Interested in becoming an artist for Ai-Kon 2019? All info can be found on our Becoming an Artist page!
Ai-Kon 2019 Emerging Artist Initiative
Ai-kon is happy to announce the return of an initiative to welcome new artists into our Artist Faire and onto the convention scene! A total of ten artist will be accepted who have never exhibited at Ai-Kon and/or artists who have not participated at Ai-Kon or Winterfest since 2014 (as an artist or a vendor).
We ask that artists place a focus on anime- and/or Japanese culture-related pieces that follow Ai-Kon’s scope of mandate. Emerging artists must sell their own artwork and must submit examples of this work (either in picture form or a link to an online gallery) with their application. All applications will be reviewed and approved to ensure a good fit for the artist as well as ensuring a diverse group of emerging artists within the Ai-Kon Artist Faire.
The emerging artist tables are available in half size for one artist ($87), full size for one artist ($125), or one artist plus a helper ($165). Please note that only one artist is permitted to sell their works per table size purchased.
The rules regarding artwork, conduct and convention are the same as for all artists, found here:
Applications for this program are open from February 26 to March 15, 2019. All applying artists will be notified of status on March 16, 2019. General art table sales will open on March 23, 2019, at 2:00 PM CST.
Winterfest 2019 Artists
We are very excited to have the following artists at Winterfest 2019! You’ll find these talented people in our Marketplace.
|Table Number||Artist Name|
|2||mogstomp and Stellarcore|
|3||Moonlight Lash Studio|
|4, 5, 6||Ai-Kon Merchandise|
|7||Auction Registration and Canephora Crafts|
|8, 9||Ai-Kon Auction|
|A1||Blue Danube Crafts|
|A2||Popuro and Saka Sketches|
|A9||Nerdy and Fleecey|
|A19||Of Sky Society|
|A23||Scott A. Ford|
|A35||La Luna L’ours & Garucius|
|A36||Brenna Kun Arts|
Ai-Kon 2019 Mascot Contest
Thank you to all our lovely and amazingly talented artists for their renditions of RPG/Fantasy Aiko! We were thrilled to see all the beautiful and fun entries and are so impressed by all the different renditions of Aiko as various role-playing game classes! Our winners are announced below:
First Place: Aiko by Designs by Sloan
First Runner-Up: Aiko by zearyu
Second Runner-Up: Aiko by Kaisa Eila
Once again, the Ai-Kon Committee is so thankful for all the lovely entries received! We recommend taking a look at all the amazing Aikos we received this year and in all years past. All entries to the 2019 and past years’ Mascot Contests can be found here.
Winterfest 2019 Mascot Contest
Congratulations to zearyu for her lovely rendition of Doug, our mischievous and tricksy Winterfest mascot, as a rogue!
Winterfest 2019 Art Table Sale Info
Winterfest art tables are currently sold out! More info here: Becoming an Artist. Ai-Kon art table sale date to be announced in March 2019.