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 Anaheim 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 September 13, 2021 and October 15, 2021. We will not be accepting submissions before or after this date. 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 20, 2021.
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. Concepts should be original, unique pieces of art intended for an exclusive run at Star Wars Celebration. 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 on January 24, 2022.
Star Wars Celebration Art Show Dates in Brief:
- September 13, 2021: Submissions of interest begin. Send to CelebrationArtShow@lucasfilm.com
- October 15, 2021: Submission acceptance ends (none accepted after this date)
- October 20, 2021: Artists notified whether they can advance to round two
- December 16, 2021: All concepts due
- January 24, 2022: Final decision on artists for Celebration 2022 Art Show
- March 24, 2022: Final art due