The Furry Fiesta Art Show brings a room full of furry themed artwork to our convention attendees in a casual, pleasant atmosphere. Like one of the works on display? Give your favorite piece of art a new home! Most of our pieces will be up for bid in a silent auction style.
You can bid on multiple artworks and as many times as you want to ensure that you are the winning bidder, but you don’t have to be a bidder to enjoy the show. Furs of all species love browsing art and you are no exception, so come on in and see all the amazing artwork that the Art Show has to offer. Enjoy the show and happy bidding!
- REGISTER (It’s free as an attendee!) to bid on the artwork in our gallery. If you plan to bid, you must register with the Art Show staff in the Art Show Gallery. This can be done at any time during the show but must be done before you can place a bid.
- VIEW lots of artwork. Identify the pieces you MUST have.
- BID on the work by marking your bidder number (not your badge number) with your bid on the bid sheet.
- WIN with the top bid and the artwork comes home with you!
*All payments for won art will be handled at the con. Winning bidders will be listed outside of the Art Show after it closes on the final day of bidding.
For just $15, you will receive a 4’×4′ pegboard panel or $20 for a 2.5’x 4’ table to display your work. Then, without having to staff a table, hundreds of furries will be able to view your art throughout the convention. Established artists continue their relationship with a grateful audience, while newer artists begin to build name recognition. Down the road, the exposure may generate the commissions that can fuel your artistic habits.
Additionally, you can even have it up for bids in our silent auction style art show! 10% of the winning bid will be donated to our charity; everything else goes to you, the artist. Then finally, you’ll know that your art went to a good home with someone, wagging tails and all.
Proceeds and a final report of the sold art will be mailed back to the registrant.
Art Show Registration will open November 1st!
Submitting Your Art
To submit your art to the art show, please do the following:
- Complete the online registration via the link above
After your registration has been approved:
- Send payment for your space in the art show
- Once control sheets have been sent out, email it back with all your art that is to be entered
- Have an identifying tag on the back of each of your submitted artworks
Art Show Pricing
Full panel: 4′ x 4′ (pegboard) – $15.00 (General or Adult)
Half panel: 4′ x 2′ (pegboard) – $ 7.50 (General or Adult)
General Table Space: 2.5′ x 4′ – $20.00
Adult Table Space: 1.5′ x 4′ – $10.00
All artists participating in the Furry Fiesta Art Show are subject to a 10% commission charge on final total sales for our charity.
Can’t Attend but want to still show your works?
What if you want to be part of the show but you can’t make it the convention this year? No problem, you can designate an agent who will handle your artwork on your behalf. What if you don’t know anyone locally who can do that for you or your attending friends are rabid? Mail it in! The Art Show is accepting mail-in applications. Simply send your safely packaged art along with a return shipping label and our volunteer staff will hang your work on your behalf. Please have an art tag on the back of your artwork so your art can be identified by the staff. In support of the convention, a $20 charge will be added for handling your art and displaying it for auction in your absence. If you would like to receive the registration goodies that we hand out to the attendees, please send an additional $5.
3D artwork will not be accepted by this method due to the fragility this type of artwork can have.
After the show, unsold pieces will be returned to you in the very same packaging. This is a great option for non-local artists and it gives our show a national presence. Remember, shipping can be risky, and the convention won’t be responsible for damage done in transit. Please pack your artwork well and consider purchasing insurance. Mail-in artwork is preferred to be mailed in so that it is received no more than 3 days prior to the convention, but there are other options if it must be done before that time.
Please do not mail-in your artwork until you have received confirmation that you have space reserved for you.
All further details for artists are inside the artist agreement, including the mailing address for mail-in art.
For a downloadable copy of the Artist Agreement, click here.
How to pay for your space
Once we receive your completed registration and your payment, we will reserve a space for you. If you’re mailing-in, please don’t send your art until your space is confirmed. If you submit your registration and we’re out of space, we’ll place you on a waiting list. If we sell out and you just didn’t get in, any payments will be returned to you.
We accept payment via Cashier’s Check, Money Order or Credit Card through PayPal (preferred method). Our PayPal ID is firstname.lastname@example.org. No personal checks please, unless previously approved. If you pay through PayPal, please email a copy of your transaction to email@example.com.
Please don’t hesitate to write us if you need assistance or have questions or concerns.
Art Show staff decisions regarding theme, content, or operation of the Art Show are final; however, we are open to suggestions and welcome feedback. Additionally, the Art Show Staff reserves the right to tastefully censor pieces of artwork that might be considered offensive to the viewing audience.