The Ad Astra Art Show invites artists and artisans, both professional and amateur, to bring their creations to our show, and display them for sale and auction.  We thank you for you contributions and support.

Most of the pieces on display can also be purchased. Just sign up at Bid Registration where our volunteers will review the bidding process and give you a special bidding paddle to use at the voice auction. Bidding ends at 6:00 p.m. Saturday; art with 3 written bids or more at that time will go to auction.

Join us later Saturday evening to defend your bids at the voice auction. Once the auction has ended, the Art show will re-open briefly to conduct sales for buyers who will not be returning to the convention Sunday morning.

Art Show sales will resume 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Buyers should pick up their art before 1:00 p.m. after which time artists begin checking out and any unclaimed art will be returned to the artist.


Viewing hours

Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m – Art Show open to the public
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m – Art Show open to the public
Saturday 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m – Art Auction & Art pick-up
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Sunday Sale

Saturday Art Programming

11am     Guest Speaker: Douglas Cockell

The Ghost Aesthetic
Doug Cockell looks at they way “ghosts” have been presented in art, illustration and film, tracing the origins of the apparition from the killing fields of the American Civil War through stage effects to CGI.

1-2pm   Live Model Drawing (optional, open to all artists & fans) 

All artists, models and cosplayers are welcome for the Live Model Drawing! Come and draw with us, or come be a model and show off your masquerade costume. Cosplayers/models- to ensure a time, please sign up in the Art Show prior to the session.

3-4pm   Guest Speaker: Kevin Nunn – Book Binding