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2017 Muni Art

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For the second annual Muni Art project, Muni buses are showcasing the art creations of five winning artists, including:

  • Monica Tiulescu (with her proposal, Teens of San Francisco) *
  • Lillian Shanahan (Bit by Bit)
  • Luis Pinto (Las Historias de San Francisco)
  • Counterpoint Studio (City Walks)
  • Todd Kurnat (Sight Seeing: San Francisco Edition) 

Biography and examples of the top art is available at the San Francisco Beautiful Muni Art page

* Monica Tiulescu garnered the most votes for the first place winning spot.

thumbnails of 10 art pieces: a bird over a map; a yellow paint and concrete abstract; stylized buildings and a person on a bike with the word "Boyd"; a corner building in orange and yellow;  multicolor bead mountainscape; view of Ghirardelli Square and north; crayon-like drawings of a person of color, a creature, and various objects and the words "My brothers and my baby boy"; people on a red-and-orange Muni bus with the Transamerica Pyramid and other buildings in the skyline behind; two portraits with abstract colors; buildings and ships

Contestants had between May 2 and June 17, 2016 to submit applications that reflected their artistic concept of “San Francisco Neighborhoods.”  Of the over 85 applications received, ten were chosen by a jury comprised of seven members of the arts community, which included a member of the San Francisco Arts Commission, a local art gallery owner, a working artist, community arts programmer and a curator at a public art cultural center.  Decisions were based upon quality of concept, expression of theme, diversity and the likelihood that the artist would be able to deliver the completed eight panels of original work by the deadline. 

From the ten chosen, the public was then invited to vote in an online poll for their favorite artist to determine the top five winning artists.

In addition to getting the unique opportunity for public exposure, the winning artist was awarded $2,000 and each of the remaining four winners were given $1,250.

The Muni Art Project is funded by the generous support of members of San Francisco Beautiful, the SFMTA, the City and County of San Francisco’s Community Challenge Grant Program and sponsors Boston Properties, Flax Art and Design, DiveIn, and LikeMinded.