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Artshow rules

If you are an artist, a sculptor, or just a fan of furry art, then these events are for you! Here you will be able to show off your creations at the exhibition, and also sell them at the show and the auction. And, of course, you may purchase something yourself!

Art Show includes two parts: an exhibition with sale (hereinafter – the exhibition) and an auction.

Art Show rules are exhaustive, but plain and simple. We’ve just tried to reflect what is commonly implied in certain cases and events, to avoid excessive questions and disputes. Please read the rules thoroughly.

Whilst betting at the exhibition and auction, or by placing your works at the Art Show, you agree to and accept the rules of the Art Show.

For buyers and audience

For artists and vendors

For buyers and audience

Payments for the purchased items are performed IN CASH ONLY, and in Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH). Other payment methods (e.g. credit cards) are NOT accepted. Please, keep track of your financial resources.

Art Show does not sell or buy art. Art Show is acting as an intermediary between the seller and the buyer of artwork.

Please notice that photo and video recordings are strictly forbidden at the Art Show and at the Auction.

Registration

Registration for the Art Show is conducted along with general registration of the participants of WUFF, and uses contact details provided in the registration form. Please specify and verify contact information upon registering, since we may need to contact you promptly at the con.

For each of the items that you have won during the auction bidding, your name and contact information will be provided to the seller of this work (see Art buyout).

Upon registering at the con stand, you will get a sheet with sticky tags for rating items at the Art Show. The tags contain an anonymous participant ID for the Art Show. Upon request, you can get extra tags from the Organisational Team.

Bidding

How to Bid:

  1. A buyer should write down his bid on the tag.
    • The bid should be an integer value in hryvnia, without cents.
    • The bid value must be written legibly and numerically using arabic numerals. We are not going to do puzzle-solving, trying to figure out what price you meant to set. Incomprehensible or illegible bids will be rejected.
    • The bid should be higher than the minimum threshold and greater than any previous bid.
  2. The buyer should attach the bid tag in the first free field from the top on the desired item label. Stickers that are attached elsewhere are considered violation of the rules of the exhibition and will not be processed. When all four bids are made, further bids may be made at the auction ONLY.

IMPORTANT! In case less than 15 items are eligible for the auction, items with 3 bids will also be included into the auction list.

A buyer can place bids as many times as necessary, if the work is for sale and there are free cells for bidding. Some of the works might be “not for sale”; therefore, bidding on such items is not available. Such exhibits will not have bidding cells on their labels.

Important

Closing of the exhibition

The exhibition will be closing consistently, stand by stand, in a numerical order. Closing of each stand is declared by the Organisational Team. During the closing of the stand, customers will be encouraged to place their last bids for the items at the stand. The stand is declared closed only after everyone has made their last bids.

Do not linger with bidding until the final moment, do not crowd at the closing. Everyone will be given an opportunity to make a final bid prior to the closing.

Attention! If the organisers of the exhibition find the exhibition to be overcrowded during the closing, access to the hall may be limited to ensure the safety of people and the exhibits. This may prevent you from placing your final bids at the closing. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you are not going to make any final bids, please refrain from visiting the exhibition during the closing, in order to avoid over-crowding.

The Auction

Works of art which receive all four bids (unless otherwise specified – see above) will be put up for the auction. The time and location of the auction will be indicated in the schedule of WUFF.

At the auction, bids may be placed by anyone, no matter if they bid on the item at the show or not. Therefore, you may lose the item you were willing to buy.

The maximum bid is not limited, but remember that you must pay in cash for all of the purchased items before the end of the art buyout. (See Art buyout.)

If you have made any bids at the Art Show and those items are put on auction, try not to miss the auction.

In case no one came up with a higher bid for the item at the auction, it will be sold at the last price offered at the show.

Art Show organisers may prevent the buyers from participating in the auction on the basis of violating the rules of Art Show and/or WUFF.

Art buyout

The location and time of delivery of the won items will be specified in the programme of the WUFF.

During the art buyout, customers are required to pay and pick up the purchased items from the organisers of the Art Show. Do not linger until the last minute before the end of the art buyout.

The list of items bought along with their price can be retrieved from the organisers of the Art Show.

The payment for the items is conducted in cash, and in Ukrainian hryvnia only. We do not accept credit cards, cheques or any other form of payment. Obtaining some low-value bank notes prior to the buyout would be provident, as we may be unable to provide change.

If you do not fetch your purchased items during the buyout – we will try to contact you. In addition, your name and contact information will be given to the vendors, and they will also try to get in touch with you. Please relieve us from this tedious business.

The list of customers that have not redeemed their won items will be further publicly available to everyone at the WUFF website. Such behaviour may lead to banishment from the con and/or other forms of punishment.

For artists and vendors

The purpose and the basic rules

The Art Show aims to support the furry art and provides the furry artists an opportunity to show off their talent to the public and sell their creations.

The Art Show allows you to display the artwork in its actual form, in details, which can not be perceived by simply browsing through the digital versions of the artwork online.

The following are the basic principles of the participation in the Art Show, but they should not be regarded as absolute.

The final word in all matters of the Art Show always belongs to the Organisational Team.

Participation

If you believe that your work deserves to be shown at WUFF, you can reserve a board at the Art Show.

Officially, we do not set any minimum requirements for the quality of artworks. We recommend that prior to putting your works at the Art Show you assess them with a certain level of critique, and decide whether they are of quality high enough to put them at the Art Show. Art show is not a competition, but do not forget that the audience will inevitably be comparing your artwork against the creations of other artists.

Art Show is a perfect place to display your own original creations.

You can also act as an agent on behalf of other artists, who have not been able to personally participate in the Art Show, or designate who will be your agent at the Art Show (see below).

Procedure for participation in the Art Show

In order to participate in the Art Show, you must:

Be aware! We provide no insurance for your works. Of course, the organisers of the Art Show or the WUFF itself will intervene in case they notice something suspicious.
In case your exhibits are damaged, the organisers of the Art Show and WUFF will do everything in their power to find those who are responsible for that. However, the Art Show takes no responsibility for any damage, theft, or other unforeseen circumstances. Dealing with established or unestablished criminals is entirely your own concern.

Artistic content and forbidden topics

All works being put to exhibition should meet some certain technical and stylistical requirements.

  1. First of all, artwork must be of Furry genre. In particular, it may depict wild animals, mythical animals, etc. People with few animalistic features (Anime “Nekos”, elves, etc.) are not considered furry characters.
  2. The artwork should not be hazardous, perishable or annoying the viewers.
  3. Digital works and photographs should be of good quality and of artistic value. We will not exhibit pictures made by mobile phone or screenshots from Second Life.
  4. Only original works and limited prints will be accepted for the exhibition. Photos and other exclusively digital works (with no physical original) are regarded as limited prints. Unlimited prints are recommended to be sold at the Dealers’ Den.
  5. Artworks of nationalistic or racist nature, works that provoke any form of intolerance, or are abusive, will not be accepted.
  6. Excessive violence and cruelty are not allowed.
  7. Artworks depicting sexual activities that involve rape, are not allowed. BDSM and alike scenes are permitted; the depiction of any kind of yiff by mutual consent is allowed, too, irrespective of gender, as long as it complies with the following rules.
  8. Pedophilia is not allowed.
  9. Respect copyrights on the characters portrayed, especially commercial ones.

Regardless of these rules, the organisers of the Art Show have the right to decline the display of a work at the exhibition and auction, if they find it necessary.

Age qualifications

As some viewers of the Art Show may be unwilling to see the “adult” section of the exhibition, we will try to group stands with such works in one corner, as long as there is enough room, and the circumstances do not prevent it. Therefore, while registering your artwork for the Art Show, you must specify whether it belongs to explicit art or not.

An artwork is considered yiff-art granted that it contains:

Artistic erotica is an exception. Erotic art is not considered yiff-art.

Despite our desire, for various reasons, we can not absolutely guarantee that the display stands with artwork of different age limitations will not get mixed.

Technical requirements

Panel (aka stand)

The Art Show offers display stands and tables for accommodation of the artwork, and a limited amount of material to secure artwork in place.

The stands and tables are distributed indoors by the Art Show organisational team, according to different requirements. You cannot move the tables and stands as you see fit. Space at the stands is distributed by the organisational team of the Art Show.

The stands are constructed from plywood with cork covering.

Plan the design of your works so that they can be attached to the stands by means of the materials provided by the organisational team.

Do not use materials and tools that can damage the stands and the artwork itself.

For attaching the artwork we suggest using adhesive hooks by 3M, for these do not damage stands; also you may use safety pins and drawing pins. If you need any additional materials or special conditions for arranging your artwork, you should negotiate this matter with the organisational team of the Art Show in advance.

All artwork should be adequately designed. Flat works (prints, drawings, etc.) should be placed in a frame or a mat. We recommend using the mat, because such works are easy to attach to the stands and to transport. The design of the artwork should be done by the artist himself/herself, we do not provide the means for decoration.

Panel layout

Space at the stands can be reserved the following ways:

To get the idea of how much space is required to accommodate your works, try to put them on the floor the way you would like to see them on the stand.

While planning the arrangement of your works you should also mind:

Works should not extend beyond the edge of the stand (including the bottom edge), and should not interfere with the artwork of other authors.

If you exhibit statues or other works that require the table to accommodate them, then you should indicate this upon registration. The tables will be provided by the hotel, so we do not know their exact size (1.2x0.8 m, or 47.2x31.4 inches, presumably). The actual size of desk space may differ.

If you carry a fragile work, take a transparent box or cover to protect it from the ones who like to touch everything with their paws.

If you carry a large, fragile, or other work requiring special packaging – please, if possible, give this packaging to the Art Show organisational team. Buyers will be grateful to you. Remember: the inability to transport the item safely is often the reason why it hasn’t been bought.

Booking of art boards and terms

Please keep in mind:

While assessing the desired location:

After registration, keep track of your progress in art-making. Promptly revoke the space on the stands, if you feel that you will not need it.

Do not linger with registration. The amount of space is a limited resource. When we will run out of free stands, we will not be able to reserve all of the space that you request for. When free space runs out – all that we can do is to put you in a queue to wait for some space to free up. In fact, free space may come up during the WUFF itself, if one of the artists will bring less artwork or, for some reason, will not be able to attend. Inquire about the availability of free space from the Art Show organization team.

Since the tables for exhibiting the works are not required by everyone, we will provide them as needed. Keep in mind that the tables should be booked as soon as possible. We will not be able to add more tables after the stand allocation plan is developed.

We do not allow transferring of the booked space at the Art Show facilities to your acquaintances, friends etc., in order to avoid possible squatting. The space should be redistributed officially.

Filling in the works’ labels and descriptions

For the purpose of identification and purchase of the artwork, each exhibit will have an information label (title, artist, etc.).

If you do not mean to sell the art piece – mark it as “not for sale” upon registration. For such works, special labels will be printed, which will contain all the information about the work and its author except the commercial details (no price indication, no bidding cells).

If you want to sell your work – you will be provided with a corresponding label with commercial data. In that case, you will need to set the minimum price, at which you are willing to sell the work.

You can get the artwork labels from the Art Show organization team during the artwork distribution on the stands.

Choosing prices

First of all, you need to choose a starting price for your artwork. If due to the low cost the work is sold at the starting price – you might be upset. If you set the initial price too high – it might happen that no one would be willing to buy your artwork, and it would be returned to you.

Underpricing is not a guarantee that the work will get a lot of bids and that it will reach the auction. Instead, the work could be simply sold at a low price.

The Art Show organization team cannot recommend you the initial price, as customers on WUFF have very diverse tastes and financial abilities. Just ask yourself whether you are willing to part with the work for the assigned price, and whether you would have second thoughts about it, or not. This mainly depends on how you regard the work on sale: as a unique work, which you have put your heart into, as an original copy for later printing, as a promo work, which purpose is to advertise you as an artist, or simply as a source of income.

Art sale

The Art Show does not purchase artwork and does not sell it either. We do not charge for allocating space at the stands and do not take interest from sales activities. Art Show is acting solely as an intermediary between the author and the customer: we provide space for exhibiting your works and organize events.

After the completion of delivery of bought items to the customers – the money collected and the remaining works will be returned to the authors or their representatives.

The authors or their agents will receive contact details of their customers and, if required, will be able to draw up the sale deeds.

The authors alone are responsible for the declaration of income, taxes, etc. Sales at the Art Show are personal transactions of the artists. If you are a professional commercial artist, it may be required.

If the work is sold, but not paid for by the buyer, we will try to contact the buyer and resolve the issue. If the issue cannot be sorted out, the author or his agent will be provided with the available contact information of the buyer to be able to complete the transaction on their own.

Since the act of purchase / sale of work is committed between the author and the buyer, the Art Show staff cannot pay out the money that has not been collected from the customers. The author has the right to use any means to complete the transaction effected during the auction