Art In Public Places

Artport
Gallery

Amid the comings and goings of Tallahassee International Airport, there is an oasis of art known as the Artport Gallery. Serving as a cultural gateway to Florida’s capital city, this space highlights the work of local artists and captures the imagination of travelers and citizens alike.

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For more than twenty years, COCA has been proud to manage and curate the gallery as part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. The Artport Gallery exhibits the work of established local and regional artists in all media, primarily through solo or two-person shows which are on display for six to eight weeks.

Location

Tallahassee International Airport
3300 Capital Circle SW
Hours: Daily 8 am-11:30 pm
Free and open to the public
All artwork is for sale unless otherwise marked

On Now...

Photofest 2017
on display from November 8 - January 8, 2018

From breathtaking landscapes to mind-bending altered images, the Photofest 2017 exhibition features fine art photographs by twenty-seven local artists. The artworks were selected by a volunteer jury comprised of accomplished fine artists who reviewed the submitted images and selected work for exhibition.

The artists featured in this year's exhibtion are: Mathew Adams, Rex Adams, Tammy Brown, Jeremy Buckner, Riko Carrion, Katie Clark, James Daniels, Kira Derryberry, Mary Elizabeth English, Owen Enzor, Philip Gornicki, Karla Grande, Art McConnell, Timothy Moore, Maxim Nasab, NED, Terry Parker, David Pascoe, Roger Raepple, Rachel Saunders, Michael Simmons, Lisa Stewart, Glenn Swan, Walter Thorner, Janetra Washington, Bri Whigham, and Ben Wyatt.

A free, public reception and awards announcement is scheduled for Friday, November 17th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Guests are asked to park in short-term parking and present parking tickets at the gallery for complimentary validation.

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This exhibition is one of many curated by the Council on Culture & Arts for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this program, click here. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or amanda@tallahasseearts.org.

Up Next...

Under the Florida Sun: Paintings by Natalia Andreeva
on display at the Artport Gallery from Jan. 10 – March 19

Florida could not be more different from Natalia Andreeva’s homeland. Born, raised, and classically trained as an artist in Siberia, Andreeva made her way to the sunshine state twenty years ago. She relishes its balmy climate, stunning landscapes, and colorful characters.

“This is a land of palms, marshes, sandy beaches, mysterious live oaks covered with Spanish moss and natural springs. The variety of scenery is unbelievable: from deep woods and canopy roads to dunes and seascapes. The sky and clouds are majestic and never the same. Those crazy squirrels, buzzing bugs, slithering lizards and snakes, soaring birds, roaring alligators and friendly people, all create an unforgettable experience,” she said.

In this exhibition, Andreeva presents more than 30 of her paintings which capture the unique essence of our state and the quirky, charming, and expressive exuberance it contains. Often painting “en plein air,” Andreeva sets up an outdoor studio on location and completes her artworks with little or no editing later. Plein air painting delivers a unique style and records the day’s unfolding and changing light. It’s a technique that requires an essential spontaneity from the artist.

Among Andreeva's favorite themes are exquisite landscapes, seascapes, and skyscapes depicting the subtlety of nature. She also has an uncanny ability to capture an individual’s personality as well as their likeness. The portraits she creates are brimming with humanity and give testament to the beauty of the human condition. All of these works exist in perfect harmony, showcasing the splendor and spirit of this land that lies under the Florida sun.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The Artport Gallery itself is located in the Tallahassee International Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW, and is open daily from 8:00 am until 11:30 pm. This exhibition is one of many curated by the Council on Culture & Arts for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this program, click here. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or amanda@tallahasseearts.org.