Artist Alley

What is Artist Alley?

Artist Alley is a venue for a variety of artists from all over the United States, and even some from Canada, to promote themselves, and sell their Unique and creative works in a variety of mediums.

There are a variety of different types of artists. They include sculptors, painters, plushie-makers and many more.

So if your looking for a unique or special souvenir, craft or just plain gorgeous piece of original artwork. Then come and visit the Anime Banzai Artist Alley!

And don’t forget, many of our artists are working on big projects, so be sure to stop and chat! Many take commissions, if you’re looking for something specific.

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Anime Banzai’s Artist Alley applications will be juried by a panel of 6 judges. Applications will be judged on a variety of things, ranging from fundamentals of drawing to craftsmanship. We will also be keeping in mind who fits Anime Banzai’s target demographic, to ensure that all artists and attendees go home happy! 

Illustration artists will be judged on the list of criteria shown below. Illustrative goods include prints, illustrated buttons, acrylic and laminate keychains, postcards, bookmarks, illustrated magnets, zipper pouches, artbooks, etc.

Basics: 10 points.

We will be jurying works based on the fundamentals of drawing and painting, such as composition of work, creativity, use of color, general form of the object, flow, and overall skill within the artist’s chosen medium.

Appeal: 10 points

Anime Banzai is first and foremost an anime convention, so we prefer anime styled art. We have no preference of original art over fanart. We do understand that non-anime fandoms are present at Anime Banzai, and it’s perfectly fine to have some non-anime art!

All categories will be based on this system:
(9-10) Excellent
(7-8) Above Average
(5-6) Average
(3-4) Below Average
(1-2) Poor

Our crafters will be judged based on creativity of products, handiwork, effort, and overall appeal to the attendees of Anime Banzai. Crafts include: decoden accessories, plushies, t-shirts, hats, bags, jewelry, home décor, costume wear, ears, tails, etc.

Craftsmanship: 10 points

Craftsmanship will be judged on the overall quality of assembly, as well as the quality of the individual components. This will be judged based off of submitted photos.

Appeal: 10 points

We will be considering the appeal of crafts to our attendees. As this is first and foremost an anime convention, we would like to see anime inspired work, fanwork, and Japanese fashion.

All categories will be based on this system:
(9-10) Excellent
(7-8) Above Average
(5-6) Average
(3-4) Below Average
(1-2) Poor

Comics will be considered based on a variety of criteria, including story, writing, and artistic design. Perceived appeal to attendees will also be taken into consideration. 

There will be a possible 20 point for this category. You will need to provide an excerpt for us to judge, preferably 4 – 5 pages.

Absolutely no bootlegging or direct copyright infringement will be tolerated at the Anime Banzai Artist Alley. This includes the use of trademarked logos/icons and any works appearing to be willfully impersonating any official work.

We will do our best to help you in any way we can. Please feel free to ask any questions about your art and how to increase your chances of getting in! 

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Application form

Applications will be open from April 23rd 2022 at 11:59pm through May 24th 2022 at 11:59pm.

If it is during the stated open times then please fill out the Form below to apply.

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