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Southwest and Pacific Coast Artists


Southwest and Pacific Coast Artists

Fine artist,crafters from way out west coming together to further our goals and industry, and just plain make good friends.

Location: Prescott, Arizona
Members: 118
Latest Activity: on Monday

Discussion Forum

Indoor Shows

Started by kara unland. Last reply by Victor Currie Sep 10. 4 Replies

Could anyone recommend an indoor show in California?Continue

Western Legends Roundup: Kanab, UT

Started by Savina Francisco Sep 9. 0 Replies

This review was written on the night after the festival. I've taken so long to post it because I'm from this area and there are so few opportunities for the amazing Artists here - I don't want to do anything to jeopardize any of them. But I also owe…Continue

Tags: legends, western, southwest, festivals, utah

New show in Huntington Beach

Started by Connie Mettler. Last reply by Kevin frosch Sep 9. 21 Replies

This is really interesting. Several time a day I get shows emailing me to add their events to Some I delete as they are not the kind of event I even want to see on that site (I really try to make it only events where show goers…Continue

Tags: art fairs in CA, Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach Music, Art and Food Festival

Started by Kevin frosch. Last reply by Kay Cummins Sep 8. 4 Replies

It tanked. Promoter dipped all who participated(artist,food and partrons) very little advertising, bad festival design.

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Comment by Kay Cummins on Monday
Mindy. Not a rumor. I'll send your her email promo. Puke.

Yes Steve SHE is the bridge person doing thur and Sunday shows.

Mindy I agree Scottsdale is a younger crowd. Just wish there was solid shows there.
Comment by Mindy Kocchi on Sunday
I do ok there. But I'm also local with zero travel expenses and a good booth spot by the parking garage.

I'm vet disappointed about the new promoter. Many artists have a difficult time with the possibly new promoter. I'm hoping it's a rumor.
What I do remember about the civic plaza frank show is that the crowds where from Scottsdale and much younger than the fountain hills art show. For this reason along I sell better at Scottsdale in 2 days verses 3 in fountain hills.
Comment by Pauline Haas-Vaughn on Sunday

Wow Mindy...that is great to hear you did well at that Scottsdale show. We did it once and for us it was very mediocre, and we heard most grumbling from the other artists so I had taken it off the list. Hopefully the new person will be good?

Comment by Mindy Kocchi on Sunday
I always do franks show in Scottsdale. There was zero buy and sell there. His show will be sorely missed by myself and others artists who travel here for the season of art shows.
Comment by steve appel on Sunday

kay i was told that frank lets a bit of buy/sell into his shows and maybe it is good that he is retiring and who is this marketplace person   do they do shows on some bridge in scottsdale  on thurs nights.   

Comment by steve appel on Sunday

i have a suggestion savina  send you booth shot to this site as a jpeg and let us critique  or ask larry breman to critique your booth,  also there are a few of the people on this site that go to other states.   maybe you should send a blog question out to all of artfairinsiders.  instead of just this group.   it is just a suggestion,   i did oklahoma because someone suggested it from this site.  so it is not total west

Comment by Savina Francisco on Sunday
Btw, are there any interior designers who do booth design? I'm proving to be awful at it, lol...
Comment by Savina Francisco on Sunday
Ha! I run everything by all of you now before I apply places, so I completely forgot this group is only the west, Kay! Lol I think I might wait a little longer before considering trudging to east coast shows anyway...

I was thinking the Colorado shows might be good but from my research (and what little experience I have so far) it seems to be harder for visual Artists to sell at fairs...I'm really hoping Kayenta hits it out of the park for me...Fingers & toes crossed!
Comment by Kay Cummins on Sunday
Savina. Not saving. Eek. Auto correct
Comment by Kay Cummins on Sunday
Saving no clue those sound like East coast shows so post in a different group maybe.

Mindy. Audrey Thacker Artisan marketplace. She will do Franks show next Nov. this Nov. is franks last go I believe. Ick. Just ick. And that is a great reason not to do a show.

I've had a couple of great shows. TX and CO. One show well attended. One not so much. Both places people had $$ to spend. Last few were new and I won't be back. I lost $ and that is rare. Hoping for a strong Fall. No way to tell.

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