Winners of the 2022 SFMOMA Annual Pumpkin Contest

At SFMOMA, we like to get in the Halloween spirit by hosting an annual pumpkin decorating contest among our staff. Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you the competition can get pretty ripe, thanks in large part to the creativity and wit of our colleagues.

This year, fellow staff voted on each other’s best-in-gourd creations. Take a look at the best picks of the patch below and Happy Halloween from SFMOMA!

1st place

Not a Savage Chair, 2022


Runner Up

The Living Wall Except It’s a Pumpkin


Runner Up

Mend Pumpkin




Check out this year’s creative contenders below (in no particular order).

Yarn O'Lantern, Amy Lange, Crocheted Pumpkin
"Untitled" (Gourd-en)
Let the Lucrative 2022 Museum Store Holiday Season Begin!!
The Son of Minion
4th Grader Homework, Laro Weber Garay
The Joan Brown Smoker Pumpkin
Homage to Joan Brown
Homage to Constellation by Alexander Calder