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 E. 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*    
Rick Battram*    
Mitchell Bentley*    
Megan Jean Bouchard*    
Sarah M. Brotherton*    
Timberlyn Brown*    
Canticle Productions LLC / Matthew Morrese, Creator*    
Margaret Carspecken    
Peri Charlifu    
Alan M. Clark    
Sarah Clemens    
Daniel Cortopassi    
Nancy Edwards / Ross Hathaway - Hathaway Studio    
Lucinda (Cindi) Gille-Rowley*    
Christy Grandjean    
Angelika Huskamp*    
James Inkpen*    
Dolores Jensen*    
Patrick Kennedy    
Joan Knappenberger*    
Hollie Linn*    
Lubov Studios / Lubov Yegudin    
Theresa Mather    
Rachael Mayo*    
Betsy Mott    
Janke Schoultz Mudd*    
Teal Newcomb    
Arden Ellen Nixon    
Keith Roberts*    
Jennie Roller    
Sandra Santara    
John Sies*    
Craig Skaggs*    
Mary Skywalker*    
Lisa Snellings    
St Louis Fiber Arts / Carol Inkpen*    
Brandy Stark    
Allison Stein*    
Ray VanTilburg*    
Cathy Watts (Scott Watts)*    
Eddie Wilson*    

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.

Document Format
Archon Show Letter PDF
Art Show & Auction Rules PDF
Art Shows Response Form PDF
Special Event Tax Collection Report and Payment Coupon  
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.