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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - The New Yorker's Adam Gopnick to Host RBC Canadian Painting Competition Awards Gala

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - The New Yorker's Adam Gopnick to Host RBC Canadian Painting Competition Awards Gala09:00 EST Tuesday, November 20, 201214th annual competition celebrates country's top emerging artistsTORONTO, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday, November 29, 2012, RBC will announce the winners of the 14th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The competition, one of the largest of its kind, celebrates emerging visual artists from across Canada, with a total of $55,000 in prize money. The winners are chosen by an esteemed panel of jurors including Nigel Prince, Clint Roensich and Jonathan Shaughnessy.This special event will be hosted by renowned essayist, commentator and writer at The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik and will feature live performances by renowned Montreal recording artist, Florence K.For more information about the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, please visit the RBC website.When:     Cocktails and entertainment: 6 p.m.Winner announcement: 7 p.m.Where:     The Power Plant231 Queens Quay WestToronto, ON, CanadaWho:     Adam Gopnik, staff writer, The New YorkerFlorence K, Montreal recording artistGeorge Lewis, Global Head, RBC Global Wealth ManagementRobin Anthony, Art Curator, RBC15 Canadian Painting Competition finalists  SOURCE: RBCFor further information: For more information or interview requests, please contact: MEDIA CONTACTS:  Jessica Goldberg Account Manager Weber Shandwick t: 416.642.7970 e:jgoldberg3@webershandwick.com  Jackie Braden Brand Communications RBC t: 416.974.1724 e: jackie.braden@rbc.com