An Ottawa area artist is one of the finalists in the 20th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
The winner of the 2018 competition will be announced Sept. 18 at a gala at The Power Plant gallery in Toronto. The individual will take home $25,000 and will get a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Two honourable mentions will each receive $15,000. The other finalists will receive $2,500 each. The paintings by the winner and two honourable mentions will be added to RBC’s art collection, featuring more than 4,500 Canadian works that have been collected since 1929.
The painting competition is aimed at supporting young artists. Over the past two decades 250 emerging artists have been helped.
The 2018 RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists are:
Amanda Boulos (Toronto) In the Morning
Keiran Brennan Hinton (Toronto) Hotel Room
Krystle Coughlin (Vancouver) Untitled
Sarah Davidson (Ottawa) the garden at night
Angela Fermor (Calgary) Portrait 7, Torso
Karine Fréchette (Montreal) Croissance 1
Stephanie Hier (Toronto) Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs
Ally McIntyre (Edmonton) Coyote
Emmanuel Osahor (Edmonton) Hiding Place
Lauren Pelc-McArthur (Montreal) Trop Trop
geetha thurairajah (Kitchener–Waterloo) A complicated relationship with our past makes for better stories of a future
Kizi Spielmann Rose (Halifax) Swallowtail
Joani Tremblay (Montreal) The Mind at Three Miles an Hour
Tristan Unrau (Vancouver) Doggy Dog Afternoon
Joy Wong (Toronto) Cotton and Cheese 1