Ai-Kon is happy to continue our initiative to welcome new artists into our Artist Faire and onto the convention scene! A total of eight artist tables will be made available to artists who have never exhibited at Ai-Kon and/or artists who have not participated at Ai-Kon or Winterfest since 2015 (as an artist or a vendor).
We ask that artists place a focus on anime- and/or Japanese culture-related pieces that follow Ai-Kon’s scope of mandate. Emerging artists must sell their own artwork and must submit examples of this work (either in picture form or a link to an online gallery) with their application. All applications will be reviewed and approved to ensure a good fit for the artist as well as ensuring a diverse group of emerging artists within the Ai-Kon Artist Faire.
The emerging artist tables are available in half size for one artist, full size for one artist, or one artist plus a helper. Please note that only one artist is permitted to sell their works per table size purchased.
The rules regarding artwork, conduct and convention are the same as for all artists, found below the form.
Applications for this program are open from March 14 to March 28, 2020. All applying artists will be notified of status on March 29, 2020. General art table sales will open on April 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM CST.