We will have an art exhibit in the convention center, featuring art from numerous science fiction and fantasy artists, and other genre illustrators and creators.
Our Artists Guests of Honor, Phil and Kaja Foglio, as well as our YA Guest of Honor, Nilah Magruder, will have their artwork prominently displayed in the art show. The art exhibit will open on Thursday afternoon, and run through Saturday evening, with sales on Sunday. Much of the art will be for sale to our members.
The NASFiC Art Show will be run by members of the East Coast Art Show Crew, who work on art shows from Baltimore to Boston. If you are interested in being an exhibitor artist or maker, please read on!
Artist registration will open in mid-March. All artists must be at least supporting members of the convention.
For Artist inquiries or Alley tables, please see:
Buffalo NASFiC Artist Inquiry Form
Or just e-mail us at: artshow@BuffaloNASFiC2024.org
Two dimensional art will be displayed on brown pegboard mounted on a sturdy frame and lit. Each 2D space is four feet square (4×4, or 1.2msq, holes 1″ apart), and costs $35. We provide peg hooks, which work with wired art, but not sawtooth hangers. Table spaces for 3D art are 4 feet by 2.5 feet (1.2mx0.75m) in size.
Each table space is also $35. You may have stands, pedestals or shelving on your table, so long as it is less than three feet (0.9m) high (excluding the art). You may purchase up to three spaces total (2D or 3D or mix), but we are unable to sell partial spaces. If you are sharing your space, all artists must register with the show. Prints are welcome, but must be displayed in your space; there will not be a separate print shop. We have a limited number of long peghooks available for prints. All art must be created by the submitting artist(s). There is no fee for mailing in art, but we reserve the right to restrict the number of artists mailing in, based on how many volunteers we have. Artists in the show may also have an alley table or be a vendor for an additional fee.
AI & Digital Art
We will accept digital art (including photography), but strongly recommend you provide a certificate of authenticity. We cannot accept any generated AI art from a commercial provider (such as MidiJourney) at this time, as the algorithm has been sourced from copyrighted material not owned by the creator — even if you are basing it on your own art. Any AI or copyright-infringing art will be removed, and the artist will not be refunded for the space. Parody art is permitted under US Copyright laws.