Conceived as a vehicle for promoting local artists who want to advance their practices, it provides opportunities for professional development and networking, learning, showing and selling your work, thus increasing your profile and visibility as artists.
There are two categories of participating artists:
All applications received on time will be reviewed by an independent, experienced jury from outside the Restigouche area. If selected, in early May you will receive an invitation to confirm and register as a participant. A $100 registration fee will be required from selected artists who wish to participate. This fee covers:
All selected and invited artists will be provided with individual walled kiosks for hanging and displaying your recent original works. Each kiosk will have two five-foot end walls and a 10-foot rear wall. Hanging hooks and chairs will be provided. The works will be shown throughout the event.
Symposium BDC will promote the event online and through regional media, as well as directly to galleries and outlets.
See the schedule for blocks of time when the event is open to the public. All participating artists are expected to be present (or represented if participating in ImprovisArt) at their kiosks during public hours. All artists are responsible for their own artworks and sales. SymposiumBDC will not be taking any commissions from your sales.
Symposium BDC is pleased to kick off the Symposium on Friday night with an official opening event for the artists, officials, dignitaries, guests from the art community, and the general public.
Symposium BDC is proud to present two excellent opportunities for learning.
On Saturday morning, participating artists will attend a moderated panel discussion on a topic relevant to artists.
On Friday and Sunday mornings, participating artists will attend two demonstrations by the invited guest artists.
Symposium BDC will provide at least nine seats for participating artists who want to be part of ImprovisArt, which will take place Saturday evening during public hours. If you want to be in ImprovisArt, you can indicate this on the registration form that you will receive upon your selection for the event. Acrylic paint and canvases will be provided – you bring your own brushes and other tools as you wish. The ImprovisArt paintings will be auctioned at the end of the evening, with proceeds to the artists.
Members of the public will be invited to vote for their favorite work of the show from those shown by the selected artists. The winner will be announced and receive an award at the event closing on Sunday afternoon.