Art Show Contest
The Art Show Contest is a place for everyone to show off their artistic skills. It’s also a place to sell your artwork and get a chance to win prizes. Entering is free with your convention badge.
We accept artwork done in the themes of anime, video games, sci-fi/fantasy, and variations thereof (please see the Rules for the full list). We accept artwork in 2D (drawings, paintings, digital graphics, photography, etc.) and 3D (sculptures, sewing/crochet, various crafting products, etc.) art styles. Nothing made using a pre-existing pattern is allowed.
All entries will be voted on by the convention attendees, and eligible to win awards and prizes in the following categories: Best 2D, Best 3D, Best Junior (for artists aged 14 years and under), and Best of Show. Voting takes place all day Friday and Saturday, so entering Friday does give you a slight advantage.
You must be able to pick up your artwork or money (if it’s sold) on Sunday between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Entries are only accepted in person at the convention during the drop off times.
- Thursday – 8:00pm-9:00pm DROP OFF
Friday – 11:00am-1:00pm DROP OFF
Saturday – 11:00am-1:00pm DROP OFF
Sunday – 2:30pm-3:30pm PICK UP
Please read ALL the entry rules before committing to the Art Show Contest.
The Art Show will be hosting a silent charity auction to raise money for breast cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Charity items are not part of the voting contest nor will the artist receive any money from sold pieces. ALL proceeds will go to the charity. Please email the Art Show if you would like to donate anything to the Charity Auction.
Artist: Jade Snyder
Looking for a unique or special souvenir that’s cute, crafty, or just plain gorgeous? Then come and visit the Artists’ Alley! Artists’ Alley is a venue for a variety of artists from all over to come promote themselves by selling their creative works in various mediums.
There is NO photography, videography, or recording of any kind allowed inside the Artists’ Alley.
Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the Artists’ Alley.
Artists’ Alley Hours
Thursday – 5:00pm-11:00pm SET-UP ONLY
Friday – 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday – 9:00am-3:00pm
- Adrian Ropp
Art by Graham
Art of Tawna Duncan
Artwork by Chris Cayco
The Bean Baguette
Blakeley Boren’s Art
Cosplay Scramble, Carmendee Dragons
Dream Gear Studio
Jemma Young Studios LLC
Kawaii Power Up
Of Sky Society
Plot Bunny Studios
Rocky Mountain Dragons
Sage of Wind
Spring Willow Studios
Steam of Ed
Story of the Door
VasiColors, Papaya Badger
Charity Quilting Raffle
Help the Anime Banzai Convention in supporting Utah Autism Give, a local charity that helps children and their families. For the third year we will be raffling off anime-themed quilts made by Teresa Reeves and Kristina Furguson. You can purchase your ticket at the Information Booth/Volunteers Tables in the main lobby. Tickets are $1 each, seven (7) for $5, fourteen (14) for $10, etc. So help the Anime Banzai Convention raise money for Utah Autism Give! Tickets can be purchased throughout the entire convention; the raffle will take place during Closing Ceremonies.
For more information on Autism Gives, check out their website.
Got stuff? Got TOO MUCH stuff? Need to downsize your collection? Can’t find your bed? Bring it (your stuff, not your bed) to the Secondhand Sale at the con and sell it to the loving arms of fellow anime fans. All commercially licensed, non-mature goods are welcome. Anime, manga, figures, plushies, wall scrolls, you name it, but it has to be legitimately licensed. No bootlegs! Bootlegged products will be grounds for ejection from the sale and possibly the con as well. So join us and turn your clutter into cash! Treasures abound if you’re hearty enough to trek the whole trip, beginning to end.
CONTRACTS ARE AVAILABLE. Please email Kris Olsen (email on the image above) for the rules and contract. There are a limited number of tables, so act quickly!
Licensed merchandise of all kinds is being sold in its new location – Eclipse Expo B. There are plushies, cosplays, wigs, jewelry, posters, figurines, collectibles, shirts, bags of holding … There’s too much to list and so much to see! So bring your wishlist and check a few (or all!) items off that list!
A Charmed Life
Cosplay Moo Moo
Green Tea Design
Vendors’ Hall Layout
UPDATE ALERT: The entrance and exit to the Vendors’ Hall is now through the back parking lot.