LoneStarCon's art-related activities include original artwork and prints on display and for sale in the Art Show, many of which will go to the art auction on Sunday, a varied Art Program throughout the convention, and Art Night, a visual arts festival throughout the evening of Friday, August 30. Art Night will culminate with the presentation of the prestigious Chesley Awards, recognizing individual artistic works and achievements in science fiction and fantasy.
Art Show Hours
The Art Show will be located in Exhibit A in the convention center, along with the Dealers' Room and other exhibits. The Art Show will be open to the public at the following times.
- Thursday, August 29: 12 Noon - 6 p.m.
- Friday, August 30: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (late opening for Art Night - see below)
- Saturday, August 31: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday, September 1:
- 10 a.m. - Noon - Public opening
- 2.30 p.m. - Art Auction
- 3:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Buyer Pickup, After Auction Sales
- Monday, September 2: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Buyer Pickup, After Auction Sales
The following artists are confirmed for the LoneStarCon 3 Art Show (as of August 6, 2013). We are pleased to present our online artist showcase to introduce you to the artists and their work - follow the links below for biographies, photos, and sample artworks (where available - in some cases we have linked directly to the artist's website pending on the creation of their showcase entry).
Art Night at LoneStarCon 3 will be held on the evening of Friday, August 30, 2013, in and around the Exhibit Hall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The event will start at 6:00 p.m. and run until 10:00 p.m.
- From 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. we will have artists doing demonstrations, giving talks and slide shows at the Artist Alley tables just outside the Art Show near the hall entrance. We will also have some docent tours of the artwork on display and for sale in the Art Show itself.
- From 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. we will have an Artists Reception with food and beverages, open to all members, in the Art Show. This will give fans a chance to admire the artwork and talk with the artists themselves who are attending. ASFA and LoneStarCon 3 are co-sponsoring again this year.
- From 9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. the Chesley Awards Ceremony will be held nearby in Room 103B. Sponsored by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists Inc (ASFA) it is held in conjunction with Worldcon annually. Attendees will receive a printed guide with all the nominees as a reference.
The full Art Night schedule is as follows.
- Jane Frank, Art Book Writing, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Lisa Hertel, Clay Workshop, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Richard Hescox, Slide Show, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Maurine Starkey, Working Blind, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Tim Szczesuil, Art Show Docent Tour, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Vincent Villafranca, Clay Sculpting, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- John Wardale, Hair Braiding, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Alan Beck, Mouse Portrait, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Mitchell Bentley, Slide Show, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Daniel Cortopassi, Combining Digital Art & Traditional Drawing, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Loren Damewood, Bracelet Tying, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- John Hertz, Art Show Docent Tour, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Carole Parker, Shibori Dyeing Techniques, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Judy Peterson, Puzzle Cutting & Design, 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Trina Phillips, Frame & Protect Artwork, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We hope you attend and enjoy Art Night!
ASFA annually gives out the Chesley Awards, which were established in 1985 as ASFA's peer awards to recognize individual works and achievements not otherwise recognized by the Hugo Awards. The Chesleys were initially called the ASFA Awards, but were later renamed to honor famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell after his death in 1986. The awards are usually presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention.
We have provided an additional page with more information on the Chesley Awards including a video of the 2011 Chesley Award Ceremony which took place at Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon.
Entering the Art Show
The Art Show is now full and we are no longer accepting applications for space. We have however left our Art Show Entry page available just for reference.