RBC seeks emerging artists for 13th annual
RBC Canadian Painting Competition
TORONTO, February 14, 2011 RBC, with the
support of the Canadian Art Foundation, today announced its
call for entries for the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
With a total of $55,000 in prize money, it is the largest
competition of its kind in Canada.
Entries must be submitted by May 11, 2011 and winners will
be announced in Edmonton on September 27, 2011, with the national
winner receiving $25,000 and two honourable mentions each
receiving $15,000. Semi-finalists in the competition will
see their work displayed at prominent art galleries across
the country and featured in Canadian Art magazine.
"The RBC Canadian Painting Competition helps demonstrate
the talent and diversity of emerging Canadian artists and
recognizes them on a national level," said Ann Webb,
Executive Director, Canadian Art Foundation. "The Canadian
art community looks forward to this competition each year
as it is an opportunity to nurture and support up-and-coming
artists and highlight their contributions to our nation's
RBC works closely with the Canadian Art Foundation to recognize
the skill and talent of Canada's emerging artists and provide
them with a professional competition that offers national
exposure. The Canadian Art Foundation oversees the adjudication
process, allowing the works to be judged by a select panel
of distinguished members of the visual arts community.
Details and rules of the competition may be found at www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
The submitted works will be short-listed to 15 semi-finalists
by independent panels of regional judges. All regional jurors
come together late September to determine one national winner
and two honourable mentions. On September 27, the 2011 winner
and honourable mentions will be announced and all 15 paintings
will be on exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton.
All finalists will be featured at www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
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 prizes of $15,000 each.
Along with past winners, the winning paintings of 2011 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, contact:
Jackie Braden, RBC Brand Communications,
Deborah Dexter, RBC Canadian Painting Competition,