Art Gallery, Auction & Artist Alley: Art Room Registration is OPEN!! Sign up now!
Is it BIGGER?
YES! This year the art room is bigger and better than ever! In fact, it is so big (how big is it?) that we will have separate sections for the Art Gallery and an Artist Alley in the same room! With more space we can have more artists, more artists means a better auction!
As always, the art room (gallery and alley combined) is a chance to view fantasy and science fiction themed artwork of any media imaginable. The auction is the highlighted event on Sunday, where each year’s auction has outsold the last.
Hours of Operation (subject to change)
The art room will be open from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Sunday. MarsCon staff will monitor the room, and collect quick sale money, while it is open. The room will be locked after hours and the art room director (or con chair) will hold the key.
MarsCon holds an art auction at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Members of the convention may place bids on art during the art room hours. Artwork that receives two or more bids by 6:00 PM Saturday will go to auction. Artwork that receives any bid on Sunday will automatically go to auction (this practice is sometimes referred to as the “golden bar” rule).
Convention members who are winning bidders at the auction will purchase their artwork in the art room after the auction. Payment will be accepted in cash or check written to the artist.
If you are interested in submitting artwork for the art gallery & auction for 2013, contact the art room director at email@example.com. Note: all items entered into the gallery must be unique throughout the convention. If you are interested in selling multiples of the same work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on purchasing a dealer’s or Artist Alley table.
Art Room Policies
All work must be of a science fiction or fantasy nature. If you are unsure if your work fits into these categories, please contact the art show director beforehand. Space is limited. Not for sale items will only be accepted if space is available.
Gallery artists may designate a “quick sale” price on the bid sheet. This allows attendees to purchase art immediately, provided there are no bids on that piece. All items entered in the art gallery must be unique throughout the convention.
To ensure your place in the art show, you must contact the art show director by January 4, 2013.
Attending Artists: The hanging fee for the art gallery and auction is $45. No commission is subtracted from sold artwork. The hanging fee provides two 4′ x 4 ‘ panels or one 6′ x 18″ table. Additional space can be acquired for $15 per panel. An additional table will cost $30. The artist will be provided with one admission to MarsCon regardless of how much art room space is purchased. Contact the art room director for a special link to register as an attending artist. Additional admissions will be charged regular admission rates, and need to be purchased separately through our registration page or at the door.
Mailed in artwork will be accepted for 2013. The hanging fee will be $40, and does not include a membership. The Artist will pay for the shipping and handling of their artwork to the con. Any return shipping and handling fee will be deducted from what is owed the artist. The Art Room director will inspect the Artwork upon arrival and will inform the artist if anything was damaged in shipping. Contact the art room director for mail-in reservation and shipping info.
CONTACT THE ART ROOM DIRECTOR: email@example.com