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Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

Sponsored by Dorky Dino

Dorky Dino’s Art Show is back for a third fabulous year at Midwest Gamefest: join us for an art contest and auction!

Art Show

Photo courtesy Dorky Dino

This year the Art Show is ONLINE via Discord. Come browse the artwork at your leisure, or enter your own original work in either the contest, auction, or both. All kinds of artwork are accepted, including painted miniatures.

Participants MUST have a Saturday or Weekend Badge. You can get a badge here.

Online Convention

While our Fall in-person event is hosted in Kansas City, our Spring online event is hosted via Discord, a free text, audio, and video service. Discord is a web-based service that also has great desktop and mobile apps. You don't need anything more than the cell phone, tablet, or web browser you're using right now. There's nothing to download or hook up, but a mic and headset would be great. We use a number of online virtual tabletops (VTTs) including Roll20, Tabletop Simulator, and more (game hosts decide).

» Learn About Discord

» Join the Discord Server

Discord

Art Show Gallery

Since we are online this year, the Art Show Gallery is where you go to view pieces. Some are for sale, some are just there for contest judging, but all are worth your time. Check out the Art Show Gallery.

» View the Gallery


Art Contest

The contest will include four categories:

  1. Children (Ages 0-12)
  2. Teens (Ages 13-18)
  3. Adult Hobbyist (Aged 19+)
  4. Adult Professional (Aged 19+)

For the purpose of the contest, “professional” is defined as anyone who is paid to create artwork.

Prizes

Midwest GameFest is offering prizes for the First, Second and Third place in each category, as decided by our judges.

  • First Place: $30 Amazon eGift Card, Dorky Dino sticker pack, 1st place certificate
  • Second Place: $10 Amazon eGift Card, Dorky Dino sticker pack, 2nd place certificate
  • Third Place: Dorky Dino sticker pack, 3rd place certificate

Art Contest winners will be announced at the Benefit Raffle Saturday at 7pm via Twitch: http://twitch.tv/midwestgamefest

Judges

Judges will be announced soon!


Contest Entry

  • Contestants must have a weekend or Saturday badge. Badges can be purchased online.
  • Artists must submit a contest entry form. These must can be filled out in advance or at the event.
  • Limit 5 entries per artist. Each entrant may only win one prize.
  • The deadline for art contest entry is 10am on Saturday, Mar 12, 2022.
  • Your artwork will be displayed in our Discord server's Art Show channel (#art-show-text) and website.
  • Art Contest winners will be announced at the Benefit Raffle Saturday at 7pm via Twitch: http://twitch.tv/midwestgamefest

Art Auction

Artwork will be displayed in our Discord servier's Art Show channel (#art-show-text) and website. Bidding will be done as a silent auction via the comments under each piece at its website page. Artists will set a starting price and will also have the option to set a "buy it now" price. The Art Auction will end at 1pm, Sunday, Mar 12, 2022. Buyers will need to be present in the Discord channel (#art-show-text) to pay for artwork they have won. If the buyer is not present or able to pay, it will go to the next highest bidder.

Bidding and Buying Artwork

  • Bidding will be done as a silent auction in the discussion thread under each piece. Bidders simply post their bid in the discussion thread, along with their name or MWGF badge number (so we know who they are).
  • Bids must be in a minimum of $1 increments.
  • Buyers may purchase instantly at the "buy it now" price by entering the 'buy it now' price as their price in the discussion thread. Subsequent offers will be ignored unless the 'buy it now' bidder fails to show up or pay.
  • The end of the silent auction will be Sunday at 1pm, at which time buyers will need to be present in the Discord channel (#art-show-text) to pay for any artwork they have won. If the buyer is not present it will go to the next highest bidder.
  • Item pickup (or shipping) will be arranged between parties after the sale. If shipping is needed, buyer agrees to cover shipping.

Auctioning Your Artwork

  • To enter the Art Auction, artists must have a weekend or Saturday badge. Badges can be purchased at the event or online.
  • Artists must submit a contest entry form. These must can be filled out in advance or at the event.
  • Limit 5 artworks per entrant.
  • The deadline for auction entry is 10am on Saturday, Mar 12, 2022.
  • The end of the silent auction will be 1pm on Sunday, Mar 13, 2022.
  • Artists will set a starting price and an optional “buy it now” price. Note: The starting price should include shipping.
  • Artists will be paid via PayPal the week after the convention.
  • Midwest GameFest will keep a 15% commission from your total sales.

    Example: if the finishing bid for your sold item totals $50, you will receive $42.50, and Midwest GameFest Online keeps $7.50 (15% ).

Art Show

Photo courtesy Dorky Dino

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