Minicon 42: And the question was...?

Art Show

Dear Artist:

Thank you for your interest in Minicon 42's art show, held Easter weekend (April 6-8) as usual. We again hope to see your art as well as yourself this year. Please review the art show rules below, which include details about mailing in art, and use the Art Show Control Sheet, Print Shop Control Sheet, and Bid Sheets when submitting your work. All the forms are in Adobe's PDF format and can be read and printed using, for example, Adobe Reader. If you have any questions or further requests, please let me know.

David Wilford
Minicon 42 Art Show Head
Email: artshow AT minicon DOT mnstf DÓT org

Art Show Rules

Minicon 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. PLEASE NOTE: there is also a $5.00 charge for artists who mail in their work to cover additional handling expenses.

There will be a Print Shop area for prints and reproductions. No more than 5 copies of any one art work may be submitted. No hanging fee is charged for print shop items. Print shop items are sold through direct sale, not through bid.

Hanging space is available on first-come, first served basis. Artists who come help set up the Art Show get first choice of hanging space. Art Show setup will commence after 10am on Friday, April 6th. There is also table space for three-dimensional pieces.

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 receives a 10% commission on all art sold through the Art Show 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 after the end of the convention.

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 on display until the close of the Art Show.

Mail-in Art Information

Mail-in art must be sent to:

David Wilford
549 East Third Street
New Richmond, WI 54017

All packages must be clearly marked as artwork for the Minicon 42 Art Show. Mail-in art must be sent in sturdy reusable shipping containers. The deadline for receiving mail-in art at the above address is Thursday, April 5th.

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 the Head of Art Show will retain the art and contact the artist to make arrangements. There is no Saturday artist check-out.

Permission to use copyrighted characters, when required, is the responsibility of the artist, not of Minicon. Minicon will cooperate with legitimate efforts to enforce copyrights. Security will be provided by Minicon staff while the Art Show is open, 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, and anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated.