RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Once again visitors to Art Toronto 2013 will have the opportunity view the works of the 15 finalists of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The winner was announced at the National Gallery of Canada on October 2. Vancouver's Colleen Heslin was awarded a cash prize of $25,000, while two honourable mentions, Colin Muir Doward and Neil Harrison will each receive $15,000. The remaining 12 finalists will each be awarded $5,000. For the eighth consecutive year, RBC Wealth Management will return as Presenting Sponsor of Art Toronto, demonstrating their commitment to the visual arts in Canada and abroad.
View the complete selection of works by the finalists, then head to Art Toronto 2013 to see the works in person!
Celebrating 15 Years of Supporting Emerging Artists
Friday October 25 4:30-5:30PM
Robin Anthony, RBC Art Curator, will moderate a panel discussion on the impact of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition on the next generation of painters and why painting is alive and thriving in Canada. Joining Robin will be Richard Rhodes, Editor of Canadian Art Magazine, John Kissick, artist, Director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph and past RBC Canadian Painting Competition juror, Daniel Faria, Director, Daniel Faria Gallery and 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition juror and Beth Stuart, artist, 2010 finalist and winner of an Honourable Mention in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
Jessica Mensch, The Catch, 2012, oil on canvas, 36x56, Montreal QC / Brooklyn, NY
Sean Weisberger, Vancouver to Saskatoon, acrylic on canvas, 30x48 diptych, Saskatoon, SK