New Mexico artist Fausto Fernandez

After several months of searching, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has chosen an artist to design large-scale artwork to be mounted on the transportation center at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Commissioners unanimously voted during a meeting on Monday to award New Mexico artist Fausto Fernandez an $85,000 contract to come up with six different designs for each of the panels outside of the building along Hollywood Way.

The airport authority is required to put up art pieces on the center to fulfill Burbank’s Art in Public Places obligation after the building was constructed, said Nerissa Sugars, who is in charge of the authority’s marketing and business development.

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