Boskone 37 Art Show
Rules and Information on Entry
Only artists may enter themselves in the show, and they may do so only once. Each artist may authorize an agent to act as a representative.
Group entries are permitted; however, such entries will be treated as standard entries for space limits. Artists entering as part of a group may not also enter as individuals or as members of other groups. Collaborations must be the work of at least one of the entering artists and may be submitted by any of the collaborators.
All entries must be original works of the artist(s) on science fiction, fantasy or fannish themes, submitted by the artist or agent. We reserve the right to reject any entry.
All items entered must be completed before being brought into the Art Show.
All flat entries must be matted, mounted or framed and ready for hanging.
Once a piece of artwork has been signed into the Art Show or Print Shop, it may not be withdrawn nor may any conditions of sale be changed.
Not-For-Sale work is permitted and is eligible for awards, but we would appreciate it if at least half of your work were for sale.
We do not provide insurance coverage for art entered in the show. While we protect your art and have not had any problems in more than a dozen years, we recommend you verify that your insurance coverage extends to display in the show.
Generally, new artists (not exhibiting at Boskone from 1997-1999) are limited to 1/2 panel or 1/4 table, and returning artists (exhibiting during the past three years) are limited to two panels or one table. These limits may be increased with sufficiently good reasons. If you need a mixture of panel and table space, please contact us.
The Print Shop will have room for about 130 different items of flat art (3-D items can not be handled). No artist may submit more than 10 different items to display, with 1 to 10 identical copies per item. Each copy must be matted or otherwise mounted, sized between 8" x 10" and 20" x 30". One copy of each will be displayed; other copies will be sold at a fixed price, with the display copy being sold last. Print Shop handling fee is $1 per copy stocked in the Print Shop, to a maximum of 100 pieces or $100 for any artist.
We do allow mail-in art. If you cannot find any other way to get your artwork to and from the show, write us and explain the problem. We will try to help. Mail-in art will require an additional $10 fee. You must pay for all shipping costs for your art. If you mail art without our prior written agreement, we will return it immediately.
Entry Fees and Procedures
Boskone 37's Art Show and Print Shop charge no commissions, but do charge a space fee. The basic unit of space for flat work is the panel, which is made of pegboard and is 4' high by 6' wide. For 3-D art, the basic unit is the table, which is 6' long by 30" deep. Please remember that the space you reserve must include any clearance between pieces, including space for their attached bid sheets. Your artwork may not extend beyond the edge of any panel or table; it may not interfere with any works displayed by other artists.
You are not limited to buying full panels or tables. The available fractional units follow:
|1 Table||6' x 30"||$40*||2 Panels||4' x 6' ea.||$80*|
|1/2 Table||3' x 30"||$20||1 Panel||4' x 6'||$40|
|1/4 Table||18" x 30"||$10||1/2 Panel||4' x 3'||$20|
|1/4 Panel||2' x 3'||$10|
|* if available|
Each returning artist may reserve up to two panels or one table, or a combination of panels and a fractional table. Each new artist may reserve up to 1/2 panel or 1/4 table. Requests for additional space will be granted with the advance approval of the Art Show Director (please send your request via paper or electronic mail).
We do have some lockable display cases which may be substituted for table space. If you would prefer to use a display case, please contact us for more information.
Floor space for large, free-standing artwork will be charged at a special rate. Please write us for a rate quote and include all details about the work(s).
Entering the Show. If you wish to enter the Boskone 37 Art Show and Print Shop, fill out and return the enclosed form as soon as possible. Advance reservations are required -- do not count on the possibility of getting space at the door. The reservation deadline is January 15, 2000, but the show may sell out before that. In that case, you may be put on the Wait List in case of cancellations. Entry forms received without full payment will be returned immediately. However, if paying in full now causes you difficulty, please send us an explanation with your entry form, and we may be able to help. Payment of entry fees is by Visa, MasterCard or a check or money order payable in U.S. funds to Boskone 37.
You will receive confirmation of space or notification that your request has been wait-listed. Fees will be refunded in full if we receive cancellations by February 1, 2000; half of fees are refunded after that time; no-shows at the convention receive no refund.
Proceeds from sales. We will mail you a check within a month after the convention for all sales at the Boskone 37 Art Show and Print Shop.
Copyright information. (1) We inform buyers that purchase of art does NOT include any reproduction rights. (2) Only the official convention photographers and supervised press will be allowed to photograph the Art Show. (3) Reproductions, which should generally be entered in the Print Shop, may be exhibited as single copies of fine art prints and other limited-edition works in the main Art Show. They MUST be labeled as reproductions. Items which appear for sale in the Print Shop or Dealers' Room should not also appear in the main Art Show.
Auction Sales and Awards. (1) All artwork from the main Art Show with five or more bids will go to auction. (2) All artwork from the main Art Show is eligible for awards for exemplary artwork by a panel of judges. The Best Artist (Professional and Amateur) ribbons will be awarded by popular vote.
You will receive additional information regarding Art Show and Print Shop hours, hanging instructions, etc., with your confirmation of entry into the Art Show.
If you do not hear from us by January 22, 2000, it is possible that your entry information never reached us or that your confirmation was somehow lost. Please contact us if this is the case.
Remember: if you plan to attend Boskone 37, you must purchase a convention membership. We have included space to purchase memberships on the Art Show Entry Form.
Art Show Schedule (Preliminary)
|Thursday, Feb. 17||6 p.m. to 10 p.m.||Set-up of equipment|
|(Staff and helpers only)|
|Friday, Feb. 18||Noon to 6 p.m.||Artist Check-in|
|8 p.m. to 10 p.m.||Art Show & Print Shop open|
|10:30 p.m. until done||Art Show Reception|
|Saturday, Feb. 19||10 a.m. to 10 p.m.||Art Show & Print Shop open|
|Sunday, Feb. 20||10 a.m. to Noon||Art Show & Print Shop open|
|Noon to 1 p.m.||Close-Out & Sales set-up|
|1 p.m. to 4 p.m.||Pick-up & Pay; Print Shop open|
|1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.||Auction|
|2 p.m. to 4 p.m.||Artist Pick-up|