Art Show


Calling ALL Makers, Artisans, Artists and Art lovers: the CoastCon 43 Art Show, Auction & Sale wants to HEAR from you and SEE your work. Our art show, auction and sale has been an important part of the convention since our very first CoastCon. It consists of artwork for viewing and/or purchase throughout the weekend with a dedicated art auction on Sunday. The show features both three-dimensional and two-dimensional art in a variety of media within the themes of science fiction, fantasy, anime/manga, gaming, and/or comics. For CoastCon 43, we plan to continue the forty-plus year tradition of great art/artists that is a part of the CoastCon hallmark, in part by once again encouraging artists from around the country to submit art to our art show, auction and sale.

Interested artists (and we hope that you are)- will find the rules for the show/auction/ print shop linked below along with a registration form, bidding sheets, and control sheets in both PDF and Word/Excel formats. Please fill out these sheets as completely as possible and send those completed forms to the address listed in the art show packet/on the art show rules sheet- either with your art or in advance of it. Our forms are available for your use and copying as needed. We recommend all registration forms and payments be sent by February 28, 2020 [via mail or email] in order to reserve your spot.

Keep in mind if you are sending art by mail- we must receive mail-in art before March 2, 2020. You may also deliver your work to the convention in person on Friday, March 6, between 9:00 am and 12 p.m. Please contact us via mail or email before the February 28 deadline if you choose to hand deliver your work. While we encourage you to join us at CoastCon, you do not have to attend the convention to show/sell your work in our art show. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Feel free to contact me via the CoastCon Art Ahow link if you have any questions at artshow@coastcon.org.

Thank you. I look forward to showing and selling you work this year.


Friday, March 6: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, March 6: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – CoastCon 43 Art Show Wine & Cheese Event

Saturday, March 7: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 8: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 8: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – ART AUCTION

Sunday, March 8: 3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Buyer Pickup & LAST CHANCE SALE!

Frank Schiavo –
Art Show Director, CoastCon 2020

Art Show Letter & Guidelines for Artists (PDF | Word)
CoastCon Artist Control Master Sheet (PDF | Word)
Individual Art Bid Sheets to Attach to Work (PDF | Excel)