RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition features five artists from eastern Canada among Canada's top talent

    MONCTON, NB, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - The Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen de
l'Université de Moncton is showcasing the work of this year's RBC Canadian
Painting Competition's 15 semi-finalists.
    Five artists from eastern Canada will also be featured in the exhibition
including Elizabeth Grant of Saint John, Nam Nguyen of Halifax, Aleksandra
Rdest of Pouch Cove, Mélanie Rocan of Montreal and Justin Stephens of
    "Each year the RBC Canadian Painting Competition showcases the high level
of up-and-coming artistic talent that exists in Canada today," said Gay
Mitchell, deputy chairman, RBC Wealth Management. "This annual competition,
now in its ninth year, serves to foster the awareness and appreciation of the
visual arts while shining a light on some of Canada's finest emerging talent."
    Arabella Campbell of Vancouver was named national winner and was awarded
$25,000 for her work entitled Physical Facts Series No. 6 and both Calgary's
Chris Millar and Toronto's Melanie Authier were awarded $15,000 for honourable
    The 15 semi-finalist paintings from across Canada 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. For visuals and descriptions of the
winning works, please visit: www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
    The exhibition will be on display at the Galerie d'art
Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen de l'Université de Moncton (October 3 - 12). The
gallery is open from 1 - 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1 - 4 pm Saturday
and Sunday. Admission is free. The exhibition also tours prominent galleries
across Canada including the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto,
MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Emily Carr
Institute in Vancouver.
    Additional details on the RBC Canadian Painting Competition can be found
at: www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition.

For further information:

For further information: Trish Vardy, RBC, (902) 421-4105 or (902)

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