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Art Gallery Policies

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Rating: The art gallery will have separate sections for General Audience and Adult artwork. All items of PG-13 or less may be featured in the General Audiences section. Ratings of R or above will need to be placed in the Adult section. Artwork for the General section may contain limited violence, however extremely rough or gory violence will be required to be placed in the Adult section. Nudity including any genitalia or female nipples will also be restricted to the adult section. Artwork depicting illegal drug use, especially artwork promoting it, will be restricted to the Adult section.

If you have artwork you wish to be checked out before the convention, feel free to e-mail us a scan, and we will let you know if it will be required to be in the Adult section.

Allowed Items: Entries are limited to ORIGINAL works by the artist or limited edition, numbered, and matted/framed prints of such. Prints are restricted to the display of one copy. If your entry is a print, it must be labeled as a print. Prints must be a limited print run, it must be numbered as to its place in the print run, the print medium and if the print is an art print, and the printer used. If the plate has been destroyed, the date of destruction must be also included. These are all items required by Georgia state law.

Although the Art Gallery has an Adult section, any artwork that may be deemed obscene by local community standards or otherwise actionable under the law will not be displayed. This includes, but is not limited to the following: pedophilia (scenes that depict sex or allude to sex between an adult and a minor, violence or torture with minors in any form), depiction of sex between a human and animal, depictions of the use of or promotion of illegal narcotics, or artwork that could be taken as a direct threat against an individual.

If you show artwork that features a character that belongs to someone else, you must credit the owner/creator and have their permission. Works of parody may be exempt from this rule, please ask the Art Gallery Director if you have any questions about a particular piece. We will show no art work that defames any copyrighted character, living person or fictional character.

Display: All two dimensional works must have surfaces that are not easily damaged by hanging. This means all pieces must be mounted and matted prior to the show. We strongly recommend you mat or frame each piece, or shrink-wrap it for protection. Furry Weekend Atlanta’s art gallery panels are made of standard pegboard, and we will provide long and short hooks, along with clips, to hang pieces with.

Three-dimensional space is also available at four square feet each and will be available on a first-come, first-reserved basis until all is gone. Please indicate on your entry form any special needs and the size and type of piece in question (free standing, a figurine that requires display case space, etc.). Three-dimensional pieces submitted for display require special attention. Therefore, the Art Show will not accept mail-in 3-D art. Attending artists or their agents are required to set these pieces up for exhibit. Display cases for jewelry will be required. Every piece should be shown in a protective display case where possible. Please provide shipping boxes with packing materials for all 3-D art that is for sale. This is for your art’s protection and for transport by a buyer. Furry Weekend Atlanta staff will take no responsibility for pieces that are damaged in handling while in the gallery.

All pieces of artwork entered into the art gallery must have accompanying bid or no-sale control sheets and labels. These are available for download from the Furry Weekend Atlanta website and will be available at the convention as well.

If we have sold all available panels for the Art Gallery, we will establish a waiting list to be filled. The Art Gallery director will notify you if you are on the waiting list and on details for how to check to see if any panels have become available for you. Any unclaimed Art Gallery panels will be released at 9AM on Saturday. If you do not think you will have your pieces hung by Friday night, you should contact the Art Gallery director beforehand. If any panels have not been claimed by noon on Saturday, they will be released for any exhibitors on our waiting list by order of position on the list.

Sales: Furry Weekend Atlanta will collect 10% of your total sales as its commission for the display and sales of your works. Artists have three sales options: retain the profits from the sale (minus the 10% commission fee), donate the profits to the charity, or donate the profits to Furry Weekend Atlanta. When the Art Gallery pickup opens on Sunday, artists and agents may pick up any unsold pieces and those labeled NOT FOR SALE.

Pieces that receive more than five (5) bids will automatically go to auction. Auction pieces will be sold during the live auction on Sunday afternoon. The auction will feature first the Adult pieces and will be restricted to members 18 and older. After all adult pieces have been auctioned, the auction will be opened to General Items. Auction pieces may be claimed by the winning bidder following the auction.

You have the option of allowing pieces to be sold during the gallery immediately, without the bid process by checking YES in the Direct Sale field, and entering a price for which the piece of art may be purchased directly from the Art Gallery. No piece sold by direct sale will be given to the purchaser until Sunday after the gallery closes.

Artwork not claimed by the winning buyers by Sunday evening at 6PM will be returned to the artist. Artwork not claimed by the artists by Monday morning at 8AM will become property of Furry Weekend Atlanta. These rules are subject to special arrangements that can be made.

While we will make every attempt to pay artists within six weeks after the Convention for art that was sold, please understand that we are a volunteer operation. No payments will be made at the convention.

Mailing: All mail-in artwork must include a prepaid return shipping label for unsold artwork via either United States Postal Service (USPS) or United Parcel Service (UPS). This must include any insurance you wish to purchase for the return shipment of any unsold artwork. Failure to include a prepaid return shipping label will incur a $20.00 service charge in addition to the cost of return shipping. Furry Weekend Atlanta will not be responsible for lost or damaged shipments of return artwork.

Final Notes: The art gallery coordinator will have final say in all disputes involving the art gallery. In rare cases, appeals can be made to the sales director or chairman, but they will likely decide with the art gallery director.

The exhibitor agrees not to hold Furry Weekend Atlanta, Inc. liable for any damages or charges imposed for violations of any law or ordinance by any exhibitor, his employees or agents, as well for failure to comply with the terms and agreements. Remember, the exhibitor shall at all times indemnify and hold harmless Furry Weekend Atlanta, it’s Executive Committee, staff, and volunteers, from any loss, cost, damage, liability or expense which arises out of or by reason of any act or omission of exhibitor, his or her employees or agents.

If you have any questions about these rules, or have any special requirements, please write the Art Gallery Coordinator in advance. The e-mail contact for the art gallery is: [email protected]

All correspondence concerning the art show should be addressed to:

Furry Weekend Atlanta
ATTN: Art Gallery
1361 Fairbanks St.
Atlanta, GA 30310

This will also serve as the mailing address for all pieces to be entered in the art gallery if an artist is not able to attend the convention.