Anything considered to be obscene, vulgar, discriminatory, or in poor taste will not be displayed at the discretion of A-Kon and it’s staff. All artists, representatives, and agents are required to comply with the following rules to participate.
We encourage artists and representatives to stay and hang their artwork, so that the staff is able to get to know the person behind the magic and is better able to assist customers during the show.
Submitted artwork must be original or limited-edition prints.
All artwork that can be properly matted and/or framed, must be.
Foam backed, stretched canvas, sculptures, glass etchings, on a board in a comic sleeve, etc are acceptable, and do not need to be matted or framed.
All artists or representatives/agents will be responsible for hanging their own art. If you are unable to do so, please refer to the Mailing & Drop Off Submission section below.
Mailed submissions that are not sold will be returned to the artist using the originally shipper materials. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs for mailed submissions.
All pieces need to be clearly marked on the back with the artist’s name and piece title either permanently or with a temporary marker that will not fall off if the piece is moved. This ensures there are no mix ups on-site.
It is recommended for hanging the art for display that you use shikishi boards, plastic protection, or bulldog clips with thin foam (to prevent indentations)
Artists are welcome to submit art that is Not For Sale. A fee of $5 per piece will be assessed.
Artwork containing adult content must be sold within accordance to Texas state law. If approved, this artwork will be displayed in a separate adult section of the A-Kon Art Show.
Please ensure that if it is not chosen for auction, that you have a way to get your art back home either by agent or mailing.
For mailing: Be aware that the cost of mailing will be taken from your commission if you do not provide the means prior to the auction.
Artwork by non-attending artists is permitted, but must be mailed in at the expense of the artist or agent and will be subject to an addition $25 non-attending fee. To avoid this fee, you may select an agent or representative to attend the convention in your place. Artists, agents and/or representatives will require a valid A-Kon badge to operate onsite in this capacity.
Any art not claimed by the artist by 6pm the Monday after A-Kon will become property of A-Kon. To reclaim this art, you must contact A-Kon within 30 days of the convention.
Pricing: We ask that you set a minimum price and a “buy now” price for each piece being sold. If you need help setting this, you are welcome to ask us for assistance.
Copyrights: It is the artist’s responsibility to adhere to copyright and international trade laws. A-Kon does not tolerate the sale or display of illegally copied or manufactured goods.
Security: The Art Show will be locked and secured when the listed operating hours are over. However, the artist is solely and fully responsible for his or her own exhibit material and should insure its exhibit against loss or damage from any cause. A-Kon assumes no liability for damaged or lost art.
Dropped Off or Mailed Submissions
A one time fee of $25 for art that is mailed in.
A fee of $5 per piece of art will be charged for art that is dropped off on-site at the event, but not set up by the artist or authorized agent.
If you have a representative or agent attending in your place, there will be no additional set-up charge.
We ask all artists that are mailing in or dropping off to also provide a layout of how you would like your work to be set up by our staff.
Artist will be responsible for all shipping costs. This includes return shipping for any Not for Sale or unsold art pieces.
PRICING & FEES
Table space and panel space is limited, and we highly encourage participants to reserve this space prior to the event.
We require a 10% commission, which helps us cover the 8.25% tax rate on all art sales. A-Kon will take care of remitting sales tax for all sales in the Art Show and Auction.
An additional $5 fee will be assessed per piece of art marked Not For Sale. Not For Sale items will not be allowed to be sold and this fee helps cover out cost since commissions will not apply.
Artists who sign up on or prior to June 23rd, 2019, will receive the following early submission pricing: