MetroScapes is an annual juried competition through Arts in Transit, Inc., open to regional artists and designers. It was established in 2015 as a way to bring public art to a broad and diverse audience, while at the same time creating a more pleasant and attractive atmosphere to the neighborhoods and communities served by the Metro Transit system.
Ten outstanding images of either new or existing work are selected by a panel of judges and reproduced into posters that are placed at MetroBus shelters and MetroLink stations throughout the bi-state region. The artwork is on display for up to one year, and smaller reproductions are available for sale online and at the MetroStore at 8th and Pine streets.
This year’s competition saw a record number of submissions – 471 artwork images from 224 area artists. The 2019 winners and the titles of their works are:
- Patricia Brewer, Red Window
- Quinton Davis, (ECAEP EVAH SU TEL)
- Diawly Diop, Manal Ali-Sharif
- Morgan Hill, Rome’s Chicken
- Jason Hoeing, Lotus Folds
- Cary Horton, Carr School
- Taylor McIntosh, Rainbow Trail
- J.B. Nearsy Wright, Positive Valence
- Irek Szelagm, Saint Louis Art Museum with Monument
- Angela Vories, Querencia
Major funding for MetroScapes 2019 is generously provided by the Gateway Foundation.
Slideshow: 2019 MetroScapes Exhibition and Reception
See the “Opportunities” section for more information about current “Call to Artist” requests.