Bay Area Inspired Art Contest Winners

Overall winner, ‘The Golden Treasure of San Francisco’, by Antonio N. age 14

Overall winner, ‘The Golden Treasure of San Francisco’, by Antonio N. age 14

We reached out to our BASIC Fund community to ask: What inspires you about the Bay Area? What do you love?

Our Scholars sent in so many amazing works of art, depicting all of their favorites things and places from around the Bay Area. We want to share just a few with you, including the winners and runners up from each age category of K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Antonio N.’s inspired piece depicting the Golden Gate Bridge struck us in particular. He wrote, “I am fascinated by its architecture, and its significant contribution to the people of San Francisco, and to the world. Choosing the Golden Gate Bridge as my subject makes me feel proud to be part of this great city, the golden city by the bay, San Francisco.”

Sofia C., Age 12, receives an honorable mention for her work ‘The Golden Gate’, done on canvas.

Sofia C., Age 12, receives an honorable mention for her work ‘The Golden Gate’, done on canvas.

Victor M., Age 11, won the 3-5 category with his ‘A Day At the Beach’. The Half Moon Bay inspired him for the good times he has had there and the beautiful sights he has taken in.

Victor M., Age 11, won the 3-5 category with his ‘A Day At the Beach’. The Half Moon Bay inspired him for the good times he has had there and the beautiful sights he has taken in.

Jayla W., age 10, receives an honorable mention for ‘The Oracle Arena’ which she picked because of the good times she has had there with her family and how pretty the building is at night when the blue and yellow lights come off of the building

Jayla W., age 10, receives an honorable mention for ‘The Oracle Arena’ which she picked because of the good times she has had there with her family and how pretty the building is at night when the blue and yellow lights come off of the building

Miguel C., age 7, wins the K-2 award for his ‘I Take the MUNI Train to School’. MUNI inspired him because, “it’s my favorite transportation. It takes me everywhere. Downtown and back and school and back home. I always carry my Clipper card to pay my bus fare.”

Miguel C., age 7, wins the K-2 award for his ‘I Take the MUNI Train to School’. MUNI inspired him because, “it’s my favorite transportation. It takes me everywhere. Downtown and back and school and back home. I always carry my Clipper card to pay my bus fare.”

Kiana M., Age 8, gets an honortable mention for ‘The Big Carnival’, showing the carnival she goes to every summer at the Alameda County Fair where she has a lot of fun with her family.

Kiana M., Age 8, gets an honortable mention for ‘The Big Carnival’, showing the carnival she goes to every summer at the Alameda County Fair where she has a lot of fun with her family.

Posted on February 28, 2019 .