Join us for the 14th annual

Evening Showcase

The Evening Showcase is the show-within-a-show that celebrates imaginative artists working in all mediums, both digital and traditional, with 130 artists exhibiting in a cocktail party-like setting at the Doubletree Hotel.

2022 Main Show Hours:


Evening Showcase
8:00pm – 12:00am


Evening Showcase
8:00pm – 12:00am


The IX Showcase is a non-juried exhibition featuring 130 artists displaying their work in both traditional and digital formats.

This exhibition takes place on Friday and Saturday nights in the 12,000 square foot ballroom of the Reading DoubleTree by Hilton. The IX Showcase is an innovative show-within-a-show held Friday and Saturday nights during IX. While the Main Show is juried and restricted to traditional media only, the Showcase is open to all on a first-come, first-served basis and allows both digital and traditional mediums.

The Showcase is held from 8 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday evening – after the Main Show has closed for the day – ensuring that the Showcase is attended by all IX attendees and exhibitors with no competition from other exhibits/events. In addition, the Showcase is open to the public free of charge, further enhancing its traffic flow and serving as a welcoming introduction to IX and imaginative realism for the Reading area.

Showcase Artists

Originally created as a way to allow IX artist attendees to display their work while attending the show, the Showcase has become a high-demand event in its own right, with the available tables usually selling out within minutes.

Shawn Adomanis

Elisabeth Alba

Linley Barba

Andy Barrett

Sam & Ari Bowen-Pluchinsky

Caleb Brackett

Hugo Bravo

Tyler Broussard

Jennifer Bruce

Stephen Burks

Philip Byers

David Calabrese

Lauren Cannon

Leslie Casilli

Matthew Clark

Celia Connaire

Bud Cook

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Sean Counley

Alex Dos Diaz

John Dotegowski

Lee Dotson

Anastasia Eve

Jorge Farfan

Joleen Flasher

Michael Flint

Tawny Fritz

Katelyn Gagnon

Laura Garabedian

Linda Graves

Meagan Greene

Julia Griffin

Clare Henry

Ben Hill

Jesse Hockman

Seres Hofunder

Emily Hurst Pritchett

Dobe Illustrations

Darron Jackson

Iryna Khymych

Amanda King

Quill Kolat

Carolina Lebar

Amelia Leonards

Berube Levin

Elise Liu

David Loebman

Crystal Lyon

Daniel Macaluso

Khurrum Maqbool

Max Martelli

Jeffrey McDonald

Brian McElligott

Emily McLaughlin

Jeff Menges

Eric Messinger

Carly Milligan

Briana Mora

Anthony Moravian

Jackson Moyer

Reiko Murakami

Scott Murphy

Christine Myshka

Stephen Najarian

David Natale

Allen Panakal

Dustin Panzino

Francesco Paonessa

Tina Parsons

Sean Price

Glimmergraphics Prints

Pui Illustrated

Michelle Pulaski

Natalie Ruiz

Shawn Russell

Amanda Scharf

Daniel Schwartz

Stephen Scott

Catherine Scully

Susan Shorter

Simul Art

Gwenevere Singley

Ozzie Sneddon

Sovereign Art

Erin Sparler

Matthew Spencer

Eric Spohn

Patrick Stacy

Melissa Sue Stanley

Benjamin Stewart

Tim Switalski

Jarel Threat

Victor Tobon

Matthew Tomczak

Jacob Walker

Babs Webb

Owen Weber

Daneen Wilkerson

Ryan Yee

Eugene Randolph Young

Seth Young

Jim Zaccaria

Sara Zunda

“My first time visit to IX was an eye opener, it gave me a new impulse to push further in my work. It introduced me to a close knit community in which I was accepted immediately. The showcase is an excellent way of showcasing your work, getting it under the noses of some of the best in the business and inspiring colleagues. Getting feedback and contacts that transcend the business and extend into the personal. Rubbing elbows with those you’ve looked up to for years and getting to know enthusiasts that share your passion is a spark that ignites a fires that won’t die down.”

Evening Showcase Artist

“IX is one of my favorite times of year and the showcase is a main highlight of the event. Everything I love about IX, the community, the shared love of craft, the enthusiasm for the subject matter, is most apparent in the late hours of the showcase evenings. This is where everyone can let loose a little, simply enjoy work from seasoned pros and passionate young artists alike and let the joy of our community surround them.”

Evening Showcase Artist

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main show Artists

Artists are selected from submissions each year by a rotating panel of judges. This is a traditional media exhibition, featuring over 90 artists showing their work across 18,000 square feet and three floors of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.