ORCA Card Applicant Gallery

As King County Metro Transit prepares to launch three new RapidRide lines, we're proud to help celebrate the expansion by commissioning a cohort of artists to create three limited-edition ORCA cards to correspond with each new route. Meet the artists and learn about their work here, and watch for their artwork as buses roll out in 2022 through 2024.

The eligibility requirements for this call for artists were notable, open only to young artists between the ages of 16 and 25. We received an incredible pool of applications—too incredible, in fact, not to share! Click through the gallery below for a work sample from every applicant and keep an eye out for them as they continue to create:

Yasiman Ahsani, Red Girl, 2020. Digital painting.
Noelle Anches, Famous Sketches, 2021. Pencil on paper.
Sofia Cababa, Wood Garden, 2021. Digital.
Soleil Cababa 3065, 2019. Digital broadcast package.
Myah Canup, Happy Place? , 2021. Acrylic.
Andrea Chen, Support the USPS Sticker Series, 2020. Digital.
Stella Christoforou, Topical! , 2020. Acrylic on paper.
Mia Cyger, Northwest Pink, 2021. Oil.
Rey Daoed, Changes II, 2020. Acrylic on canvas.
Catriel Duffin, Somewhere Nice, 2020. Digital-Photoshop CC.
Haneen Elhaj, Ramadan Mubarek, 2021. Digital watercolor.
Sophia Fang, Technicolor, 2021. Gouache, watercolor.
Hoa Hong, From North to South, 2020. Aerosol paint, mural for King Way Hair Salon.
Nilu Imanipassand, Bathroom Toast to Ghosts (pink) , 2021. Pen and ink, digital.
Elijah Johnson, Hypnophobia, 2020. Digital.
Xavier Kelley, Roaring 20’s, 2020. Acrylic and oil stick on canvas.
Yuki McKenzie, History, 2018. Acrylic on wall, mural for Franklin High School.
Kyle Melendez Daigre, Water of Life Character Lineup, 2020. Digital.
Jovita Mercado, From Yakima to Burien, 2020. Mixed media printed on vinyl wrap.
Cameron Miller, Twitch Graphics Showcase, 2020. Digital Vector Art.
Sadie Moss, Black and White Trumpet Installation, 2021. Digital.
Inocencio Orta, Capstone Sample, 2021. Photoshop layering.
Diana Palma Garcia, In Silence, 2020. Digital painting.
Marian Picard, Waterline, 2019. Borosilicate glass, mahogany, tree root.
Marcella Posito, Just One of the Birds, 2019. Digital art, Art Studio Pro.
Jessica Reitan, Breathe, 2020. Collage and acrylic.
Sanjita Rishikesan, Love in Waiting, 2020. Acrylic on canvas paper.
Hamsa Shankar, Indian Village Scene, 2020. Acrylic on canvas.
Stevie Shao, Tidepool, 2021. Digital.
Betsy Siegal, Grammy, 2019. Colored pencil on paper.
Meital Smith, Alice and Zedmore, 2020. Digital – Photoshop.
Aranza Torres Silva, Origami Angel, Fridge Trading Card, 2020. Digital.
Jordan Trahan, Specter, 2020. Digital.
Devoni Whitehead, Abundance, 2021. Digital.
Taylor Yingshi, Decolonize!, 2020. Digital.
Taylor Younker, Quench Case Study Branding, 2021. Digital, Photoshop and Illustrator.