Art show

Loscon 2015 Art Show

Rules and information for Artists

Loscon 42 is the local Los Angeles Science Fiction convention, held every year; this year it will be held November 27 – November 29, 2015.  We estimate 1000 attendees.  Writer Guest of Honor is Jim C. Hines; Fan Guest of Honor is Bobbi Armbruster and Artist Guest is David B. Mattingly.

You do not need to be a member of Loscon 42 to enter artwork in the Art Show, but you must be a member of the con if you wish to attend any other convention activities.

Art Show space is available in units of panels or half tables.  A panel is 3’ wide by 4’ tall and is made of pegboard.  Table space is approximately 3’ long by 2.5’ deep, half a standard 6’ hotel table.  Materials for hanging artwork will be provided.

All Artwork must be available for auction.  There will be NO printshop.

Each unit of Art Show space is $15.00.  Requests for more than 4 units of space MUST be cleared with the Art Show Director in advance.  Reproductions are allowed, but only one of any particular piece may be hung.

Works judged by the Art Show Director to have pornographic and/or libelous content in regard to known persons and/or to well known characters will not be allowed.  Fair Use of people or known characters is permitted; copyright infringement is not.  The Art Show Director has the final word in these matters.  If you have questions, ask first!

All artwork must be able to withstand reasonable and careful handling by the Art Show Staff.  Please help us by not sending very fragile artwork!

Two-dimensional works MUST be matted or framed to aid in hanging.  They must be either able to be hung via bull-dog clips or by some sort of attachment on the back.  Stick-on plastic hangars on unmatted works are not acceptable.  Neither are pieces in sandwich baggies.  All prints must be matted or in bags of some kind!

Jewelry should be displayed on a table, preferably in a case.  Enough table space must be purchased to hold the display case.  If you have a lockable case, please give one set of keys to the Art Show Director, so that we can get into the case if needed.

All artwork should be clearly labeled.  Place on the back of two-dimensional work your name and the name of the piece.  Three-dimensional works should have either a label on the bottom or a tag with this same info.

Artists are responsible for their own insurance.  Check your homeowner’s policy; you may have appropriate coverage there.  We will take reasonable care of your artwork in the show, but the convention cannot acquire the expensive extra insurance for the Art Show.

Once entered in the show, the conditions of sale (minimum bid, NFS, etc.) may not be changed.  No artwork may be withdrawn from the Art Show until after the voice auction on Sunday.

Pieces that receive 3 written bids will be sent to the voice auction on Sunday, tentatively scheduled for noon.

There will be no photography or video recording of any kind in the Art Show unless cleared by the Director in advance.  The artist or agent must be present and consent to any photography or recording.

The judgment of the Art Show Director in all matters of the Art Show is final.

Elayne Pelz


Money Matters:

Art Show Fees are $15.00 per unit of Art Show.  A unit is either a panel or a half table.

All Art Show fees must be paid in advance.  Checks should be made payable to “LOSCON” and drawn on a USA bank.  International Money Orders in US Dollars are also acceptable.  If you have currency conversion problems, please contact me for more options

A 10% commission will be collected on all sales.

Mail-In Artists:

Mail-in artists must include a $20.00 non-refundable handling fee.

All Mail-in artists must include with their fees, $25 for return shipping and insurance; any funds not used will be refunded to you.  If it costs more to send back your artwork, the amount will be deducted from any sales.  You will be asked to provide extra funds if there is not enough to cover return shipping.  Artwork of artists who have insufficient sales and do not send return postage money will be considered abandoned and will not be returned.  OR better yet, send a pre-paid return address label with your artwork.  The pre-paid label is preferred!  If you send a pre-paid label, you do not need to send the $25 for return shipping!

Please pack your artwork securely.  If the contents of the box shift when shaken, please add more packing material.  Please do not use Styrofoam peanuts.  Use bubble wrap, rags or newspaper.

Artwork being sent to the convention should use this address:

Elayne Pelz
15931 Kalisher St.
Granada Hills, CA  91344

Please time your shipment to arrive by 21 November 2015.  This will give us time to process your artwork before the con.  Packages may be sent by US Mail, UPS, Fed-Ex or an overnight delivery service.  Do not request signature!

Artwork being returned will be shipped within a week after the convention.  The shipments will be insured for the total of the minimum bids of the artwork enclosed up to $600.  Payment for sold artwork will be made in a separate mailing.

Set Up will take place the evening of November 26th and the morning of November 27th.  The auction will take place November 29th.  More details will be sent to participating artists later this year.

 Reserve a space in the Art Show here – Space Reservation Form