Arabella Campbell Named National Winner of the 9th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Physical Facts Series #6, Arabella Campbell
Posted: Wed, 2007-09-26 09:40

Arabella Campbell (02) received the distinguished $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition award Tuesday, September 25, 2007 for her work, Physical Facts Series #6. The award, for emerging artists, is the largest in Canada. Campbell's painting, along with those of the two honourable mentions will tour Canada, including Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, November 24 - December 1, 2007.

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 2007 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.