Are you an artist who wants to share their visions with other fen? Are you a crafter who’s handy with rhinestones and a glue gun? Do you own art you were once crazy about, but now you think you were just crazy… but you still have that art, and a bunch of replica costume bits? Or maybe you still love that graphic painting of your OTP in a seriously non-canonical scenario — but your grandmother is moving in with you. Knitted Star Trek socks, molded sets of candles — or sex toys — just like your favorite characters would want them, hand-bound books of your memorable fanfiction… they all belong in the Escapade art show!
We display your works lovingly, admire them lasciviously, and, if they get three bids or more, auction them off rapaciously. We welcome original art, resales from your collection, prints and computer-generated art, 3D pieces, crafts, non-art items of fannish interest, and pretty much anything else that seems appropriate.
Sellers can place items to earn extra cash or to raise money for charity and to support the convention. Our charity this year is the American Civil Liberties Union.
|Friday||12 pm – 1pm||Staff Meeting|
|Friday||1 pm – 2 pm||Artist Check-in|
|Friday||2 pm – 8 pm||Art Show Open|
|Saturday||9 am – 6 pm||Art Show Open|
Art and Charity Auction on Sunday morning at 9:30 am
(followed by Sales/pickup from 11am to Noon)
Virtual Art Show
Escapade innovates. When NakedBee took over the art show and auction, she introduced Escapade’s Virtual Art Show. Each year, all art whose owners permit it is photographed by the very skilled curator and, along with detail about the medium and artist, posted to Escapade’s Tumblr account. Attendees and non-attendees can share in the creations, comment on the work, and know what kind of creativity fans bring to the convention.
You can check out a selection of art from previous years at the Escapade Virtual Art Show.
Art Show Features
*Because hotel expenses continue to increase dramatically, Escapade has opted to start splitting charity funds, as needed, to keep the convention viable. Our promise is to divert no more than 50% of charity funds to the hotel bill.
Volunteer at the Art Show
As always, the art show is also looking for volunteers to help with the show and auction. Get in early on the lascivious admiration! Email art showescapadecon.net to join in the fun!