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Features / October 1, 2014

Slideshow: RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalists

Check out works by all the excellent emerging artists in this year's RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
Gavin Lynch, <em>Before the Fire</em>, 2014. Gavin Lynch, Before the Fire, 2014.

Each year, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition highlights works by promising emerging artists across Canada. Just click on the image above to see a slideshow of works by this year’s 15 finalists.

The finalists from Western Canada are: Ashleigh Bartlett of Calgary; Ufuk Gueray of Winnipeg, Tiziana La Melia of Vancouver; Laura Piasta of Vancouver; and Robert Taite of Winnipeg.

The finalists from Central Canada are: Jennifer Carvalho of Toronto; Wallis Cheung of Toronto; James Gardner of Toronto; Gavin Lynch of Ottawa; and Megan McCabe of Toronto.

The finalists from Eastern Canada are: Carly Butler of Halifax; Teto Elsiddique of Halifax; Karine Fréchette of Montreal; Nicolas Lachance of Montreal; Elysanne Tremblay of Montreal.

The winner and two honourable mentions will be announced at a gala tonight at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. All the finalists’ paintings will also be displayed at the gallery until October 8. Paintings will then be on exhibit at Art Toronto from October 23 to 27.

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, administered with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation (publisher of Canadian Art), is a unique initiative to help nurture and support promising new artists in the early stages of their careers—a time when they need both recognition and financial support.

Recent winners of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition include Colleen Heslin, Vanessa Maltese and Rebecca Brewer.