@ Aaron: Thanks, hon.
@ Pots: Hi! I just noticed your post. While I am sure your art is lovely, and while I personally believe that freedom of expression for art that one creates solely for oneself should know no age bounds, if your art would fit the topic of this thread, then if the age listed in your profile is accurate, your post raises a valuable question for our dear execs.
To enter the room to purchase adult art, one would have to be 18.
Does one have to also already be 18 to provide the art?
I would consider this to be a question with potential legal ramifications.
Options would include:
(a) Execs declare that art for the Adult Art Show & Sale panel can be accepted only by those 18 +, with artists required to include a copy of their ID for proof at the time of submission.
(Of note: If we go this route, Execs should clarify whether the age requirement refers to age at the time the art was created, age at the time the art was first publicly posted, e.g., on DA, or age at the time the panel is held during the convention.)
(b) Execs create a permission slip that could be signed by a parent or other legal guardian explicitly (no pun intended) expressing that (1) they know the content of their minor's art, and (2) they permit that it be shown and potentially sold at this panel.
It might shape the dialogue to know whether the intended range of art would be limited to what would pass in an R-rated movie or allowed to include what would be limited to an NC-17 movie.