Art Show and Auction Information
Consider yourself an artist? Want to strut your stuff? Fancy making a bit of cash from your talents?
If you’re coming to ConFuzzled, we’ll have space available where you can show off what you can do – be it drawn, digital, photographic or sculpted. If you’re eager to make a sale, put some of your work in the art show –both for charity and for profit!
You should pre-register your submissions ahead of the con. This is for your and our convenience during the Art Submission event, but does not guarantee a space in the art show. Space is first come, first serve, but we will do our best to fit everything in!
Pre-registration is now open: https://goo.gl/VtUELD
We would like to discourage reselling merchandise and selling unlimited prints. Such items are better suited for the Dealers’ Den, whereas attendees expect to find original works on display in the Art Show.
Opening Hours & Art Show Events
Art Show Submissions: 13:00 – 16:30
Art Show Sponsor Preview: 18:00 – 19:30
Art Show Open: 11:00 – 21:30
Art Show Closing (no more people admitted into the room): 21:30 – 22:30
Art Auction – Live Bidding (Main Stage): 16:00 – 19:00
Unsold Art Pickup: 11:00 – 12:00
Art Pickup (Dealers’ Den): 15:00 – 17:00
Artist Payout (Dealers’ Den): 17:00 – 17:30
How big is the Art Show room?
This year’s auction space is approximately 203 sq. m, providing us with ample space to show off the fantastic creations submitted for the art show by the community.
How do I get my art in the Art Show?
Please pre-register all your art items for the ConFuzzled Art Show (see link above). When pre-registration opens, it will be announced in the ConFuzzled newsletter and on this website. It will close just over a week before the con. We also accept submissions on the day of the con, but these are subject to space restrictions, so please pre-register as much as you can.
At the con, bring your work to the Art Show during the Art Submission event (see schedule). No art items will be accepted after this event.
Please read the list of Prohibited Items. These rules apply to the Art Show as well as the Dealer’s Den.
To have your art items displayed in the Art Show, you must agree to the following Terms and Conditions. We will ask you to sign this agreement at the con when you submit your items.
As part of the general ConFuzzled attendee Terms and Conditions, if you bid on an item in the art show, you abide by the Quite Lovely Rules.
The art pieces that go to live auction will be marked as such in the art show right up until the art show closes, so check often on the pieces you have bid on. At the live auction, you’ll have the chance to pick up some fantastic art work and other items, and maybe even some hotel property that’s been graffitied on by our Guest of Honour, while at the same time raising money for charity.
Please note that Art Pickup & Artist Payout will be in the Dealers’ Den.
If you are unable to attend any of the required events or if you want to send another person in your stead, please contact the Auction Staff by email (see below) using the same email address you registered for the con, or talk to us at the convention. We will NOT hand over your art or your money to your boyfriend/girlfriend/roommate/random stranger unless you have informed us in advance. The simplest way to do this is to email us a picture of the two badges together and ask us to allow the other badge ID to pick up your items on your behalf. Make sure you email us from the same email address you used to register for ConFuzzled.
Payment can be made by Cash or Card. Cash payments are always faster to process, so bring cash if you can!
If you are a non-artist attendee and you have bought an art piece either in the Art Show or at the Auction, you MUST collect it during the Art Pickup event (see schedule).
If you are an artist, you MUST collect your unsold art during the Unsold Art Pickup event, and you must collect your payment for sold art pieces during the Artist Payout event (see schedule). Please note that we will not pay out amounts over 250GBP in cash; you will be paid by bank transfer instead. This is because the people who buy your art have the convenience of being able to pay by card, which means they can bid on your art without worrying about finding the cash for it in time for pickup. If you show up for this event, we will pay all bank transfer fees.
There is no excuse for not showing up to this event! Tracking down sellers who have not showed up to collect their winnings is a hassle for the art show and finance staff to do after the convention. It is entirely unnecessary, and we have to spend our own free time to do it. Therefore we charge 5 GBP in admin fees for this service and donate them to the charity, and we do not pay any bank transfer fees that may be incurred. If this amount (plus bank transfer fees) exceeds the amount owed, you will donate the full amount to the charity. If you leave art items behind, we will contact you and you will have the option of either paying all delivery costs for having them shipped back to you, or to donate the items to ConFuzzled.
Questions and More Information
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us: auction (at) confuzzled.org.uk
These are the people to go to for help and advice relating to the Art Show at the con:
Tailen – AuctionCheetah
Canis Rufus – Deputy Auction Administrator