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Do you exhibit in the SW? Ask your questions and help one another right here. 

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Latest Activity: Mar 21

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Help each other here by sharing your experiences, asking and answering each other's questions. Tell us about those shows in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, CA or anywhere else you are traveling.

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Colorado Show Cancellations

Started by Richard L. Sherer Mar 21. 0 Replies

I'm posting what I know about Colorado in the Southwest group so it isn't lost in the rest of the shows being cancelled. 1. The small one day event, Hilltop Art Fair, Parker Colorado has been canceled. Booth fees will be refunded. 2. Art Market of…Continue

Contemporary Crafts Market Pasadena

Started by Sherry Salito-Forsen. Last reply by Esther Barr Apr 27, 2019. 1 Reply

wondering if any of you have done the CCM since it moved from Santa Monica? Any feedback? Thanks!sherryContinue

Show suggestions

Started by Heide Rainey Nov 19, 2018. 0 Replies

I am new to the Artshow world, in fact, 2019 will be my first season. I am in California so the number of shows available is limited compared to other areas of the country. I am a photographer and I think my work would do well in Arizona,…Continue

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, Scottsdale, AZ

Started by Robert Johnson. Last reply by Christopher Roche Feb 16, 2018. 5 Replies

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine FestivalScottsdale, AZThunderbird Artists This was a beautiful venue on  the canal in Fashion Square Mall.  Setup on Thursday started at 10am and I was able to park close to my booth space to unload and setup. …Continue

Tags: Wine, Festival, &, Art, Fine

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Comment by Barrie Lynn Bryant on March 4, 2017 at 11:02am

Anyone got news about Cedar City, UT? We did an outdoor show there once in September that coincided with the Shakespeare Festival. It was a good one for us, too. Is that still a show?

Comment by Steve. Apple on February 13, 2017 at 9:33pm

did you have to get a license for scottsdale, was told by joan in tempe did not need one. when did you set up

Comment by Connie Mettler on February 13, 2017 at 3:48pm

Steve, the Uncommon Market is new this year. Sounds (to me) like a good location and the organizer has deep experience in events ... Joan Ulrich.

Comment by Robert Johnson on February 13, 2017 at 3:30pm

In need of a new booth jury photo as the booth photo I currently have does not show the new product that I use for my image photos. Will be at the Thunderbird Fine Art & Wine Festival in Carefree AZ on March 17-19, does anyone know of a photographer in that area that does jury photos?  Could also setup somewhere in a non-show environment in the Fountain Hills/Scottsdale area for photos.

Comment by steve appel on January 26, 2017 at 4:32pm
Has anyone in this group done the uncommon market inscottsdale
Comment by Robert Johnson on October 18, 2016 at 3:59pm

Just got a phone call from Thunderbird with my acceptance to Scottsdale, my app got lost in another folder. Anyone else going to be there?

Comment by Robert Johnson on October 17, 2016 at 3:21pm

Has anyone applied to the Thunderbird Artists Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival 02/10 - 02/12.  Notify was Oct 20 and have not heard anything, Zapp status prior to 10/20 went to "Jury in Progress" and  now it says "Received". Sent emails to them but no response, wondering is anyone else has heard or similar experience?

Comment by Margaret Aden on September 20, 2016 at 12:01pm

Hey Everyone! Was at Cherry Arts Stanley this past weekend. Not a super show this year. I'm not sure what ingredients went bad, but from my booth it looked a bit like a food truck and music festival. The work was gorgeous (minus two or three) and the staff is very supportive, but it just didn't work out for any artist I talked to during the show. 

Comment by Connie Mettler on September 14, 2016 at 1:15pm

Yes it is there on, Kara. I was traveling last month and did something screwy with my emails and I'm not getting these notifications any more, but my admin, Jacki, is. Thank goodness. Thanks for that review.

Comment by Richard L. Sherer on September 13, 2016 at 11:42pm

I've found out the hard way to write reviews in Word, then copy and paste on the site. I have experienced the same thing of text disappearing. 


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