RBC seeks emerging visual artists for its 15th
RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Milestone marked with largest total prize money for painting -- $115,000
TORONTO, February 5, 2013 - RBC, with the support
of the Canadian Art Foundation, today announced its call for
entries for the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. To
celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RBC Canadian Painting
Competition, RBC will award a total of $115,000 in prize money,
making it the largest prize of its kind in Canada.
Entries must be submitted by May 1, 2013 and winners will
be announced in Ottawa at the National Gallery on October
2, 2013. The national winner will receive $25,000, two honourable
mentions $15,000 each and, in recognition of the 15th anniversary,
the remaining 12 finalists will be awarded $5,000 each. Along
with past winners, the winning 2013 paintings will become
part of RBC's Canadian art collection. More than 4,000 works
of distinguished art collected over the past hundred years
are included in RBC's collection.
"The Canadian Art Foundation is proud to partner with
RBC to help discover and showcase emerging Canadian painters,"
said Ann Webb, executive director, Canadian Art Foundation
and publisher, Canadian Art Magazine. "Over the past
15 years, we have seen the impressive talent that exists in
our country and it is exciting to see how the RBC competition
has served as a catalyst for many up-and-coming visual artists.
We look forward to this year's competition and the opportunities
to celebrate emerging painters and provide them with support
and national exposure."
Details and rules of the competition may be found at rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
The submitted works will be short-listed to 15 finalists by
independent panels of regional judges. All regional jurors
will come together in October to determine one national winner
and two honourable mentions that will be announced on October
2, 2013. All 15 paintings will be on exhibit at the National
Gallery in Ottawa. All finalists will be featured at rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
About the RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition
recognizes and supports Canada's emerging artists. The competition
nurtures 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.
The competition will award one national prize of $25,000,
two honourable mentions will receive prizes of $15,000 each
and, in recognition of the 15th anniversary, the remaining
12 finalists will be awarded $5,000 each. Along with past
winners, the winning paintings of 2013 will become part of
RBC's Canadian art collection comprised of more than 4,000
works of distinguished art collected over the past hundred
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For more information, contact:
RBC Brand Communications, 416 974-1724
Deborah Dexter, Advisor, RBC Canadian Painting Competition,