Vancouver artists compete for $25,000 RBC painting prize

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      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.




      Jun 17, 2013 at 1:24pm

      Wow, they all suck.


      Jun 17, 2013 at 7:57pm

      Wow, what an asinine comment.


      Jun 17, 2013 at 8:12pm

      sore loser Geoffrey?


      Sep 17, 2013 at 4:41am

      Geoffrey is right..... they all suck!