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PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY is pleased to announce AMY SCHISSEL has been selected a semi-finalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The results were announced today by the Canadian Art Foundation and the Royal Bank of Canada. 

Ms. Schissel's painting entitled "Prolix V" was the artist's official entry in the competition.

The competition awards one national winner with a prize of $25,000 and two honourable mentions, who each receive $15,000. Winners will be announced in Edmonton on September 27. With a total of $55,000 in prizes, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition offers one of the highest awards of any painting competition in Canada.

“The RBC Canadian Painting Competition provides up-and-coming artists with an opportunity to be recognized on a national stage and showcase their work,” said Ann Webb, executive director, Canadian Art Foundation. “This year’s submissions are a remarkable representation of the talented visual artists that we have in this country. Selecting these 15 semifinalists was incredibly difficult, and the jury will find it even more challenging to name a winner this fall.”

The semifinalists are:

Western Canada
• Rebecca Brewer of Vancouver, BC
• Thomas Chisholm of Victoria, BC
• Bitsy Knox of Vancouver, BC
• Deirdre McAdams of Vancouver, BC
• Krisjanis Katkins-Gorsline of Winnipeg, MB

Central Canada
• Jessica Groome of Guelph, ON
• Tristram Lansdowne of Toronto, ON
• Daniel Hutchinson of Toronto, ON
• Kim Neudorf of London, ON
• Beth Stuart of Toronto, ON

Eastern Canada
• Julie Trudel of Montreal, PQ
• Amy Schissel of Gatineau, PQ
• Jared Peters of Saint John, NB
• Ianick Raymond of Montreal, PQ
• Adam Gunn of Halifax, NS

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Prolix V, 2011, acrylic, ink, plaster, encaustic on wood, 72" x 72"

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