Art Show & Print Shop
The Lunacon Art Show has long been hailed as one of the highest quality science fiction convention Art Shows around, displaying the finest works by professional and amateur artists alike. And while the Art Show features monster talents every year, this year we’re featuring works from an artist who is literally King of the Monsters, our Artist Guest of Honor Bob Eggleton, as well as our Special Guest Artist Marianne Plumridge. As usual, we will have a multitude of panels of original art, as well as tables for 3-D artwork, plus a Print Shop, where multiple copies of less expensive reproductions of those originals you can’t quite afford just yet are offered for sale. Original art pieces receiving 4 written bids will go to voice auction Sunday afternoon. Whether you bid on a stunning original or take home a professional print, there’s something to suit any taste … or price range.
Before bidding for art, either at the auction or by written bid, or making a purchase at the Print Shop, you must have a bidder number. To do this, fill out a bidder registration card at the Art Show Desk. When you are given your bidder number, you are given a copy of the rules for the Art Show and Print Shop.
Sales of original art will be by written bid, or by "Quick Sale". If the artist has set a "Quick Sale" price you can purchase that piece immediately IF, AND ONLY IF, no one has yet placed a bid on it. You cannot take a purchased Quick Sale piece out of the Art Show until after 6 P.M. Saturday - this gives other attendees a chance to see it and see what they missed out on buying. Bidding will end at 11:30 A.M. Sunday and those pieces receiving four (4) written bids will go to our voice auction starting at 12 P.M. Sunday.
Our Print Shop will have a large display area for the various SF art reproductions that will be entered. These are usually less expensive copies of some of the pieces of original art that are for sale in the Art Show, pieces marked "NFS" (not for sale) or pieces by other artists who choose not to display their original works. All prints will be for sale at fixed prices. Print Shop purchases must be taken away upon purchase. The Print Shop will be open the same hours as the Art Show.
Cash, checks (sorry, we can only accept checks drawn on US banks), traveler's checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards will be accepted for all purchases.
To pay for your request for panels and/or tables as well as your Membership, download our and and mail the form with your payment made payable to The Lunarians (2) to:
Lunacon 2017 Art Show
P.O. Box 3137
New York, NY 10163-3137
Deadline for receipt of applications is March 14, 2017.
If you are planning to pay by credit card, you can also . You will be given a secured online link and password with your space confirmation to make your payment. You will then have 10 (ten) days to make this payment before your space is assigned to someone else. We cannot accept payments through PayPal.
Photography: To protect the artists' rights, NO photography will be allowed in the Art Show except for official convention photographers and supervised press photographers. You may not bring a camera into the Art Show unless it is sealed in a bag.
Awards: All convention attendees are eligible to vote for the Best Professional Artist and Best Amateur Artist awards. Ballots are available at the Art Show Desk and must be turned in by 8 P.M. Saturday. There will be other awards that will be chosen by a panel of judges.