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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: 110
Latest Activity: 25 minutes ago

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"Point of Sale" Software/Inventory Tracking-Needing Input

Started by Shelley Spranza. Last reply by Robin Delargy 11 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi, all,I have Intuit GoPayment as my mobile app for art fairs, and I realized I can't really easily manage my inventory with it without downloading an outrageously expensive program by Microsoft which has been panned in every review I've seen.What…Continue

Tags: of, sale, software, point, payment

boulder open arts festival

Started by Camryn Forrest. Last reply by Camryn Forrest Jul 19. 4 Replies

If anyone is going to be at the boulder open arts festival this weekend, let me know in this thread. I'm not showing, but might walk the show, and I'd like to say Hi and put a face with a name where I can.Thanks (and have a great show!)Continue

First Art Sales at Great Falls, MT Farmers Market

Started by Ernie Komarek. Last reply by Ernie Komarek Jul 15. 5 Replies

I just completed my first show with awesome results at the Farmers Market in Great Falls, held every Sat. morning throughout the summer. My first booth setup went well but winds created problems, but I managed to make two sales that paid for my fee…Continue

New show in Huntington Beach

Started by Connie Mettler. Last reply by Jay Freedman Jun 30. 20 Replies

This is really interesting. Several time a day I get shows emailing me to add their events to ArtFairCalendar.com. 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

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Comment by Pauline Haas-Vaughn 25 minutes ago

Hi Kevin. Who was the promoter for the Breck show?

Comment by Daryl Cohen & Kevin Frosch 42 minutes ago
Well just got home @8pm Monday night. Drove 12 hr. Grand junction to oro valley I'm tired. Breck review! Setup on Thursday is a free for all. Everyone lines up at 2pm gets their booth assignment and runs to get there truck and pulls up to there booth. What a nightmare! It took me 3 hr to get to my booth. There is only one rule "don't block the bike path" that is controlled by a breck police officer. Friday started and end very slow. By late afternoon some patrons said I-70 was a parking lot from Denver up to the resort areas. Sound good and had high hopes for Saturday. Saturday was just an ok day, with some off and on showers. Being a resort town I new that Sunday was going to be slow with everyone going back to Denver, which was what happened. Another slow day. I did manage to sell a couple of large items which helped. Overall with a 500.00 booth fee, 350.00 in hotel, and 250.00 in gas to get home the would rate a 4. Don't think I will be back. I was down about 1/3 over last years show. Way to much photography and paintings, about 50% of the show. Load out was just as bad as load in.
Comment by steve appel 1 hour ago

i would like to know as well.  sorry about chessman  how was breckinridge..

Comment by Pauline Haas-Vaughn 1 hour ago

So how were the other shows this past weekend...we did Cheesman and it was just "okay". Interested in hearing how others fared :)

Comment by steve appel 1 hour ago

found an interesting site  craftlisters.com   article about juried show is interesting to read since we have all discussed buy/sell

Comment by steve appel 8 hours ago

thanks robin i will do that,,  the other thing it was not the cc problem it was a crappy show for me, maybe not for others but   i do not think i will return.  sort of reminded me of west coast artist.  depending on local traffic to walk by, now that breckinridge is done how about a review.

Comment by Robin Delargy 10 hours ago

Sounds like I got lucky with Square! I didn't catch the whole 'need new reader' thing, although I always update the app before a show. I did two in July, mostly CCs and used the old reader with no problems at all. Whew!

Comment by Daryl Cohen & Kevin Frosch yesterday
It is!!! Hope tomorrow is a little better with som be backs for a couple of large wall art
Comment by Kay Cummins yesterday
Kevin/Daryl I'll have to send you the names On 14th there were 2 that I saw. One nice one not so great (NSG one seemed to be using fat stingers and a lot of negative space.

Steve yes I will be in CB.

Sounds like Breckinridge show is really really slow. :(.
Comment by Daryl Cohen & Kevin Frosch on Sunday
Sorry about the bad card. In breck this weekend. So far about 25% down from 2 yrs ago. Just does not seem like a lot of traffic. You know how everyone says to many jewelers, this time there are way to much photography and paintings. Almost every third booth. I have about 6 in my within 20 booth area.
 

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