If you traveled through John Wayne Airport before April 19, chances are, you might have seen some photographs by Huntington Beach homeowner Edward Pinchiff. A collection of photographs were on exhibit in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of the airport’s Community Focus Space Program.
Pinchiff said, “I see photographic opportunities in terms of time as well as subject matter—nature when it is most elemental and people when they are emotional and living in the moment.” Some of the photographs included Yosemite National Park and images from the annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade.
According to Pinchiff, he’s been taking photos since age seven when he borrowed his family’s camera and began taking pictures during family vacations to the High Sierra Mountains. His photos were displayed on the Departure Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.
When he’s not busy taking photos, Pinchiff serves as a planning commissioner in Huntington Beach, his hometown that he says he adores. If you’re a local artist who is interested in participating in the Community Focus Space Program, John Wayne Airport is looking for Orange County-based visual artists to apply for solo exhibition slots like the one Pinchiff was granted. Each exhibition slot lasts for about 30 days, and the exhibitions are presented at no cost to the artist.
To qualify for consideration, artists must have been born, raised, or educated in Orange County or currently live, work or own property in Orange County. Artist applications must be received by John Wayne Airport no later than 4:00 pm on May 15, 2013. All applications will be reviewed by the JWA Arts Commission in August 2013, and applicants will be notified of results on or around November 1, 2013.
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