Up-and-coming Canadian artists are celebrated with largest prize of its
TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Calling all up-and-coming Canadian
artists! RBC, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, today
announced its call for entries for the 2014 RBC Canadian Painting
Competition. The competition, designed to give exposure and opportunity
to painters as part of RBC's on-going support of emerging artists
across the country, will award $55,000 in prize money to support rising
"The impact of our competition extends beyond the cash prize," said
Robin Anthony, curator, RBC. "It provides artists who are just starting
their careers time, national exposure, connection to mentors and the
opportunity to become part of an esteemed group of competition alumni.
This is a rare opportunity for an artist embarking on a career in
Entries must be submitted by May 6 at 5 p.m. EST. The submitted works
will be short-listed to 15 finalists by independent panels of regional
judges and will be announced on June 14. All 15 finalists will have
their works displayed at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in the fall
of 2014, and will be featured on RBC's website.
Regional jurors will meet in September to determine one winner and two
honourable mentions, who will be announced on October 1 in Montreal,
where the winner will receive a prize of $25,000 for the purchase of
their work, and the two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 each.
The winner's painting will be added to RBC's Canadian art collection,
which features more than 4,000 works collected over the past hundred
years. The collection includes original works of art by well-known and
emerging Canadian artists, as well as distinguished artists from across
the U.S. The collection also includes works by previous RBC Canadian
Painting Competition winners and finalists.
Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition's goal is to
invest in and nurture Canada's next generation of visual artists, to
provide a forum to display artistic talent to the country and to open
doors to success. Details and rules of the competition can be found at rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
About RBC's Commitment to Community and Sustainability
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is Canada's largest bank and
one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization.
We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 44 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and
environmental leaders and is listed on the 2014 Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi
Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC is one of Canada's Greenest
Employers, and one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed
more than $104 to causes worldwide, including donations and community
investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships.
Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.
For further information:
Shauna Cook, Brand Sponsorship Communications, RBC, 416-974-6286,
Alicia DeBoer, Brand & Corporate Citizenship Communications, RBC, 416-974-2131