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...)
ANNUAL JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT STUDENT ART CONTEST
Congratulations to all of the 28th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest Winners!
Students from public and private schools across Orange County had the opportunity to create exciting imagery depicting this year's theme "FLYING IN THE FUTURE."
The artwork was on exhibit at the Airport from December 6, 2017 to January 8, 2018. All of the winning artwork was forwarded to compete at the state level after the Airport exhibition ended. In February 2018, five Orange County students placed at the state level and have now advanced to compete at the national level in Washington, D.C.
Aryav Sheth, Second Place
Yiman Zhang, First Place
Molly Wu, Second Place
Sophia Hu, Third Place
Hanna Jin, Second Place
To view winners of John Wayne Airport’s 2017 Student Art Contest, please click here.
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
"IN GOOD TASTE" EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY AT
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
An exhibition providing a wide-ranging view of the many facets of culinary arts in Orange County titled “In Good Taste” is on display now at John Wayne Airport (JWA). View press release
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.
Exhibition Dates: February 2018 through June 2018
ORANGE COUNTY: DESTINATION ART & CULTURE
Fred L. Emmert and Richard N. Frost, Authors
The Aerial Photography History of Newport Center/Fashion Island exhibit is on display at John Wayne Airport's ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space through June 2018.
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Location: These works can be viewed pre-security along the pedestrian walkway connecting Riley Terminals B and C.
Schedule: November 2017 through June 2018
Third National Boy Scout Jamboree
Newport Center | Fashion Island. June 14, 1968 North
Newport Center | Fashion Island. Dec 21, 1985 & June 21, 1988
Newport Center | Fashion Island. April 23, 2004
Newport Center | Fashion Island. August 29, 2015 7:35 p.m.
COMMUNITY FOCUS SPACE PROGRAM
The Community Focus Space Program features exhibitions by Orange County artists and local community organizations.
Veronica Schmitt, Painter
Paintings by Veronica Schmitt will be on display at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of JWA’s Community Focus Space Program.
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Location: These works can 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.
Schedule: February 20, 2018 through March 19, 2018