Artist Alley FAQHow do I register for an Artist Alley table?
Registering for an Artist Alley table is a two step process.
Step One: Download and fill out the Artist Registration Form. Mail it to us.
Step Two: You will receive an e-mail notice that you got a table; respond to us to confirm your reservation.
How old do I have to be to register for an Artist Alley table?
You must be 18 years old by the check in date for Artist Alley--Friday of the convention.
How many tables can I register for?
One 4 foot table per Artist or Studio group. Limited 6 and 12 foot spaces might be available depending upon the room layout.
How much does it cost to register for a table?
Each 4' table space is $50.00
Does that include convention badges?
Discounted ($15.00) convention badges are not included in the price of an Artist Alley table and must be purchased separately.
Can I purchase my convention badge at the same time I purchase my Artist Alley table?
Yes, you can pay for both at the same time, and for 2013 you may purchase up to 2 more badges for your group at the same discounted rate.
If I am not coming for the whole 3 days can I still get a table?
No, tables are sold on a full weekend basis, not per day. If you do not check in by the end of Artist Alley hours on Friday, then you forfeit your table without refund. And it can be sold to someone on the waiting list.
Should I sign up as a Solo Artist, Studio or a Group?
Read the three definitions below and pick the one that best describes your situation. If you are a Solo Artist or Studio and wish to sell art for an Artist who will not be there—and you have their permission—sign up as a Group.
A Solo Artist is a individual artist who creates and sells their own artwork. A Solo Artist would be listed in the program guide by name (or alias) or a business name (or Studio) if they have one.
A Studio is a group of Artists who either collaborate to create artwork, or have formed a business together under a unique name to create art. A Studio would be listed under one name, no matter how many artists are involved.
A Group is made up of Individual Artists who have gotten together to share a table for the weekend. They can be listed individually, and are allowed to sell each others art.
Can I leave my things at my table when I leave for the evening?
Yes, you can leave your displays/set up at your table, it is a secured room. However, BAMCon will not be responsible for lost or stolen items, so please take cash-boxes and other valuable items with you.
If I leave something in the AA room, will I be able to access it after the room is closed?
No! Once the Artist Alley has been locked for the night, no-one, staff or otherwise is allowed inside. Please make sure to take any personal items with you once you leave for the evening.
I and several friends are planning to share a table, is this all right?
If you wish to share your table with another artist or a group of artists, then you must sign up as a Group. This will then allow you to sell each other's art during the weekend and be listed individually in the program guide.
If a studio-mate and I register for separate tables as solo artists, are we allowed to have any of our "studio" art for sale? Is any kind of overlap allowed (ie, can we both sell prints of the same pieces at our individual tables)?
No, if you register as a solo artist, then it's got to be your work, and your work alone. If you want to display each others work, or collaborations, then you need to register as a studio—and will be limited to one table. Otherwise it's just an attempt to get around the table limits, which is against the rules.
Can I sell another Artist's artwork at my table if they are unable to attend?
If you signed up as a solo artist, you are only allowed to sell your own artwork. However, if you sign up as a studio or group, any of the studio/group's art can be sold, even if some of the group can not attend.
What if an artist I am sharing a table with breaks a rule? And is asked to leave?
If the table has been purchased by a group or studio, then EVERYONE in the group will be impacted by any rule breaking. The person who purchased the table for the group is also the spokesperson for the group, so if you decided to share your table, you must make sure that your tablemates are following the rules. If the table must be closed, then everyone must pack up and leave. Please remember that any artists who make arrangements to share tables do so outside of AN Artist Alley Staff authority, therefore in such a case individuals can not be punished separately. In other words, whoever bought the table, is responsible for the table--share tables wisely and with caution.
What if I purchased a 4-foot section of a table and the other person at the table breaks a rule? And is asked to leave?
In this case, you are only responsible for your half of the table, and will not be affected by the other artists' actions.
Can I have helpers at my table? Am I limited to a certain number of helpers?
Yes, you can have helpers at your table. And you are not limited to a certain number—within reason. However, all helpers must have an Artist Alley badge in order to get into the Artist Alley during set up and closing hours. And anyone who is sitting at a table without an Artist Alley badge will be asked to leave.
What is an Artist Alley badge, and how do I get one?
An Artist Alley badge is given to artists and their helpers in order to have access to the Artist Alley during set up and closing times. You will receive badges when you check into the Artist Alley. Please remember to request the full number of badges you will need for your table when you are filling out your Artist Alley registration form.
If I have an Artist Alley Badge, do I still need a Convention Badge/membership?
Yes, you must have a Convention Badge/membership in order to check into and participate in the Artist Alley. This includes both Artists and Helpers.
What size are the BAMCon Artists' Alley tables?
Our Artists' Alley tables are approximately 6ft long by 30 inches wide.
Can I hang things on the Wall or Curtain Dividers?
Some tables will have wall space behind them; others have curtains; others are free-standing. DO NOT hang anything on the walls or curtains. Please come prepared with sturdy displays for your artwork.
Is there a height or other limits on displays or table set-ups?
There isn't a height limit on displays, however all table set-ups/displays must be sturdy and only occupy your own table space. If a display falls down, or is deemed by Con staff to be unsafe, you will be asked to take it down.
Do Artists' Alley tables have access to electrical outlets?
Electricity requests are accepted on the final form when paying for your table. However, we cannot guarantee access to an outlet. Since Artists' Alley offers electricity as a convenience and does not charge for it, our access is limited. Also, please come prepared with extension cords, and power strips. And at no time will power cords be allowed to cross hallways or other high traffic areas.
Will Artists have time to set up and break down their tables?
Artists will be provided with set up time on Thursday night, as well an an hour each morning and evening to set up and break down. Please remember that only those with Artist Alley badges will be allowed in the Artist Alley during these times.
I have friends in the Artists' Alley—can my table be next to theirs?
Group seating requests can be made on the final form when you pay for your table. Please keep in mind that the location request must come from both artists.
Can I sell food at my table?
No food can be sold at Artists' Alley tables.
Can I have a raffle at my table?
Raffles are not allowed at the convention