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. Information about purchasing memberships will be sent with the confirmation materials.

Artist Spotlights

There are a number of Artist Spotlight slots available for exhibiting artists to participate in the program. These slots can be used however the artist desires. Artists are encouraged to use these slots to promote their work and interact with other convention members. Examples: a tour of your studio, a demonstration of your creative process, a showcase of your artwork for sale, a time for Q&A with convention participants. Content may be pre-recorded or live streamed.

 

Note that the number of slots is limited and will be assigned on a first-ask-first-scheduled basis.

Timeline/Deadlines

September, 2020  – Applications accepted; jurying in progress.

October 1, 2020 – All acceptances announced.

October 15, 2020 – Deadline: Payments finalized. Last day to withdraw.

October 28, 2020 – Deadline: Digital Art Show materials received.

October 29 – November 1, 2020 – Wold Fantasy Convention

Qualifications

Artists are encouraged to exhibit 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 are accepted. Jewelry must be art (unique), not craft (mass-produced). All jewelry promoted by the convention must contain more than 50% unique material if a mixture of mass-produced and unique art is used to make the piece.

 

By submitting an application, you agree that you have read and will abide by the rules below.

 

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

The Jury Process

WHAT YOU NEED TO SEND

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 in recognized and approved art shows, such as in a SMA, a university MOA, major conventions with juried art shows, or Illuxcon. 

 

DIGITAL SAMPLES

Also submit at least 3, but no more than 6 samples of your work via email to art@wfc2020.org. Given the virtual nature of this year's art show, digital samples of your work are necessary. Please ensure that 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.

 

If you have a website that contains suitable samples of your work, that website address is likely all we need.

 

Once you complete the art show entry form (see below), submit your samples or links to website or file sharing service to art@wfc2020.org

 

ART SHOW ENTRY FORM

Completing the form allows you to submit your art to the jury. When you have completed the art show entry form, please submit your art samples via email to art@wfc2020.org

Complete the art show entry form here.

 

DO NOT SEND REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION UNTIL YOU ARE APPROVED

If you are approved for the art show, you will receive a confirmation letter and/or email with registration instructions.

 

If you are not approved for this show, you will be notified by email.

Rules

  1. Only original artwork (including Fine Art Prints and Mechanically Produced Prints of original work) will be promoted by the convention. There will be no “resold” artwork allowed—all work must be the original property of the artist exhibiting at the show.

  2. The WFC Art Show reserves to right to refuse the exhibition of any piece for any reason. Works that are judged to be libelous, plagiaristic, obscene, or detrimental to the value of trademarked characters will not be permitted. Likewise, no artwork from commercial patterns, kits, or molds is permitted. If you have any questions, include a sample of the questionable piece with your jury materials. If problems arise, you may be requested to not show a particular piece.

  3. Sales must be handled by the artist or their agent. The World Fantasy Convention will not process online sales.​

  4. In all things, the judgment and decisions of the WFC Art Show Committee Head and staff are final.

Fees

All exhibiting artists must be attending members of World Fantasy Convention. Accepted artists will be given an attending membership to the convention at the special rate of $75.

 

All registration rules apply to your membership. Please read the conditions listed here before registering for the convention.

 

There are no additional fees for the 2020 Virtual World Fantasy Convention Art Show. Please note that this waiver of fees is for this year only.

 

How to Pay for Your WFC Membership

When your participation in the art show is confirmed, you will receive registration instructions.

Payment options are presented at the end of the registration process. Payment options are PayPal, the Cash App ($ChairGinnyWFC), Venmo (chairginny@wfc2020.org), or by check in US dollars drawn upon a US bank, payable to “World Fantasy Convention 2020.”

You do not need to be a PayPal member to use your credit card. However, if you are a PayPal member, PayPal requires you to use your PayPal account.

We deposit all checks/money orders as they are received.

Please Note: your registration as a WFC member and participating artist will not be final until payment is received. Please keep that in mind if paying for your membership by check.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Art Show Committee Head, Logan Kearsley at art@wfc2020.org.

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