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RBC Canadian Painting Competition

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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.

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RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2017

The RBC Canadian Painting Competition, established in 1999, is produced in partnership with the Canadian Art Foundation. The competition seeks to support and nurture the next generation of…

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Artists Tammi Campbell and Kent Monkman are among this year’s jurists. Applications are due May 3 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Last week, Tiziana La Melia was announced as winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition at a ceremony held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where an exhibition of the competition’s…

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Slideshow: RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalists

Check out works by all the excellent emerging artists in this year’s RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

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RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition in Montreal

The RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists’ paintings will be on view at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts between September 9 and October 8. Visit the museum to view all of the works…

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I do not think it is much of a secret that artists are a conflicted bunch when it comes to competitions—or even competition for that matter. On one hand, many in the field are quick to publicly…

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