Participating in the Art Show

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by

We have exciting new programming in the works for this year, including various opportunities for artists to engage with other convention attendees. Please check back for more information on these events as they are finalized.

Artist’s Tables, Demonstrations, & Workshops

We will have some space set aside in the Art Show for artists to do on-site demos and take commissions, available via sign-up at the Art Show. Time slots at these tables will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis for a nominal fee. If any artists are interested in giving full-scale demos and/or workshops as a programming item, please email the Art Show lead ASAP.

The Annual Artists’ Challenge

You are challenged to submit a piece in any medium,that fulfills the following requirements:

(1) It must have a goat.

(2) It must have one item from each of the following three categories:

(a) Science Fiction:

  • a spaceship (rocket ship, flying saucer, etc.)
  • an extra-terrestrial landscape (that is clearly other-worldly)
  • a robot

(b) Fantasy

  • a dragon
  • a character using magic
  • a female character in realistic armor (no exposed chests / midriffs / etc.)

(c) Alternate History

  • an ‘alternate’ version of a well-known historical figure
  • a ‘steampunk’ ray-gun
  • a dinosaur

All Challenge entries are treated as standard Art Show pieces, and are subject to the same requirements, although Challenge entries will be displayed together in a special area of the Art Show. An award will be given to the best Challenge entry based on a vote (see below).

Art Awards

Work in the Art Show (NFS pieces included, but Print Shop pieces excluded) is eligible for the following awards:

  • Best in Show
  • Best Pro Work
  • Best Fan Work
  • Best Challenge Entry (see above for Challenge rules)

All convention attendees are welcome to vote until the Art Show closes on Saturday; winners will be announced and awards given out at the Live Art Auction that evening.


We welcome volunteer workers in the Art Show itself, or artists who wish to participate in programming events. If you have any proposals, input, or interest in participating or volunteering, please contact