Alexis Lavoie of Montréal, Québec named the
national winner in the 12th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition
$55,000 in total awarded to emerging Canadian artists
TORONTO, September 30, 2010 RBC, with
the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, today announced
Alexis Lavoie from Montréal as the national winner
of the 12th annual RBC
Canadian Painting Competition for his work entitled Restants.
Alexis was awarded a $25,000 prize as the national winner.
Alexis Lavoie from Montréal, is the winning entry
in the 2010 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
"Each year the RBC Canadian Painting Competition showcases
the extraordinary talent of emerging artists from across Canada,"
said Gay Mitchell, deputy chairman, RBC Wealth Management.
"RBC is honoured to play a role in raising the awareness
and appreciation of visual arts in this country and provide
a forum for artists to display their work."
The winners were chosen from more than 600 works submitted
by artists from across the country. The two honourable mentions
were given to Jon Reed from Toronto for his work Stato
di Impotenza and Mark Stebbins from Toronto for his work
Data Centers. Jon and Mark were each awarded a $15,000
prize for their work.
"This annual competition opens doors for talented artists
at a time in their career when they need it most," said
Ann Webb, executive director, Canadian Art Foundation. "The
award not only provides much needed financial support but
also offers an outstanding opportunity for artists to exhibit
their work at prominent art galleries across the country."
Submissions were accepted from professional, practicing,
visual Canadian artists who are in the early stages (within
first five years) of their careers. The RBC Canadian Painting
Competition was judged by some of the most respected artists,
gallery directors and curators in Canada. The list of finalists
and their submitted works can be found at
All 15 paintings will be on exhibit at the Power Plant in
Toronto from September 29 to October 3. The exhibition will
then travel to Halifax where the artworks will be displayed
at the Dalhousie Art Gallery from October 10 to 17, then make
a stop in Cobourg, Ontario at the Art Gallery of Northumberland
from October 26 to November 6, and finish in Calgary at the
Art Gallery of Calgary from November 15 to 21.
All finalists will be featured in Canadian Art magazine
About the RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition
is a tribute to Canada's artistic talent. The goal of the
competition is to support and nurture Canadian visual artists
early in their career by providing them with a forum to display
their artistic talent to the country and hopefully open doors
to future opportunity. An investment in Canadian culture and
the visual arts community, the competition will award one
national prize of $25,000 and two honourable mentions will
receive $15,000 each. Along with past winners, the winning
paintings of 2010 will become part of RBC's Canadian art collection
comprised of more than 4,000 works of distinguished art collected
over the past hundred years. Various paintings from the RBC
collection have been exhibited in museums, enabling more Canadians
to enjoy these wonderful works.
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For more information, please contact:
Jackie Braden, RBC, 416-974-1724
Raymond Chouinard, RBC Communications, (514) 874-6556