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MEDIA ADVISORY: BMO to Celebrate Canada's Student Artists at the Thirteenth Annual BMO 1st Art! Exhibition

- Graduating student artists from across Canada will display their award-winning work at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto

- Media are invited to an exclusive launch event on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2015) - BMO Financial Group is hosting its 13th annual BMO 1st Art! Exhibition launch event on Wednesday, October 21st.

To mark the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition's 13th anniversary, the 13 award-winning works will be displayed at the University of Toronto's Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Join BMO as we celebrate the extraordinary work of graduating student artists from post-secondary institutions across Canada.

What: BMO 1st Art! Exhibition Launch
An exhibition of original award-winning works of art by graduating post-secondary student artists from across Canada at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Who: Winners of the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition 2015
When: Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET
(Exhibit open to the public from October 22nd to December 18th, 2015)
Where: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

Photo and interview opportunities with the artists and competition selection committee will be available to attending media.

The winning pieces can be viewed on BMO Financial Group's website at

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of approximately $672 billion as of July 31, 2015, and more than 47,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

For further information:
Media are asked to RSVP to:
BMO 1st Art!
Daniel French, Touchwood PR
(416) 593-0777 ext. 205

BMO Financial Group
Tracy Truong, Toronto
(416) 867-3996

Valerie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224