Winning artist received $700 first prize and their work is displayed on Bay Transit bus
Bay Transit, the RAL Art Center, and Gander Design held the first ever ‘Art in Transit’ competition and exhibition this October to help commemorate Bay Transit’s 25th Anniversary. The award winners were recognized at the ‘Art in Transit’ Reception in Kilmarnock on Friday night, October 29th. The culmination of the reception occurred when the first-place entry was unveiled on the side of a Bay Transit bus to the delight of the audience.
To reveal the first-place winner, Bay Transit Director Ken Pollock asked the audience to join him on the sidewalk in front of the RAL Art Center. As the front doors were opened, there was a Bay Transit bus with Brenda M. Sylvia’s acrylic painting, “Jumping for Joy” displayed on the side of the bus. “I feel really honored, and it looks great on the bus,” Ms. Sylvia said. “I’m getting ready to cry.” After Pollock presented Ms. Sylvia with the $700 first-place check and her Bay Transit 25th anniversary tumbler, she used a permanent marker to sign and date her artwork on the bus.