NAIA - 1997 Artists' Survey Results: General Show Information

These rankings were determined by the scores artists returned to us in their survey forms. Respondents were requested to assign a numerical grade to the shows they participated in during 1997. The highest or best grade was 10 with 5 being average and 1 being the lowest. (If a show was adversely affected by bad weather, artists were to score the show based on previous experience.)

Although we received ranking on just over 350 shows, only 58 had enough artists scoring them to give a statistically reliable outcome. These are the ones that appear in our rankings. Shows not appearing in our rankings are invited to request the scores they received.

Rather than bestow awards nationally we have divided the United States into 3 areas; West, Central, and East and are listing those with the highest scores in each category according to geographical zone. Shows must have received an average score of at least 7 to be recognized. Next to each show is their score.

Category West Central East
SALES:
Compared to other shows you did last year
  1. Cherry Creek 8.933
  2. Sausalito 7.8
  3. Park City, UT 7.375
  4. La Quinta 7.143
  1. Ann Arbor Street Fair 8.767
  2. American Craft Expo 8.75
  3. St. Louis 8
  4. Ann Arbor State Street 7.947
  5. Ann Arbor Summer - Mich. Guild 7.714
  1. Philadelphia Craft 9.4
  2. Smithsonian Craft 9
  3. Atlanta ACE 8.429
  4. Baltimore ACE 8
  5. Washington Craft Expo 7.636
QUALITY OF EXHIBITION
How good was the work overall?
  1. Cherry Creek 8.7
  2. SW Arts Fest Albuquerque 8.25
  3. Scottsdale Az Art Fest. 7.857
  4. La Quinta CA 7.714
  5. Sausalito 7.4
  1. American Craft Expo 9.625
  2. St. Louis 9
  3. Ann Arbor Street Fair 8.633
  4. Kansas City Plaza 8.29
  5. Milwaukee Lakefront 8.263
  1. Smithsonian Craft 10
  2. Philadelphia Craft 9.8
  3. Festival of the Masters Disney 9.08
  4. Washington Craft Expo 8.436
  5. Winter Park 8.314
PROMOTION
How much?
  1. Cherry Creek 9.7
  2. Sausalito 8.6
  3. LaQuinta, CA 7.143
  1. St. Louis 8.957
  2. Ann Arbor Street Fair 8.517
  3. Kansas City Plaza 8.194
  4. Milwaukee Lakefront 8.158
  5. Ann Arbor State Street 8.059
  1. Smithsonian Craft 9.2
  2. Philadelphia Craft 9.1
  3. Atlanta ACE 9
  4. Coconut Grove 8.263
  5. Winter Park 8.194
SECURITY
Was it evident before and after show hours? Your van?
  1. La Quinta CA 9.571
  2. Cherry Creek 8.567
  3. Sausalito 8.4
  4. SW Arts Fest, Albuquerque 8.25
  5. Scottsdale Art Festival 8.143
  1. Laguna Gloria Fiesta 9.143
  2. St. Paul - ACE 8.889
  3. American Craft Expo 8.875
  4. Milwaukee Lakefront 8.731
  5. MN Crafts Fest-St. Kates 8.556
  1. Long's Park 9.111
  2. Boston Mills 9.063
  3. Festival of the Masters Disney 8.75
  4. Cain Park 8.692
  5. Smithsonian Craft 8.6
COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Show's efforts to educate & involve the audience.
  1. Cherry Creek 8.5
  2. LaQuinta, CA 7.833
  3. Scottsdale Art Fest. 7.429
  1. Oklahoma City 8.25
  2. Arts & Apples-Rochester 8.154
  3. St. Louis 8
  4. Ann Arbor Street Fair 7.786
  5. MN Crafts Fest-St. Kates 7.778
  1. Smithsonian Craft 9.2
  2. Coconut Grove 8.595
  3. Philadelphia Craft 8.375
  4. Winter Park 8.065
  5. Cain Park 7.909
FOOD
Who might it attract? Was it good?
  1. Cherry Creek 8.333
  2. Scottsdale Art Fest 7.143
  3. Sausalito 7
  1. Oklahoma City 8.714
  2. Jazz Fest-New Orleans 8.42
  3. St. Louis 8.286
  4. Kansas City Plaza 7.3
  5. Columbus - Summer 7.158
  1. Cain Park 7.846
  2. Coconut Grove 7.649
  3. Long's Park 7.556
  4. Philadelphia Craft 7.2
COMMUNICATION
Consider the prospectus, other info?
  1. Cherry Creek 9.433
  2. LaQuinta CA 8.143
  3. Sausalito 7.6
  4. Scottsdale Art Festival 7.286
  5. SW Arts Fest, Albuquerque 7
  1. St. Louis 8.826
  2. St.Paul-ACE 8.778
  3. American Craft Expo 8.625
  4. Arts & Apples-Rochester 8.462
  5. MN Crafts Fest - St. Kates 8.333
  1. Philadelphia Craft 9.6
  2. Cain Park 8.692
  3. Smithsonian Craft 8.6
  4. Festival of Masters-Disney 8.583
  5. Long's Park 8.5
HOSPITALITY
Lots of friendly volunteers, rest areas. etc.?
  1. Cherry Creek 9.467
  2. Sausalito 9
  3. LaQuinta CA 7.286
  1. St. Louis 9.174
  2. Milwaukee Lakefront 8.158
  3. Laguna Gloria Fiesta 8
  4. Oklahoma City-Spring 7.875
  5. American Craft Expo 7.75
  1. Cain Park 9.231
  2. Long's Park 9
  3. Philadelphia Craft 8.5
  4. Smithsonian Craft 8.4
  5. Coconut Grove 7.946
HOSPITALITY
Lots of friendly volunteers, rest areas. etc.?
  1. Cherry Creek 9.467
  2. Sausalito 9
  3. LaQuinta CA 7.286
  1. St. Louis 9.174
  2. Milwaukee Lakefront 8.158
  3. Laguna Gloria Fiesta 8
  4. Oklahoma City-Spring 7.875
  5. American Craft Expo
  1. Cain Park 9.231
  2. Long's Park 9
  3. Philadelphia Craft 8.5
  4. Smithsonian Craft 8.4
  5. Coconut Grove 7.946
SITE
Nice spot? Good Layout? Easy set up? Electricity?
  1. Cherry Creek 8.933
  2. LaQuinta CA 8.714
  3. Scottsdale AZ Art Fest. 8.571
  4. SW Arts Fest Albuquerque 7.125
  1. Milwaukee Lakefront 9.474
  2. American Craft Expo 8.875
  3. St. Louis 8.763
  4. MN Crafts Fest - St. Kates 8.556
  5. Kansas City Plaza 8.548
  1. State College-Penn State 9.5
  2. Long's Park 9.375
  3. Smithsonian Craft 9
  4. Philadelphia Craft 8.8
  5. Winter Park 8.438
ACCESS
Load-in, load-out, parking, early set-up?
  1. Cherry Creek 9.333
  1. Milwaukee Lakefront 9.368
  2. Arts & Apples 8.769
  3. St. Louis 8.652
  4. St. Paul ACE 8.222
  5. Kansas City Plaza 7.774
  1. Long's Park 9.667
  2. Cain Park 8.769
  3. Philadelphia Craft 8.652
  4. Coconut Grove 8.421
  5. Charlotte NC Springfest 8.125
STAFF
Were they accessible? Responsive? Enforce Rules?
  1. Cherry Creek 9.067
  2. LaQuinta CA 7.742
  3. SW Arts Fest Albuquerque 7.25
  4. Sausalito 7.2
  5. Scottsdale AZ Art Festival 7.143
  1. St. Louis 9.087
  2. Kansas City Plaza 8.387
  3. American Craft Expo 8.25
  4. MN Crafts Fest-St. Kates 8.111
  5. Arts & Apples-Rochester 8.077
  1. Cain Park 9.308
  2. Smithsonian Craft 9
  3. Philadelphia Craft 8.4
  4. Magic City Birmingham, AL 8.222
  5. N.VA Fine Arts Festival 7.9333

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