Art Show

General Information for Artists

The art show will run on Friday April 2nd and Saturday April 3rd at Swancon. Entry is open to all, although preference will be given to members of Swancon 2010. All artists are urged to reserve space in the show by submitting a registration form and paying a registration fee for each entry. Works registered after 25th March 2010 might not find room at the Show. Although multiple entries are allowed, space is limited so we will accept entries on a first-come-first-served basis, and the organisers reserve the right to limit an artist to reasonable numbers of entries. There will be a separate children’s (Under 12) stream within the art show with its own judging.

Entries must be submitted on the Thursday night or Friday morning of Swancon. Artists are asked to advise what their display requirements will be and whether their work will be sold via the art sales or via the main auction. Please go to here to register your artwork.

You must state on the entry form if the piece is an original or a reproduction. Reproductions or prints from digitally created works are allowed, though only one copy of any particular piece may be hung. All work must be the original work of the artist. All reproduction rights remain the property of the artist.

Works judged by the organisers to be offensive or libelous will not be permitted in the show. If you are in doubt as to whether your work is acceptable, please contact the organisers in advance. Swancon reserves the right to refuse any entry for any reason it sees fit.

Artists are responsible for organising their own insurance. Whilst the best of care will be taken at all times, Swancon will not accept liability or damages to your art work.

Financial Matters

The fee to enter the show is $5 per work except for Children’s Art which will not be charged. These fees help to offset room, display, equipment and handling costs. There will be no commission on sales made through the art show.

Swancon will collect all sales revenue and distribute the proceeds to the artists by cash or cheque. Payments will be finalised no more than six weeks from the end of the convention.

If you mail your artwork in and it is not sold or collected from the show, you must provide payment to cover the costs of return postage and ensure packaging is reusable.

Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Fundraising by art sales

Works entered in the show for the purpose of fundraising are exempt from entry fees and sales commission. Unless otherwise specified, it is the artist's responsibility to distribute funds from sales. It is also the artist's responsibility to label the work appropriately.

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