Art Show and Auction
Each year Con*Stellation has an Art Show and Auction. The Art Show displays art from both professional and amateur artists. Art can be anything from a painting, to a pencil and ink drawing, to cartoon, or much more. Crafts are also included and could include a knitted Kobold, crocheted Cthulhu, pottery and glassware, jewelry, even origami! All the artwork you find will have some connection to science fiction, fantasy, or fandom itself.
All artwork shown is for sale unless otherwise marked. There are two ways to buy a piece of artwork—bidding or outright purchase. Each piece is accompanied by a bid/price sheet. Both an opening bid price and an immediate purchase price will be listed (with some exceptions). If you really like the piece of artwork for sale, and don't want anyone else to have a chance at it, you can get it for the immediate purchase price. If you want to try to win the artwork by bidding, you can do that. The opening bid price is lower than the immediate purchase price. Once a bid is placed no one will be able to purchase it outright for the immediate purchase price. If enough bids are placed on a piece (that number may vary from year to year), the item will go to the voice Art Auction held Saturday evening. If fewer bids than the limit are placed, the top bidder on the sheet wins the piece at their bid price.
If you can't afford an original piece of artwork or a really nice print, you still have options. The Print Shop offers lower-cost prints of artwork. The prints are usually not as large, or perhaps not of as high a quality, as those found hanging on the art show wall. However they are suitable for framing, and can be purchased immediately.
Displaying and Selling in the Art Show
Are you a professional or amateur artist? Knitter, crafter, or jewelry maker? An artist's agent? The Con*Stellation convention committee invites you to participate in our Art Show and/or Print Shop! We would love to see you—or just your art if you can't attend—at our convention. We will show originals or reproductions in any medium, but all entries should be ready to hang or display.
A Reservation Form is not needed but please contact the head of our Art Show, Randy Cleary, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 256-772-3826 if you're interested in either the Art Show or the Print Shop—or if you have any questions about either. Keep reading for info on fees, paperwork, and where to mail your art.
(Make checks payable to Con*Stellation XXX)
Panel (4'x4') or Table (6'): $20 each ($15 for convention members)
Print Shop: $2 per print series entered; Limit 10 series
No commission will be charged on sales. Sales tax will be collected from the buyer.
The paperwork you'll need can be accessed by the links on the right side of this page. Please fill out separate Control Sheets for the Art Show and the Print Shop as the needed details differ for each. You'll also need to fill out one Bid Sheet for each piece in the Art Show, even if it's Not For Sale. The Bid Sheet form prints 4 per page. All forms are available in both PDF and Microsoft Word (.doc) format.
Address for Mail-In Art:
Please note this is a corrected address
We'd love you to become a member of the con and bring us your art, but if you need to mail it to us, do not use the convention PO Box Address. Instead, send it to:
Con*Stellation Art Show
c/o Randy B. Cleary
8000 Madison Blvd., Ste. D102 PMB 173
Madison AL 35758-2003