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Steve Sawusch
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  • Loveland, CO
  • United States
  • Photography
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(Video) Colorado Dickens Holiday Store was in the news (and it wasn't good)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Sawusch Oct 31, 2017. 1 Reply

I saw the tail end of this last night. I believe that it is more than 5 owed money (I know 3 people well that are owed from years ago, not just last year that they report). I personally have only…Continue

Canon imagePrograf IPF6100 24" wide format printer

Started Dec 6, 2016 0 Replies

This is a used canon image Prograf IPF 6100 24" wide format printer. Needs a new right print head. Located Loveland, CO 80537Continue

Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 4x6 - 2000 Sheets (20x100 Sheets) Free Shipping to 48 states

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Sawusch Dec 15, 2016. 2 Replies

New in box case of canon photo paper plus glossy II 4 x 6 sheets. Each case has 4 sub boxes that contain (5) 100 sheet packs for a total of 2000 sheets. Canon MSRP is $18.99 per 100 pack = $379.80…Continue

ISO Pro Panels near Colorado - Black or Dark Gray Ideal

Started Nov 20, 2015 0 Replies

Looking for Pro Panels around Colorado.Ideally - Black, Telescoping Legs, 6'Open to other opportunities.Continue


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Steve Sawusch replied to Wendy Merkle's discussion Intellectual Rights Attorney Recommendations?
"Make sure whoever you get knows that these are federal court cases. If they don't, run away."
Jun 27
Steve Sawusch replied to Christine Adele Moore's discussion Declining a show invitation
"Depends on the show. There is one show that I know of where everyone says don't reject them, you will never get back in. I think it is stupid if this is true, but I am sure it exists. You effectively gave them free money and all they need to do…"
Apr 4
Steve Sawusch replied to Ron Mellott's discussion Wait List number - Kudos to Madison
"Transparency is nice as long as it is truthful. Different show - I was once told #1 on waitlist for photography and a week later a photography friend said they just got into the show off of the waitlist. Yep, it was just a lip service #1."
Apr 4
Steve Sawusch replied to DANI ARRECIS's discussion ARTSWEEK or Cheesman??
"Cheesman did not work for us last year. We are going to try it 1 more time with totally different products. And an FYI, that golden show is a new show. Don't confuse it with the long running one in august. "
Apr 2
Steve Sawusch replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion to post/not to post copyright notices in booth
"No copyright notices for us, just no photography icons. This does not stop the people that really want to take the picture. I have seen someone put copyright elastic bands across their paintings and it is very annoying to look at. I think this is…"
Mar 5
Steve Sawusch commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"RC, I received scores like that from a show once (can't remember what show it was). It was a wtf moment and I said I wouldn't apply there again since the jurying was rediculous."
Mar 2
Steve Sawusch replied to Steve Sawusch's discussion (Video) Colorado Dickens Holiday Store was in the news (and it wasn't good)
Oct 31, 2017
Steve Sawusch replied to Reid Barkley's discussion Transportation and Storage Boxes
"Just helping out Mary, based on the size, it looks like they would be expensive to ship via fedex ground (or similar). It might be cheaper to see if they can be strapped to a pallet and freight shipped. Might be $200 or less for the freight then.…"
Oct 30, 2017
Steve Sawusch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Budding Photographer
"In regards to the following points A) It depends. If you are using Lightroom, you only need to think about this at output. It depends how your lab is setup, they might need them is sRGB. B) Get it right in camera then you can make it even better in…"
Oct 19, 2017
Steve Sawusch commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Promotional Tips for our favorite Art Fair organizers
"One of my rules, beer and music = I stay away from the show."
Aug 4, 2017
Steve Sawusch commented on David Forster's blog post Landscape Photography is it dead or is it dying a slow death at art shows?
"It has seemed that traditional photographers and traditional painters have generally not done very well in Colorado this year. Many of us are scratching our heads. And yes, you need to shot what sells/know your market (even sold a mesa arch today to…"
Jul 21, 2017
Steve Sawusch commented on Ron Mellott's blog post Being told our position on a wait-list
"I have not looked into the legal side for art shows, but if you rent an appartment, pay, leave, they keep your money and fill the unit with someone else (get paid twice for the same unit), they have to give you back your money because it is illegal."
Jul 19, 2017
Steve Sawusch commented on Ron Mellott's blog post Being told our position on a wait-list
"FYI, people lie too. I was once told #1 on waitlist for photography only to find out that another photographer was pulled off waitlist before me."
Jul 14, 2017
Steve Sawusch commented on DAYNA DROWN's blog post promoter--colorado events
"They are a little older than just being a new kid on the block "Colorado Events is a local nonprofit organization that has been producing high quality events since 2002" per their website. They are not really talked about on the regular…"
Jul 12, 2017
Steve Sawusch commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post COLORADO SUMMER SHOWS
"The big question: is there passing zones? It is horrible to be stuck behind cars going 35 in a 45 for half an hour."
May 26, 2017
Steve Sawusch replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Need shows within driving distance from Livingston, Montana in the group SW Artists
"AAF has been good for us, but remember that everything is $100 or less. Patrons want big items the most since they look like the biggest deals. Have not done the Labor Day breck. Make sure you do your research on promoters/shows out here. There are…"
Apr 29, 2017

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Loveland Art in the Park
What is your website?
Worst show ever and why
All in my opinion

Art On The Rockies - Edwards, CO (They may call it Vail, CO but it is not)
- Extremely low traffic count that was only a small % of stated attendance. Way too many artists for this size crowd.
Full Review

Sloan's Lake - Pulled out before it was a complete disaster. Show was run by Danna Tullis of Colorado Event Design. Just search on AFI to find more opinions about her shows including one in Salida, Parker and Longmont.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
All comments posted on this site are in my opinion.

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 11:30am on June 30, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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At 2:19pm on August 12, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Steve Sawusch a gift
Thank you, Steve, for your review of the Loveland Art in the Park. We appreciate your help.
At 11:49pm on November 22, 2014, John Hartung said…

Hi Steve, I believe we met at the Vail Art Festival correct?

At 9:57pm on February 6, 2015, Richard L. Sherer said…

If anyone complains about the Edwards show, I guess we can reply "We told you so". They have to be a dumber than dirt optimist  to do it IMO.

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