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Media Advisory - BMO Financial Group showcases winning artwork from national student art competition  

Join BMO Financial Group to celebrate the opening of the 1st Art! Exhibition.  The 1st Art! contest winners, comprised of one post-secondary student in each province and territory, will have their work become part of the BMO Financial Group’s corporate art collection.  This is the first time that student artwork will become a part of a corporate art collection.  As well, each winner was awarded a $1,000 prize.

BMO’s collection is exhibited in its corporate offices from coast-to-coast and includes the work of well known historical and contemporary Canadian masters such as Emily Carr, Tom Forestall and Lawren Harris.

The artwork of the 1st Art! competition winners will be on display at the First Canadian Place Gallery until October 17, 2003.


First Canadian Place Gallery
Main Floor, 100 King Street West, Toronto


Wednesday, October 8, 2003
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT


Select contest winners
BMO Financial Group VIP guests
Members of the contest selection committee including:
Gilles Ouellette, President, and CEO, Private Client Group, BMO Financial Group
Dawn Cain, Ph.D., Curator, BMO Financial Group
Anna Hudson, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario