Art Show


Keycon would like to thank all of the artists who participated in this years artshow. We are wrapping up everything, and will be in contact with you by the end of May.

Hours of Operations

Friday: following closing ceremonies/once set up is complete approx 8pm to Midnight
Saturday: 10:00am to Midnight
Sunday: 10:00am to 11:00am to allow Sunday day pass holders access to place bids prior to closing for auction set up

Auction time to be posted once programming times are finalized but Sunday afternoon

Information for Convention Attendees

Please remember we DO NOT allow the following in the art show:

Bidder Numbers

You have to register with the Art Show desk for a bidder number before you can bid on a piece. The desk will be set up in the art show and will run the same hours as the art show you will need to present your keycon badge to get a bidder number. If you do not all your bids will be scratched from the sheet and you will lose the rights to the piece. Please keep this in mind and register before you bid.

Information for Artists

To register for panel space please send an email requesting the number of panels you would like to Art Show Coordinator Scotia and mail in a deposit of $10 per panel by cheque or money order made payable to Keycon 2013 to the Keycon mailbox:
P.O. Box 3178
Winnipeg MB
R3C 4E6
or include a request in your email to make alternate arrangements for electronic payment methods.

Keycon art panels are a 2' wide by 4' tall space that you can use as needed. You must make sure we have room to put the bid sheets with your art so please make sure you book enough room. If you're not sure how many panels you need please feel free to Email the Artshow Team telling them how big your pieces are and they will be happy to tell you how many you should get.

For more on our convention's Art Show and what it is like please read the FAQ below! And don't forget to read our Rules and Regulations.

Art Show F.A.Q.

Q: Does this show run like an Artist Alley I see at Comic Con, or Anime Conventions?
A: No, it doesn't. This convention's Art Show is just that: a show. The space is set up like a gallery. The art is up for bid in a silent auction, items with a minimum of 3 bids go to a live auction on Sunday afternoon.

Q: It says I can buy a table, does that mean I have to work it?
A: Tables are 3D artists that want to be a part of the Art Show, as opposed to conventional 2D pieces of art that we display on panels. At no point in time does the artist need to be at the show.

Q: $10.00 deposit is cheap, what is in it for Keycon?
A: In our rules and regulations it states that the convention sells your pieces, collects and claims the taxes and gets to keep 20% of the sale price. Following the show we return any unsold work along with your portion of the sales proceeds.

Q: I am from out of province/country, can I still display and sell my art?
A: YES! In fact we have a great mail-in system. You make sure your art makes it to us before the convention and we do the work for you. Just ship it to us, pay for the shipping home and we do the rest!

Q: I am from the USA, how do I get my art over the border?
A: You will be shipping it to our American side collection point, from there when they have all the art from the American side artists they put it through the broker and border checks at the same time. Again you just pay shipping to us and shipping home from us, and we take care of the rest.

We have a new head of Art Show this year, Scotia Buchan.
Please contact her with your questions regarding artshow.




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