Of the 15 artists shortlisted on June 14, 2014 for the $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, five are graduates of the University of Guelph's Studio Art program. They are
Ashleigh Bartlett (MFA, 2011)
Jennifer Carvalho (MFA, 2013)
Tiziana La Melia (MFA, 2011)
Wallis Cheung (BA, 2008)
James Gardner (BA, 2008)
Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists! LINK
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