2010 RBC Painting Competition

10 – 17 October, 2010

Winner Alexis Lavoie's Restants, 2010

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, is a unique initiative to help nurture and support promising new artists in the early stages of their careers, at a time when they need both recognition and financial support. The competition provides the artists with a forum to display their artistic talent to the country and hopefully open doors to future opportunities. Montréal-based artist Alexis Lavoie was recently selected as the national winner for his work Restants and was awarded $25,000. The two honourable mentions, who each received $15,000, were given to Jon Reed from Toronto for his work Stato di Impotenza and Mark Stebbins from Toronto for his work Data Centers. The national winners were chosen from more than 600 works submitted by artists from across the country. Regional jury panels of distinguished members of the arts community selected five paintings from their regions as follows: Eastern (Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador), Central (Ontario) and Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut). This year’s finalists are: Hugo Bergeron, Scott Bertram, Benjamin Klein, Alexis Lavoie, Rick Leong (Eastern Region); Sarah Cale, Scott Everingham, John Reed, Mark Stebbins, Beth Stuart (Central Region); Eli Bornowsky, Aaron Carpenter, Megan Hepburn, Laura Piasta, Melanie Rocan (Western Region). For more information about the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, visit: http://www.rbc.com/sponsorship/paintingcompetition/index.html