TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC, with the support of the Canadian Art
Foundation, today announced its call for entries for the 2012 RBC
Canadian Painting Competition. With a total of $55,000 in prize money,
it is one of the largest competitions of its kind in Canada.
Entries must be submitted by May 9, 2012 and winners will be announced
in Toronto on November 29, 2012, with the national winner receiving
$25,000 and two honourable mentions each receiving $15,000.
"RBC works closely with the Canadian Art Foundation to recognize and
showcase emerging painters and provide them with opportunities to gain
national exposure," said Ann Webb, executive director, Canadian Art
Foundation and publisher, Canadian Art Magazine. "Each year, we look
forward to this competition so we can support, celebrate and uncover
new Canadian talent."
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 come
together in November to determine one national winner and two
honourable mentions to be announced on November 29. All 15 paintings
will be on exhibit at the Power Plant in Toronto. 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 and two honourable mentions will receive
prizes of $15,000 each. Along with past winners, the winning paintings
of 2012 will become part of RBC's Canadian art collection comprised of
more than 4,000 works of distinguished art collected over the past
SOURCE Canadian Art Foundation
For further information:
Jackie Braden, RBC Brand Communications, 416-974-1724, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Dexter, Advisor, RBC Canadian Painting Competition, 416-277-4068