Alumna reaches finals in RBC Canadian Painting Competition

 

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 4:00am

Claire Scherzinger (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2013) is one of 15 artists vying for the top prize of $25,000 in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

The finalists were chosen from a pool of 615 competitors from three regions of Canada — Western Canada, Central Canada and Eastern Canada.

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is an initiative developed by RBC with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation (publisher of Canadian Art).

This year, the competition will award $85,000 in prize money. In addition to the top prize of $25,000, two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 while the remaining finalists will receive $2,500. The winner and two honourable mentions will be announced on November 16, 2015.

The top three works become part of the RBC Corporate Collection which holds more than 4,000 works of art collected over the past century.

The initiative nurtures and supports promising new artists in the early stages of their careers, offering financial empowerment and professional mentorship.

Another OCAD U alumna, Vanessa Maltese (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2010) was named national winner of the competition in 2012.  

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 4:00am

Claire Scherzinger (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2013) is one of 15 artists vying for the top prize of $25,000 in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

The finalists were chosen from a pool of 615 competitors from three regions of Canada — Western Canada, Central Canada and Eastern Canada.

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is an initiative developed by RBC with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation (publisher of Canadian Art).

This year, the competition will award $85,000 in prize money. In addition to the top prize of $25,000, two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 while the remaining finalists will receive $2,500. The winner and two honourable mentions will be announced on November 16, 2015.

The top three works become part of the RBC Corporate Collection which holds more than 4,000 works of art collected over the past century.

The initiative nurtures and supports promising new artists in the early stages of their careers, offering financial empowerment and professional mentorship.

Another OCAD U alumna, Vanessa Maltese (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2010) was named national winner of the competition in 2012.