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2017 Finalist Announcement
RBC Canadian Painting Competition

RBC, in collaboration with Canadian Art, is pleased to announce the jury-selected 15 finalists from among 682 submissions for the 19th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition:

Amanda Boulos, Duckie Wants Water
Angela Teng, Line Dance (Pink and Black for Mary Heilmann)
Ambera Wellmann, Temper Ripened
Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Conspiracy Theory
David Kaarsemaker, Portage 1
Joani Tremblay, The Lure of the Local Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society
Kizi Spielmann Rose, Sun and a Tide Pool
Laura Payne, Enneadec II
Laura Rokas-Bérubé, Paint by Number 7
M.E. Sparks, Hollow Dog
Michael Freeman Badour, Patrick’s Boots
Teto Elsiddique, neckrings, a breezy thing
Tristan Unrau, Nun, After Pasolini
Veronika Pausova, Typography
Wei Li, Obsessiveness and excitement, never growing out of them

The finalists’ shortlisted works can be viewed here.

The winner will be announced on October 17, 2017 at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. RBC will award a total of $85,000 in prize money - the winner will receive a prize of $25,000, the two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 each and the remaining 12 finalists receive $2,500 each. The three winning paintings will also be added to RBC’s Art Collection.

The Competition, developed through RBC’s Emerging Artists Project, bolsters the careers of emerging contemporary artists and seeks to inject the vitality and diversity of new talent into Canada’s arts landscape.

All 15 artists will have their work exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa from September 1 to October 22, 2017.


Questions? Contact:
Alex Kucharski, akucharski@argylepr.com

 

 

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