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June 19, 2018


SANTA ANA, Calif. – While Greg Sullivan has photographed the Chino Air Show and the Blue Angels, his exhibit at John Wayne Airport Community Space from June 14, 2018 – August 14, 2018, has a flying theme without aircraft. Instead, traveling guests will have the opportunity to view Sullivan’s local and exotic bird photography.

Pink Fireworks by Greg SullivanPink Fireworks by Greg Sullivan
More images can be seen here.

“Mr. Sullivan’s work is motivated by the observation of what is around us,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do. “Take a moment to appreciate his unique perspective as you travel through John Wayne Airport.”

Sullivan turned an interest in art and photography into an opportunity to enjoy and share visual experiences. With a background in aviation as a U.S. Air Force and FAA Air Traffic Controller and then as an employee of United Airlines, Greg was inspired by events related to travel and seeing the world. Sullivan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. He decided to attend law school, but found more interest, pleasure and excitement in seeing the world and photographing his experiences. Indeed, he was named Global Traveler of the Year in 2007 by Global Traveler magazine and Alitalia Airlines.

Over the last several years Sullivan has devoted time and emphasis to furthering the development of his photographic interests and skills, particularly as a visual art form.  As a result, he has won numerous awards in photography and participated in several significant art and photography exhibitions. His work has also been frequently published in many prominent and well circulated national publications.

Sullivan’s photography exhibit may be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4. To learn more about Mr. Sullivan’s work, visit his websites at

Upcoming Community Focus Space Program artists include photographer Douglas Turner (July 16 – August 14) and mixed-media artist Steve Want (August 14 – September 13).

To learn more about JWA’s Art Programs, visit


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