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The Kingston Arts Council Announces Exciting List of Portrait Prize Finalists

ONTARIO.- A new chapter unfolds in the contemporary Canadian portrait scene as thirty exciting portraits are chosen as finalists in The Kingston Prize, Canada's National Portrait Competition. These portraits will be exhibited at the Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario, from October 9 - 25. The names of the finalists are:

Fiona Ackerman Vancouver BC
Shauna Born Port Rowan ON
Carolyn Campbell Edmonton AB
Jennifer Campbell Ottawa ON
Jennifer Carvalho Vancouver BC
Taha Clayton Brooklyn NY
Marina Dieul Montreal QC
Zinour Fathoullin Calgary AB
Elaine Goble Ottawa ON
Roselina Hung Vancouver BC
Nelly Kazenbroot Nanaimo BC
Charles Keillor North Vancouver BC
Kris Knight Toronto ON
Gerald Kuehl Winnipeg MB
Noah Layne Victoria BC
Miklos Legrady Toronto ON
Steven Lewis Toronto ON
Tony Luciani Durham ON
Eileen MacArthur Guelph ON
Allan MacKay Kitchener ON
Mahmood Meraji North York ON
Brian Michon Toronto ON
Richard Morin Montreal QC
Diliana Popova Toronto ON
Kristi Ropeleski Montreal QC
Tammy Salzl Montreal QC
Matthew Schofield Toronto ON
David Scott Toronto ON
Paul Robert Turner Toronto ON
Andrew Valko Winnipeg MB

The finalists were chosen from 471 entries by the jury consisting of Professor Robert Enright, art critic and writer, from the University of Guelph; Eliza Griffiths, painter and Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Montreal; and Dr Lilly Koltun, Director-General of the Portrait Gallery of Canada.

The jury will announce the winner of The Kingston Prize of $10,000, presented by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and two Honourable Mention awards of $1000 each, at the Gala Preview at the Grand Theatre in Kingston, on October 8.

After its Kingston showing the exhibition will embark on a national tour lasting several months, heading to Wolfville, Nova Scotia; Toronto; and Calgary.

A People's Choice Prize of $1000 will be awarded at each of the four locations.

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