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iAteTheRamen

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Artist Alley question!
« on: June 11, 2016, 12:14:56 PM »

I'm planning a long-term goal of applying for Artist Alley in 2018. Yes, 2018.
I saw that some of the things not allowed are "Food, beverages, makeup products, soap, skin care products, face painting services or hazardous items."

Does nail polish fall under that if it's already dried and on the products I'm intending to sell? Also, does anyone with experience of going through this process have any tips to share?
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Re: Artist Alley question!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 11:18:37 AM »

If you consider the intent of the rule (makeup or other items applied to the face or body can cause allergic reactions or be poorly made in a way that creates other adverse affects that Fanime does not want to be liable for) then I think dry nail polish on a product should be perfectly fine. Polymer clay artists often use powder makeup for pigment on their products and Fanime almost always has a Polymer clay artist or two. What kind of products do you make?
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Re: Artist Alley question!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 01:00:42 PM »

If you consider the intent of the rule (makeup or other items applied to the face or body can cause allergic reactions or be poorly made in a way that creates other adverse affects that Fanime does not want to be liable for) then I think dry nail polish on a product should be perfectly fine. Polymer clay artists often use powder makeup for pigment on their products and Fanime almost always has a Polymer clay artist or two. What kind of products do you make?

Thanks for the reply! I was thinking of selling my nail art on nail spines, (https://img1.etsystatic.com/013/0/6476818/il_570xN.424408985_rp3m.jpg) serving the double purpose of either a wearable accessory or an art piece. Ever year I do prom nails for some girls from high school. After taking my little brother to Fanime for the first time, he suggested I sell my work in AA. I'm aiming for 2018 because I need to both practice some more and put together a portfolio.
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Re: Artist Alley question!
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 10:44:47 AM »

I think that should technically be fine. But if you also sold the glue or adhesive to go with it that might be a problem? You could always email AA to make sure. But I don't see anything wrong with the nails themselves. I haven't sold at Fanime since they changed the selection process and from what I can tell it's pretty competitive. They turn away lots of fantastic artists just because they don't have the space. If you aren't able to make it in you might consider some other local conventions. Like Kraken con or Kin-Yoobi Con. I got my feet wet selling at Fanime and I decided to go with Fanime because it's the first convention I ever attended and I had been going for years at that point. I split a table with a friend and pretty much broke even. It was a fun experience but I don't think I'd sell at Fanime again. (I have too much fun attending as a con-goer anyway XP)
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Artist Alley question! - Display space question?
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