BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition
2016 Application Forms
BMO Financial Group's 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creativity of art students from post-secondary institutions across Canada. Deans and instructors of undergraduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs in visual art are invited to select from their graduating classes three students, whose ability and imagination place them 1st among their peers. A distinguished selection committee chooses a national winner and one winner from each eligible province and territory.
The national winner receives $10,000 and the regional winners each receive $5,000 for his or her artwork. The national winner’s work will become part of BMO’s corporate art collection, which includes historical and contemporary Canadian masters such as Kenojuak Ashevak, Emily Carr, Paterson Ewen, Tom Forestall, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Lawren Harris, Thaddeus Holownia, David Milne, Margaret Priest, Denyse Thomasos, Ian Wallace and others. All winning entries will be on display at the 1st Art! 2016 exhibition, held at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery during November 2016.
The 2016 distinguished Selection Committee members are:
Jeanie Riddle, Artist and Director, Parisian Laundry
The winners for 2015 vividly demonstrate the excellence and promise of Canada's newest generation of artists (click on the image for a larger view).