We are proud to have Alan M. Clark as our Artist Guest of Honor for DemiCon 27. Clark’s work will be on display along with submissions from other professional and amateur artists.
The DemiCon Art Show is open to all interested artists and allows artists to share their work with our attendees while simultaneously promoting Fantasy and Science Fiction art by helping artists to display and sell their work.
The Art Show is divided in to several categories.
The MAIN DISPLAY area includes original works of art, 3-dimensional art, and single copies of prints of original art. Unless an art piece is marked “NFS – Not For Sale”, our convention attendees may bid on, or buy via quick sale, any pieces in this area. Attendees will also be able to vote for the show’s best amateur artist, professional artist, amateur art piece, and professional piece of art.
The PRINT SHOP area will contain pieces for immediate sale. Pieces in the Print Shop are usually prints or reproductions of published artwork (book covers or magazine illustrations).
The ARTIST WORKSPACE is open to attending artists, who wish to work at the convention, perform demonstrations, and create works of art to auction for charity, share ideas with other artists and anything else that they wish to do. This will be located outside the Art Show itself.
Like many sci-fi & fantasy convention art shows, DemiCon’s show is run entirely by volunteer workers. All con-goers who visit the art show are asked to check their bags and drinks with the Art Show volunteer in order to protect the artists’ work. Volunteers also help hang and organize the displayed artwork.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to help out, consider signing up to be the Art Show volunteer. It is both fun and easy!
Art Show Hours (tentative):
Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Information for Artists
Artists check in on Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If the above check-in times do not work for you, please contact us through our contact form by selecting ART SHOW under VENUES & PROGRAMMING.
Artists check out is Sunday from 12PM to 2PM.
If you are a professional or amateur artist interested in showing your work, please review the rules and complete your online registration form.
Information for Convention Attendees
If you purchase any art you can pay for and pick it up from the Display Area or from the Auction on Sunday from 10AM to 12PM.
GENERAL SALES INFORMATION
PRINT SHOP sales are handled on a cash-and-carry basis.
All MAIN DISPLAY area pieces with two or more bids, as well as prize-winning art (excluding Not For Sale items), will go to voice auction on Saturday evening. Pieces are then sold to the highest bidder.
If a quick sale price is available for a display area work of art, a buyer may purchase that piece immediately for that price, but only if the piece has received no bids. Artwork that has received even one bid is not sold via quick sale. Unsold art can also be purchased at the quick sale price on Sunday.
Although an art piece receiving no bids may be purchased for the quick sale price at any time, no art will be removed from the Main Display area before the auction Saturday night. Buyers may pick up their quick sale purchases on Sunday. If the buyer will not be attending the Convention on Sunday, they can pick up purchases after the auction Saturday night, if such arrangements have been made in advance with the art show department head.
If you have questions, please use our contact form and select ART SHOW under VENUES & PROGRAMMING.