Rebecca Brewer Of Vancouver Wins National Prize In 13th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Rebecca Brewer Of Vancouver Wins National Prize In 13th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

$55,000 in total awarded to emerging Canadian artists

EDMONTON, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ – RBC, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, has named Vancouver artist Rebecca Brewer the national winner of the 13th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Rebecca was awarded a $25,000 purchase prize for her original work, entitled Beuys painting.

Rebecca Brewer

Two honourable mentions were given to Beth Stuart of Toronto for her work entitled, 02, from Doppelbanger series and Deirdre McAdams of Vancouver for her work entitled, Blotto. Beth and Deirdre were each awarded $15,000 for their work. The RBC Canadian Painting Competition award is one of the largest award disbursements for painting in Canada.

“The RBC Canadian Painting Competition helps discover promising new visual artists and showcase their talent at a national level each year,” said Robin Anthony, curator, RBC. “More than 500 entries were received from across the country, each one a reflection of the talent and passion of the artist behind it. RBC is proud to play an integral role in celebrating Canadian art and culture and help emerging visual artists achieve success.”

The national winner and honourable mentions were chosen from 15 semi-finalist works painted by talented artists from all across Canada. The paintings were judged by some of Canada’s finest artists, curators, writers and gallery directors. For visuals and descriptions of the winning works, please visit

“We would like to congratulate this year’s semi-finalists and winners,” said Ann Webb, executive director, Canadian Art Foundation. “Each year, we continue to be impressed by the emerging talent in this country and truly appreciate RBC’s commitment to this competition, as it provides much needed financial support and also offers a tremendous opportunity for artists to exhibit their work at prominent art galleries across the country.”

All 15 paintings will be on exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton from September 24 to October 10. The exhibit will also stop at the Art Gallery of Hamilton from October 19 to November 3; and The Power Plant in Toronto from November 12 to 19. Admission is free. All finalists will be featured on and