The Golden State Fur Con Art Show will be held in the format of a silent auction; registrants also have the option to provide a “Buy it Now” price or to have a piece up for display purposes only. These prices will be collected and filled out at the convention with art show staff.
By signing this document and participating in the Art Show, registrants state that they are entering into this agreement with the Golden State Fur Con Convention and Corgi Events LLC, for the Golden State Fur Con Art Show (referred to as “Art Show”) and that they will understand and abide by the terms set forth.
Commission Fee & Layout
- The Art Show will be divided into a General area and an Adult area.The panels are free but we will take a 10% commission fee for all sold work. Table space must be requested ahead of time and is limited to items on display in the General area unless discussed with the Art Show Director prior to the convention for special arrangements. There is a limit 2 panels per artist.
Again, all sales are subject to a 10% commission fee, unless seller opts to give 50% or more of the sale to the designated convention charity.
- The Art Show is a special-interest art show; artwork displayed should feature a predominantly anthropomorphic (animals with human characteristic), theriomorphic (humans with animal characteristics), wildlife or fantasy creature theme.
- All work displayed, whether print or source piece, must be the original creation of the registrant. Characters and pieces that are copyrighted, trademarked, or otherwise owned by someone else may only be displayed with the express, written permission of the owner. Said permission must be provided to the Art Show, and the original artist or owner must be listed on the bid sheet.
- No more than one print of a given piece may be displayed at a time.
- Material in the General area must be suitable for all ages. Artistic depictions that must be displayed in the Adult area include, but are not limited to:
- Frontal nudity (defined as bare breasts or exposed genitalia)
- Obvious sexual contact (with or without visible genitalia)
- Extreme violence
- Illegal drug use
- The following subject matter may not be displayed:
- Sexual contact between a human and a non-anthropomorphic animal
- Extreme violence against a minor
- Sexual situations involving a minor
- Any artwork that can be considered a direct threat against a person
- Any artwork that may otherwise be considered legally actionable
- Any artwork that defames or labels any living person, copyrighted or trademarked character or other well-known property (parody may be allowed)
- Any artwork displaying Nazi symbols/iconography or paraphernalia
- Any heavily politically driven work or propaganda
- Art that is not the original work must be labeled as such. On such artwork (“prints”), the following are required:
- If the print is from an unlimited run, it must be labeled as such.
- If the print is from a limited run, the print must be numbered, along with the size of the print run, e.g. “3 of 25.”
- Questions? If you’re not sure whether or not a piece can be displayed please contact our Art show staff.
- Art show spaces will be selected on a juried basis until March 15th, 2020. At that point if all the spaces are not sold, Art show space will then be on a first-come, first-served basis; should all panels or tables be fully reserved, registrants will be placed on a waiting list and contacted as space becomes available. If panels remain unavailable, any funds submitted will be refunded.
- Reservations may be cancelled at any time. Registrants are requested to inform the Art Show as soon as they know they will not use a panel; a full refund is only guaranteed if the request is received on or before April 1, 2020. Panels left unused without any prior notice may impact the ability of the registrant who reserved it to reserve space at the next year's Art Show.
- Unless prior arrangements are made, registrants who do not claim their spaces by noon on Friday, April 3, 2020, may forfeit those spaces. There will be no refund for forfeited spaces.
- Once a piece has been entered in the Art Show, it may not be removed until after the show has closed. (emergency exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis) A piece is considered to be entered from the moment a bid sheet or “Display Only” sheet has been placed by it at the panel or table. Once a piece is entered, the terms of sale (minimum bid, not-for-sale status, etc.) may not be changed.
- Golden State Fur Con reserves the right to refuse service or display privileges to anyone for any reason.
- Pieces in the Art Show may be put up for auction by the registrant. To do so, registrants will check “This item is for auction/sale” in the top section of the control sheet.
- Registrants may provide a minimum bid requirement. No bids will be accepted for less than the minimum bid; should no bids be received that meet the minimum bid; the piece will remain unsold and will be returned to the registrant at the end of the Art Show. To provide a minimum bid requirement, registrants will enter the price in the “Minimum Bid” box on the control and bid sheets for the piece.
- If a registrant does not wish to stipulate a minimum bid requirement, he or she will draw a large X through the “Minimum Bid” box on the control and bid sheets for the piece. If no minimum bid requirement is indicated, then any bids will be accepted for the piece.
- Along with the silent auction process, registrants have the option of providing a “Buy it Now” price on the bid and control sheet for a piece. If a registrant does not wish to provide a “Buy it Now” price, he or she will draw a large X through the “Buy it Now” section of the bid and control sheets.
- If a piece has no bids, a bidder may elect to purchase the piece immediately at the “Buy it Now” price; Once a bid has been placed on the piece, the “Buy it Now” price will no longer be available.
- A piece for which the “Buy it Now” price has been offered will remain on display until the close of the Art Show, and may be picked up by the buyer during checkout on Sunday. A “Buy it Now” bid ends the bidding for that item and the item is considered sold. No other bidders may bid on it.