Minicon Fortean
will be held on March 25-27, 2005
at the Sheraton Minneapolis;
in Bloomington, Minnesota

Writer Guest of Honour: Terry Pratchett
Fan Guest of Honour: James Young
Artist Guests of Honor: Fastner and Larson
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Minicon Fortean
P.O. Box 8297
Lake Street Station
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Minicon Fortean March 25 - 27, 2005

Art Show

artshow@minicon.mnstf.org

The art show is open to flat art as well as 3-D works. We do accept mail-in work but you must be a supporting member ($15.00) to do so.

A small auction of items sold to benefit Minicon will also be hosted in the Art Show area.

February, 2005

Dear Artist:

Once again, Minicon will be holding an Art Show in 2005, and we hope to make it a fine one. We are a friendly science fiction and fantasy convention with approximately 500 attendees. This page contains the Minicon 40 Art Show rules and links to the Art Show and Print Shop control sheets. Bid sheets have not been included and will be filled by the art show staff. Registration for the Art Show occurs during setup at the convention. However, an advance heads-up email to let us know you're coming is always appreciated, because it makes planning for space easier!

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me through the link below. I hope to see you and your work at Minicon this spring on Easter weekend, March 25-27, 2005!

Sincerely,

David Wilford

***** Art Show Rules *****

Minicon Fortean is a Science Fiction / Fantasy oriented convention, so please keep this in mind when sending your work.

Art that is not for sale may be entered in the Art Show. Walk-in artists are accepted and encouraged. There is a $0.50 per piece hanging fee for art entered in the Art Show. Due to space limitations, no artist may enter more than 20 pieces in the Art Show or use more than 50 square feet. (Approximately two 4'x6' panels; or 1 half round, six-foot diameter tables; or 2 six-foot rectangular tables.) A name card of no more than 3"x5" may be placed with your work free of charge. Be prepared to share panels and/or tables with other artists. There will be a print shop for prints and reproductions. There is a limit of 50 prints per artist in the print shop. No more than 12 different art works (size does not make a difference). No more than 5 copies of any one art work. No hanging fee is charged for print shop items. Print shop items are sold through direct sale, not through bid. As in the Art Show, the Print Shop is run on volunteer labor. If we run low on volunteers, the print shop will be closed.

Art that is not for sale may be entered in the Art Show. Walk-in artists are accepted and encouraged. There is a $0.50 per piece hanging fee for art entered in the Art Show. Due to space limitations, no artist may enter more than 20 pieces in the Art Show or use more than 50 square feet. (Approximately two 4'x6' panels; or 1 half round, six-foot diameter tables; or 2 six-foot rectangular tables.) A name card of no more than 3"x5" may be placed with your work free of charge. Be prepared to share panels and/or tables with other artists. There will be a print shop for prints and reproductions. There is a limit of 50 prints per artist in the print shop. No more than 12 different art works (size does not make a difference). No more than 5 copies of any one art work. No hanging fee is charged for print shop items. Print shop items are sold through direct sale, not through bid. As in the Art Show, the Print Shop is run on volunteer labor. If we run low on volunteers, the print shop will be closed.

Multiple originals, when the medium allows them, may be displayed in the Art Show. This must be clearly described on the Display Art and Print Shop control sheets and bid sheets. Minicon Fortean receives a 10% commission on all art sold through the Art Show, Auction, and Print Shop. Checks will be mailed to the artists (or their agents if so requested when the art is checked in/mailed in) within three weeks of the end of the convention. Partial payment on Sunday afternoon can be provided if the artist makes arrangements in writing with Head of Art Show at least two weeks in advance.

Only the artist or agent checking art in can check unsold art out again, unless otherwise stated clearly to the head of art show (or designated subhead) at check-in. Also, art cannot be checked out of the Art Show until Sunday. Once art is hung, it is to stay hung until it goes to voice auction, is sold, or is checked out..


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Mail-in art should be sent to:
David Wilford
549 East Third Street
New Richmond, WI 54017
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All packages must be clearly marked as artwork for the Minicon Fortean Art Show. Mail-in art must be sent in sturdy reusable shipping containers. You must be a supporting member of Minicon Fortean (cost $15.00) to mail in your art.

The deadline for receiving mail-in art at the above address is Thursday, March 24th. Art not sold at the convention may be picked up on Sunday of the convention for attending artists/agents. Mail in art will be mailed back Monday via USPS unless otherwise requested by the artist. If payment for hanging fees, postage, and any shipping insurance the artist may request is not provided by the artist and is not covered by sales, then Head of Art Show will retain the art and contact the artist to make arrangements. There is no Saturday artist checkout.

Permission to use copyrighted characters, when required, is the responsibility of the artist, not of Minicon Fortean. Minicon Fortean will cooperate with legitimate efforts to enforce copyrights. Security will be provided by Minicon Fortean staff while the Art Show is in session, and will be secured at night. This is not a guarantee of safety, but it is a truly sincere attempt.

And as always - We Need You! - The Art Show and auction are run entirely by volunteer help!


Art Show Control Sheet
Print Shop Control Sheet

artwork by Fastner and Larson Updated by Joyce Scrivner March 22, 2005