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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: 127
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

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Started by Savina Francisco. Last reply by Savina Francisco on Tuesday. 9 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

Scottsdale Arts Festival 2015

Started by Robbie Curnow. Last reply by Steph Mader Nov 24, 2014. 9 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, 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

Huntington Beach Music, Art and Food Festival

Started by Kevin frosch. Last reply by Pat Falk Sep 23, 2014. 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 Kay Cummins on January 6, 2015 at 7:19pm

Steve I did Open Arts Pearl St for the last 3 years.  Now it is just Pearl St but run by Open Arts and Downtown Denver.  Great staff and lots of traffic (mostly tourist) on the mall.  I like this show and the energy in Boulder, but instead of going up ---my sales have fallen of each year.  So this year I am taking a pass.  Great art there.  You would likely do well with your sports oriented stuff and price point.  Go for it!

Comment by Kevin frosch on January 6, 2015 at 7:05pm
Yes Steve I did that pearl st not last year but the year before and did well. I did it in conjunction with 2 other shows. If you are on the cross streets you can set up the afternoon before but if you are on pearl street you have to set up Friday morning
Comment by steve appel on January 6, 2015 at 9:04am
No it used to be pearl street I believe Kevin did it last year and do remember if liked or disliked
Comment by Pauline Haas-Vaughn on January 5, 2015 at 10:29pm

Are you talking about the Boulder show put on by Howard Alan?

Comment by steve appel on January 5, 2015 at 5:18pm

just called estes park about memorial day show and they have gone to zapp and it is not out yet.   also was boulder worth doing  looking for a july show in colorado   help

Comment by Kevin frosch on January 2, 2015 at 12:00am
Mindy, I did not apply to either show this year.
Comment by Brian Billings on December 16, 2014 at 11:13am

Thanks for the review Kay! I think your right on about the emerging artists section!

Comment by Jeff DeVore on December 15, 2014 at 11:54pm

Just got home from Tucson after a long 17 hour drive today. Sales were down 20% from last year for us. Friday was an ok day, Saturday had almost no sales and Sunday was a very good day for us.

Comment by Kevin frosch on December 15, 2014 at 8:56pm
4th Ave update. Fri was very slow for us, could be because we were down at 4th and 7th. Large crowds with hands in there pockets looking for the beer station. Saturday I closed at 1pm with no sales. Sunday was a tipi cal Sunday which enough sales to salvage the show. We were down 60% over past years.
Comment by Kay Cummins on December 15, 2014 at 7:49pm
Ok. On Phoenix Festival... first. I should say I took classes there about ten years ago before selling my work. I know many of the Instructers and students there.

As a new show 3rd year. They are in the beginning stages. They are getting apps from strong artists but Prob not enough of them alone. Some students or former students and instructors get the nod and while this is good it also can hurt professional artists with lower prices. I don't think they know what to charge nor have the confidence to charge higher prices. (I would love to see a student/emerging artists section. I think it would be a better way to handle it in the

Traffic. Sunday was the best day and best weather. The show stayed open until 8 pm on Fri and Sat. This was a fail. I doubt they'll do it next year. Crickets after 5pm.

Sales. I'll prob skip it for a few years. I did pick up client's that had not seen me elsewhere. That was my goal. I did $1k and it was 3 days. I know fabulous 2d artists that zero'd. :-(. I'd find it really hard to believe anyone did 3k

I'm local so I wouldn't write it off. They had a lot of action good music, dance classes (hip hop street style) food trucks and artists pAinting en plein for a arts mural. BUT I felt everything was spread too far out. Yes I wanted to be closer to the food trucks,painters and hip hop dancers!

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