Thursday night at Artopia, SF Weekly announced the three winners of 2012's Masterminds Grants. Two individuals and one dance troupe each won $1,500 to further their work. They were among more than 100 applicants in the competition, now in its fifth year. Ten finalists were chosen, and each had work on display at the Thursday night event.
One winner was Baldur Helgason, an illustrator originally from Iceland. To read more about Helgason and his work, read his profile by our arts critic Jonathan Curiel.
Another winner was Eliana Lima, an experimental photographer and filmmaker. Read her profile here.
The third winner was detour dance, an outdoor dance troupe. Read its profile here.