The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, the group that runs the airport, is looking for artists – either starving ones or well-fed ones – who think they have something great to put on display for flyers.

The airport has opened its 2024 search for artists who make two-dimensional paintings, photographs, mixed media and small sculptures or large outdoor ones.

 The competition is open to all artists who live in North Carolina or in southern Virginia counties that border the Piedmont Triad – that is, Grayson, Carroll, Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania and Halifax counties.

Also, this year, the Airport Authority is opening up the call for large-scale sculptors to those who live in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee.

A stipend of $2,000 will be given for each large sculpture to cover delivery, pick-up and transportation costs.

If you visit you’ll find a complete list of exactly what airport officials are seeking.

The exhibition sites include a wall on the lower level in a baggage claim area as well as one at the bottom of the central escalator. There are also pedestals for artwork in the meet and greet areas of the departure level, and the ticketing areas – as well as eight outdoor sculpture platforms and one site where the sculpture will rest on the ground.

 If your artwork is selected, you’ll have to deliver it and pick it up. The work will be installed by a professional that the Airport Authority will provide.

The artwork will be on loan to the airport for one year and artists will get $100 as a small thanks for loaning it out. But the best payback will be the recognition and potential sales. Your name and contact information will be on each label for the work and, if someone wants to buy your masterpiece, they can make you an offer.  If you do sell it, you can trade out the work that’s sold for another similar work.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 19, and the first selection panel will make its choices in April or May.

To see some artwork used before, visit: