Jeremy Hof Named National Winner of the 10th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Emily Carr alumnus Jeremy Hof (07) received the distinguished $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition award Thursday, September 25, 2008 for his work, Layer Painting Red. The award for emerging artists, is one of the largest in Canada. The national public touring exhibition showcasing the works of all 15 finalists is currently in Ottawa and will travel across the country. The exhibit will end at the Contemporary Art Gallery where artwork will be on view from March 26 to April 3, 2009.
Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is a tribute to Canada's artistic talent. The goal of the competition is to support and nurture Canadian visual artists early in their career by providing them with a forum to display their artistic talent to the country and hopefully open doors to future opportunity. An investment in Canadian culture and the visual arts community, the competition will award one national prize of $25,000 and two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 each. Along with past winners, the winning paintings of 2008 will become part of RBC's Canadian art collection comprised of more than 4,000 works of distinguished art collected over the past hundred years. Various paintings from the RBC collection have been exhibited in museums, enabling more Canadians to enjoy these wonderful works.