ART EXHIBITS

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 county-wide 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

Flight of Ideas

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THE VI SMITH CONCOURSE GALLERY
HIDDEN TREASURES: Art from the Permanent Collections of Orange County Colleges and Universities

Travelers can explore local art from five Orange County colleges and universities. From the art collections of California State University, Fullerton; Chapman University; Fullerton College; Laguna College of Art + Design and the University of California, Irvine, this exhibit includes historic artworks that may have been previously unavailable to the public.
View press release

Location: Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 18 through 21 in Terminal C

Schedule: February 20, 2015 through August 2015

Untitled (Mr. OOD) by Michael Reafsnyder
Oil on Canvas 2000
Courtesy The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University
Wonder Slim by George James
Oil on Canvas 1971
Courtesy Fullerton College
Freeway by Luc Desmarchelier
Oil on Panel 2013
Courtesy Laguna College of Art + Design
Twentysix Gasoline Stations by Ed Ruscha
Art Book. Alhambra, CA: Cunningham Press, 1962.
Courtesy University of California, Irvine
Reddogg (2006) by Peter Zokowsky
Etching
Courtesy California State University, Fullerton

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS ORANGE COUNTY
DESIGN COMPETITION ENTRIES

More than 80 entries from the 2012 and 2013 American Institute of Architects Orange County Design Awards Program are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport.
View press release | www.aiaoc.org

Location: Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2 through 5 in Terminal A

Schedule: July 30, 2014 through July 2015

Commercial: Newport Beach Civic Center Park
Residential: Reyhani Residence
Commercial: Pacific Dental Services
Commercial: Perkins+Will
Commercial: Obagi Skin Health Institute
ORANGE COUNTY: DESTINATION ART & CULTURE
Irvine Barclay Theatre: Wit, Style, Power, Grace


In commemoration of the Irvine Barclay Theatre's 25th anniversary, visitors and residents can explore the Wit, Style, Power, Grace exhibition.
View press release | Irvine Barclay Theatre website

Location: Pedestrian walkway connecting Terminals B and C (pre-security)

Schedule: March 15, 2015 through November 27, 2015

Arlo Guthrie
David Sedaris Objects
Flamenco Shawl, Flamenco Fan & Shoes
Hawaiian Ceremonial Drum
Hubbard Street Dancers
OWL Katsina Doll
Preservation Hall Jazz
Irvine Barclay Theatre Exhibition
Irvine Barclay Theatre Exhibition
COMMUNITY FOCUS SPACE PROGRAM

The Community Focus Space Program features exhibitions by Orange County artists and local community organizations.

Paul Gardner, Painter

A selection of sculpted paintings by Paul Gardner is on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Space Program.
View press release | Visit www.paulgardnerfineart.com

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: June 15, 2015 through July 15, 2015

Light on Water
Canyon Rock Pool
Glass Pool Mosaic
Edge of the World
Moment in Time
The Glass Pool
Light Water Sound
Canyon Sanctuary
25TH ANNUAL JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT STUDENT ART CONTEST

This year, the JWA Student Art Contest theme was selected to commemorate Orange County's rich 125-year history. For inspiration, students were encouraged to visit JWA's OC125 Exhibition currently on display in the passenger walkway between Thomas F. Riley Terminal B and C or explore the OC125 companion guide available at www.ocair.com. Artworks that best depict this year's contest theme were selected for exhibition and prizes. The contest was open to all Orange County public and private school students in grades kindergarten through 12.

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 9, 2014 through March 6, 2015