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Artist Alley
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Artist Alley

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Artist Alley is back for 2015!

    The rundown (tl;dr readers):

  • Applications will be open from 11/5 to 11/19
  • Tables are $50 (same price as last year), open to regular artists
  • Premium tables are $100, open to regular artists and professional artists
  • Same room, but modified layout.
  • A few more tables have been added, so slightly better chance of getting in
  • Lottery system is in effect

Are you a prospective artist looking for information on AOD 2015's Artist Alley?
Then keep reading! This page is for you.

Apply Now for the AOD 2015 Artist Alley

Hotel! Dates!

AOD 2015 is returning for another year at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel near the San Francisco Airport. We have plenty of space, and are looking to have another awesome Artist Alley at AOD.

Just like last year, we are on the last weekend of January. We are now January 31 and February 1, 2015!
Mark your calendars!

Layout! Hours!

Artist Alley is located in the right half of Grand Peninsula Ballroom, rooms ABCD.

Artist Alley shares the same room as the Dealers Room. This means you'll have all of the massive foot traffic of the Dealers Room, with the same hours, and the same level of attendees.

We've modified the placement of tables to add a few more spaces, and to give existing tables a little more elbow room. We'll publish a full map, when that is confirmed.

Price!

Regular artist tables are $50. Premium artist tables are $100. These are the same rates as last year.

Because of the room layout, there are certain spaces classified as premium tables. They are a little bit larger, and expected to receive higher foot traffic.
They are more expensive, but if the traffic is appears, this might be worth your while. Your application can indicate your interest in a premium space.

What is this about a Lottery?

Because of very high demand, we are again using a lottery system.
We will select artists and notify all applicants no later than November 26 (so you can plan accordingly).
Applicants are encouraged to indicate if they were a member of a previous AOD Artist Alley, or on the waiting list for a previous AOD Artist Alley.
The system will take this into account.

What can Artists sell?

At AOD, Artists are free to sell artwork of their own creation and design.
Also, Artists are free sell artwork of their own characters.
Additionally, artists may sell fan art, as long as this is not intended to duplicate the style or likeness of officially licensed artwork.

Artists may not sell items that are someone else's work, or copies of someone else's work, or tracings of someone else's work.

In general, art is broadly defined as any creation within any 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional medium. This includes drawings, paintings, accessories, shirts, keychains, and so on.

For a more specific rundown on what you can and cannot sell, please see the details in the official Artist Alley agreement.

What about small press / books / factory-made toys?

Artists that sell professionally made items of their own design are classified as Professional Artists. This includes artists that have published their artwork in books, or have a production run of software / posters / shirts, and who do not need the full size Dealers booth.

Professional Artists may not apply for the regular $50 spaces; they may only apply for the premium spaces.

For a more specific rundown on how we evaluate for a Professional Artist, please see the details in the official Artist Alley agreement.

How do I get in?

Artists who wish to be part of the Artist Alley at AOD 2015 should apply through our website.

The application website is open starting noon Wednseday, November 5, and running until noon Sunday, November 19.
All prospective artists will need to apply online.
There is no first-come first-serve order, so you are free to apply anytime within the window. There is no advantage in registering early (other than piece of mind).

The application button is above.

Does table price include any badges?

The price of the table does not include the price of a badge.
Prospective artists that are applying for the AOD Artist Alley are not requiredto purchase a pre-reg badge.
Artists that are selected for Artist Alley will be required to have a pre-reg badge, but this can be handled after they are selected.

Social Media

We have now created a special Facebook group for everyone interested in the AOD 2014 Artist Alley.
Join now, and we'll keep you updated on any announcements for the Artist Alley.

Questions?

If you have questions about AOD 2015 Artist Alley, please write in to artists@aodsf.org.