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April 3, 2017

Orange County-related visual artists asked to apply for solo-style exhibitions
Deadline for the CFS submissions has been extended to September 21.

SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne Airport (JWA) has issued a call for Orange County-related visual artists to apply for exhibition slots in JWA's Community Focus Space (CFS) program’s exhibition calendar, beginning in October of 2018.

"With 10.5 million guests traveling each year, John Wayne Airport provides a venue unlike any other to feature local Orange County artists and showcase their talents to visitors and residents alike," noted Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel.

Each exhibition is approximately 30 days in duration and is presented by JWA at no cost to the artist. CFS exhibitions are located prior to the security checkpoints and adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal, and are accessible to passengers as well as the general public.

To qualify for consideration, artists must have been born, raised or educated in Orange County; or currently live, work or own property in Orange County; and live in any of the following counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara or Ventura.

Artist applications must be received by John Wayne Airport no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 21, 2017. Artist application instructions and guidelines may be found at Artists approved through this review process will be notified by the end of October 2017.

For additional information about the Community Focus Space program or this Call for Artists, please contact Jeffrey Frisch, John Wayne Airport Arts Program Coordinator at

Call for Artists


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