 19, 2018

The City of Newport is upgrading the Newport Visual Arts Center’s north facing, oceanside exterior and entry way (see photos and/or visit 777 NW Beach Dr.). The VAC Steering Committee is accepting design sketches or photo comps to guide and inform the decision-making process. This is a pro bono process though contributing designers will be recognized. Elements to include are a large VAC “ribbon” logo (see photo) and block lettering, “NEWPORT VISUAL ARTS CENTER.” Budget does not allow for moving of load-bearing walls. New building colors will not change.

We are looking for an inviting entry that works with the building’s current structure, new colors and placement of sculptural logo.   

Designs do not need to be finalized renderings, and they do not need to be submitted by licensed architects. Send design submissions as .pdf or .jpg files to Tom Webb,

The Newport Visual Arts Center is owned by the City of Newport and managed by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.

For more information: OCCA VAC Director, Tom Webb,, 541-265-6569.

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