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Artist Qualifications and Rules for Applying to the WFC Art Show

Artists' Information

THIS IS A JURIED ART SHOW. Artists exhibiting in the World Fantasy Convention Art Show
are selected by jury. Please see qualifications below.

Only artists who meet at least one of the following criteria will be exempt from the jury process:

  • Artists who have exhibited in WFC Art Shows at least twice in the past four years

  • Artists who have been Guests of Honor at a World Fantasy Convention

  • Artists who have been World Fantasy Award winners

Those who are exempt from the jury process are still required to send in an application form
showing their reason for exemption.

Exhibiting artists or their agents must have Attending memberships. Exhibiting artists who are
not attending but exhibiting their art in the art show must have Supporting memberships. The
membership fees at the time of application will be applied when the artist’s application is
approved. Information about purchasing memberships will be sent with the confirmation
materials. Membership prices for exhibiting artists will be determined by the current public price
at the time of application. To purchase a membership, please go the convention’s registration



November 4 th , 2019 – Rules finalized and published to the website. Applications open.
June 30th, 2020 – Deadline: Applications close at Midnight.
July 15, 2020 – Jury decisions and space allocations completed. Initial invitations and waiting
list notifications are issued. Precise paperwork instructions and a timeline will
be sent with confirmation materials.

August 15 th , 2020 – Deadline: Art Show Reservation payment deadline for initial invitations.

Waiting list invitations issued.

August 31, 2020 – Deadline: Payment deadline for all artist’s convention membership purchase,

and for waiting list Art Show Reservation fees.
October 15, 2020 – Last day to withdraw from the Art Show
October 22, 2020 – Deadline: Mail-in art must be received by the Art Show.
October 28, 2020 – 6 pm–9 pm (art show setup)
October 29, 2020 – 9 am–2 pm (artist setup & move-in)
October 29, 2020 – Artist Check-In will be Thursday morning, 9 am.
October 31, 2020 – Artist Reception, 8 pm – 10 pm. Bidding will close at 10:30 pm.
November 1, 2020 – Artist Check-Out will be Sunday, 1-6 pm.
December 18, 2020 – All payments finalized to artists.

Art Show Reception

An Art Show Reception will be held on Saturday, October 31st , 8-10 pm, in the Grand Ballroom
Reception area. The Art Show will be open to members during the reception. Artists are
encouraged to attend the reception to meet the convention members and talk about their art.


Artists are encouraged to send artwork of a fantasy or dark fantasy (Horror) nature. Science fiction art with fantasy elements is also acceptable. The art should be of professional quality as determined by the Jury. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, fine jewelry and prints should be accepted. Jewelry must be art (unique), not craft (mass-produced). All jewelry must contain more than 50% unique material if a mixture of mass-produced and unique art is used to make the piece.


By submitting a signed reservation form, you agree that you have read and will abide by the rules below.


Precise paperwork instructions and a timeline will be sent with your confirmation materials.


We deposit all checks/money orders as they are received. This does not guarantee that every artist will get all the space they request. Refunds will be made for excess fees.

The Jury Process


If you have not met the above requirements for exemption from the jury process, please send a brief resume (one page) of exhibitions of your artwork n recognized and approved art shows, such as in a SMA, a university MOA, major conventions with juried art shows, or Illuxcon


You  should also submit at least 3, but no more than 6 samples of your work. Samples may be digital or physical samples.



Digital samples of your work are preferred, provided the size of the email containing the samples is no more than 1MB (send multiple emails if necessary). Files should be formatted as JPEG/JPG, GIF, PNG, or TIFF. Multiple emails or a link to file sharing service (such as: box.com, dropbox or google drive) are acceptable. All files submitted should be formatted as JPEG/JPG, GIF, PNG, or TIFF

If there is a web site that contains suitable samples of your work, that web site address is likely all we need.

Digital submissions or links to website or file sharing service should be sent along with your WFC 2020 Art Show Entry Form [CLICKABLE LINK Lauren – I need to create this Google form. It isn’t finished yet.] to art@wfc2020.org 



Physical samples may consist of tear sheets, photos, magazine covers, or slides.

Please don’t send originals of any kind, full-size prints, or transparencies.

If you would like your physical samples returned to you, you must include a SASE large enough to hold your samples, with sufficient postage.

Please send in your WFC 2020 Art Show Entry Form [CLICKABLE LINK (same link as above)] with your jury materials to the address on the form.



Sending the form allows you to submit your art to the jury. It also allows the art show committee to put your name on your assigned space as soon as the jury has approved your artwork. This prevents the delay of another mailing.  Art Show Entry Form is found on WFC 2020 Art Show Entry Form [CLICKABLE LINK same link as above] or WFC 2020 Art Show Entry Form (download) [CLICKABLE LINK – this will be a PDF they can download. I will send soon].



If you are approved for the art show, you will receive a confirmation letter and/or email and a bill for your space.

If you are not approved for this show, you will be notified by letter and/or email.