« Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair Reviews` | Main | Art of the Land Art Show & Benefit Reviews »


Steve Cambronne

sucked for me not going back

Louis Cantillo

Does anyone know about the show in Coronado (San Diego)?
Or about any other good shows in the SoCal area?
Louis Cantillo

greg peters

Boy do I agree with this stinker of a show. I was at that show this year and although the host was very supportive and considerate, I was fortunate to sell one piece. Too much self promotion (announced loudly all day long over loudspeakers),and the jurying was so off-base it defies description. The layout and location are not conducive to the general public. I give it a 2 at best. Craft stuff seemed to be selling, but it was not billed as a crafts fair. I have subsequently heard other venues in San Diego proper do better, such as Coronado.

Esther Williams

Show Name: La Jolla Festival of the Arts
City and State: La Jolla, CA
Your Medium: Painting
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2012
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: < $500
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 1st time
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 2
Location: 3
Facilities: 3
Ease of Participating: 4
Sales: 1 (poor)
Overall: 2
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: 501-10,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair: Met some nice people and artists. Weather was good. I had a banner on my booth and got some website traffic hits for the 2 days I was there. One sale happened a week later for $200. Not worth all the hassle, traveling, weeks of planning and aggravation of setting up and taking down.

Bad Things about this Art Fair: The crowd was not willing to spend money on art. The booth fee was $575, plus I needed to buy a canopy and extras. Total cost was $1,000. Sales were 0. Not going back. I was told one high end glassware guy was making good sales. The elite rich of La Jolla wanted that kind of stuff.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show: It is advertised as a premiere west coast art show with high end art. There was some junk, like garden decorations on steelpoles for under $50. How can an artist look good next to that?

Additional Commentary on this Show (or about this form): Fair attendees got to listen to live music and eat good food, there was also an outdoor bar. I saw that bar had more people at it all day than I saw going through the aisles. Money was spent on booze and food it seemed, not art.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)