Three Vancouver artists are vying to win the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
Jessica Bell, Colleen Heslin, and Brian Kokoska are among the 15 finalists announced by organizers today (June 17).
The competition, aimed at supporting emerging Canadian artists, will award a total of $115,000 in prize money, according to a release.
The winner receives $25,000, two runners up receive $15,000 each, and the remaining finalists receive $5,000 each.
The winner and runners up are to be announced during a gala event in Ottawa on October 2.