Ot­tawa artist makes short­list for Cana­dian Paint­ing Com­pe­ti­tion

Ottawa Citizen - - ARTS & LIFE - PETER SIMP­SON

The fi­nal­ists for the 2012 RBC Cana­dian Paint­ing Com­pe­ti­tion have been re­vealed, and there’s an Ot­tawa name on the list.

Ot­tawa artist Colin Muir Dor­ward is among 15 fi­nal­ists for the $25,000 prize. (Two hon­ourable men­tions get $15,000 each.) The win­ners will be an­nounced Nov. 29.

Dor­ward’s work may not be im­me­di­ately fa­mil­iar to art fans in Ot­tawa. His web­page shows a long list of ex­hi­bi­tions in Montreal and Van­cou­ver, and no show­ings in the na­tional cap­i­tal.

The fi­nal­ists are cat­e­go­rized by re­gion, and other Cen­tral Cana­dian fi­nal­ists in­clude Alek­sander Har­dash­nakov and Vanessa Mal­tese, in Toronto, David Hu­cal in Guelph, and Jenna Faye Powell in Sarnia. Ot­tawa’s Amy Schissel was a fi­nal­ist last year.

Paint­ings by the 15 fi­nal­ists will be on ex­hibit at the Power Plant in Toronto and on­line at rbc.com/paint­ing­com­pe­ti­tion.

The 2012 paint­ings will join RBC’s Cana­dian art col­lec­tion.

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