Airport Unveils “Blue Lady,” an Exclusive Art of Travel Print by Carlos Zamora

A shimmering 1920s beauty with a passion for future flight is a stunning illustration by Carlos Zamora.

September 1, 2016 | 2 min reading time

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St. Louis - A shimmering 1920s beauty with a passion for future flight is a stunning illustration by Carlos Zamora, who has unveiled his poster design for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport’s 2016 Art of Travel event.

Zamora donated his talents as long-time creative director and illustrator to design “Blue Lady.” He is a Co-Chair of the 2016 Art of Travelhost committee. The Cuban-born and St. Louis advocate has had illustrations published by the New York ObserverThe Boston Globe,Ad AgeAmerican Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal and St. Louis Magazine. He is a former President of AIGA St. Louis - the professional association of Design, and serves as a brand chair on several boards in the city.

The 6th annual Art of Travel celebrates The Dawn of St. Louis Aviation in 1920’s style on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A limited number of Zamora’s “Blue Lady” prints, produced on 100% cotton archival museum paper, will be available to guests that evening donating to the Lambert Art & Culture Program. Event sponsors will also receive a signed, limited edition print. Sponsorships are still available.

Individual tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door. Dining, drinks, parking and entertainment are included. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lambert Art and Culture Program, which enhances the visual appearance and cultural connectivity of the airport through art and exhibitions in the terminals and concourses.

The Airport held its inaugural Art of Travelevent in 2011. Carlos Zamora designed the first poster that year in what is now a treasured annual tradition for the Airport’s fundraising event. Co-Chairs for the 2016 Art of Travel are Cabanne and Jim Howard, Carlos and Juliana Zamora, and Jessica and Jacob Herschend.  

The Lambert Art and Culture program features both visual and performing arts, and highlights the unique art and culture in the St. Louis region, as well as works from national and international scenes. Funds raised at previous Art of Travel events has enabled Lambert Airport to showcase works from renowned artists such as Alicia LaChance, Ken Konchel, Daniel Raedeke, John Foster, Steven Ladd and William Ladd. Many more artists have been featured in curated exhibitions by local organizations such as Craft AllianceThe Sheldon Art GalleriesThe Missouri History MuseumThe International Photography Hall of Fame, Griot Museum,Foundry Art Centre and the World Chess Hall of Fame. For current works and exhibitions visit

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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is the 31st busiest airport in the U.S. as ranked by Airports Council International-North America. Lambert served more than 12.7 million passengers in 2015. For more information on flights and services at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, log onto Facebook/flystl; Twitter:@flystl

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