The retreat's staff is filled to the brim with artists, professional and aspiring, and we want to support creators first and foremost. Our entire exhibition area is solely devoted to artists' selling their works. You're not competing with mass produced, bootleg merch here, folks, just the best fandom arts that we can find.
Bob Ross, our patron saint of artitude and happy trees, once said, “Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you're willing to practice, you can do.” Show us the talent you're putting in the world, friends.
This helps you! Can you imagine being an illustrator competing with 50 other illustrators? That's bad for business across the board. We want to make sure you're set up for success with us! All artistic media is judged by a wide variety of criteria. After selection, the applications are reviewed to ensure they have accurate information, are filled out completely, and provide an applicable portfolio.
Make sure you provide us with links to an accurate portrayal of your wares - online stores and portfolios are helpful, and if you happen to have exhibited live at an event before and have pictures of your table set up, all the better! A prepared artist is a thriving artist.
Thanks for taking the time to submit! May the muses be ever in your favor!