A favorite stop for RavenCon visitors is our Art Show. Illustrators, photographers, sculptors, and craftsmen display their crafts and many auction their work to visitors. The staff manning the Art Show will be more than happy to teach you how the auction works or how to purchase a piece through the “Buy it Now” price if you don’t want to risk losing your favorite piece in the auction. You may be the lucky one that gets to bring home a one-of-a-kind original piece of art or a signed print. Stop by early and make sure you get a chance to see the art before your favorite artist is sold out. For more details on how to bid on artwork, please check out our Bidding Information page.

If you’re an artist that’s looking to show your work in the Art Show, panel space is free; RavenCon only takes a small percentage if your artwork sells. If you are interested in reserving a space, please look over our Artist Information page for more information on how to participate; you can then fill our Art Show Registration Form.

 Art Show Etiquette

  1. NO PHOTOGRAPHY.
    None, nada, zip. Video recording also falls under this prohibition. If you bring in a camera OF ANY KIND (including camera phones), and are seen using it, the Art Show Staff reserves the right to confiscate the camera because of copyright violation. Cameras may be checked at the Art Show Desk.
  2. NO FOOD OR DRINK.
    If you have any food or drink with you, please finish consuming it outside the Art Show before entering. You risk the wrath of both the Art Show Staff and the artists, should you damage any work by spillage. Drinks may be checked at the Art Show Desk.
  3. NO SMOKING OR VAPING.
    Smoking in the room is a fire code violation and irritates the oxygen-breathers attending the convention. It’s also not allowed in the hotel.
  4. DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THE ARTWORK.
    For 3-D artwork, if the artist has made a note or sign allowing and/or inviting you to touch the art, and the artist has made the Art Show Staff aware of this permission, only then are you allowed to touch that art. For 2-D artwork, you may touch the matting or frame (since that is where the bid sheets are attached), but NOT the picture itself.
  5. LARGE PACKAGES AND WEAPONRY MUST BE CHECKED AT THE DOOR.
    You will not be permitted in the Art Show until such items are checked. This is for the safety and security of you, the Art Show Staff, and the artists’ work. You may also be asked to check large costume props, coats, or cloaks.

 

Art Show Hours

These are the planned hours of operation. Hours are subject to change at the discretion of the Art Show Staff.

Friday Saturday Sunday
12PM – 3PM
Artist Check-in ONLY
10AM – 6PM
OPEN to attendees
9AM – 11AM
OPEN to attendees
3PM – 6PM
OPEN to attendees
Artist Check-in continues
12PM
Artist Check-in deadline
(Late Check-in at Staff discretion)
11AM
Art Show CLOSED
6PM – 8PM
CLOSED to attendees
Artist Check-in continues
6PM – 8PM
CLOSED to attendees
12PM – 1:30PM
Art Show Auction
8PM – 10PM
OPEN for Late Night Viewing
8PM – 10PM
OPEN for Late Night Viewing
2PM
Buyer Pick-up
Artist Check-out begins
10PM
Art Show CLOSED for the night
10PM
Art Show CLOSED for the night
ALL BIDDING CLOSED
4PM
Buyer Pick-up
Artist Check-out ends

 

Further Information

Everything you need to know about the Art Show can be found on these pages: