Art Appreciation 101: RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalists’ Exhibition

Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Teto Elsiddique, Neck Rings

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the media preview of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada. I was thrilled at the opportunity because as you guys already know, I like to hang out at the gallery, a lot.

This year, the National Gallery of Canada is home to this fantastic exhibition, highlighting the work of 15 finalists shortlisted for this competition. These finalists were selected from 673 entrants which represent Canada’s top emerging talent.

Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Tristan Unrau, Nun After Pasolini and Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Conspiracy Theory

The RBC Canadian Painting Competition provides emerging Canadian artists with exposure to national audiences, mentorship and financial support to help them achieve professional success.

The finalists include:

  • Michael Freeman Badour, Toronto, ON;
  • Amanda Boulos, Toronto, ON;
  • Teto Elsiddique, Halifax, NS;
  • Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Toronto, ON;
  • David Kaarsemaker, Gatineau, QC;
  • Wei Li, Edmonton, AB;
  • Laura Payne, Saskatoon, SK;
  • Veronika Pausova, Toronto, ON;
  • Laura Rokas-Bérubé, Lacolle, QC;
  • M.E Sparks, Vancouver, BC;
  • Kizi Spielmann Rose, Gatineau, QC;
  • Angela Teng, Vancouver, BC;
  • Joani Tremblay, Montreal, QC;
  • Tristan Unrau, Vancouver, BC; and
  • Ambera Wellmann, Guelph, ON.
Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Amber Wellman, Temper Ripened

Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Angela Teng, Line Dance

This October 17, 2017, one winner and two runners up will be selected by a jury. The lucky winner will receive $25,000! The runners up will each receive $15,000 also. The remaining finalists will receive $2,500.  In addition, the top three paintings chosen will be featured permanently in the RBC Corporate Art Collection. Not too shabby!

Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Laura Payne, Enneadec II

Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Michael Badour, Patrick’s Boots

Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Tristan Unrau, Nun After Pasolini

This compelling exhibit is now open to the public and will run until October 22, 2017. I highly encourage you to swing by the Gallery and check out this thought-provoking and compelling exhibit.

Everything you need to know about the current RBC Painting Competition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Laura Rokas, Number 7

If you do visit, please let me know what your favourite painting is! They are all fantastic, but I’m very partial to Laura Rokas’ Number 7 painting directly above.

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