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We accept traditional drawing, painting and digital artwork. This means work created using mechanical tools and materials such as brushes, palette knives, paint, pencils, graphite, charcoal, pastels, and such. Illustration is accepted. Works should be on canvas, paper, Masonite, or other grounds associated with these methods and media. They can be framed or unframed (unframed work must be supported so that it can be hung). Digital work means original 2D work done from scratch using digital drawing and/or painting tools, not a digitally manipulated file that started with a photo. If the artist incorporates elements such as fragments of a photo or scanned file (as in a collage), the artist is responsible for copyrights, permissions, credits and the like.

Phase 1

From within the Required Documents menu, click on the drop-down arrow to reveal the documents we will require in order to process your application. As you upload the files you will see the top graphical menu light up showing that your files have succesfully made their way over to the BDC Symposium servers and will therefor no longer show up as a document required to upload.

home Home - Click this from anywhere to return to the online application section's starting point.

email Email - You have already registered an email address when your created your account. This email address can be modified at any time by clicking on the email icon in the top graphical menu. This will be the address used by the BDC Symposium to send your application correspondance. This email will not be shared and will strictly be used to provide you with information strictly relating to your application and potential participation in the BDC Symposium

artist cv Artist CV - You can simply copy/paste your artist CV or you can chose to write it from scratch. Once you have saved your first copy the CV icon in the top menu will light up and it will no longer show up in the required documents. You can then always go back to edit or update your CV by clicking on the CV link on the top menu.

samples Work Samples - Digital images, in colour, of five original recent works. It is very important that the images are in focus and clear. Each image must show only the body of the drawing or painting, without any visible mats, borders, frames, backgrounds, logos, or watermarks.

green check $25 jury fee - A fee of $25.00 is required. This is non-refundable as it applies to the cost of jurying your application. We accept only cheques or money orders. $25 fee must be postmarked no later than March 10, 2017. Mail payment order to

Symposium BDC
PO Box 5301
Dalhousie STN MAIN
Dalhousie NB
E8C 3B9

Phase 2

If your application is accepted, a further registration fee of $100 will apply. This will cover your booth, admission to all Symposium events, your description and photos of your work on our website and FaceBook page, lunch and supper on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Sunday and information sessions. For 2017, Symposium BDC will NOT be taking commissions on your sales from the event.