Community-focused non-profit San Francisco Beautiful announced the winners of its second annual Muni Art contest last week, adding that the winners will receive more exposure than last year as the number of buses that will display their work has doubled, from 50 to 100.
Out of 53 applicants, a panel of notable figures whittled it down to 10 contestants, and the five winners were chosen by the public through online voting last month. Those winners were:
- Monica Tiulescu
- Lillian Shanahan
- Luis Pinto
- Counterpoint Studio
- Todd Kurnat
Tiulescu won the most votes, 606, and her first place prize included $2,000. The other four winners will receive $1,250 each.
Each winner will have two months to create eight panels to be displayed in 20 buses. They will be exhibited starting in January of next year and will be taken down by that April.
Besides the prize money and the opportunity to expose their work to hundreds of thousands of Muni riders, the contest has had provided other benefits to its winners.