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STL Searching For Next Series of Airport Art and Culture Exhibitions

Posted on August 15, 2019 in Art Media Releases

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St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) has opened a call to St. Louis area artists and cultural organizations for new exhibition opportunities between 2020 and 2023. The Airport is looking to schedule exhibitions at eight different exhibition locations in its terminals and post-security concourses. 

The Request for Qualifications for the Lambert Art and Culture Program Temporary Exhibitions Program is seeking submissions of exhibition ideas from arts, culture, history and science organizations, as well as independent curators and artists in the St. Louis region and surrounding area (within 150 miles of STL). Interested artists and organizations have a chance to display art works or exhibit items to a vast audience at the Airport, which serves more than 16 million travelers and visitors each year. 

Qualifications will be reviewed by the Airport Art Advisory Committee (AAAC). Selected organizations, curators and artists will be invited to develop a full proposal for one of the exhibition spaces and offered a fee to curate, install and de-install the exhibit.  The request for qualifications (RFQ) and submissions application are posted at Qualifications are due by October 6, 2019. Tours of the exhibition spaces throughout STL will be held September 10 from 10:00 am- 11:30 am and September 12 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm for interested artists, curators and organizations. Tour space is limited and an RSVP is required. You can RSVP here

The temporary exhibitions program highlights the best in local arts and culture, representing the St. Louis area to visitors from all around the world and helping to create an interesting and educational experience at STL Airport. It comprises a large part of the programming of the Lambert Art and Culture Program and touches nearly every public area of the Airport. Since the 2012 opening of the first exhibitions space, the Lambert Gallery in Terminal 1, the exhibitions program has expanded to include multiple locations throughout the Airport and has featured more than 60 curated exhibitions with artwork from well over one hundred artists. New exhibition spaces were added as recently as 2018 in the newly expanded gate areas (between E33 and E34) of Terminal 2. 

  The most recent series of exhibitions (since the last Call to Artists in 2018) have featured art or curated exhibitions by:


·         Laumeier Sculpture Park

·         Dr. Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris and Yvonne Osei

·         World Chess Hall of Fame

·         Sheldon Art Galleries

·         Missouri Botanical Garden

·         Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University

·         Sun Smith-Foret

·         Edna Patterson-Petty   

·         Art Bae

·         Brandon Anschultz

·         Kaeko Maehata

·         Lindsay Obermeyer

·         Jerry Monteith

·         Wildwood Press

·         Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

·         TraNisha Herrington (Triggy)

·         Cheryl Wassenaar

·         Michael Hoffman

·         Firecracker Press

·         Jeremy Rabus

·         The Griot Museum of Black History

·         Carol Carter

·         Photo Flood Saint Louis

·         Addoley Dzegede

·         Cbabi Bayoc

·         Brian DePauli

·         Soloman Thurman and Patricia Smith Thurman

·         Dave Adams

·         Lola Ogbara

·         Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan


For information on our latest exhibitions, visit 

The Lambert Art & Culture Program is guided by the seven-member Airport Art Advisory Committee (AAAC). Current members are Lisa Cakmak, Associate Curator of Ancient Art at Saint Louis Art Museum; Ellen Gale, Executive Director Clayton Chamber of Commerce; Shelley Hagen; Leslie Markle, Curator of Public Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; Kiku Obata, Founding Principal of Kiku Obata & Co.; Roseann Weiss, consultant with ART+; and design artist and illustrator Carlos Zamora.  

The Lambert Art and Culture Program builds upon the culturally rich legacy of St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Our mission is to elevate the visitor experience and uplift regional pride through the presentation of artwork created by local, national, and international artists. Currently, there are 29 works of art (temporary, permanent or on-loan) on view at the Airport.