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9th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition to visit Vancouver


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RBC, The Canadian Art Foundation and the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (ECI) would like to invite you to preview the RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition at a reception at the Emily Carr Institute Concourse Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver on November 28, 2007. The exhibition features artwork from Eastern, Central and Western Canada.

Several artists from Western Canada, whose works form part of the exhibit, will be in attendance including:

* this yearís national winner and ECI graduate, Vancouverís Arabella Campbell, who was awarded $25,000;
* Calgaryís Chris Millar who received an honourable mention and was awarded $15,000;
* ECI graduates Eli Bornowsky and Angus Ferguson, both of Vancouver;
* Shaun Morin of Winnipeg.

With a total of $55,000 in prize money, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition has Canadaís largest arts award disbursement for painting. The artists will be on hand to participate in one-on-one interviews.

DATE:
November 28, 2007

TIME:
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island

The RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition will be on display at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design from November 28 - November 30. The exhibition has been touring prominent galleries across Canada. For more details on the competition, please visit www.rbc.com/paintingcompetition.



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