Art Show

Minicon's art show features SF/F-related art from local and regional artists (or anyone who sends it in!). We display 2D and 3D art, most for sale by silent auction, some just for show. The art show is open:

  • Friday 3-7pm (artists can arrive earlier for setup)
  • Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Sunday 11am-4pm
Auction pickup will be Sunday 11am-4pm

Art Show Documentation

Whether art is for sale or not, each artist must have a control sheet to keep track of their artwork in the show. Each piece of artwork in the art show must have a bid sheet attached to it, and the information on that bid sheet must match the control sheet.

Artists may also have items for sale in the print shop. Each artist with print shop items must have a print shop control sheet. Artists do not need to hang art in the show to have items for sale in the print shop.

Artists who wish to mail their art can send it to:
Dreamhaven Books
attn: Minicon Art Show
2301 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Be sure to include the hanging fee and return postage. Checks may be made out to Minicon 46. Art must arrive at Dreamhaven no later than the Wednesday before the convention.

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 an additional $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 work of art may be submitted. No hanging fee is charged for print shop items. Print shop items are sold through direct sale only, not by 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 2nd. 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 four 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 art show coordinator (or designated subhead) at check-in. Also, art cannot be checked out of the Art Show until Sunday. Once art is hung, it remains on display until the close of the Art Show on Saturday.

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 Art Show Coordinator will retain the art and contact the artist to make other 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 . Mars Still Needs Women, er, We Still Need You! . The Art Show and auction are run entirely by volunteer help, and anything you can do is greatly appreciated.

Calling all Artists, Crafters and Hoarders

We are going to have a materials swap this year at Minicon. This is a chance for you to reduce your stash, and perhaps pick up a few treasures.

Most anything is welcome, craft and art supplies, tools, books and patterns, and anything that has costuming potential.

Now is the time to do a bit of sorting and Spring-cleaning. We plan on having a swap meet on Friday, but will have tables set up throughout the con for your browsing pleasure. Anything left on the tables at the end on the con will either go into Minicon children's supply boxes or be donated to Art Scraps.

Thanks. This should be fun!

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