Welcome to Archon, we are in our 40th year.
Please check back often for updates. Secure your hotel reservations ASAP and pre-register to take advantage of low badge rates and miss the last minute lines!
Handmade artwork crafted by regional artists.

With over 80 artists on display be sure to stop by and see the awesome variety that is the Archon Art Show. Showcasing some of the best artists in the country.

Mix and mingle with the artists at the Artist Reception on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Show.

Cameras (including camera phones) are not permitted in the Art Show or Print Shop.


Thursday (Artist Setup Only) 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 12 midnight
  Artists Reception 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (approximate)
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  Auction 4:30 p.m. (open 1 hour after close of auction for sales & pick-up)
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon (sales & pick-up)
  12 Noon – 3 p.m. (artist checkout only)

Hours are subject to change at the discretion of the Art Show Staff.

Artist Guest of Honor: John Kaufmann

Artists Scheduled to Appear

To be updated as we get closer to the event. The (*) indicates that the artist is attending the con.

Artist Section Website
Woody Babb    
Sarah M. Brotherton    
Angelika Huskamp    
James Inkpen    
Joan Knappenberger    
Hollie Linn    
Rachael Mayo    
St Louis Fiber Arts/Carol Inkpen    

Have art you would like to donate to Charity?

Be sure to visit the Charity page for more information.

Interested in volunteering?

At this point I would like to THANK YOU in advance for volunteering to help! Please look over the information and rules and decide when you would like to help and what you would like to help with. The most help, of course, is needed on Thursday night and Sunday afternoon, but I DO need help over the entire weekend. And – as always, there will be a party for Volunteers on Sunday afternoon. Again, THANK YOU in advance for volunteering to help!


The information below is typically available after the 1st of the year.

  • Art Show & Auction Rules & Form
  • Special Event Tax Collection Report and Payment Coupon (PDF)
  • Gateway Center General Operating Procedures (PDF)
  • More Information

    Michelle Zellich, Art Show Director

    Assistants: Kay Goode, Rich Zellich

    Michelle Zellich
    Michelle Zellich is currently the Archon Art Diva, President of the St Louis Science Fiction Society (aka, She Who Will Be Obeyed), tolerant wife of the lovely and talented Rich Zellich, adoring grandmother of 12 (plus one grandson-in-law), former Archon Chairperson, and lover of all things Donald and/or Daffy [Duck]. Her interest in science fiction and fantasy dates back to the comic books her parents bought for road trips and the fourth grade when she read "Softly, the Rain Must Fall", a short story in her Reader (part of the Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury). Come on down to the Art Show and talk to her (in between sales - or buy some art so you can talk to her).

    Rich Zellich
    A science fiction fan since he discovered the school library in the fifth grade, Rich has been active in St. Louis area fandom for almost 35 years, most of that time being involved as an officer of the St. Louis Science Fiction Society and a committee member (and occasionally chairman) of the Archon Science Fiction and Fantasy convention. He is married to the lovely and talented Michelle Zellich, also a long-time Archon committee member and the Chair for several years; with Les Haven, the pair also promoted two failed St. Louis Worldcon bids and the successful NASFiC bid. Rich can also be found one Sunday of every month in alternate history Old West clothes and gear, shooting six-guns, Winchesters, and sawed-off shotguns at steel "bad guys". He is also a member of the Armed Costumers Guild.