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...

cARTography: Art Quilts by Valerie Goodwin    
on display at the Artport Gallery from Sept. 12- Nov. 5, 2018

An architect and FAMU professor, Valerie Goodwin began designing and making quilts as an outgrowth of her architectural background. Most of Goodwin’s work is inspired by city grids, maps and aerial views of landscapes and communities both real and imagined. Her work has moved through various stages from traditional quilting to abstract expressionism. In some cases, her work shows an architectural sense of space with an archeological perspective. In others, the network of the city and its built form is more prominent.

Goodwin derives immense professional satisfaction and artistic expression from making things by hand. She also has a deep interest in the latest technology and has recently been investigating laser cutting, a precise method of making complex voids across the delicate surface of fabric. In this exhibition, Goodwin’s art quilts strike a critical balance regarding the interaction between designer, technology and materiality.

Her work has been included in numerous magazines such as American Craft, Fiber Arts, Quilting Art, and British Patchwork and Quilting. Her own book, Art Quilt Maps: Capture a Sense of Place with Fiber Collage, gives readers an inside look at her process. Goodwin’s art quilts have been exhibited in venues all over the county including at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Always an educator, she teaches workshops globally, as far away as Switzerland. She has been awarded an artist residency and many other accolades for her innovative creations. 

Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments during a public exhibition reception on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Download the Art Exhibit Treasure Hunt for young gallery goers (it's fun for grown ups too)!

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...

Photofest 2018
on display at the Artport Gallery from Nov. 7 - Jan. 14, 2019

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.

More details coming soon!

A free, public reception and awards announcement is scheduled for Friday, November 16 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.

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.