Chakra Announcements

Free BBT Art Seminar

by BBT Special Projects

Posted June 6, 2006

2006 First Annual BBT Art Seminar

Only 15 Seats available

All seats FREE to qualified applicants

Seminar Dates: October 1, 2006 to October 21, 2006 (dates confirmed when you are chosen)

BBT Special Projects is establishing this exceptional annual event where you’ll have the chance for association with fellow devotional artists, paint in the holy dhama and learn techniques and training Srila Prabhupada gave BBT artists. Dhriti dasi and Ramdasa Abhirama dasa, well known BBT artists, will be teaching this year’s seminar. Don’t miss this chance to cultivate your devotional art.

Deadline for applications: July 15, 2006

For more information about the seminar and the application process go to:

Information: This seminar free to 15 applicants who meet our qualification standards. You will be expected to arrange for your travel, accommodations and meals in Vrndavana.

Brushes, paints, canvasses and easels will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own brushes and paints. If you are chosen to attend you will be contacted by July 31, 2006 and will receive the outline of the curriculum at that time.

Dhriti dasi will be painting during the seminar.

Each student will be painting a Radha-Krsna scene of their choosing in oils on canvas. You will decide on the scene you will paint prior to the seminar *and* will bring with you photographic (and/or other) references you will use during the seminar to complete the painting. No one is expected to fully complete their painting during the seminar.

Prequalification Process:

  1. Submit an electronic portfolio*. Point out to us which paintings in the portfolio have been published and where it was published (if any were published).
  2. Decide on the scene you would like to paint during the seminar (Radha-Krsna). Submit two or three simple sketches of the proposed scene. Submit pictures of the sketches, by email, along with your electronic portfolio, following the instructions below about submitting your electronic portfolio.
  3. Write a statement about yourself, your devotional interests and how you see your career in devotional art. Specify if you have experience in working with oils on canvass.
  4. Write a statement about why you should be chosen for this seminar.
  5. Submit your written statements and electronic portfolio to Caitanya dasi at

NOTE: Please take care in following these instructions so your application can be processed correctly. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you!

*Electronic portfolio means scans of your art, sent by email. The scans should be 72dpi, visible on a computer screen, and should be not more than 500kbs in size. We suggest you send 5 to 15 pieces of your art.