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RBC announces 15 Canadian finalists in the 2012 painting competition

A painting by artist and finalist Andrea Kastner is shown in a 2012 handout photo. Fifteen up-and-coming artists are in the running for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, which awards $55,000 in prize money. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Colin Lyons
June 27, 2012 - 2:50 PM

TORONTO - Fifteen up-and-coming artists are in the running for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, which awards $55,000 in prize money.

The competition — which recognizes emerging artists who are in the first five years of their artistic careers — awards $25,000 to the winner and $15,000 apiece to two runners up.

By region, the 2012 finalists are:

Western Canada

Ahbyah Baker, Vancouver, BC

Thomas Chisholm, Victoria, BC

Jordy Hamilton, Vancouver, BC

Andrea Kastner, Edmonton, AB

Katie Lyle, Vancouver, BC

Central Canada

Colin Muir Dorward, Ottawa, ON

Aleksander Hardashnakov, Toronto, ON

David Hucal, Guelph, ON

Vanessa Maltese, Toronto, ON

Jenna Faye Powell, Sarnia, ON

Eastern Canada

Betino Assa, Montreal, QC

Philip Delisle, Halifax, NS

Nicolas Rancellucci, Montreal, QC

Corri-Lynn Tetz, Montreal, QC

Julie Trudel, Montreal, QC

Ann Webb, executive director of the Canadian Art Foundation, said that selecting 15 finalists has been a tough task.

"Choosing a winner is going to be very difficult," she said in a statement.

The 2012 winner and honourable mentions will be announced in Toronto on November 29. Paintings by the 15 finalists will be on exhibit at the Power Plant in Toronto and online at rbc.com/paintingcompetition.

The 2012 paintings will join RBC's Canadian art collection, which currently holds more than 4,000 works.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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