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February 6, 2014


SANTA ANA, Calif. - A selection of paintings by Orange County artist Marcia Weatherholt-Bernhardt are on exhibit February 6 through March 4, 2014, in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's Community Focus Space Program. Weatherholt-Bernhardt's works can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

Weatherholt-Bernhardt's oil paintings feature still life as well as portraits and scenes of nature. An example can be seen below:

'Portrait of a Young Dancer' by Marcia Weatherholt-Bernhardt

'Portrait of a Young Dancer' by Marcia Weatherholt-Bernhardt

More images can be seen here.

"It is my hope that my paintings, my work, will help to soften and slow one's pace, just a little, to selfishly indulge, if only for a moment," said the artist.

Weatherholt-Bernhardt is a native Californian. She was raised in Orange County and currently resides in Newport Coast with her son and husband of 26 years. Marcia became interested in art at a very early age. Never losing the love for drawing and painting, in 1973 she found herself working for an architectural firm where she acquired the added technical skills of drafting, drawing, perspective and illustration.

Weatherholt-Bernhardt has won numerous awards and her work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine where she was twice awarded Artist of the Month.

To learn more about the artist, visit her website at

To learn more about JWA's Community Focus Space Program, visit



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