Art Show

Meet the Artist: Sara Glassman

Artist Sara Glassman creates stunning crocheted jewelry, each piece of which tells a story worth reading. Her work is tangled, entwined, and bound about with symbolism and literary references, entirely appropriate for a self-professed bibliophile and fan of the written word. Spend some time at her Art Show table, look closely, and you'll find yourself quickly drawn in or, better yet, say hello to her at her Dealer table and discover why she's become a storied member of the JordanCon family.

Meet the Artist: Angela Sasser

Angela is the author of "Angelic Visions: Create Fantasy Art Angels With Watercolor, Ink and Colored Pencil" and an alumni of the University of West Georgia and the Savannah College of Art and Design. She works in many mediums, including watercolor and digital media, to create whimsical Art Nouveau and narrative fantasy art. She is also a leather artisan and mask-maker in her spare time. In the next few years, she hopes to expand her skillset into writing and illustrating her own novels.

Meet the Artist: Linda Taglieri

Linda Taglieri scarcely requires introduction to the many fans of her famous blog on The Wheel of Time®, the 13th Depository. But perhaps less widely known is her immense talent and skill as a textile artist, a master of many techniques, working in a wide array of fabrics and materials. Like many artists, she evolves with each completed piece, still discovering how far the boundaries of her art may go, but delighting us at every turn. You can find out more about Linda's artistic journey below, or chat with her in person at JordanCon, where she is a frequent featured panelist in the World of the Wheel track.

How to Purchase Space in the Art Show

If you'd like to put your art in our Art Show, this FAQ will walk you through the process. Note that we only accept Paypal for purchases.

If you are interested in sitting at a table throughout JordanCon, where you can discuss with your work with fans, your better option will be to purchase a Dealer table. (You can find out more about the Dealer Hall here.) Art Show space is designed to display (and sell) your art throughout the weekend without your being present. You can mark your art as "Not For Sale," but if you do decide to sell it in our silent auction, keep in mind we will be collecting a commission of 10%, part of which will go to benefit JordanCon's charity, the Mayo Clinic's Amyloidosis Research Fund.

Now on to the details.

Art Show Rules

Location & Schedule

The JordanCon Art Show and Print Shop will be held in the same ballroom as the Dealer Hall and will be open the same hours as the Dealer Hall. All times shown are in Eastern Time.

  • Friday, April 20, 2018: Artist check-in is from 10 AM until 2 PM. The Art Show opens at 2:30 PM on Friday and closes promptly at 7 PM. Bidding for the Silent Auction begins when the Art Show opens. Prints can also be purchased from the Print Shop during normal Art Show hours.
  • Saturday, April 21: Open 10 AM - 7 PM. Voting for Art Show Awards and the Art Show's Silent Auction will both end at 7 PM.
  • Sunday, April 22: 10 AM – 2:30 PM. Artist checkout begins after the Art Show closes to the public and takes place from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM. We need this time to verify sales and inventory before any art is removed from the space.

Teardown of the show begins promptly at 4:30 PM on Sunday, April 22. Any art remaining in the room at this time will be removed by the Art Show staff to facilitate tear down. If you are an attending artist and haven't removed your art and any remaining prints in the Print Shop before 4:30 PM, our staff and volunteers will show the utmost care when removing your artwork, but please be aware that we are not responsible for any damage that occurs.

About the JordanCon Art Show

JordanCon 2018 will be the tenth JordanCon and the seventh year for the Art Show. For those of us who have been with the convention since JordanCon 1, it's hard to believe we're at year 10 already. The last decade has been a whirlwind of amazing experiences, treasured friendships and continual inspiration.

During the past seven years our artists have helped raised almost $6000 for Mayo Clinic's Amyloidosis Research fund, between Art Show sales, Charity Art Jam auctions, and our own special brand of "shenanigans," (on top of what the other Charity Events raise every year). Our Guests of Honor have included a Who's Who list of award-winning artists: Sam Weber, Michael Whelan, Larry Elmore, Todd Lockwood, John Picacio, and in 2017, the gracious and talented, Stephen Hickman. We've also been blessed with an equally amazing pool of returning artists who bring us a beautiful Art Show each year and who generously lend their time and talents to our Art Track, a full programming track of art-related panels, workshops and demonstrations that runs throughout the weekend.

But rest on our laurels, WE. WILL. NOT. But what we WILL do is return to where we began. Or almost.

Meet the Artist: Amy Romanczuk

In spite of her diminutive physical stature, Amy Romanczuk is a huge part of the JordanCon art family, someone who packs a lot of warmth, humor and talent into a small package. As an artist, her work is intensely intricate, unique and personal, loaded with symbolism and personal meaning -- but also imminently collectible. In 2015, she was awarded the People's Choice Award for Best 3D Art for a collection of her pysanky work titled "The White Tower Collection." While Amy regards herself chiefly as a folk artist, she is also an illustrator and designer, with many exhibitions and accolades for her work. If you want to see a smile that can light up a room, seek her out and ask her about it.

Meet the Artist: Michael Bielaczyc

From the many talented artists who show their work at JordanCon, Michael Bielaczyc's body of work is among the most diverse. Michael works in many different media -- sometimes all at once -- but his favorites are oil paints and video. He himself will tell you that he is happiest when he is in the middle of twenty different projects, and his studio is often littered with the starts of illustrations, masks and paintings, manuscripts and sculptures. Ideas. At JordanCon, you can usually find him at the Charity Art Jam cranking out art for the Charity Auction, or hard at work in the Aradani Studios booth. Go by and say hello.