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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - RBC to announce winner of the 15th annual Canadian Painting Competition/

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - RBC to announce winner of the 15th annual Canadian Painting Competition/

09:00 EDT Wednesday, October 02, 2013

OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - After months of anticipation, Jian Gomeshi will host the 15th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition Gala. To celebrate this milestone, RBC has increased the total prize money to $115,000. The winner will receive a cash prize of $25,000, while two honourable mentions will each receive $15,000, plus the remaining 12 finalists will receive a $5,000 prize. Notable art industry members, as well as all jury members and finalists will be in attendance to celebrate art in Canada.

Date:     Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6 p.m. - Gala to commence
7 p.m. - Winner announcement

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Jeff Boyd, RBC Regional President
Jian Gomeshi, Canadian broadcaster and writer
Jury Members:
Ian Wallace, Senior Artist, Vancouver
Holger Kalberg, Artist and Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Ryan Doherty, Curator, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
Sarah Milroy, Art critic, Toronto
Daniel Faria, Gallery Director, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Carol Wainio, Artist and Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Pan Wendt, Curator, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown
Stéphane Aquin, Curator of Contemporary Art, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Isa Tousignant, Writer and Editor, Montreal
Jessica Bell, Jennifer Carvalho, Colin Muir Dorward, Scott Everingham, Laura Findlay, Brendan Flanagan, Adam Gunn, Neil Harrison, Colleen Heslin, Nathaniel Hurtubise, Brian Kokoska, Jessica Mensch, Rachelle Sawatsky, Sean Weisgerber, Aaron Weldon


SOURCE: Canadian Art Foundation

For further information:

Jackie Braden, Communications, RBC, 416 974-1724,

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