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Art Show

Arisia has one of the largest science fiction & fantasy Art Shows in the Northeast.

Because of our diverse community we will show works by new and upcoming artists as well as works by established artists in the fields of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Most of these works will be available for sale to members of the convention and will range in price from one dollar to thousands of dollars, as set by their creators. Work will be both two dimensional and three dimensional, shown on hangings, or tables, or very occasionally on the floor. You can't beat our show for variety and interest.

Please set aside at least two hours during your convention experience to come and see the Art Show. You'll be glad you did!

There will be a series of docent tours of the Art Show, including an accessible tour. Check the program schedule for details.

To go along with our popular quicksale option, we feature the option of proxy bidding to this year's art show auction. With a proxy bid, you don't have to make it to the Galleria at the exact moment the silent auctions close. Of course, traditional bidding will still be available as well. The Art Show Live Auction will occur at 4pm on Sunday.

We will once again be having a Student Art Contest, open to all secondary school students.


  • Friday
    • Artist Check-In and Student Art Contest finalist drop-off: Noon-6pm
    • Art Show open to the public, silent auction bidding, (no quick sale on Friday): 6pm-9pm
    • Collectors' Preview/Art Show Reception (artists, program participants, staff and guests): 10pm-11:30pm
  • Saturday
    • Art Show open to the public, silent auction bidding, quick sale (purchase only, no pickup): 10:00am-7pm
  • Sunday
    • Art Show open to the public, silent auction bidding, quick sale purchase and pickup: 10am-2pm Voice Auction: 4pm-6pm
    • Art Show sales pickup and artist checkout: Sunday 2pm-7pm
  • Monday
    • Art Show sales pickup and artist checkout: 10am – 2pm

Artists exhibiting at Arisia 2012 include Dawn and Alice Albright, R.L. Allison (aka robdamnit), Adria Alumbaugh, David Lee Anderson, E. J. Barnes, Alan F. Beck, Jim Belfiore, Peri Charlifu, Sarah Clemens, Erica Conlon, Vicka Corey, Jessica Steytler: Cosmo's Curiosities, Charlene Taylor D'Alessio, Loren Damewood, Ars.Darkwng, Alanya Divine, Donna M. Dube, Mary Dumas, Bob Eggleton, Wendy Ellertson, Shoshana Epsilon, Rhea Ewing, Phil and Kaja Foglio, Casey G., Emily Garfield, Carol Hanson, Lisa Hertel, Gareth Hinds, Lisa K Holsberg, Allen Holt, Butch Honeck, Jennifer Hunter, tSofi Inbar, Sofi-Sticated Solutions, John E. Kaufmann, Rita Keller, Johnna Y. Klukas, K. M. Kotulak, Tabitha Ladin, Scott Lefton, Leviathan, Julie Levy, Amy Litman, Patricia McCracken, Kerry Maffeo, Theresa Mather, Diane M. Mathieson, Becky Maung, Mike Maung, Sally Mayer, Bryan Maynard, CatAshleigh Mead, Sarah Morrison, Thomas Nackid, David Lee Pancake, Steven Patten, H. A. Pearlman, Misty Pendragon Creations, Marianne Plumridge-Eggleton, Random, Aedan C. Roberts, Mark Roland, Angela Rose, Carol Salemi, Judah Sher, Kate Sheridan, Rachel Silber, Skunkadelia, Danielle E. Sucher, Sean Sullivan, Talis Thorndike Love, Dan Thurston, Kendra Tornheim, Joan Turner, Mercy Van Vlack, Jeanine M. Vitale, Andy Volpe, Krystin Watts, and Frank Wu.

Artists: Registration for the 2012 Art Show is now closed.  Please contact if you would like to be placed on our waiting list.

The letter to artists and Art Show Rules and Fees are available for reference.

Registered artists: On-line artist check-in and Print Shop check-in are now available. We print control sheets and bid sheets here based on the information you provide on these online forms.

Any questions? Please contact