We love artists at Multiverse, and there are several ways for artists to get involved. Submit your art to the Multiverse Art Expo, or create art for official Multiverse publications!
ART EXPO & AUCTION
The Multiverse Art Expo is a juried exhibition showcasing some of the best genre-related artists and artwork anywhere. We believe that great art is a critical part of the science fiction & fantasy genre, and we believe artists should be celebrated for their contributions in a fun exhibition environment that fosters connection with genre fans.
Here is some basic information on the Multiverse Art Expo:
Display Space: There will be hanging panels, as well as table space for 3D pieces, sculptures, and pieces that do not hang very well. Floor space may also be made available by special request. Display space is assigned by the Multiverse Team after review of submitted applications. Art does not have to be for sale to be displayed, but it is encouraged.
Panel Fees: The Multiverse Art Expo will be a gallery-style display of original artwork. Pricing to display your art in the Art Expo will be a flat fee per 4-foot-by-4-foot hanging panel. We will finalize our pricing soon; please fill out the application form below, and if you are selected to display your work in the Art Expo, we will email you instructions for purchasing your panels. Filling out the application does not obligate you to pay.
Dealers Room Tables: Artists, including those displayed in the Art Expo, may also sell prints of their work or similar products at a Dealers Room table. If you would like to purchase a Dealers Room table, please click here and fill out the Dealers Room application.
Auction Format: The Art Expo silent auction runs from the opening of Art Show on the Friday of the convention to Saturday Evening. Bidding closes when the Art Expo closes on Saturday night, with the highest bid on each piece at closing time winning. Artists will set a starting bid for each piece, and bids lower than the starting bid will be considered invalid.
Quick Sale: On Friday and Saturday, members may buy pieces with no bids on them at the Quick Sale price. This is a “Buy-It-Now” option that shortcuts the bidding process and sells the item immediately at the pre-set price point.
Sunday Sale: Any pieces that are not sold prior to Sunday can optionally be available for Sunday sale at a fixed (typically reduced) price.
Mail-In: We do accept artwork mailed in from artists who are unable to bring it to us in person, such as artists from out of state. Artists who mail art for display are responsible for shipping and associated costs, including insurance.
Applications for the 2019 Multiverse Art Expo are now open. Please fill out the form below, and we will contact you once we have reviewed all applications and made our selections.
SHOW YOUR ART IN MULTIVERSE PUBLICATIONS
We are always happy to receive artwork submissions for our official Multiverse publications! To be considered for print:
Artwork should be family friendly – “PG” content only, no “R” rated or adult content.
Artwork should be recognizably related to Multiverse convention in some way.
We prefer artwork that does something clever in its presentation beyond simply being portraiture, or being of the “clip art” variety featuring spaceships and dragons.
Multiverse does NOT pay for artwork, but if we use your art we will credit you as the artist appropriately. DO NOT send original artwork to Multiverse. Contact Multiverse about sending a scan or digital art file.