Jessica Bell,  Folly  (2015)

Jessica Bell, Folly (2015)

JESSICA BELL, MFA '15, Finalist in the 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Congratulations to Jessica Bell (MFA '15) on being one of 15 finalists nationally for the 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Jessica Bell was also a finalist in 2013 when Colin Muir Dorward (MFA '13) took home an Honourable Mention prize. 

About the RBC Canadian Painting Competition:

Chosen from a pool of 615 competitors, 5 finalists have been chosen from three sections of Canada—Western Canada, Central Canada and Eastern Canada—to contend for the winning cash prize of $25,000.

Now in its 17th year, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is an initiative developed by RBC with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation (publisher of Canadian Art). The initiative nurtures and supports promising new artists in the early stages of their careers, offering financial empowerment and professional mentorship.

This year, the competition will award $85,000 in prize money. In addition to the top prize of $25,000, two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 while the remaining finalists will receive $2,500. The winner and two honourable mentions will be announced on November 16, 2015 at Vancouver's Contemporary Art Gallery.