GIVING BACK

Coastal Virginia Plein Air is a grass-roots organization comprised of private citizens who live in Norfolk, Virginia. Its mission is to bring art to the community and to help build a sense of community through the funding of special projects. The organization obtained its 501 (c) (3) status in 2019 and donations are tax-deductible.

Ocean View Beach Park. Norfolk, VA

2020/2021:

Coastal VA Plein Air’s goal is to raise funds to commission a second piece of public art for the Ocean View community. Norfolk Arts will match the $25,000 once the initial funds are raised. Funds will also be used to develop a children’s arts program for the Ocean View Elementary School in the spring of 2021.

2019:

$50,000 was raised to commission a public sculpture in Ocean View, a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia. Coastal VA Plein Air contributed $24,000 and NorfolkARTS contributed $26,000. The sculpture committee selected Eileen Gay following a nationwide search administered by NorfolkArts.  The sculpture will be placed in Ocean View Park.

News

August 2020 – The Sculpture Committee approved a conceptual design by Eileen Gay. Next, the Norfolk Arts Commission will review the proposed design. Once approved, work will commence! The sculpture is anticipated to take several months to complete. Installation is expected to take place in the spring or summer of 2021.

March 2020 - The Norfolk Arts & Coastal VA Plein Air Public Art planning committee has selected Eileen Gay to create a mosaic sculpture to be placed in Ocean View Beach Park to represent the authentic, salty integrity of OV. The artwork will directly engage visitors, instill passion and excitement and will highlight Ocean View’s uniqueness, natural beauty and great beaches. The artwork will be contemporary, forward-thinking and embody the meaning and history of the area. Eileen received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, was a Walt Disney Fellowship Scholar for four years and has been a recipient of numerous Society of American Mosaic Artists awards (2008-2019). http://www.eileensworld.com/
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Eileen Gay to create a mosaic sculpture for Ocean View Beach Park

January 28, 2020 - The sculpture selection committee met this morning to review 26 artist applications for the Request for Qualifications process for a public sculpture to be installed in 2021 in Ocean View Beach Park. Thank you to Karen Rudd of NorfolkArts for facilitating such a wonderful experience. The sculpture selection committee met this morning to review 26 artist applications for the Request for Qualifications process for a public sculpture to be installed in 2021 in Ocean View Beach Park. Thank you to Karen Rudd of NorfolkArts for facilitating such a wonderful experience.