The Art Show is run primarily as a written auction. Artists should fill out all paperwork prior to the convention if at all possible. Bid sheets should be attached / in close proximity to the piece, and attendees may bid on the work in writing on these sheets during Art Show hours.
All first bids on a piece must be at or above the minimum bid on the control sheets; subsequent bids must be greater than previous bids. Should any piece receive three or more qualifying bids, that piece will go to the Live Art Auction on Saturday night, where the highest ‘paper bid’ may or may not be beaten by a ‘live bid.’ Should any piece receive fewer than three bids, the highest bid on that piece prior to close of the Art Show on Saturday will win.
Pickup of and payment for pieces won in the Art Show will be on Sunday – we may also open up for payment late on Saturday, although this will depend on staffing. All bids are binding, and all sales are final.
In contrast to the main Art Show, art in the Print Shop is available for immediate purchase and removal, and will be priced at a flat rate (as in, there is no ‘bidding’).
Photography of work on display in the Art Show and/or Print Shop is strictly prohibited, unless both the artist and the art show lead are present and have given their consent.
The deadline for applying to mail-in or reserve space at the Art Show has now ENDED. However, any space remaining will be available to artists on a first-come first-serve basis, between the hours of 2-5 pm on Thursday, February 7th and 9-11 am on Friday, February 8th.
Artist Forms (you will need to fill out BOTH to exhibit in the Art Show):
By popular demand, we will be hosting the Artist Showdown again as a special event on Saturday night preceeding the Art Auction. Attending artists are encouraged to face off against one another in a quick-draw challenge in front of a live audience. Please note: while this is a drawing competition, it is not necessarily judged on skill alone, so artists of all disciplines may find themselves on even footing! If you wish to participate, please sign up in the Art Show anytime before Saturday evening.
We will also have artists’ tables available in the Art Show if you wish to demonstrate your skills, discuss your work, or take commissions. There are no fees for this and no sign-up required, but please be considerate of other artists when claiming space/time at these tables.
If you wish to participate in this year’s Artist’s Challenge (a special section of the Art Show with its own award), the work you submit must incorporate a goat (the convention’s mascot) and your choice of at least three (3) out of the following (5) items:
– A Robotic Limb
– Binary Code
– A Vacuum Tube
– A Red Glowing / “Laser” Eye
– A Circuit Board or Computer Chip