2013 Dragon Con Art Show
Directors: John and Anne Parise
The Dragon Con Art Show Jury Round One is now closed! Thank you to all applicants for the many submissions we received this year! We will begin processing everyone's submission information and finalizing the images for Jury consideration. Jury results should be emailed to applicants before or by April 15th. You can also log-in at: http://e-artshow.dragoncon.org/Login_Page.php 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 and let us know if you have any questions or concerns about anything Art Show.
Thank you for your submissions and good luck with the Jury!
*The Jury results will be emailed out by April 15.
Visit the Dragon Con Art Show Website for the latest news and guidelines for:
Buyer and Attendee Information
The Art Show is open daily during regular exhibit hours: Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-8pm, and Monday 10am-4pm. There will be daily art demonstrations and most pieces in the Art Gallery are available for bid sale. Items in the Print Shop are available for immediate sale.
Awards will be given for the best art in the show. Please 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 2013 Dragon Con 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 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, and/or space 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 of the Hyatt Regency, the majority of the space is used by the art gallery. The art gallery consists of all the hanging space for 2-D and 3-D art - both on tables and freestanding throughout the room. There is also the occasional themed exhibit, such as the puppet display at last year's Show. Please don't feel rushed. Take the time to look at each piece. All artwork will have a piece ID sheet with prices and places to write bids. Most of the artwork in the gallery is available for immediate purchase or for bids during posted hours of operation, the only exceptions being items marked "NFS" or "Not For Sale" on the piece ID sheet attached to the artwork.
The Print Shop - Adjacent to the art gallery is the print shop featuring limited edition prints from artists in the show. These items are available at the marked price for immediate purchase.
The Artists' Bazaar - The Artists' Bazaar is a special area for artists to present merchandise related to their artwork and is located in the main Art Show exhibition room. 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 and may even personalize these items for you. These artists' booths and bazaar tables are located in the Grand Hall West of the Hyatt Regency.
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, you can also learn many tips and tricks to help improve and market your art. The Art Show has a huge variety of programming covering topics of interest for both the attendee and the artist alike. Art Show programming is located in the Hanover Hall, a few doors down from the main 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 until Sunday 6pm you can write bids in whole dollar amounts on the bid sheets attached to art pieces in the art gallery. 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, it's also great entertainment - from the auctioneers building up the pace of the bids, to the buyers who battle it out in an exhaustive contest of pocket books.
Art Show Buyer Rules
Shipping Art from the Dragon Con Art Show
Charity Artwork Project
We are very excited to announce that the theme for this year’s Dragon Con Art Show Artist Charity Project is Better Gnomes and Gardens!
The “base” item we will be using is a 12” tall unpainted bisque fired ceramic standing Gnome. This should give the artists a lot of room to work their magic and be big enough to see at auction. We will have the finished little guys available for folks to bid on at the Art Show Voice Auction on Monday, September 2nd at 12:00 pm in Hanover C, D & E located in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The Gnomes will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to this year’s multiple Dragon Con Charities: The Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, The Georgia Conservancy and The Marcus Autism Center.
Take a look at the image below to see what the Gnomes look like before they have been finished by the artists:
We expect these cute guys to go very quickly, so plan to join us to help support some really great charities and so you can get a chance to own one (or more) of these unique gnomes before they are all gone! Thank you so much and we wish everyone luck in getting their Gnome or Gnomes! See you there!!
Great art shows don't just happen. It takes a large number of dedicated volunteers to ensure the show is a success. If you'd like to be part of our staff this year, here's some information you might need.
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 25 hours you get a complimentary badge into the convention.
Want the latest news and networking in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, surreal, and astronomical artwork universe?
Then do we have the Yahoo! Group for you! The Dragon Con Art Show group on Yahoo Groups has everything you could need!
How To Contact Us
For more information on the Dragon Con Art Show, please contact the Art Show staff below:
Art Show Directors: John and Anne Parise
Art Show Sales and Marketing: Ingrid Eichelbaum
Art Show Operations: Sam Wallace
Art Show Programming: Heidi Wallace
Art Show Set-Up/Break-Down: Jeramie Ivey
Art Show A.S.P.S. Captain: Jim Shepherd