Art Show

artshowWELCOME to the DUCKON 23 ART SHOW!

We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to consider attending and or exhibiting at DucKon. We hope to help bring more excitement, and perhaps, some art sales into your life.

Our convention theme for this year is DucKon 23: What IF?

The Art Show will be in Ravinia D this year of the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL.

Art Show Hours
Friday 3:00 to 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Art Auction starts at 8pm until all art is sold.
Sunday 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Artist Check-in Hours
Thursday 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Artist Check-out Hours*
Saturday 9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

*Or if special arrangements are made through the Art Show Department Head

Mailed-in Art should be sent to:
DUCKON 23
In Care Of / Renee Scheeler
456 Douglas Avenue
Elgin, Illinois, 60120
Phone (847) 741-5735
Mail In art Deadline: May 30, 2014

Please send email to artshow@duckon.org when you mail your artwork and how many boxes so we know what to expect.

As you’re preparing your work, please put a small ID label on it, listing your name and the name of the piece. That way we hope to avoid some of the confusion that comes from similar titles.

Please plan for your art to arrive at that address on or before May 30, 2014. If it arrives after that date, we’ll do our best to get it to the show, but we can’t make any guarantees. Please include your hanging fees and return postage for any art that might need to be returned to you. The only “Reserved” hanging space is for our Artist Guest of Honor. Mailed-in art is placed in the best space available when it is unpacked which is usually before most artists arrive.

Charity Auction

Many thanks to those of you who have been kind enough to donate items for our Charity Auction. We deeply appreciate your generosity and your assistance in supporting our Golden Duck awards for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction literature.

Young Artists (age 12 and under)

The DucKon staff members are extremely proud of our young artists. The same art show rules apply to them, but they won’t be charged a hanging fee or a commission fee. We also encourage them to make friends with our other artists and take the opportunity to learn all they can from them. And also to check out the panels on art technique held in the Art Show room and in the Programming area.

Artist’s Challenge

If you wish to participate in this year’s Artist’s Challenge, the work you submit must incorporate:

  1. This year’s theme: What If?
  2. A Duck
  3. A Delta (triangle)
  4. Creative License
Any medium is allowed. To encourage more artist’s to compete, we will waive the hanging fee for this category. Please indicate on your Artist’s Control Sheet if piece is for the Artist’s Challenge and your minimum bid price or if NFS (Not For Sale).
 
This year we are letting the fans vote for their favorite in the Artist’s Challenge and an award will be presented on Sunday at Closing Ceremonies.


Duck After Dark Art

There will be a section partitioned off at the back of the show for our over 18 art fans.

Awards

The following awards will be presented at closing ceremonies on Sunday:

Best in Humor
Best in Show
Best Use of Ducks
Best Adornment
Best 3D
Artist’s Challenge
Best Young Fan

Art Show Forms

There are four separate art show forms which are below. If you need forms sent to you by snail mail, just let us know at artshow@duckon.org.

To download the forms, right click and select “Save Target As” in IE or “Save Link As” in Firefox/Mozillia or Chrome.

Artist Registration Form
Artist Control Sheet
Artist Print Shop
Agent Release Form (Buyers)
Art Show Charity Items

Other Info

Photography of work on display in the Art Show and/or Print Shop is strictly prohibited, unless both the artist and the art show lead are present and have given their consent.

DucKon reserves the right to make decisions about which art is compatible with our family oriented convention. Because DucKon is a non-juried show, we request that you send art that you can feel comfortable about sending.

We cannot guarantee sales, but we’ll do our best to help promote your work by providing the contact information you supply us (business cards, etc.) to any interested party.

See you, and/or your art, at the con!

Questions? Contact us at: artshow@duckon.org