Summary of Opportunity:
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority Arts & Culture Program (JAAACP) invites artists to apply for temporary exhibition at the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) for the four quarters of 2023.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority Arts & Culture Program is committed to showing the work of professional and emerging artists from the sixteen-county service region of Northeast Florida including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, and Union counties and Southeast Georgia including Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn and Ware counties.
MISSION: The intention of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Arts & Culture Program is to display works of art reflective of the unique character of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, and to thoughtfully enhance the JAX experience while respecting the sensitivities and functional needs of airport visitors.
For this open Call to Artists, the JAAACP will review all artwork submitted on or before September 30, 2022, during the period of October – November of 2022. The artworks selected will be displayed in one quarter of the calendar year 2023.
Based on the high quantity of artists who submit, it is possible artists not chosen for this display period will not be able to be contacted. If you are not contacted, please feel free to resubmit again for the following year’s curatorial plan beginning in June 2023 for the 2024 show season. Thank you.
Fine Art Exhibitions at JAX:
Application Deadline: Submissions accepted annually during the summer months. Each annual Call to Artists closes on September 30, of the prior show year. Reviews are conducted annually in October – November. Yearly exhibition schedules confirmed by late November.
Eligibility: This opportunity is offered to individual artists from the service region of JAX; in Northeast Florida including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, and Union counties and in Southeast Georgia including Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn, and Ware counties. Artists who have previously exhibited at JAX may re-apply if a new series is submitted. Preference will be given to artists who have not displayed their artwork at JAX within the previous three years.
To apply to exhibit your artwork at Jacksonville International Airport in 2023, please send the following criteria to Arts & Culture Program Manager, Jen Jones Murray, via email by September 30, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Your name, address, county of residence, phone, email, and website/social
– 1-2 paragraph bio
– 1-2 paragraph artist statement
– 10 images consisting of recent work typical of artwork to be shown
There is no submission or review fee.
The JAA Arts & Culture Program Manager collects and presents art submissions to the JAAACP. Reviews are conducted annually, and applications are evaluated by the JAAACP in their sole judgment and discretion, based on artistic merit and upholding the program’s mission. Artists may be approved for solo or group exhibitions. Artists whose work is approved will be notified by the JAA Arts & Culture Program Manager. The JAAACP process is consistent for each artist submission. The JAA Arts & Culture Program Manager develops a contact sheet utilizing the artist’s submitted information and JAAACP evaluates each body of work based on the criteria included in the Call to Artists and the available space within the airport for exhibition. The JAA Arts & Culture Program Manager then develops the year’s curatorial plan incorporating the feedback received by the JAAACP. The JAA Arts & Culture Program Manager maintains an archive of applications for reference and possible future exhibitions.
The Haskell Gallery is located pre-security in the central courtyard. The gallery has high ceilings and can accommodate works up to eight feet tall. The available wall space combines to measure 86’ in length. The gallery also includes six (6) acrylic covered, moveable, 57” tall pedestals. Three (3) have an interior display size of 12” w x 12” d x 17” h. Three (3) have an interior display size of 24” w x 24” d x 17” h.
Connector Bridge Cases
The Connector Bridge display cases are located pre-security, just before the central courtyard. There are four (4) cases total, all measuring 42” wide, 28” deep and 50” tall. White pedestals of various sizes are also available for interior display inside the cases.
The Concourse display cases are located post-security, at each end of concourses A and C. There are four (4) cases total, all measuring 50” tall, 14” deep. The two cases in Concourse A measure 80” and 90” long. The two cases in Concourse C measure 60” and 85” long.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority Arts & Culture Program highly considers the sensitivities of the traveling public and the common stresses of air travel. Images that are sexual, political, religious, disturbing, etc. and images that could relate to terrorism, aviation accidents, death, etc. are inappropriate for an airport setting. Statements and images that could potentially offend viewers if displayed in the public setting of the airport will not be accepted.
Insurance: All art displayed at JAX is insured by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority while on site. Artwork is not covered during transportation to and from the airport.
Transportation: The transportation of artwork is the artist’s responsibility. We do not pack, ship, or transport artwork. All pieces must be ready to hang WITH WIRE OR D-RING HARDWARE at the time of delivery.
Installation: Artworks are handled and installed by a professional art installer, including the Arts & Culture Program Manager. Artists are invited to provide feedback in the installation process, however final decisions regarding the editing of artworks and exhibition layout lie with the Arts & Culture Program Manager.
Signage: Artist is required to submit an accurate price list in Microsoft Word. However, signage, rack cards, and pricing labels are provided by the JAA Arts & Culture Program and designed by the Arts & Culture Program Manager.
100% of the funds earned from the sale of artworks are provided to the Artist in order to fully support the creative economy in the area served by JAX.
JAA Arts & Culture Program reserves the right to cancel a scheduled exhibition at any time prior to the designated installation date should any unforeseen/emergency situations arise. All attempts will be made to reschedule at a time of mutual convenience; however, if the exhibition is time-sensitive, the JAA Arts & Culture Program cannot guarantee a rescheduled exhibition.
Please Direct All Submissions and Questions:
Jen Jones Murray – JAA Arts & Culture Program Manager
14201 Pecan Park Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32218
Visit our website at JAXAirportArts.com to learn more about the JAA Arts & Culture Program at JAX.