If you have created official work for Lucasfilm, Disney, or one of their licensees, be sure to submit your work for The Star Wars Celebration Chicago Art Show by August 15, 2018. The Star Wars Celebration Art Show is open to official artists of Lucasfilm, Disney and of the companies’ licensees only. If you have created official Star Wars work for the movies, toys, cartoons, video games, comic books, novels, or other licensed merchandise, you will be able to submit your work to be considered for the juried selection of the Celebration Art Show.
Star Wars Celebration Chicago Art Show Guidelines
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 Chicago 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 August 15, 2018. We will not accept submissions after August 15, 2018. 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 September 12, 2018.
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 November 2, 2018. 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 3, 2018.
Final art, to be used in the promotions and in the commemorative guide, will be due February 4, 2019. 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
- August 15, 2018: Submission acceptance ends (none accepted after this date)
- September 12, 2018: Artists notified whether they can advance to round two
- November 2, 2018: All concepts due
- December 3, 2018: Final decision on artists for Celebration 2019 Art Show
- February 4, 2019: Final art due
Star Wars Celebration will launch into hyperdrive from April 11-15, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Further details at the website: www.starwarscelebration.com