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Jury Round 1 is Now Closed!

2017-04-07:Thank you to all applicants for the many submissions we received this year for Round One Jury! We will begin processing everyone's submission information and finalizing the images for Jury consideration. Jury results will be emailed to applicants at a future date TBD. Please stayed tuned for that announcement soon. You can also log-in and check your status page to see your current submission status. After Jury results are sent out, the Directors will begin placing accepted artists onto the Art Show floor based on the many factors that determine the final decision for space requests (e.g. Guest status, pre-approved status, Jury score, floorspace availability, amount of space requested, etc.). Depending on those results, we will determine whether there will be a Round Two Jury announcement. Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for your submissions and good luck with the Jury!

Jurors Announced!

2017-04-07:We are please to announce that our Jurors for this year are Petar Meseldzija, Annie Stegg Gerard and Lucas Graciano. Following these links to find out more about our Jurors.


Juror Biographies

Petar Meseldzija

Petar Meseldzija

Petar Meseldzija was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1965. He began his career in 1981, publishing the comic strip "Krampi" in the Stripoteka, one of the best known comic magazines in the country. This was followed by a series of short comics and his work on Tarzan.

In 1991 he moved to the Netherlands. He stopped doing comics and dedicated himself to illustration and painting. During the nineties he painted posters and greeting cards, illustrated books, and exhibited his work in various galleries and museums in Serbia, the Netherlands and the U.S. His work has been published in a variety of books and periodicals all over the world.

Petar has also collaborated on 2 books from the Diablo III series, published by Blizzard/Insight Editions. He worked for Scholastic Inc., US, creating 11 covers for the children’s fantasy series. Other books include collections of his sketches and drawings, published by Xtra, Netherlands; a book of his Tarzan comics and an art collection The Art of Petar Meseldzija , published by Dark Dragon Books, Netherlands; The Legend of Steel Bashaw, and The Book of Giants, published by Flesk Publications, U.S.

He is the recipient of many awards among which are: "Plaque The International Golden pen of Belgrade, 1994", Serbia; The "Art Show Judges Choice Award" - 59th World Science Fiction Convention, Philadelphia, 2001, US.; two Silver Awards and a Gold Award from "Spectrum - The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art", U.S..

His original work is to be found in the private collections in Serbia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Indonesia.


Annie Stegg Gerard


Annie Stegg Gerard has always loved to paint. Her art career began at 7 years old, when she had her first art show at her school. Since then, she has never stopped painting and has worked for clients across the world.

Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer.

Annie has a special love for the 18th century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, their dreamlike palettes, and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment. She believes that they sought to transport us to different worlds and fantastic places though their works. In her own work, known for it's beautiful, enigmatic figures and lively creatures, Annie strives to depict this same transportive effect to the viewer.

She and her husband live in Northern Georgia with their twin boys, Arthur and Nikolas, and a menagerie of animals.

Annie Stegg Gerard


Lucas Graciano


Lucas Graciano

Lucas Graciano is a multi-award-winning freelance artist focusing primarily on fantasy illustration doing book covers, card art, and other promotional works. Some of his clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Paizo, Sony Online Entertainment, Tor Books, Upper Deck, and Wizards of the Coast. Lucas has worked on several licenses, including Dungeons and Dragons, Everquest, Magic the Gathering, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars.

Lucas' work can be seen in various publications, including Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, American Artist magazine, and many others. A notable achievement is the numerous awards Lucas has won which include the 2009 and 2010 Chesley Awards for Best Gaming Related Art, and the 2013 Silver Award for Spectrum's Institutional Category. Lucas is highly respected for his strong commitment to his art while at the same time balancing his teaching, fast-rising career, and raising a wonderful family.



Dragon Con is one of the largest annual Science Fiction and Fantasy theme conventions in the world with an attendance of over 78,000 people.

The Dragon Con Art Show is a very large and diverse event. Thousands of art buyers from around the country and around the world come to the Show every year to buy the great works exhibited. It is a very active, exciting Venue with dynamic programming which gives the participating Artist a high potential for large sales. We believe art is all about capturing new ideas in one form or another and showing the world the awesome creativity within these works.

The Art Show, Artist's Bazaar, Art Gallery, Print Shop and Art Show Programming rooms will be located in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Grand Halls on the Exhibition Level.