Media Invitation - 9th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition to visit Winnipeg

    WINNIPEG, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - RBC, The Canadian Art Foundation and The
Winnipeg Art Gallery would like to invite you to preview the RBC Canadian
Painting Competition Exhibition at a reception at the gallery in Winnipeg on
October 30, 2007. The exhibition features artwork from Eastern, Central and
Western Canada.
    Several recognized artists from Western Canada, whose works form part of
the exhibit, will be in attendance including this year's national winner,
Vancouver's Arabella Campbell, who was awarded $25,000, Calgary's Chris Millar
who received an honourable mention and was awarded $15,000, as well as Eli
Bornowsky of Vancouver, Angus Ferguson of Vancouver and Shaun Morin of
    With a total of $55,000 in prize money, the RBC Canadian Painting
Competition has Canada's largest arts award disbursement for painting. The
artists will be on hand to participate in one-on-one interviews.

    DATE:  October 30, 2007

    TIME:  4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Winnipeg Art Gallery
           300 Memorial Blvd

    The RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition will be on display at
The Winnipeg Art Gallery from October 31 - November 11. The exhibition is
touring prominent galleries across Canada. For more details on the
competition, please visit

    About the RBC Canadian Painting Competition

    Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is a tribute
to Canada's artistic talent. The goal of the competition is to support and
nurture 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. An investment in Canadian culture and the visual arts
community, the competition will award one national prize of $25,000 and two
honourable mentions will receive $15,000 each. Along with past winners, the
winning paintings of 2006 will become part of RBC's Canadian art collection
comprised of more than 4,000 works of distinguished art collected over the
past hundred years. Various paintings from the RBC collection have been
exhibited in museums, enabling more Canadians to enjoy these wonderful works.
"Old and New Forest" by Emily Carr is on loan to the Vancouver Art Gallery
from May 12, 2007 through to April 6, 2008.

For further information:

For further information: To R.S.V.P. for the media briefing and to book
interviews, please contact: Liz Redston, RBC, (204) 988-3516,; Darlene Marks, RBC, (416) 974-2727,

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