MarsCon 2011 Days of Magic!

Art Show

Once again the Art Show is located in the Empire Room on the 2nd Floor, down the hallway towards the pool. Artwork is displayed on a first-come, first-served basis from well-known artists all over the country, and some amazing artists locally. We’re sure you’ll find something you’ll like to take home! All artwork is available for bidding and Quick Sale purchase, unless otherwise indicated. Here’s your chance to own a great piece of artwork that you might not be able to find anywhere else.

Rules for the Bidding Process:

Please remember that a written bid is the same as making a promise. Writing in your bid on a bid sheet indicates a sincere intention to purchase that piece. Please consider your choice carefully before putting a bid on anything. Once written, we prefer that the bid not be crossed out. If you do change your mind, please notify the art show staff.

Leftover, unpaid-for art (aka foundlings). If you placed a bid on a piece of artwork, you and only you are responsible for discovering if you are the winning bidder, so please check back frequently and be sure to pick up your artwork after the bidding closes on Saturday. The Art Show will hold the artwork for six weeks and make two concerted attempts to contact winning bidders on foundling art abandoned in the art room following the convention; however, please be advised that all foundling art that has to be mailed or delivered after the art show will suffer an additional minimum fee of $10.00 plus shipping and handling. Any questions, comments or concerns should be taken to the Art Show Director, Michael Byrne, or the Art Show staff.

PLEASE NOTE: No electronic or photographic imaging of displayed artwork is allowed. Ever. ABSOLUTELY no cameras, bags, backpacks, purses, food, drink, smoke, voluminous cloaks, long coats, jackets, canes, carts or such items not necessary for walking or physical transportation, quarter staves, longbows, or other items that may be regarded potentially dangerous toward causing damage to or theft of artwork are permitted in the Art Show display space. A claim check area will be provided.


Artists’ Reception

The reception provides a chance for you to mingle with artists and hear them talk about their work. This year’s feature is the art of Joe & Megan Rheault, our 2011 Artist Guests of Honor. Come out and join us Friday night from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. See the art, drink a little bit of wine, eat a bit of cheese and crackers, and bid a little bit on the art. Quick Sales will begin at 9 pm in conjunction with the Artists’ Reception!

Art Show Schedule:

Thursday: 6:30 pm–10:30 pm Art Show Set Up
Friday: 11:00 am–3:00 pm More Art Show Set Up
3:00 pm–7:00 pm Open for Public Viewing
11:00 am–7:00 pm Walk-in Artist Check In
9:00 pm–10:30 pm Artists’ Reception—Quick sales begin
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm Open for Public Viewing
Print Shop Open
10:00 am–12:00 pm Walk-in Artist Check In, space permitting
5:00 pm Bidding Closes
5:00 pm–6:00 pm Art Auction Prep
6:00 pm–7:30 pm Art Auction, Fuji
Sunday: 9:00 am–1:00 pm Art Pick up & Art Checkout
1:00 pm–4:00 pm Miscellaneous Pack and Take Down
5:00 pm Art Show is closed, see you in 2012!


MarsCon 2011
March 4-6, 2011
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Int’l Airport Hotel & Suites
(formerly: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites)
3 Appletree Square
Bloomington, MN

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