FAQ

WHAT IS YOUR ARTIST SLIDE REVIEW PROCEDURE?

Our curatorial team currently accepts digital proposals from artists. Submit a brief letter of interest, CV, and representative color images in PDF format, no larger than 10 megabites to the Curatorial Department via email at curatorial@ocma.net .  Include "Attn: Curatorial Department" in email subject line. Please allow six to nine months for the review process. Because of the large number of proposals we receive, we ask that you refrain from calling the museum staff to inquire about the status of your materials; we will respond to you as soon as your review is complete.

ARE RESEARCH MATERIALS AND IMAGES OF PERMANENT COLLECTION ARTWORK AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC?

Requests for information that is not found in the collection section of our Web site may be e-mailed to the Exhibitions and Collections Manager. Please inform us of the purpose of your request (personal interest, educational requirement, publication, etc.) and the date by which you need the information. Permission for use of images in the collection is granted for educational purposes only, and copyrights vary by artwork. Direct your request to the Registrar's Office. Make sure to include the purpose of your request and your deadline. Members of the media should direct all requests to the Communications Department.

DOES THE MUSEUM ACCEPT DONATIONS OF ART OR PURCHASE ART FOR ITS COLLECTION?

The museum’s collection focuses on art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a particular focus on the art of California. The museum’s Collection Committee meets quarterly to review potential acquisitions. If you are interested in presenting an artwork for consideration, send a letter to the Curatorial Associate’s Desk, at the main museum address (850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660), state the specifications of the work (artist name, title of work, date, medium, and dimensions), and include an image for preview. Designate whether the artwork is a possible donation or museum purchase and be sure to provide your current contact information.

DOES THE MUSEUM PROVIDE APPRAISAL VALUES?

No, the museum does not give appraisal values or endorse a specific appraisal service. We suggest that you consult with a local certified appraiser or auction house. There are also Web sites that can supply you with recent artwork auction results.