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Con†Stellation's annual Art Show and Auction brings together art from both professional and amateur artists. Art can be anything from a painting, to a pen and ink drawing, to a 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{{Whatis|Fandom}} itself.
 
Con†Stellation's annual Art Show and Auction brings together art from both professional and amateur artists. Art can be anything from a painting, to a pen and ink drawing, to a 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{{Whatis|Fandom}} itself.
  
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==Buying Art==
 
==Buying Art==
We want you to enjoy just ''looking'' at the art, but we're happy to say that all artwork on display in the Art Show 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 and don't want anyone else to have a chance at it, you can get it for the immediate purchase price. Or, if you want to try to win the artwork by bidding, you can do that. The opening bid price is (usually) lower than the immediate purchase price. '''Please note''' that once any bid is placed the immediate purchase price is no longer available. '''Please also note''' that placing a bid on a piece obligates you to buy it at that price if your's is the winning bid.
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We want you to enjoy just ''looking'' at the art, but we're happy to say that all artwork on display in the Art Show 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 and don't want anyone else to have a chance at it, you can get it for the immediate purchase price. Or, if you want to try to win the artwork by bidding, you can do that. The opening bid price is (usually) lower than the immediate purchase price. '''Please note''' that once any bid is placed the immediate purchase price is no longer available. '''Please also note''' that placing a bid on a piece obligates you to buy it at that price if yours is the winning bid.
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===Sales Tax===
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All sales will have sales tax added—9% as of this writing. (Hey, it's not ''our'' idea!)
  
 
===Art Auction===
 
===Art Auction===
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===Charity Auction===
 
===Charity Auction===
Items donated for our 2016 charity (still to be selected) will be available for bid in the Art Show. All charity items will go to the same Saturday evening voice Art Auction as above, regardless of the number of bids they garner.
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Items donated for our [[Con†Stellation_Main_Page#2017_Charity|2017 charity (see main page)]] will be available for bid in the Art Show. All charity items will go to the same Saturday evening voice Art Auction as above, regardless of the number of bids they garner.
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Items donated for our 2016 charity [[Con†Stellation_Main_Page#2016_Charity|(see main page)]] will be available for bid in the Art Show. All charity items will go to the same Saturday evening voice Art Auction as above, regardless of the number of bids they garner.
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If you wish to donate an item for the charity auction, you can just drop it by the Art Show&mdash;please be sure to let a staff member know when you do. They will help you fill out a bid sheet. If you want to coordinate a donation before the convention, please [mailto:rbcleary@bellsouth.net?subject=Inquiry%20about%20donating%20a%20charity%20piece%20to%20the%20Con*Stellation%20Art%20Auction e-mail our Art Show].
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If you wish to donate an item for the charity auction, you can just drop it by the Art Show—please be sure to let a staff member know when you do. They will help you fill out a bid sheet. If you want to coordinate a donation before the convention, please email either:
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*[mailto:art.show@con-stellation.org?subject=Inquiry%20about%20donating%20a%20charity%20piece%20to%20the%20Con*Stellation%20Art%20Auction art.show@con-stellation.org] the Art Show main email address, or
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*[mailto:rbcleary@bellsouth.net?subject=Inquiry%20about%20donating%20a%20charity%20piece%20to%20the%20Con*Stellation%20Art%20Auction rbcleary@bellsouth.net] Art Show head Randy Cleary.
  
 
===Print Shop===
 
===Print Shop===
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===Paying for Art===
 
===Paying for Art===
Con†Stellation is not able to take credit cards at this time (though we're working on it)—you can pay by cash or check. For Art Show items bought at the immediate purchase price and for all Print Shop items please pay the Art Show staff on the spot. (If possible, we do ask that you pick up your Art Show purchase later so more people will have a chance to see the art.) For purchases made at the Art Auction, you can pay that evening after the Auction if you must, but if possible we ask that you wait until the Art Show opens on Sunday to pay for and pick up your art. Similarly, items with too few bids to go to the auction must be paid for and picked up on Sunday (or after the auction Saturday if you must).
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Con†Stellation '''should be''' able to take credit cards at the convention and you can also pay by cash or check. For Art Show items bought at the immediate purchase price and for all Print Shop items, please pay the Art Show staff on the spot. ('''If possible''', we do ask that you pick up your Art Show purchase ''later'' so more people will have a chance to see the art.) For purchases made at the Art Auction, you can pay that evening after the Auction ''if you must'', but if possible we ask that you wait until the Art Show opens on Sunday to pay for and pick up your art. Similarly, items with too few bids to go to the auction must be paid for and picked up on Sunday (or after the auction Saturday if you must).
  
 
===After Auction Sales===
 
===After Auction Sales===
For most Art Show pieces, the immediate purchase price is no longer applicable after the Art Auction, but a separate after auction price may be available.
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For Art Show pieces that do not sell via immediate purchase ''or'' go to auction, the immediate purchase price is often no longer applicable after the Art Auction—but a separate after auction price may be available.
 
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===Sales Tax===
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All sales will have sales tax added. (Hey, it's not <em>our</em> idea!)
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==Selling Art==
 
==Selling Art==
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.
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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. (We use the J-hook/binder clip on pegboard method.)
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'''A Reservation Form is not needed''' but if you're interested in either the Art Show or the Print Shop—or if you have any questions about them—please contact the head of our Art Show, Randy Cleary either:
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*By email at [mailto:rbcleary@bellsouth.net?subject=Inquiry%20about%20the%20Con*Stellation%20Art%20Show/Print%20Shop rbcleary@bellsouth.net], or
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*By email through the main Art Show email address at [mailto:art.show@con-stellation.org?subject=Inquiry%20about%20the%20Con*Stellation%20Art%20Show/Print%20Shop art.show@con-stellation.org], or
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*By phoning Randy at 256-772-3826.
  
'''A Reservation Form is not needed''' but please contact the head of our Art Show, Randy Cleary, [mailto:rbcleary@bellsouth.net?subject=Inquiry%20about%20the%20Con*Stellation%20Art%20Show/Print%20Shop by e-mail] 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.
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Keep reading for info on fees, paperwork, and where to mail your art.
  
 
===Fees===
 
===Fees===
 
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| Art Show Panel (4&prime;x4&prime;) || rowspan="2"|$10
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| Art Show Panel (4&prime;x4&prime;) || rowspan="2"|$15
 
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| Art Show Table (6&prime;)
 
| Art Show Table (6&prime;)
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| Print Show || $2 per print series—Limit 10 series
 
| Print Show || $2 per print series—Limit 10 series
 
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No commission will be charged on sales. Sales tax will be collected from the buyer. If you mail in your art, you are responsible for postage both ways.
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No commission will be charged on sales. Sales tax will be collected from the buyer. If you mail in your art, you are responsible for shipping costs both ways.
  
 
===Paperwork===
 
===Paperwork===
The paperwork you'll need will be linked below when it is available. You will need to fill out separate Control Sheets for the Art Show and the Print Shop as the needed details differ for each. All forms will be available in both PDF and Microsoft Word (.doc) format.
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The paperwork you'll need is linked below. You will need to fill out separate Control Sheets for the Art Show and the Print Shop as the needed details differ for each. All forms are available in both PDF and Microsoft Word (.doc) format.
  
 
'''Art Show'''<br />
 
'''Art Show'''<br />
 
:For the Art Show, please fill out an Art Show Control Sheet (multiple pages if necessary due to the number of pieces) and 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.
 
:For the Art Show, please fill out an Art Show Control Sheet (multiple pages if necessary due to the number of pieces) and 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.
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwCtlSht2015.pdf Art Show Control Sheet (PDF file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwCtlSht2016.pdf Art Show Control Sheet (PDF file)]
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwCtlSht2015.doc Art Show Control Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwCtlSht2016.doc Art Show Control Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwBidShts2015.pdf Art Show Bid Sheet (PDF file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwBidShts2016.pdf Art Show Bid Sheet (PDF file)]
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwBidShts2015.doc Art Show Bid Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ArtShwBidShts2016.doc Art Show Bid Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
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'''Print Shop'''<br />
 
'''Print Shop'''<br />
:For the Print Shop, please fill out a Print Shop Control Sheet (multiple pages if necessary due to the number of pieces). No Bid Sheets are needed for the Print Shop.
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:For the Print Shop, please fill out a Print Shop Control Sheet. There is a limit of 10 print series for the Print Shop. No Bid Sheets are needed for the Print Shop.
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/PrntShpCtlSht.pdf Print Shop Control Sheet (PDF file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/PrntShpCtlSht2016.pdf Print Shop Control Sheet (PDF file)]
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/PrntShpCtlSht.doc Print Shop Control Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/PrntShpCtlSht2016.doc Print Shop Control Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
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===Address for Mail-In Art===
 
===Address for Mail-In Art===
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, ''please do not'' use the convention PO Box Address. Instead, send it to:<br />
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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, '''''please do not''''' use the convention PO Box Address. Instead, send it to:<br />
 
:Con†Stellation Art Show<br />
 
:Con†Stellation Art Show<br />
 
:c/o Randy B. Cleary<br />
 
:c/o Randy B. Cleary<br />
 
:8000 Madison Blvd., Ste. D102 PMB 173<br />
 
:8000 Madison Blvd., Ste. D102 PMB 173<br />
 
:Madison AL 35758-2003
 
:Madison AL 35758-2003
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===More About Selling Art===
 
===More About Selling Art===
Art Show director Randy Cleary's letter to prospective exhibiting artists explains a bit more about participating in the Con†Stellation Art Show. You can check it out as a Microsoft Word or PDF document. The letter also includes a short summary of Art Show sales at Con†Stellation XXX in 2011.
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Art Show director Randy Cleary's letter to prospective exhibiting artists explains a bit more about participating in the Con†Stellation Art Show. You can check it out as a Microsoft Word or PDF document. The letter also includes a short summary of Art Show and Charity sales at Con†Stellation XXXIII in 2015.
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/Artist_Letter_ConStellation_2015.pdf Art Show and Print Shop Information (PDF file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/Artist_Letter_ConStellation_2016.pdf Art Show and Print Shop Information (PDF file)]
:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/Artist_Letter_ConStellation_2015.doc Art Show and Print Shop Information (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/Artist_Letter_ConStellation_2016.doc Art Show and Print Shop Information (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]
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===2016 Art Show Results===
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You can see Randy's report for 2016 Art Show (and Charity Auction) sales at:
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ConStellation_2016_Art_Show_Summary.pdf 2016 Con†Stellation Art Show Results (PDF file)]
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:[http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/artshow/ConStellation_2016_Art_Show_Summary.doc 2016 Con†Stellation Art Show Results (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)]

Latest revision as of 15:19, 22 February 2017

Con†Stellation XXXV: Horologium (The Clock)

13–15 October 2017——Huntsville, Alabama

GoH: Mary Robinette Kowal      Artist GoH: David O. Miller      MC: Toni Weisskopf

Con†Stellation's annual Art Show and Auction brings together art from both professional and amateur artists. Art can be anything from a painting, to a pen and ink drawing, to a 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(←What's That?) itself.

Contents

[edit] Buying Art

We want you to enjoy just looking at the art, but we're happy to say that all artwork on display in the Art Show 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 and don't want anyone else to have a chance at it, you can get it for the immediate purchase price. Or, if you want to try to win the artwork by bidding, you can do that. The opening bid price is (usually) lower than the immediate purchase price. Please note that once any bid is placed the immediate purchase price is no longer available. Please also note that placing a bid on a piece obligates you to buy it at that price if yours is the winning bid.

[edit] Sales Tax

All sales will have sales tax added—9% as of this writing. (Hey, it's not our idea!)

[edit] Art Auction

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.

[edit] Charity Auction

Items donated for our 2017 charity (see main page) will be available for bid in the Art Show. All charity items will go to the same Saturday evening voice Art Auction as above, regardless of the number of bids they garner.

If you wish to donate an item for the charity auction, you can just drop it by the Art Show—please be sure to let a staff member know when you do. They will help you fill out a bid sheet. If you want to coordinate a donation before the convention, please email either:

[edit] Print Shop

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 walls. However they are suitable for framing, and can be purchased immediately.

[edit] Paying for Art

Con†Stellation should be able to take credit cards at the convention and you can also pay by cash or check. For Art Show items bought at the immediate purchase price and for all Print Shop items, please pay the Art Show staff on the spot. (If possible, we do ask that you pick up your Art Show purchase later so more people will have a chance to see the art.) For purchases made at the Art Auction, you can pay that evening after the Auction if you must, but if possible we ask that you wait until the Art Show opens on Sunday to pay for and pick up your art. Similarly, items with too few bids to go to the auction must be paid for and picked up on Sunday (or after the auction Saturday if you must).

[edit] After Auction Sales

For Art Show pieces that do not sell via immediate purchase or go to auction, the immediate purchase price is often no longer applicable after the Art Auction—but a separate after auction price may be available.

[edit] Selling Art

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. (We use the J-hook/binder clip on pegboard method.)

A Reservation Form is not needed but if you're interested in either the Art Show or the Print Shop—or if you have any questions about them—please contact the head of our Art Show, Randy Cleary either:

Keep reading for info on fees, paperwork, and where to mail your art.

[edit] Fees

Make checks payable to Con†Stellation XXXV
Art Show Panel (4′x4′) $15
Art Show Table (6′)
Print Show $2 per print series—Limit 10 series

No commission will be charged on sales. Sales tax will be collected from the buyer. If you mail in your art, you are responsible for shipping costs both ways.

[edit] Paperwork

The paperwork you'll need is linked below. You will need to fill out separate Control Sheets for the Art Show and the Print Shop as the needed details differ for each. All forms are available in both PDF and Microsoft Word (.doc) format.

Art Show

For the Art Show, please fill out an Art Show Control Sheet (multiple pages if necessary due to the number of pieces) and 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.
Art Show Control Sheet (PDF file)
Art Show Control Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)
Art Show Bid Sheet (PDF file)
Art Show Bid Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)

Print Shop

For the Print Shop, please fill out a Print Shop Control Sheet. There is a limit of 10 print series for the Print Shop. No Bid Sheets are needed for the Print Shop.
Print Shop Control Sheet (PDF file)
Print Shop Control Sheet (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)

[edit] Address for Mail-In Art

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, please 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


[edit] 2016 Art Show Results

You can see Randy's report for 2016 Art Show (and Charity Auction) sales at:

2016 Con†Stellation Art Show Results (PDF file)
2016 Con†Stellation Art Show Results (Microsoft Word ".doc" file)
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