Friday, July 22, 2011

Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline a semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Rakata, 54x48 inches, oil on canvas, 2011
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects is pleased to announce that Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline has been selected as one of 15 semi-finalists in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

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; a time when they need both recognition and financial support.
A regional jury panel of distinguished members from the arts community have selected five paintings from their regions as follows:
  • Eastern (Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Central (Ontario)
  • Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut)
The three jury panels will then select one national winner and two honourable mentions from the 15 semi-finalists. The national winner will receive a purchase prize of $25,000 and the two honourable mentions will each receive $15,000. This year, the winner and two honourable mentions will be announced in Edmonton at the Art Gallery of Edmonton on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

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