The Airport Arts Program, overseen by the five member Airport Arts Commission, presents museum-quality exhibitions in the Riley Terminal, provides periodic special programs in conjunction with the exhibitions and sponsors a countywide Annual Student Art Contest/Exhibition. (View information on the John Wayne Airport Arts Commission...)
FLIGHT OF IDEAS
A large scale three-dimensional sculpture that is installed above the baggage carousels in Terminal C. The sculpture is composed of 21 aluminum birds with wing spans ranging in size from three feet to 14 feet suspended on an "S" shaped structure 100 feet long. Created from aluminum and polycarbonate Plexiglas, the wings of the birds display enlarged portions of multi-colored aeronautical charts. John Wayne Airport commissioned the artist Beth Nybeck of Kansas City, Missouri to create this art work for the new Terminal C.
Location: Above the baggage carousels in Terminal C
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THE VI SMITH CONCOURSE GALLERY
Location: Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2 through 5 in Terminal A, Gates 18 through 21 in Terminal C and in the free standing cases near Gate 14.
New exhibition coming soon.
ORANGE COUNTY: DESTINATION ART & CULTURE
Location: Pedestrian walkway connecting Terminals B and C (pre-security)
New exhibition coming soon.
COMMUNITY FOCUS SPACE PROGRAM
The Community Focus Space Program features exhibitions by Orange County artists and local community organizations.
Susie Stockholm, Experimental Artist
A collection of Susie Stockholm's paintings is on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Space Program.
View press release | http://www.artuitive.net/blog/susies-artist-bio/
Location: Terminal A on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening entrance and on the Arrival (lower) Level near Baggage Carousel 1; Terminal B on the Departure (upper) Level, near the security screening entrance and on the Arrival (lower) Level near Baggage Carousel 4; Terminal C on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening entrance.
Schedule: January 14, 2016 through February 16, 2016
26TH ANNUAL JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT STUDENT ART CONTEST
The 26th annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest is part of the International Aviation Art Contest. JWA winning entries go on to compete at the State, National and International level. Artworks that best depict this year's contest theme are selected for exhibition and prizes. Orange County has produced winners at the International Level for many years. The contest is open to all Orange County public and private school students in grades kindergarten through 12.
Theme: Airsports in Harmony with Nature
Location: Terminal A on the Arrival (lower) Level behind Baggage Carousel 1 and Terminal B on the Arrival (lower) Level behind Baggage Carousel 4.
Schedule: December 8, 2015 - January 18, 2016