When you finally knew you were an “artist” and started looking for opportunities to show your art…I know you never thought to approach your local Airport!!! …nope – not a typo – AIRPORT!
If you are an Artisan in San Diego, you have this option – if you are an Artisan elsewhere? show them this amazing program at the San Diego International Airport…they may be willing to start the program with YOU!
I first became aware of this program with “GIA Celebrates Birthstones” which featured over 250 gems, minerals and jewelry from around the world.
On September 14 2011, the Airport Authority joined GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in Opening this glorious attraction which closed in February of this year.
Representatives from both the Airport Authority and GIA addressed the crowd, including GIA President and CEO Donna Baker.
“We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the San Diego International Airport Art Program for providing us the opportunity to install the ‘GIA Celebrates Birthstones’ exhibit,” said Baker. “In selecting a focus for this display, we wanted to be relevant and appealing to all travelers from around the globe. Since everyone has a birthstone, it was the perfect choice. Our mission is to protect the public trust in gems and jewelry – and engaging, inspiring and educating people about gems and jewelry is part of that mission.”
Other Exhibitions have included Displays by the San Diego Potter’s Guild; San Diego Hall of Champions & U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista; Paper Sculptures by Robin Olimb; The History of Skateboarding by Tony Hawk; Creative Connections ArtLink & Francis Parker Schools; basically anything that makes the San Diego Area unique has been represented! for an idea of past projects check out: http://art.san.org/temp_rot_exhibits/past.aspx
There are several Art installations throughout the Airport – from the Airport Authority website…
“There are currently four unique areas comprised of 24 exhibition cases located in the Commuter Terminal and throughout Terminal 2. This program provides opportunities to showcase San Diego’s unique identity through the presentation of items that have cultural, educational and artistic interest. Proposed exhibits must use all cases respective to the exhibition site. Opportunity is limited to San Diego Area artists and organizations.”
Currently Showing is: http://art.san.org/temp_rot_exhibits/current.aspx
The San Diego International Airport Art Program was established in 2006 to engage travelers in innovative, memorable and considerate experiences, creating an ambiance unique to San Diego and welcoming people to the airport and region. The program consists of three components: temporary and rotating exhibits, performing arts and public art. Visit art.san.org for more information.
Photos via the GIA Exhibit Set from the San Diego International Airport Art Program Flickr Stream