Something New in that ART SHOW
VCON’s Art Show features the work of mainly local artists working to themes related to science fiction and fantasy, This year’s Art Show will carry on that tradition, with slight differences to reflect the smaller setup and shorter duration.
What’s different at the Art Show?
FOR ART LOVERS AND ART BUYERS:
No bidding, just buying!
There will be no bidding, and once a piece is sold it goes with the buyer! Don’t think that this will make the Art Show a one-time stop, though – artists are encouraged to bring extra pieces, so if something gets sold and taken away, something else you might like may take its place!
This year, the Art Show will be conveniently located with the Artist Alley and Vendor space.
Please note that a bag check-in will be in effect for large bags and bags without zippers/closures.
There will be no bidding and no auction at the end of the convention. This means items will not sell at low minimum bid prices and there is no need to wait to find out a piece’s final sale price.
At this time, with the exception of the Artist Guest of Honour, artists will be limited to ONE (1) display space per person and a maximum of 30 works per artist. If there is unsold space left closer to the Art Show, it will be offered for purchase to artists that have registered to the Art Show (on a lottery basis).
If the artist’s pieces do not all fit on their display space, the artist has the option to leave the extra artworks with the Art Show, and as pieces sell and are taken away, at the discretion and time permitting, Art Show staff will replenish the artist’s space with the extra artworks. Note that the Art Show Director will have the right to refuse to keep very fragile or bulky art pieces for replenishing, due to the limited space.
Since there will be no Print Shop, artists are permitted to have duplicate prints on their display space – each print is counted as one piece of the 30 maximum works.
Please note that there is a 10% commission for any artwork sold at the Art Show.
Note: While there are no defined rules for what is allowed and not allowed in terms of art content, VCON is a family-oriented convention. As such, please keep subject matter suitable for a general audience. If you are not sure if your art is suitable, please contact the Art Show Director. Also, artworks may be refused at the discretion of the Art Show Director.
ART SHOW PRICING & REGISTRATION
The Art Show will have 4’x4’ panels and 6’x30” tables. Currently the tables are not available, but please contact the Art Show Director if you would like to be put on the wait list should one become available.
Panels will be $15 CAD each. Just click on the image below to purchase a ticket using Eventbrite.
Dates may be adjusted – please contact the Art Show Director for updates.
|August 27:||Space sale will be available via the Eventbrite link. Space may be sold in batches, so please check back often.|
|September 30:||Space sale closes. Any unsold space will be offered for sale to registered artists on a lottery basis.|
|October 20:||Art Show works submission documents due|
|October 27:||Art Show setup and art hanging, 6pm onwards|
|October 29:||Art Show pickup, time TBA|
Nancie Green, Artist Guest of Honour