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January 16-19, 2015

Art Show

Arisia features a large and popular Art Show at which work can be sold by silent auction or gallery style at a fixed price.

We had a great and popular show, with our best sales year ever. We had over 3000 visits to the show from nearly 1000 distinct visitors.

We had 1300 for-sale and 76 not-for-sale pieces in the Art Show, and 522 copies of 108 images in the Print Shop, on 108 panels and 24 tables. Of these, we sold 421 Art Show pieces and 171 prints to 336 buyers for a total of $22,489 plus tax. Out of 73 artists with work for sale, 62 sold work.

Artist checks were mailed on February 9.

Sales per panel ranged from $0 to $1528 with a median of $130 and an average of $170.37. For mail-in artists specifically, sales per panel ranged from $92.50 to $610 with a median of $210 and an average of $303.91. Art show sold piece prices ranged from $5 to $850 with a median of $30 and an average of $47.93. Print shop sold piece prices ranged from $5 to $50 with a median of $12 and an average of $13.52.

Artists exhibiting at Arisia '15 included: Abrihette, Dawn and Alice Albright, R. L. Allison, Joshua D. Altobelli, E. J. Barnes, Alan F. Beck, Jim Belfiore, Bishonen Judge, Marie Byrne, Kit Carlson, Kristina Carroll, Victoria Chapman, Peri Charlifu, Elne Clare, Sarah Clemens, LJ Cohen, Daniel Cortopassi, Laurel Cunningham-Hill, Cyd, Charlene Taylor D'Alessio, Bob Eggleton, eHawk, Wendy Ellertson, Sara Felix, M. Greenberg, Lisa Hertel, Butch Honeck, Ariela Housman, Jennifer Husmo, Catelyn Johnson, Andrew Kaufman, Peyton King, sophie klesen, kristilyn, Bettina M Kurkoski, Nico LeBarge, Jacob Lefton, Scott Lefton, Talia Lefton, Natalie Lessard, Julia Burns Liberman, Lubov, Richard Man, Mantis, Max Martelli, Theresa Mather, Diane M. Mathieson, Becky Maung, Mike Maung, Sally Mayer, Patricia McCracken, Ania Mohrbacher, Peter Mohrbacher, MoonThief, Heather M Morris, Sarah "Tashari" Morrison, Lee Moyer, thomas nackid, The Naked Artist, Ben Newman, Anne Nydam, David Lee Pancake, Carole I. Parker, Pecan, Marianne Plumridge, Kimball M. Rudeen, Carol Salemi, Sandra SanTara, Lorraine Savage, Maurice Spaulding, Andrew Sprague, Jess Steytler, Ruth Thompson, Kendra Tornheim, Joan Turner, Mercy Van Vlack, Andy Volpe, Weegoddess, and Raelinda Woad.

We gave the following awards:
  • Fan Guest's Choice: Scott Lefton, Pentacle Table
  • Artist Guest's Choice: Kristina Carroll, Dragonslayer
  • Popular Choice 2D: Sarah Clemens, Playtime
  • Popular Choice 3D: David Lee Pancake, Spinter
  • Staff Choice: Lee Moyer, Natural Consequences
  • Art Show Director's Choice: Pecan, Giant Toy Robot Destroys Boston
  • Chairman's Choice: Kristina Carroll, The Frog Queen's Revenge
  • Best In Show: Talia Lefton, Where It Comes From

Art Show Hours:

noon to 5pm: Artist Check-in
6pm to 9pm: OPEN
10pm to midnight: Reception for artists and staff
10am to 6pm: OPEN
8pm to 10pm: OPEN
10am to 6pm: OPEN
5:30pm to 6pm: Paper auctions end
6pm to 7:30pm: Auction and quicksale pickup
10am to noon: Final Sales and Artist Check-out

Located in the Harbor Ballroom upstairs on the east side of the hotel, Arisia's Art Show will feature the work our Artist Guest Lee Moyer and nearly 100 other artists in media from Acrylic and Bronze to Watercolor and Wire and everything in between. Most works will be for sale by silent auction or Quicksale or both.

Arisia sponsors a Student Art Contest for High School students and the work of the finalists will be on display.

There will be a series of docent tours of the Art Show, including an accessible tour. Check the program schedule for details, and be sure to set aside some time to come and enjoy the show!