Sadly it seems, from news I've received, that there will not be an Art Show in next years Fanime. It seems there were some technical difficulties in processing the Art Show sales receipts and Maurine Colman was released (fired) from her duties as head of the Art Show. There was a guy name of Craige Howlett helping Maurine with the receipts who said in an email sent to me: It took a while to reconcile the poorly written receipts (handled by the Artist Gallery staff) against the art work inventory (handled by the head of Artist Gallery)
Even though there were problems he was able to untangle and sort it all out. However, since Craige was handling the financial side, that information reached the attention of the heads of the Fanime. Now due to this action Maurine is no longer head of the Artist Gallery and the Artist Gallery no longer exists. Craige allegedly suggested that because of the receipt difficulties Maurine tried to blame the Fanime for the problems the Artist Gallery was having. In doing so that information, as I mentioned before, reached the attention of the heads of the Fanime and suddenly Maurine is no longer head of the Artist Gallery. I know Maurine and she would never shirk responsibility if there was any problem with the Art Show. Her treatment in this situation is appalling and it seems Craige has earned a low opinion from me.
Unless something changes within the next 11 months it looks like the Fanime will not have an Art Gallery next year.