Be an Artist at Dragon Con

‘Til death do we art

We appreciate your interest in participating in the Dragon Con Art Show.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

We encourage you to apply early, because as we get closer to the show there will be fewer artist slots available. No Art Show applications will be accepted after this date for the 2019 convention.

Please complete the form to the right in order to be considered for purchasing space in the 2019 show.

  • Completion of this form does not guarantee space.
  • All applications will be reviewed and juried and you will be notified as to your status for 2019 as soon as possible.

Please note:

  • This application is for artists only.
  • Retailers are not permitted to purchase space in the art show.
  • Only one artist per application. Each person in a partnership should apply individually and use the Additional Information field to note the partnership.
  • Once you apply it can take up to 45 days from the close of the application process to receive a response to your initial application. You will be notified of your status via email.
  • Applications that are not accepted are placed on a wait list and contacted immediately if space becomes available.
  • If your application is accepted, you have two weeks to contact the Dragon Con office and pay for the space.
  • If we don’t receive payment or the signed agreement within two weeks, we will release the space to the next artist on the list.

Dragon Con Art Show Rules and Regulations

ELECTRICITY AND PHONES/AV: Advance rates for access to an electrical plug are $50. Please indicate your electrical needs on the Art Show application. Telephone service and Internet must be arranged directly with the Hyatt Regency. A link to this information, along with a link to our Decorators shipping information, will be provided via email in summer of 2019.

SECURITY: Dragon Con will provide overnight security in the room and no one will be allowed in the art show once it has closed for the evening. All necessary items and valuables must be taken with the Artist when exiting after the Art Show closes each evening.

ART WORK SUBJECT MATTER: Dragon Con is home to a large number of people of all ages. Please use your best judgment regarding subject matter. Dragon Con reserves the right to remove any artwork deemed inappropriate.

SHIPMENTS: An email will be sent out in the summer with information on shipping. This kit is sent from Freeman, our official show decorator. Dragon Con will not accept personal shipments at the hotel. If you need to ship artwork to coincide with your arrival, please contact your hotel or the local Fed Ex office in the Hyatt Regency to make arrangements. Shipments may also go through our decorator Freeman as per details provided at a later date. Artists are permitted to carry in their own product to their assigned table only by hand or hand truck. Artist will be required to set up, breakdown and manage their space throughout the show.

ADVERTISING: Dragon Con offers several avenues for advertising at the show. Information will be available in the summer. In addition, Dragon Con will provide a dedicated Art Show section in our Quick Start Guide and on the official Dragon Con app.

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS:

  • Attendance at Dragon Con is required in order to display work/sell merchandise; Artist or representative must be present and attend all four days.
  • Photography will be allowed in the Art Show. If you prefer not to have your artwork photographed please place appropriate signage at your table and/or booth.
  • Artists must comply with, and be bound by, all laws, ordinances, and regulations of the country, state, county, city, and facility.
  • Sales Tax Forms will be available prior to the show and on site. It is your responsibility to submit this paperwork directly to the State of Georgia Department of Revenue.
  • Retailers are not permitted to purchase space in the art show.
  • All work must be the creation of the exhibiting artist and should relate to areas of fandom including but not limited to animation, comics, science fiction, gaming or fantasy.
  • Fan art will be permissible given that it makes up no more than 25% of your displayed art. You must credit the owner/creator of artwork featuring a character that belongs to someone else. If an authorized agent of the copyright holder complains about the presence of the artwork in the show, we must (at a minimum) change its status to “Not For Sale” if you do not have written permission to use the property. No artwork may be displayed that defames any real person or fictional character. The ultimate decision on the appropriateness of the piece is at the discretion of the Art Show Director.
  • Artists are responsible for providing packaging for art sold. Dragon Con does not supply mailing tubes, bubble wrap, boxes, or other such materials.
  • Dragon Con no longer accepts mail in art and will not operate a print shop or a gallery auction at this time.
  • Dragon Con will operate a gallery where artists can display pieces with exposure aimed to direct sales to the specific artists’ space in the art show. Dragon Con will discontinue the practice of accepting money on behalf of the artist.
  • Dragon Con will continue to collect pieces that will be auctioned off for charity. In addition, we will once again offer the opportunity to complete an art project supporting the official Dragon Con Charity.
  • Dragon Con will offer programming throughout the show and will encourage artist participation. More details will be available in the spring.

HOURS:

Dealer SetupOpens to AttendeesRoom Closes
Thursday1 PM10 PM
Friday8 AM1 PM7 PM*
Saturday9 AM10 AM7 PM*
Sunday9 AM10 AM7 PM*
Monday9 AM10 AM5 PM+

* Everyone must exit the Grand Hall 30 minutes following closing.
+ Load out begins at 5 PM on Monday.

Additional Information: Please email dc_artshow [at] dragoncon [dot] org. Mail all correspondence to:

Dragon Con 2019
Attn: Art Show
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459

Art Show Application Form

We appreciate your interest in participating in the Dragon Con Art Show. Please complete this form in order to be considered for purchasing space in the 2019 show. Completion of this form does not guarantee space. All applications will be reviewed and juried and you will be notified as to your status for 2019 as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019. No Art Show applications will be accepted after this date for the 2019 convention.

IMPORTANT NOTES: (please read)

  • This application is for artist only. Retailers are not permitted to purchase space in the art show.
  • Only one artist per application. Each person in a partnership should apply individually and use the Additional Information field to note the partnership.
  • Once you apply it can take up to 45 days from the close of the application process to receive a response to your initial application. You will be notified of your status via email.
  • Applications that are not accepted are placed on a wait list and contacted immediately if space becomes available.
  • If your application is accepted you have two weeks to contact the Dragon Con office and pay for the space.
  • If we don’t receive payment or the signed agreement within two weeks we will release the space to the next artist on the list.

The deadline for application to the 2019 Art Show has passed. The application will reopen on Feb 1, 2020 through Mar 1, 2020.

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