Open Submissions

Our art show submissions is open to anyone 14+ years old (with parental permission). Display panels are approx. 3′ wide x 6′ tall (display area 3’x5′). The art show will be juried but there is no fee to submit. We don’t think you should pay us to look at your work. If you are selected, the space fee is $20* ($15* for students). One submission per artist please, even if you work under different names.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are due by May 15, 2019 and must consist of sample of 1-3 art pieces. Art work must relate to science fiction and fantasy. As a family-friendly show, we cannot accept or display art pieces which are not appropriate for all audiences. We reserve the right reject any piece for any reason.

All artists submitting art must have an Artists Statement or CV. All submitted pieces will need to include a description.

Art Show Submissions are now closed for Fyrecon 3. Submissions for Fyrecon 4 will open later.

Terms and Conditions

Art work displayed in the art show must relate to science fiction and fantasy.

Any copyright, licensing, and/or other legal concerns with fictional or non-fictional characters are the responsibility of the individual artist. By submitting for the art show at Fyrecon, you are stating that all pieces are your original work and that they do not violate any copyright, licensing, and/or other domestic and/or international laws.

As a family friendly show, Fyrecon reserves the right to not display any art pieces that are not family friendly. We reserve the right reject any piece for any reason.

Pieces may be sold by a set price or artists may choose to display original art that is not for sale. Art will remain in the art show for the entire three days of the conference. There is a 10% commission on all artwork sold at the show.

Artists chosen for the art show may sell prints in the Print Shop. Print Shop items must be priced and will be available for immediate purchase. Prints may be signed.

Selected artists will be notified by May 28th, 2019.

Display spaces will be approx. 3’ wide * 6′ tall. The space fee is $20* ($15* for students) and payment must be received by June 7th, 2019.

Work chosen must be in display condition, ready to hang on display hooks. If additional types of display is needed please email us.

Artist contact info may be displayed on the art panel in either a 2″ x 3.5″ business card or a 4″ x 6″ postcard. No other sizes for contact info will be allowed.

Artists agree not to hold Fyrecon responsible for any damage and/or theft to any of their art while at Fyrecon or in transit. Artist are responsible for insurance and tracking.

Fyrecon does allow mail in entries for the art show. All mail in entries must include return postage. All entries must be labeled with title, artist name, and cost. All accepted participants will be notified of the mailing address for their artwork.

Wait List

We will maintain a wait list for the art show. As spaces become available we will contact you by email. Confirmation from artist needs to be within 72 hours. To be added to the wait list, application information must be received by May 15, 2019.

Print Shop Information

There is no additional cost to place items in the print shop, but there is a 10% commission. Print shop items will be priced as marked and will be available for immediate purchase. As space in the print shop will be limited, Fyrecon reserves the right to rearrange items during the show to make sure all items are displayed. We may also restrict the amount of space used by any artist depending on the number of items in the Print Shop.

All artists in the art show may sell prints they provide though the Print Shop and the art show. We will collect all payments including sales tax. There will be a 10% commission to cover credit card fees and to maintain art show supplies.

Art Show Set Up

Prior to Fyrecon, all artists are required to complete an inventory form listing all art which will be displayed (including title names) and what art will be for sale in the print shop (including title names and the number of prints brought). Communication on completion deadline will be emailed to accepted artists along with a link to complete the form online. Art not listed on the form will not be accepted

Artists will be required to arrange the setup of their art on the displays provided. Set up is to be done no later than 11am the day the convention opens, June 20th, 2019. If another time needs to be arranged, please email to make arrangements.

All artists will be required to let staff know if any other person(s) other than the artists will be allowed to maintain any responsibilities for their art.

Art Pick Up and Checkout

Those who have purchased art from the art show may pick it up beginning at 7:00pm on Saturday. Arrangements may be made for earlier pick up starting at 5pm on Saturday.

Break down and pick up of art by the artist may be done Saturday after convention closes. Please email if you need a different time so we can make arrangements in advance. All art not picked up on Saturday, June 22, 2019 will be consider abandoned and will be handled as such.

Art must be checked out with the art show staff for record keeping. We will not release art to unauthorized individuals.

Artist commission checks will be mailed, generally within 8 weeks conference. The checks may be included in the package of returning art (if any) as well. Checks will be made out to the artist unless otherwise instructed on the registration form or to the parent or legal guardians in cases of the artist being a minor.

*Please note that purchase of art panels does not include a membership to the symposium.