For each Celebration we receive far more submissions from qualified artists than we are able to include in the Art Show. Because of this, we have instituted a two-step selection process, detailed below. All artists must go through this process, even if they have participated in previous Celebration Art Shows. Participation in previous shows is not a guarantee of being accepted to this year’s show, and no artists are “grandfathered” in.
In order to be eligible to participate in the Star Wars Celebration Orlando Art Show, you must have previously created Star Wars art for an official Lucasfilm licensee. Officially licensed art includes art for sketch cards, comics, posters, and other art that was commissioned by an official Lucasfilm licensee. Fan art and personal commissions do not count as officially licensed art, and will not be accepted for consideration. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.
Submissions will be accepted between now and October 11, 2016. We will not accept submissions after October 11. Please submit 3-5 examples of your artwork along with a brief summary of your experience with creating artwork for Lucasfilm licensees. If you have a link to an online portfolio of your artwork, please submit that as well. Send your submissions to CelebrationArtShow@lucasfilm.com.
We will evaluate all submissions we receive and select the ones that will be invited to move forward to the next round. We will notify everyone if they have been selected or not by October 25, 2016.
Artists who are selected to move to the next round will be asked to submit one or two concepts for their piece for the Art Show, which will be due December 1, 2016. Concepts will be evaluated by a team of artistic talent at Lucasfilm who will not know which piece was submitted by which artist. Lucasfilm will notify everyone if they have been selected or not by December 12, 2016.
Final art, to be used in the promotions and in the commemorative guide, will be due February 1, 2017. Artists’ headshots and updated bios will be due at this time as well.
Star Wars Celebration Art Show: Dates in Brief:
- Now: Submissions of interest begin. Send to CelebrationArtShow@lucasfilm.com
- Oct. 11, 2016: Submissions of interest close.
- Oct. 25, 2016: Lucasfilm will notify artists whether or not they can submit a concept.
- Dec. 1, 2016: All concepts due to Lucasfilm
- Dec. 12, 2016: Lucasfilm notifies artists whether or not they have been selected.
- Feb. 1, 2017: Final art, bios and headshots due
- April 13, 2017: Celebration Orlando opens!