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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: 128
Latest Activity: Mar 19

Discussion Forum

Southern CA Shows?

Started by Asha Barnes. Last reply by Camryn Forrest Feb 18. 7 Replies

Hey Everyone! I just got done reading through your lovely group discussions and I have noticed that most of the discussion on CA shows seems to be from the 2011 to 2013 years. I am wondering if you guys feel like things have picked up here.…Continue

Tags: shows, California

Scottsdale Arts Festival 2015

Started by Robbie Curnow. Last reply by steve appel Feb 13. 10 Replies

I know Scottsdale has been discussed many times, but my questions are about actually attending the show. I applied this year and was accepted for 2015.It is going to be a costly show, so I am trying to watch my expenses. So here is my question to…Continue

Tags: fairs, Arizona, art, hotels, festival

BOOTH SHOT PROBLEM

Started by Savina Francisco. Last reply by Camryn Forrest Feb 5. 10 Replies

Hey everyone,So I'm in desperate need of help and I'm not sure where on the site is the appropriate place to post this...I have an application for an important show coming up on the 23rd but I don't have a booth shot. In fact, right now I don't even…Continue

Tags: photoshop, shot, booth

Kayenta Art Festival, Ivins, UT

Started by Savina Francisco. Last reply by Savina Francisco Oct 14, 2014. 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

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Comment by Ruth Finkenbiner on March 19, 2015 at 6:25pm

@Savina - sorry, haven't been on this site lately.  If you are still looking for Wild life themes, there is a Wild Arts festival in Portland OR and I know artists who have done that show with both traditional wildlife as well as more whimsical wildlife.  Might be a show to check out if you're willing to travel that far.

Comment by Kay Cummins on March 18, 2015 at 8:10pm

Congrats on the Baby, Brian!  

Comment by steve appel on March 18, 2015 at 4:19pm
Congrats on new. Baby. Wish someone who did scottsdale show would comment. See you all in tempe
Booth near literal on mile
Comment by Brian Billings on March 18, 2015 at 2:35pm

Hey guys, I miss doing shows this Spring with you. My wife and I had a little boy in January, so taking some time off. Staying busy with the kiddo's and preparing for galleries and other stuff.

I did walk around Scottsdale this weekend to catch up with art friends. I went Friday and it was hot and very busy in the area. There was a baseball game, a funeral and 300 teachers at a convention all across the street, but amazingly we found easy parking not far away for $5. People seemed to be buying, but booths with paintings and photo's appeared to be empty. Typical Friday, old and mostly lookers. Of course, the ice cream guy was selling non stop! We left before the game ended, but they had people giving out flyers about the show near the stadium, not sure if that brought in more people later on.

Comment by steve appel on March 17, 2015 at 11:39pm

Kay i know how it feels not to get into shows last year was my year for that and it sucks. but like you said life goes on.  changed my website and seems i am getting a lot better hits.  just got a job with w.w. granger which might turn into something for the holiday seasons

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Comment by Kay Cummins on March 17, 2015 at 9:57pm
I did not get into Utah. I didn't apply to many CO shows. Just Creayed Butte. Still some big ones out there but who knows. I didn't get back in too many this year. I hope La Quinta invites me back. Such is life
Comment by steve appel on March 17, 2015 at 1:59am
First of all bring a good fan. It is very hot during the day in the high 90's. Bring lights they supply you w electricity. When I did ii they had weights like large blocks on all four corners so bring good straps. Show starts at noon and ends at 11 pm. The hours are very long. Everyone I know that have done show does it one time and never gets back in. It was a great show for me thought I would get in following year and that was. Most of my art friends that has been their experience as well. So get it while you can but the hours are long and hot and it could be windy. Hope this helps
Comment by Steph Mader on March 17, 2015 at 1:06am

I just got into the Utah show - I see it runs late, do you know what folks are doing about electricity?

Comment by steve appel on March 17, 2015 at 12:52am

sorry to hear about utah,  i was wait listed last year so i have decided when they ask me or remind me about that show i just use my delete key  it is cheaper.   i also am waiting for co. shows  but i disagree about attendance  i guess depends which show.  susan yes there are some denver shows i think their one days shows are going to screw up the market in co.  i hope not but i guess will see. this new group seems to be flooding the market in co with shows.

Comment by Thomas Felsted on March 16, 2015 at 10:39pm
Way to go Kay. Feature artist at Americas number 1 art show? (Per source). That should be a notch in the belt for many years. Maybe that will get you in next year automatically.

Other news I was waitlisted today for Utah. Nobody will cancel that show so I doubt I will get called. I'm trying to do the mountain resort shows in Co. They are really fun, even though they have no attendance.
 

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