The RBC Canadian Painting Competition, established in 1999, is produced with the expertise of the Canadian Art Foundation. The competition seeks to support and nurture the next generation of Canadian artists by providing them with a forum to display their talents to the country. Finalists are selected by three regional juries, comprised of experienced gallery directors, artists, curators and industry leaders. Jurors choose five paintings from each of the three regions, narrowing down the selection to 15 finalists.
The three juries convene for a two-day deliberation, and determine one national winner and two honourable mentions from the shortlist. The national winner receives a purchase prize of $25,000, the two honourable mentions each receive $15,000 and the remaining 12 finalists each receive $2,500.
The top three works become part of the RBC Corporate Collection, which holds more than 4,000 works of art collected over the past century.
The winner of the 18th RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and two honourable mentions, were announced in a ceremony tonight in Toronto.
A canvas crocheted out of paint. A white-cube gallery cum Twister game. An old-fashioned portrait of a millennial. These are just some finalists’ works.
Artists Tammi Campbell and Kent Monkman are among this year’s jurists. Applications are due May 3 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
Vancouver artist wins with work referencing abstraction and figuration. Ufuk Gueray of Winnipeg and Nicolas Lachance of Montreal named honourable mentions.
Check out works by all the excellent emerging artists in this year’s RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
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