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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: 125
Latest Activity: 22 minutes ago

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Scottsdale Arts Festival 2015

Started by Robbie Curnow. Last reply by Robbie Curnow 22 minutes ago. 3 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

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.

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Comment by Mindy Kocchi 2 hours ago

Sorry to hear about Tubac Kevin. Thats so close to home for you too. I'm in Artfest this weekend. Are you?

Comment by Kevin frosch 12 hours ago
Well today we received our Tubac notification. Not invited or even wait listed. What bummer. After 5 years doing the show, doing the 1st annual show to get this is upsetting knowing the amount of buy/ sell that gets in. S--t
Comment by Kevin frosch on Monday
Monday morning update. Fountain hills. Friday the weather could have not been any better, their were good crowds but not many sales though the sales we did have were multiple items to make for a good day. Saturday was cloudy, good crowds and sales. Sunday was very cool and windy, don't know if that keep people from coming out or what but sales were way off. Load out was a breeze. The show for us was down off by about 25% due to the slow day on Sunday. The show rates a 7 this year. On a brighter side the potter next to me must have sold 40 pieces, an interior designer and galley what ever he had left on Sunday evening. It was wholesale bought still gave him a great weekend and turn his stock over. He was from Tahoe and has done the show for 15 years.
Comment by steve appel on Monday

i think tempe will be packed,  they are looking for xmas for that show, t-bird is just that fine art.  look at this tucson and phx show are the weekend afterwords.   i do not think you have to worry.  i think it really depends on weather.  and right now it is cold at least in prescott

Comment by Brian Billings on Monday

I noticed that the weekend of December 5th is the Tempe festival, Waterfront festival in Scottsdale by Thunderbird artists and 5th Ave festival by Artisan Markets. 3 art festivals within just a few miles of each other, T-bird and Artisan Markets are literally across a bridge from one another. Tempe is a good mix of everything, T-bird is only fine art and is also a wine festival, Artisan is mostly local, lower end arts and crafts. I'm curious how this will affect the crowds and more importantly sales!

Comment by steve appel on November 16, 2014 at 10:46am

Is anyone in this group doing weems fest in albuquerque

Comment by Kevin frosch on November 15, 2014 at 4:04pm
No, LOL just better odds in Az
Comment by Ernie Komarek on November 15, 2014 at 3:57pm

The stadium is always full for the Broncos game no matter what the weather does. I also know thats when lots of people stay home and watch the game on TV. That's when I head out and enjoy empty streets in town or have the entire Cache la Poudre River to fish all to myself. Weather works both ways in CO.

Comment by Connie Mettler on November 15, 2014 at 3:33pm

So true, Kevin. That is why I was caught with the irony of Cherry Creek outdoors withstanding high winds and flooding. I'd imagine they've been thinking hosting a show indoors would take out this variable. People who live in the cold and snow don't hibernate from November to May, they get out and go places and seek diversion.

Are you saying there is someplace where you can count on good weather? 

Comment by Kevin frosch on November 15, 2014 at 10:33am
Connie shows are such a hit and miss in good to great weather why in the world would I want to do a show where the cold and snow would make people stay home in their warm homes. Do we think they need our art that bad . NO cherry creek or not.
Good luck those of you that are doing that show.

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