We’ve been saying it all along – the Portofino Bay Resort is a spectacular convention space. It looks like Malfoy Manor after Narcissa finished redecorating it after the fall of Voldemort, but with slightly more Murano glass chandeliers. You’re going to be amazed by the space!
But it still could use a few touches of wiazarding art to magic up the place, and we need your artistic and creative talents to help us enhance the space!
We’re looking for two kinds of art: (a) 2D and 3D pieces for display in the Ascendio Art Gallery alongside official Mary GrandPre art and special pieces of Harry Potter film concept art, and (b) art that can be used to decorate Ascendio programming rooms and corridors, as well as the Ball.
Team Ascendio is looking for mural-size art to be shown in common areas; pieces should resemble advertising posters or banners, portraits and street art, and can be as large as 48inx54in. Maximum rating for decorative art is PG-13, and things that look like they are part of canon and/or the wizarding world are preferred. The deadline for submission of drafts is June 1, 2012.
Some possible ideas are Wizard Rock, Quidditch and wizarding product posters/ads for food, fashions, wands and more, collages, caricature drawings, formal portraits and Wanted posters. Art must be mailed to us in Orlando by mid-June, or delivered to the decorating team in person by June 20, 2012. We may be able to print a limited number of pieces.
To submit Art/Decor, or share an idea or draft that you have, send an email with a scan or photo of your draft or completed work to our Decor Chair, Tara, at ready2danc [at] gmail.com, or feel free to email her with any questions.
Art Pieces for Gallery
Are you an artist who would love to see their work on display at in the Ascendio Gallery, which will again connect to the Common Room and main event space? Whether you are attending the conference or not, we would love to display a wide variety of fan work at our art gallery. The deadline for consideration is June 15, 2012.
If you have questions or are ready to send in your submission, email artinsights [at] gmail.com (without the spaces). If you’re submitting your art, please include a clear scan, photo or digital version of your submission and put Ascendio Gallery in the subject. If you’re interested in submitting art for display and inclusion in the Ascendio Charity Auction, you do not have to be registered for Ascendio; we’ll be thrilled to include your contribution!
The Ascendio Gallery is seeking the following:
- illustrations/paintings (sketches, watercolors, acrylic, charcoal, etc.)
- 2D & 3D pieces
- photographic work
- multi-media (except fanvids; see the link above to learn how to submit fanvids)
- textile creations
- arts & crafts
- LEGO- or kit-based creations
The entire Call for Art is here; we can’t wait to see what you submit to the Gallery, and to decorate the halls, rooms and amazing con-space!