Hours and Location
Art Show will be located in Ravinia C
||Artist Setup: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Open to Public: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
||11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
||10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Auction: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Early Pickup: End of Auction to Midnight
||Pickup and Printshop: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Artist Checkout: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Art Show Rules
These rules set forth how we plan to handle the Show, the Auction, the Print
Shop, the Awards, and the Artist's Challenge. If you have Art Show related
questions or suggestions, or want to volunteer contact us at:
artshow @ capricon.org.
Artists who have multiple prints of a piece, particularly pieces with high run
numbers should enter them into the print shop, where they will have a set price,
and share space as available with other artists. These are pieces for immediate
sale only - no bidding occurs on these pieces.
The Art Show
Work displayed in the "Unique" is usually for sale, although we will occasionally
accept a "Not For Sale" display of a significant piece if space is available.
The show starts with a silent bid auction. Each piece has a "bid sheet" on which
the Artist sets the Minimum Bid that the Artist will take for that piece. The
highest bid written on the sheet AT OR ABOVE the minimum bid set by the artist
is considered the winning bidder, provided they are the first, second, or third
bid on the sheet. A bit of advice - never list a minimum bid that will make you
sad if the piece sells at that price.
Works that receive four (4) bids during the silent auction are then placed in
the Live Art Auction on Saturday evening. Over the years, we have had great
auctioneers, and we expect to be impressed and amused again this year.
Once the piece is placed in the live auction, the auctioneers will seek an
advance on the highest bid on the sheet. If no advance on the last written bid
is received, the piece is considered to be "sold to the sheet" and the highest
written bid will be the sale price.
The winning bidder for a piece is asked to pick up and pay for their purchases
on Sunday morning, (frequently we also open up for payment late on Saturday;
this depends on staffing). Pieces that do not sell are picked up by the artists
or mailed back to artists who participate by mail.
What We Mean by "Unique"
A work is "Unique" if it is an original work by the artist or a single print
from a limited print run, signed and numbered by the artist. If you want to
show or sell multiple copies of a print, see the "Print Shop" rules below.
If you want to put up a painting in the Unique show and prints from that
painting in the Print Shop that's fine. You may not hang a print in the
Unique show while putting identical prints in the print shop.
Display Space & Charges
We have 18" by 6� tables and 2� by 7� grid available for Unique Art. The Art
Show charges a $0.50 (50 cents) per piece hanging fee for pieces with a minimum
bid of less than $100. Pieces with a minimum bid of $100 or more have a $1.00
hanging fee per piece. In addition, a 10% commission is charged on every sale.
S-Hooks and binder clips will be provided. Space is generally allocated on a
first come, first choice basis except for what has been set aside for the Artist
GOH. We reserve the right to limit the number of panels and tables used by any
one artist. Our room is large, and I expect space to be available as artists
check in Thursday and early Friday. There are no guarantees, however, so send
in your reservation (and payment) today. Checks should be made out to
Capricon 29 and mailed to:
Capricon Art Show
c/o Kerry Kuhn
419 Springsouth Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60193
We set aside an area, usually with tables, sometimes with grid to help in the
display. You can set up your work within the print shop, but expect to share
space with other artists. We reserve the right to move or re-arrange your
prints so that other artists have a fair share of the available space. A 10%
commission is charged on all print shop sales.
All two-dimensional work must be matted and/or framed. All artwork must have the
artist's name and contact information securely attached to it, preferably on the
back of it. In the interest of keeping confusion to a minimum each piece of art
must have a unique name (Ex: "Goat Power" is unique. "Goat #1", "Goat #2", and
"Goat #3" are too easily mixed up.) All print shop pieces must be clearly priced
by the artist. You will need to fill out a bid sheets for each unique piece in
the show. You will need to fill out a control sheet for all of your work.
Capricon does not accept artwork for resale.
Click to get Control sheets in pdf
Click to get Control sheets as Word Docs
Click to get Bid sheets in pdf
Click to get Bid sheets as Word Docs
We do not have display cases or other ways to secure easily portable pieces.
We encourage you to protect your smaller pieces by bringing in your own display
case or mounting and bagging so they can be hung with the s-hooks and binder
The Artist's Challenge
You are challenged to submit a piece, in any medium, including 3 of the
- a goat
- the constellation Capricorn
- a tent
- a s�more
If you are submitting a piece to the Artist�s Challenge, please make sure it is
labeled as such on the control sheet and on the bid sheet.
All Unique works (NFS included) are eligible to receive awards. Judging is done
during the day on Saturday. Awards are announced and given out at the Art
Auction on Saturday Night.
This year we will be giving out four awards:
- Best In Show
- Best Piece by a Pro
- Best Piece by a Fan
- Best Met Challenge (Artist's Challenge)
Mailing in Art
While you coming to the show with your art is much preferred, we will display
your mailed in work if:
Note: If your work requires special handling, contact us before you send it.
- It is received no later than February 13, 2009.
- It is mailed to:
Capricon Art Show
c/o Kerry Kuhn
419 Springsouth Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60193
- It includes a filled out control sheet and one bid sheet attached to
each piece that is not Print Shop. Please label your art work clearly with
your name and the title to aid in hanging.
- The Artist has supplied return postage and a mailing label with their
own address on it, or a shipping method (UPS, DHL, FEDEX) label with a
prepaid container or a label with an account number on it. If you don't
provide return postage, we won't mail your package back to you. If you
don't provide for insurance, we won't buy insurance. We intend to mail
out the return shipments the week after the convention by whichever
priority service or shipping method you have supplied return packaging
/labeling for. If none is specified, return shipment will be made via
- Your packaging material is reusable. If we can't re-use your packaging,
we will do our best.
Working through an Agent
If you are intending to send a representative to the Art Show to act on
your behalf, please provide a Letter of Authorization signed by you. The
letter should contain:
- The name of your agent.
- A list of the actions your agent is authorized to do on your
behalf (e.g., receive money for artwork, present art work for auction,
negotiate with Capricon officials regarding sales of art work,
negotiate with individuals, etc.)
- The name to which your check should be made out
- The duration of the authorization.
- Your phone number in case a question arises.
Call for Volunteers
We need people to help hang the art in the show, help run the show, to
repackage and mail back unsold artwork, etc. Let us know if would like to