Welcome to the Art Show
The CONvergence Art Show features artwork of all kinds from across the country for you to browse and bid on in a silent auction format, as well as a print shop with art available for retail purchase. Come visit the gallery and see what the artists have brought to us this year. There are always unique offerings for a wide variety of artistic tastes!
Saturday evening of the convention features a live Art Auction. Artwork that has received sufficient bids in the Art Show’s silent auction is offered for sale in a live auction format. Part of the fun is watching the antics of our auctioneers as they sell some spectacular artwork!
Please note: The Art Show does not censor artwork. Parental guidance is advised.
A guide has been put together for people who wish to purchase artwork at the auction.
The Art Show Buyer’s Guide contains a brief explanation of the different prices and bidding options. There will be copies of the guide available at the show itself.
Art Show Hours
- Wednesday Noon – 5:00pm (Artist Setup)
- Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm (Artist Setup)
- Thursday 2:00pm – 7:00pm
- Friday 10:00am – 7:00pm (Quick Sales Available)
- Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday 9:00pm – 11:00pm Live Auction in Atrium 4
- Sunday 10:00am – 02:00pm
The art show presents five different awards at the end of the show:
- Best Amateur Piece
- Best Amateur Collection
- Best Professional Piece
- Best Professional Collection
- Best in Show
The Best Piece and Best Collection awards are voted on by the attendees. Ballots are available near the entrance of the show and can be placed in the collection box near the exit. The Best in Show award is voted on by a group of professional artists and knowledgeable art collectors.
Voting begins when the show opens at 2:00pm on Thursday and ends at 4:00pm on Saturday. The results are announced at the Live Auction on Saturday night, as well as at closing ceremonies. They can also be found posted on the website after the convention.
2016 Art Show
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 art show, both artists and attendees. It was a bigger and better show than we have ever seen. We sold the most art we’ve ever sold, and raised more money for the artists than we ever had. We also had the most unclaimed artwork of any previous year, so if you even think like you might have bid on something please contact Art Show as soon as you can. Those who do not pick up the art they won will not be able to pick up their registration next year without resolving the transaction.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s award winners:
- Best Amateur Piece – Council of “Meow”-ond by Samantha Muraski
- Best Amateur Collection – Holley Van Susteren
- Best Professional Piece – Old Girl by Christopher Jones
- Best Professional Collection – Carl Zachmann
- Best in Show – Green/Blue Lizard Mask by John OBrien Schroeder
Participating in the Show
If you are interested in submitting your artwork to the CONvergence Art Show, check out the artists page. We hope to see your work in the Art Show soon!