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Ambera Wellmann, 2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition Winner

Don’t miss out! Application deadline for the 2018 RBC Canadian Painting Competition ends May 1

  • In celebration of its 20th anniversary, 2018 grand prize includes prestigious residency at Banff Centre for the Arts

TORONTO, April 24, 2018 - With one week left to submit works for the 2018 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, make sure to enter online before May 1, 2018 at www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition. Finalists will be announced on June 27, 2018 and all 15 artists will have their work exhibited at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

The winner of the 2018 RBC Canadian Painting Competition will be announced on September 17th at an awards Gala in Toronto. The top prize includes $25,000 along with a residency at the renowned Banff Centre for the Arts – a unique and special addition to mark the 20th anniversary of the competition. Two honourable mentions will each receive $15,000 and the remaining 12 finalists will receive $2,500 each.

In addition, the paintings by the winner and two honourable mentions will be added to RBC’s extensive art collection, which features more than 4,500 Canadian works that have been collected since 1929.

Details and rules of the competition can be found at rbc.com/paintingcompetition.

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For more information, please contact:
Michelle Yao, michelle.yao@rbc.com, 647-618-3792