(SANTA ANA, CA) – This past year, John Wayne Airport (JWA) invited artists throughout Southern California to submit original, contemporary paintings for an abstract, non-representational exhibition. The exhibition is located in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery and is on display from May 2022 through March 2023.
“With millions of guests traveling through John Wayne Airport each year, the Airport provides a unique venue, unlike any other, to feature the creative work of regional artists. The Terminal provides an aesthetic backdrop showcasing these artists while offering a superior guest experience to all who visit the Thomas F. Riley Terminal,” said Charlene Reynolds, Airport Director.
Artists living in any of the eight Southern California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, or Ventura were eligible to apply for participation in this exhibition. The John Wayne Airport Arts Commission selected paintings by 15 different artists representing Southern California. Each Arts Commissioner brought a unique mindset to the review and selection process, considering imagery, color, perspective, and texture.
The paintings are on exhibit in glass display cases located in Terminal A on the departure level (post-security) across from gates 2 through 5 and in Terminal C, gates 18 through 21.
The John Wayne Airport Arts Program features world-class art for business and leisure travelers. Click here to learn more about the program. For more information about this exhibit, please contact Jeffrey Frisch, John Wayne Airport Arts Program Coordinator, at Jfrisch@ocair.com.