RBC Canadian Painting Competition exhibit features five artists from Western Canada among Canada's top talent

    WINNIPEG, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - The Winnipeg Art Gallery will showcase the work
of this year's RBC Canadian Painting Competition semi-finalists from
October 31 - November 11. Among the artists featured are the national winner,
Arabella Campbell of Vancouver, who was awarded a $25,000 prize for her work
entitled Physical Facts Series No.6 and the honourable mention award winner,
Chris Millar of Calgary, for his work entitled FACEBITOR - The Untimely
Transmogrification of the Problem, who was awarded $15,000.
    Three other artists from Western Canada will also be featured in the
exhibition including Eli Bornowsky of Vancouver, Angus Ferguson of Vancouver
and Shaun Morin of Winnipeg.
    "We are very proud to support the talent and vision of Canadian artists
at the early stages of their career," said Gay Mitchell, deputy chairman, RBC
Wealth Management. "We hope to not only provide an opportunity for emerging
artists to have their work recognized at a national level, which is not easily
achieved at this point in their careers but to also share their talent and
passion with as many Canadians as possible."
    The national winner and honourable mentions were selected from 15
semi-finalist paintings from across Canada and were judged by a panel of some
of Canada's finest and most recognizable artists, curators and gallery
directors. The RBC Canadian Painting Competition offers the largest cash award
disbursement for painting in Canada. Toronto's Melanie Authier was also
awarded a $15,000 honourable mention. For visuals and descriptions of the
winning works, please visit: www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
    The exhibition is touring prominent galleries across Canada including the
Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie,
Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton and Emily Carr
Institute Art + Design in Vancouver.
    The exhibition will be at The Winnipeg Art Gallery from October 31 -
November 11. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, Thursday
11 am - 9 pm and is closed Mondays. Admission: Adults $6; Student/Senior $4;
Youth $3; Family $15, and children under six and Gallery Members are free.
    Additional details on the RBC Canadian Painting Competition can be found
at: www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Liz Redston, RBC, (204)
988-3516, liz.redston@rbc.com

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