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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: 121
Latest Activity: Oct 16

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Kayenta Art Festival, Ivins, UT

Started by Savina Francisco. Last reply by Savina Francisco Oct 14. 2 Replies

The organizers did an amazing job of taking care of us Artists; there were volunteers who came around with cold water and snacks throughout the day, which was so appreciated. Checkin was also easy and organized and they had someone to show us to our…Continue

Tags: southern, kayenta, festival, festivals, utah

Western Art Week

Started by Ernie Komarek. Last reply by Thomas Felsted Oct 13. 1 Reply

I'm curious to know if anyone here is planning to attend one of these shows next March in Great Falls, MT. Or, have you participated in previous shows during Western Art Week? I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed to get juried into "The Russell"…Continue

Huntington Beach Music, Art and Food Festival

Started by Kevin frosch. Last reply by Pat Falk Sep 23. 13 Replies

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

Indoor Shows

Started by kara unland. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Sep 22. 6 Replies

Could anyone recommend an indoor show in California?Continue

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Comment by Brian Billings on October 16, 2014 at 11:44am

Steve, can't wait to hear your take on the show. I have thought about doing that show and staying the week for the balloon fest, but wasn't sure how it would do with all the other events going on at the same time.

Comment by steve appel on October 16, 2014 at 10:54am

anyone else do balloon festival in albu and what was there take on the show.  will right a review soon after all orders are out.   did see 12 balloons up on monday morning when leaving town.

Comment by Kevin frosch on October 15, 2014 at 6:47pm
Can anyone tell me if they have done the Tulsa, OK Mayfest and how was it. Thinking of applying. I know it is a long trip from Tucson but thought we might give it a try.
Comment by Kevin frosch on October 13, 2014 at 6:47pm
Yes Brian there was about 75% southwest style at the show and my friends art that did so well was of the southwest persuasion.

Steve, Pauline and I both did the show at the high school. Sedona art league did one of the best jobs at selecting very good quality artists. Both fine art and fine craft. Yes they still are charging to get into the show. I think I heard it was $9.00 but no parking fee. This is one of the best run show that I have been at in a long time. About 110 artists
Comment by steve appel on October 13, 2014 at 6:35pm

kevin, where did the show take place,  how did you do, and how did others around you do   are they still charging to get into the show.  what kind of art was at the show.  all fine art or some crafts.  i believe another afi person did the show what was their take on the show.  please could you give more info 

Comment by Brian Billings on October 13, 2014 at 6:17pm

Kevin, was the majority of artists that did well in Sedona of Southwest style, or has this changed at all?

Comment by Savina Francisco on October 13, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hi everyone! Well, we just got done with Kayenta yesterday and....we lost our booth to the winds after just buying a TON of stuff to make it look good. :( BUT...the good news is that only one of my frames was slightly damaged and I might be able to fix it. One of our booth neighbors ran and saved all of my stuff, thankfully. Unfortunately our SUPER nice booth neighbor on the other side lost ALL of her beautiful glassware :(. She also had dichro glass (sp?) jewelry, which was fine, but all of the glassware, which is her true passion, was lost. My heart broke for her. A potter also lost his entire inventory as he was literally running to his booth to save it. So I'm very thankful that it was just my booth that was lost. I'm going to post a review of Kayenta here right now... I hope you all had better weekends!

Comment by Ernie Komarek on October 13, 2014 at 1:25pm

Wow, thanks for posting that. I've wondered how the Sedona show rated, but haven't seen many reviews. 

Comment by Kevin frosch on October 13, 2014 at 1:09pm
Forgot to mention this show is an 8
Comment by Kevin frosch on October 13, 2014 at 1:08pm
Sedona is over. My 1 st time attending. What a great little show with great promoters. Set was on Friday, with staggered times, must dolly in but there is assistance. Show opened Saturday morning with clear skies and ended with just as is opened. The crowds wee not large but those who did come came to buy. Saturday sales were just ok for me. Sunday weather was the same as Saturday but sales were very good. Load out was very organized. Rules were break completely down, get a pass, then bring your vehicle in. Again there was plenty help to load your vehicle. This show does not get huge crowds but good spenders. Spoke to a friend who's medium I cannot mention did over 15,000 for the 2 days but i have been at other shows with him where he did 500.00. I am very glad for him and we should all have atleast one of those type show a couple of times a years.

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