RBC Painting Competition: Semi-finalists announced!

By Julia

Royal Bank of Canada, a presenting sponsor at Art Toronto 2010, runs an annual painting competition in conjunction with the Canadian Art Foundation for up and coming artists. Established in 1999, the RBC Painting Competition is in its 11th year and has helped pave the way for emerging talent on the contemporary art scene. The winner and runners-up will be announced on September 29th and the winning work will exhibited at Art Toronto 2010. The winner and runners-up will also be the recipients of purchase prizes and will have their work showcased in prominent Canadian art galleries, as well as in Canadian Art Magazine.

In July RBC announced their 15 semi-finalists, who are as follows:

Western Canada
• Eli Bornowsky of Vancouver
• Aaron Carpenter of Vancouver
• Megan Hepburn of Vancouver
• Laura Piasta of Coquitlam, BC
• Melanie Rocan of Winnipeg

Central Canada
• Sarah Cale of Toronto
• Scott Everingham of Toronto
• Jon Reed of Toronto
• Mark Stebbins of Toronto
• Beth Stuart of Toronto

Eastern Canada
• Hugo Bergeron of Montréal
• Scott Bertram of Halifax
• Benjamin Klein of Montréal
• Alexis Lavoie of Montréal
• Rick Leong of Montréal

We are also thrilled to announce that the works of several semi-finalists will be featured in the booths of various Art Toronto exhibiting galleries:

Scott Everingham
Galerie Trois Points
J. Cacciola Gallery
Kostuik Gallery Inc.

Hugo Bergeron
Galerie Graff

Alexis Lavoie
Galerie Orange

Rick Leong
Parisian Laundry

Art Toronto is delighted to once again be part of the RBC painting competition and we are looking forward to seeing the finalists exhibited at the fair. Come visit their booth when you come to Art Toronto this October — you’ll find the RBC Painting Competition display in the north-west corner of the fair near Bistro North. See you there!

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One response to “RBC Painting Competition: Semi-finalists announced!

  1. pamela malkin

    this is quite useful to look at in assessing why judges made their ecisions and should be done for the top 15 as it puts the contest in a context which the individual paintings do not. After looking at other works I see some of the participants differently.

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