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The details of our exciting programming for this year are now available here.


Art Show is Now Sold Out!

2018-05-22:Thank you so much to all the artists that submitted applications to the 2018 Art Show Round One Jury! We had over 230 plus submissions and because of the large number of approved artists, the Art Show floorspace is now sold out! Also, due to the large number of approved artists, not everyone was able to receive their space request. Some applicants have been placed on the Waiting List. Please log-in to your status page to check your current status. Artists on the Waiting List will be contacted in the event of any space opening-up due to a withdrawal. We will not have need of a Round Two Jury this year. Please stay tuned for further instructions about the online control sheets and bid sheets. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Show!


Jurors Announced!

2018-02-27:We are please to announce that our Jurors for this year are Brom, Ed Binkley and Allen Williams. Following these links to find out more about our Jurors.



 

Juror Biographies

Brom

website: http://www.BromArt.com
Brom

Born in the deep dark south in the mid-sixties, Brom, an army brat, spent his entire youth on the move and unabashedly blames living in such places as Japan, Hawaii, Germany, and Alabama for all his afflictions. From his earliest memories, Brom has been obsessed with the creation of the weird, the monstrous, and the beautiful.

At age twenty, Brom began working full-time as a commercial illustrator in Atlanta, Georgia. Three years later, he entered the field of fantastic art he'd loved his whole life, making his mark developing and illustrating for TSR's best-selling role-playing worlds.

He has since gone on to lend his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games, to comics and film. Most recently, he's created a series of award winning horror novels that he both writes and illustrates: "The Plucker", an adult children's book, "The Devil's Rose", a modern western set in Hell, "The Child Thief", a gritty, nightmarish retelling of the Peter Pan myth, "Krampus, the Yule Lord", a tale of revenge between Krampus and Santa set in rural West Virginia, and his latest concoction, "Lost Gods" one man's determined trek through the brutal landscape of purgatory.

Brom is currently kept in a dank cellar somewhere in the drizzly Northwest. There he subsists on poison spiders, centipedes, and bad kung-fu flicks. When not eating bugs, he is ever writing, painting, and trying to reach a happy sing-a-long with the many demons dancing about in his head.


 

Ed Binkley

website: http://www.edbinkley.com

Ed Binkley is a fantasy artist and art educator whose work has won multiple awards in a variety of venues. His artwork has appeared in Juried and competitive publications worldwide, and he has illustrated numerous book and magazine covers. He was an award finalist in Share One Planet, a worldwide invitational art exhibition in Beijing sponsored by the People's Republic of China. His artwork is included in two issues of Fantasy Plus: The World's Best Digital Artists published by CYPI Press in London, and he is a featured artist in Sketching From the Imagination published by 3DTotal, Drawing magazine, four issues of ImagineFX magazine, 2D-Artist magazine, Kunst magazine (Denmark), MagicCG magazine (Russia), and Artist-Record-Teach magazine (Taiwan). He was a keynote speaker and presenter for the Illustration in Motion convocation at The Savannah College of Art & Design, and he has served on other professional discussion panels on topics related to illustration, art education, and fantasy art.

Ed's work has received Gold and Silver Awards (and five additional nominations) in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, a Bronze Award in IBA-5, and was included in invitational exhibitions at the Museum of American Illustration at The Society of Illustrators in New York in 2009 and 2014. He was invited to participate in the past three consecutive years of The Enchanted Brush exhibition at the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art in Findlay, Ohio and also in Fantastic Worlds: Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, an invitational exhibit at the Kenosha Museum of Art in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ed was invited recently to present his work and techniques at the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in association with their exhibition of the Stephen Korshak Collection of Fantasy Art.

Ed was one of 100 artists worldwide invited by Lucasfilm, Ltd. to participate in the Star Wars: Visions book project, and his illustration of the "Tusken Raiders" was selected by George Lucas for the project's limited-edition debut poster. The film director also commissioned Ed to do an additional painting for his private collection, and his work appears in the Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle anthology published by Dorling-Kindersley.

Ed holds BFA and MFA degrees in printmaking and drawing, and he has been a Professor for 25 years in the Art Department at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin, where he teaches drawing, concept art, 3D modeling, and illustration. He also created the curriculum for the Animation & Concept Development degree program. Ed lives in Madison with his wife, Lisa, who is also an accomplished artist.

Ed Binkley

 

Allen Williams

website: http://www.AllenWilliamsStudio.com

Allen Williams

Born in Tennessee in 1965 Allen grew up living all over the United States in his early formative years. While traveling with his parents for work, his only constant companions were comics, paper, pencil and his unlimited imagination. Books and movies drove his creativity further and soon he realized whole worlds were open to him on the empty pages of a sketchbook.

Allen began his professional career while he was still in fine art school and finally decided to step full time into art as a career in 1992. Since the start of his professional career his client list has grown from game companies to book publishers and beyond. He began working with CCG companies in the early 90's as he continued to polish his skills in figurative representation within his personal work. As his collectors and client list grew so did his style and skill throughout the years. His focus is now on his personal work but also includes concept work for films and television.

Some noted clients are Sideshow Collectibles, Tor Books, Paramount Pictures, Fox Film Production, Guillermo Del Toro, Lionsgate Films, Legendary Pictures, Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro. Allen has won honors with the Art Renewal Center, the Chesley Awards, and Spectrum Fantastic Art. His works are shown in galleries and exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.

Allen's influences range from the classical figurative work of John William Waterhouse and Norman Rockwell to the highly imaginative art of Zdzislaw Beksinski and HR Giger.

He lives with his wife and 2 children and their dog on the Gulf Coast.


 

Overview

Dragon Con is one of the largest annual Science Fiction and Fantasy theme conventions in the world with an attendance of over 82,000 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.