Art Toronto 2018 takes place Oct 26 - 29 in Toronto

Art Toronto announces the return of RBC as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 art fair. RBC is celebrating its 13th year in partnership with Art Toronto, demonstrating their commitment to the arts in Canada and abroad.


/RBC Canadian Painting Competition

As part of their 2018 programming at Art Toronto, RBC will display work by the 15 finalists of the 20th RBC Canadian Painting Competition, a program that has supported emerging visual artists, helping their development and growth through mentorship, financial support and national recognition.

This year’s finalists were selected by a distinguished jury of 6 respected members of the Canadian visual arts community from among 500 submissions.

The 15 finalists are listed below: 

1. Amanda Boulos, In the Morning, 2017.  2. Keiran Brennan Hinton, Hotel Room, 2018.  3. Krystle Coughlin, Untitled, 2017.  4. Sarah Davidson, the garden at night, 2018.  5. Angela Fermor, Portrait 7, Torso, 2018.  6. Karine Fréchette, Croissance 1, 2018.  7. Stephanie Hier, Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs, 2017.  8. Ally McIntyre, Coyote, 2017.  9. Emmanuel Osahor, Hiding Place, 2018.  10. Lauren Pelc-McArthur, Trop Trop, 2018.  11. geetha thurairajah, A complicated relationship with our past makes for better stories of a future, 2018.  12. Kizi Spielmann Rose, Swallowtail, 2018.  13. Joani Tremblay, The Mind at Three Miles an Hour, 2018.  14. Tristan Unrau, Doggy Dog Afternoon, 2018.  15. Joy Wong, Cotton and Cheese 1, 2018. 


The winner of the 2018 RBC Canadian Painting Competition will be announced on September 18 at an awards gala at The Power Plant in Toronto. The top prize includes $25,000 and the residency at Banff Centre for the Arts. Two honourable mentions will each receive $15,000, and the remaining 12 finalists will receive $2,500 each. The paintings by the winner and two honourable mentions will be added to RBC’s extensive art collection, featuring more than 4,500 Canadian works that have been collected since 1929.


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