~~ Artist Alley 2014~~
Artist Alley Table Request Application: May 1st 2014 at 9:00pm EST (or there about) through May 8th.
The Artist Alley is a showcase for amateur, hobbyist, and up-and-coming professional artists to promote and sell their work. It is not intended to be a way to make money off of mass production of other people’s intellectual property, this is more fitting for the Dealer’s Room side of the fence. Hence, artists and studios who have made the jump to become Venders at any conventions should no longer be applying for AA. You are now considered to be on a large enough scale to swim with the big fish: congratulations.
NEW for 2014 – it’s in the works for a PRO ROW to be installed in the AA (along side the air wall). Staff is looking into 8ft. tables within a 10ft. space: more room for those who need it!
- Thursday: 7pm to 10pm
- Friday: 10am to 12am
- Saturday: 9am to 10am
- Sunday: 9am to 10am
Hall B – Hours of Operation:
- Friday: 12pm to 10pm
- Saturday: 10am to 10pm
- Sunday: 10am to 4pm
- Friday: 10pm to 11pm
- Saturday: 10pm to 11pm
- Sunday: 4pm to 5pm
Check-in deadline: Saturday: NOON
STANDARD Table Cost : 1 Full Table : $65
PRO ROW Space Cost : TBA
Badge : Full Membership $40 (up to general membership DEADLINES)
Electricity to Table : N/A – Electricity will not be provided through the con. Applications for electricity is taken by the Hampton Roads Convention Center directly.
The Rules (abbreviated) 2014
~ Additional AA full membership Badges at the Door are -VERY- limited. Preregister and save yourself time and aggravation!
~ Your AA Badge is also your Con Membership Badge! This badge acts just like a regular weekend pass with same access to other Nekocon events.
~ Full table (standard 6 ft. length) comes with 2 chairs. Each table is 6 feet by 2 feet. Tables are non-transferable.
~ Only Full tables are sold. If you want to split your table, that is up to you. Each table can have up to two artist/studio names noted on the AA map
~ Rules will regulate the TOTAL space as a whole and not by individual artists. The original person who submitted the request will be held responsible for all actions on their table(s). If a table mate, or vise versa owner, is found violating a rule, the table/space as a whole will be held accountable and possibly removed.
~ In order to participate in Artist Alley, artists will be required to purchase a full membership either prior to or during the Table Request submission.
~ A website or online photo album with your work in it is a must once you apply for table space.
~ Artist Alley has a 50% original /50% fanart policy for all tables.
What is a Juried Show?
The annotation ‘juried’ means you must submit website or image links which are reviewed by a jury (a knowledgeable committee) and your work will be accepted into the show based on technical skill, creativity, the medium, and/or other requirements worth recognizing. Hobbyists and Professional alike are welcome to submit once the table request forms are activated.
What does the AA Jury look for?
1)- links that show off those skills: artist/studio website or portfolio, online gallery, picture-hosting gallery, online store / shop, etc…
2)- AA Jury looks for many things: what the table will have for sale (ex: table display photos, etsy, etc.), portfolio of original art and fan art (ex: DA, FB, art blogs, etc.).
3)- AA Jury would like to see a healthy mix of the artist/studio creativity and show that they can stay within the rules set forth by the convention (ex: a link filled with only fan art isn’t the best foot forward in this case).
4)- this is why: It’s not much fun to compete in a market over saturated with the same items at every table. This is why the AA Jury would like to see/know what type of things the artist/studio is planning to bring. However, the Jury also knows it’s inevitable that certain type of artwork/crafts/items are very abundant because of popularity or best selling – so in the end the team tries to get a healthy variety of participants so that everyone gets a chance to make it worth the trip.
~ In order to purchase a table in the Artist Alley, the artist must be 18 years of age by the check-in date, Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014.
~ Watch your table(s). Nekocon will not be held responsible for Lost or Stolen items.
~ Convention Participants are required to wear their badges visibly at all times.
~ Each artist should be selling their own work, not that of other people. Collaborative works are acceptable so long as the artist selling contributed to the final image being sold.
~ Sharing tables with another artist is acceptable, but is required to have them added to your table no later than 3 weeks prior to the convention.
~ While in Artist Alley, all convention, Local, State and Federal rules are in effect.
Contacting the Artist Alley Department :
Before contacting the AA Department, please check the F.A.Q. section and see if your question has been answered there already.
Through E-Mail: email@example.com
Through AOL Instant Messenger: NekoconAA