Less than 7 days left to vote for your favorite artwork in the teen art contest So You Want To Be an Artist?

Online voting ends at 11:59 EST November 15, 2015

OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Art works by 258 aspiring artists aged 16 to 19 from across Canada are featured in the 5th edition of the National Gallery of Canada (NGC)'s contest So You Want to Be an Artist? Members of the public have until 11:59 pm EST November 15, 2015 to vote for their favorite artworks on the contest website soyouwanttobeanartist.ca

This year's contest features submissions from across the country; from Quispamsis, New Brunswick to North Saanich, British Columbia and everything in-between.

The contest will have 15 finalists, 12 chosen by the voting public, and three additional artworks selected by NGC Associate Curator of Canadian Modern Art, Adam Welch. These 15 finalists will have their artworks displayed at the NGC in the Artissimo Gallery.

In early December 2015 the jury, which this year includes, Associate curator of Canadian Modern Art, Adam Welch, artist Luke Siemens, artist Sandy Plotnikoff, and artist and Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, Jinny Yu, will select three prize winners from the 15 works on view.

The first-place winner will receive a trip to Ottawa, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Gallery, a portfolio review by an NGC curator and a gift certificate for art supplies. Join the conversation by following the contest on Twitter and Facebook, @Art_Canada, and facebook.com/makeart.faisdelart using the hashtag #WeAreArtists.

CBC/Radio-Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada are collaborating with the contest by promoting it through their various digital platforms

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* Number of participants per city below.

 

NGC contest So You Want To Be an Artist?
Participants provenance

Province

City

Number of participants

 Alberta

Barrie

1

 Alberta

Bawlf

1

 Alberta

Calgary

5

 Alberta

Courtenay

1

 Alberta

Didsbury

1

 Alberta

Edmonton

4

 Alberta

Fort McMurray

2

 Alberta

Grande Prairie

1

 Alberta

Lethbridge

1

 Alberta

Nobleford

1

 Alberta

Olds

1

 Alberta

Penhold

1

 Alberta

Red Deer

4

 Alberta

Spruce View

1

 British-Columbia

Abbotsford

1

 British-Columbia

Coquitlam

1

 British-Columbia

Creston

1

 British-Columbia

Dawson Creek

1

 British-Columbia

Delta

1

 British-Columbia

Kamloops

1

 British-Columbia

Kelowna

2

 British-Columbia

Langley

1

 British-Columbia

Mission

1

 British-Columbia

North Saanich

1

 British-Columbia

Pitt Meadows

1

 British-Columbia

Prince George

1

 British-Columbia

Surrey

1

 British-Columbia

Vancouver

3

 British-Columbia

Vernon

1

 British-Columbia

Victoria

3

 Manitoba

Gladstone

1

 Manitoba

Winnipeg

4

 New-Brunswick

Notre Dame

1

 NewFoundland-Labrador

Hare Bay

1

 Nova-Scotia

Amherst

1

 Nova-Scotia

Bridgewater

1

 Nova-Scotia

Coldbrook

1

 Nova-Scotia

Dartmouth

2

 Nova-Scotia

Halifax

2

 Nova-Scotia

Liverpool

1

 Nova-Scotia

Yarmouth

1

 Ontario

Alexandria

1

 Ontario

Apple Hill

1

 Ontario

Aylmer

1

 Ontario

Barrie

4

 Ontario

Beamsville

1

 Ontario

Bowmanville

3

 Ontario

Brampton

1

 Ontario

Brantford

2

 Ontario

Brockville

1

 Ontario

Burlington

4

 Ontario

Cambridge

2

 Ontario

Collingwood

2

 Ontario

Corbeil

2

 Ontario

East- Hawkesbury

1

 Ontario

Fenelon Falls

1

 Ontario

Guelph

1

 Ontario

Hamilton

5

 Ontario

Kanata

2

 Ontario

Kemptville

3

 Ontario

Kingsville

1

 Ontario

Lakefield

1

 Ontario

Limehouse

1

 Ontario

London

2

 Ontario

Manitowaning

1

 Ontario

Markham

5

 Ontario

Merrickville

1

 Ontario

Mississauga

13

 Ontario

Nepean

1

 Ontario

Newcastle

3

 Ontario

North Bay

14

 Ontario

Nottawa

1

 Ontario

Oakville

3

 Ontario

Ottawa

22

 Ontario

Pembroke

1

 Ontario

Pickering

1

 Ontario

Port Stanley

1

 Ontario

Rainy River

1

 Ontario

Richmond Hill

2

 Ontario

Russell

1

 Ontario

Sarnia

1

 Ontario

Scarborough

1

 Ontario

Spencerville

1

 Ontario

St Catharines

1

 Ontario

Stouffville

1

 Ontario

Sudbury

1

 Ontario

Sutton West

1

 Ontario

Themiskaming Shores

1

 Ontario

Thornhill

1

 Ontario

Thunder Bay

1

 Ontario

Toronto

6

 Ontario

Vaughan

1

 Ontario

Wasaga Beach

3

 Ontario

Windsor

1

 Ontario

Woodbridge

1

 Prince Edward Island

Belfast

1

 Prince Edward Island

Cardigan

1

 Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

1

 Québec

Brossard

2

 Québec

Drummondville

1

 Québec

Gatineau

2

 Québec

Laval

2

 Québec

Longueuil

1

 Québec

Lorraine

1

 Québec

Montréal

14

 Québec

Nicolet

1

 Québec

Québec

2

 Québec

Rawdon

1

 Québec

Rivière-Bleue

1

 Québec

Rosemère

1

 Québec

Saint-Benoit

1

 Québec

Saint-Georges

1

 Québec

Saint-Hyacinthe

1

 Québec

Saint-Jérôme

2

 Québec

Saint-Pie

1

 Québec

Sainte-Madeleine

1

 Quebec

St-Lambert

1

 Quebec

Terrebonne

1

 Quebec

Vaudreuil

1

 Quebec

Vaudreuil-Dorion

1

 Saskatchewan

Hazlet

1

 Saskatchewan

Kyle

1

 Saskatchewan

Regina

6

 Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

4

 Saskatchewan

Weyburn

1

Total


258

 

 

SOURCE National Gallery of Canada

For further information: For media only: To set up an interview with a Gallery spokesperson or a contest participant from your region* (upon participants' prior approval), please contact: Josée-Britanie Mallet, Senior Media and Public Relations Officer, National Gallery of Canada, 613.990.6835 / bmallet@gallery.ca


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