United Airlines on Friday revealed two winning designs, selected through a combination of official judging and public voting, for Her Art Here, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing a chance to have their work painted on a canvas like no other — a United Airlines aircraft.
Having their designs painted on a Boeing 757 provides women artists with a traveling canvas that flies on average 1.6 million miles a year and 476 cross-country trips. The aircraft is roughly 3,666 times larger than the typical 18″ x 24″ canvas.
On behalf of New York/New Jersey, Corinne Antonelli of Washington, New Jersey was selected as the winner, with a design that features a globe signaling United’s worldwide connectivity and classic imagery from the two states including a classic New Jersey Mill, the New York City Skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Tsungwei Moo of San Francisco has been selected for her design depicting iconic landmarks as well as the palm trees and ocean that are synonymous with the state of California
The two winners will be mentored by renowned artists prior to one aircraft per region being painted this fall.
Antonelli a New Jersey native studying illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design, said her design is a tribute to her home region, and hopes it serves as an example to young girls around the world who are interested in a career in the arts that anything is possible.
The winners, along with the top finalists, will have the opportunity for their artwork to be displayed inside United terminals throughout the remainder of 2019 with their works available to purchase. Winners and finalists all received 100,000 MileagePlus award miles and the two regional winners will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.