Directors: John and Anne Parise
Dragon Con is the largest science fiction, fantasy and pop-culture Convention of its type in the world, with an attendance of over 71,000 people. The Art Show is a hugely diverse venue with thousands of art buyers from around the world coming to the Show every year to purchase many of the great artworks exhibited during the Convention. It's an active, exciting function with dynamic programming which gives the participating artists a high potential for large sales. We believe art is all about capturing new ideas in one form or another and displaying the awesome creativity within these works to the world.
The Dragon Con Art Show will again be located in the Grand Hall West of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel. The Comics and Pop Artists Alley is located right next door to us in the Grand Hall East allowing for an effective cross pollination of art ideas, artwork and art programming. We believe that having much of the original artwork, artist guests and art programming for the Convention located together in one area will be highly beneficial to both the artists and Convention attendees alike.» Back to Top
Jury Round 1 is Now Closed!
Thank you to all applicants for the many submissions we received this year for Round One Jury! We will begin processing everyone's submission information and finalizing the images for Jury consideration. Jury results will be emailed to applicants before or by April 18th. You can also log-in and check your status page to see your current submission status. After Jury results are sent out, the Directors will begin placing accepted artists onto the Art Show floor based on the many factors that determine the final decision for space requests (e.g. Guest status, pre-approved status, Jury score, floorspace availability, amount of space requested, etc.). Depending on those results, we will determine whether or not there will be a Round Two Jury announcement. Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for your submissions and good luck with the Jury!
The Art Show is open daily during regular exhibit hours: Friday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Monday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be daily art demonstrations and most pieces in the Art Gallery are available for quick sale or bid sale. Items in the Print Shop are available for immediate sale.
Special Awards voted on by Convention Attendees will be given to artists during the Show. Please come vote for your favorites!
Dragon Con Art Show Buyer and Attendee Orientation
We would like to cordially invite you to be a part of the Dragon Con 2016 Art Show. The Art Show is a very large and diverse event. It is a very active and exciting function. Art is all about capturing new ideas in one form or another. It's about doing something no one has ever done before. One of our goals is to make every attendee that visits the Art Show say "WOW, I never thought of that before!"
Here's another point. Art is the beginning of many of the creations you as a sci-fi, fantasy, horror, surreal and astronomical fan have come to love and cherish over the years. Many of the game developers, writers, movie directors and other creators were in one way or another inspired by the type of artwork we have in our Art Show. Your active participation in the Art Show helps to start a new wave of creativity for future works. Now let's look at what's inside the Dragon Con Art Show.
The Art Gallery - In the main Art Show exhibition room, located in the Grand Hall West, Exhibition Level of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the majority of the space is used by the art Gallery. It consists of all the exhibit space for the 2-D and 3-D artwork - hanging, on tables and freestanding throughout the room. There is also the occasional themed exhibit, such as the diorama or puppet displays at past Shows. Please don't feel rushed. Take the time to look at each piece. All artwork will have a bid sheet with prices and places to write bids attached to it. Most of the artwork in the Gallery is available for immediate quick sale purchase or for Silent Auction bids during our posted hours of operation. The only exception for some artwork not available for purchase are items marked "NFS" or "Not For Sale" on the bid sheet attached to that artwork.
The Print Shop - Adjacent to the art Gallery is the Print Shop featuring prints from artists in the Show, some of which are limited editions. These items are available at the marked prices for immediate purchase.
The Artists' Bazaar - The Artists' Bazaar is a special area for artists to present their artwork and merchandise related to their artwork directly to the public. The Bazaar is located in the Art Show exhibition room along the outer walls and a specific artist can be located using one of the "YOU ARE HERE" floor maps located throughout the Art Show or included with the 2016 Dragon Con App available to download for free with most smart phones. The pieces range from special limited edition prints to unusual and exotic original jewelry to hand-thrown pots and everything in between. The artists themselves will present these items and may even personalize them for you. The Artists' Bazaar is located in the Grand Hall West, Exhibition Level of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Art Show Programming - Do you want to learn how artists make these wonderful creations? How about watching artists in drawing contests? Or, if you are an artist, would you like to learn many tips and tricks to help improve and market your artwork? Then lucky for you that the Art Show has a huge variety of programming covering many topics of interest for both the attendee and the artist alike (see programming schedule for panel topics and exact times)! Art Show programming is located in the Hannover Hall, a few doors down from the Art Show room in the Grand Hall West.
The Art Show Art Auctions - So, you found a piece of artwork that you really must take home. But when you went to buy it, someone had already put a bid on it. Now what? From the time the Art Show opens on Friday at 1 pm until Sunday 6 pm, you can write bids in whole dollar amounts on the bid sheets attached to any of the artwork in the Art Show exhibit space. This includes any of the 2-D and 3-D artwork - hanging, on tables and freestanding throughout the room that has a bid sheet attached to it. This period is known as the Silent Auction. If any item gets 5 bids during the Silent Auction, it will go to the Voice Auction on Monday (see programming schedule for exact time and location). The Voice Auction operates like a traditional auction. Now you must go to the Voice Auction and win that piece at all costs! The art auction isn't just for the buyers but it's also great entertainment - from the auctioneers building up the pace of the bids, to the buyers who can battle it out in an exhaustive contest of pocket books.
Art Show Buyer Rules
Shipping Art from the Dragon Con Art Show
The 2016 Dragon Con Art Show Charity Artwork Project is TBD for this year’s Charity: Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency. Please stayed tuned!!
If you are interested in being a member of a particular team, please get in contact with that Department's Director or Manager today. Remember, when you volunteer 20 to 25 hours, you get a complimentary badge into the Convention.
Then do we have the Yahoo! Group for you! The Dragon Con Art Show group on Yahoo Groups has everything you could need!» Back to Top
For more information on the Dragon Con Art Show, please contact the Art Show Staff below: