Event List and Info
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About some of the Exhibitors...
Many of these offerings are one of a kind, and some are created specifically for this event: Patricia Wolf, Amado Pena, Douglas Magnus silver, PRBA Sculpture, Diamond 57, Mike Greenfield Sculpture, Line of the Spirit Rugs, Sunwest Silver, North Valley Hat Co., Four Winds, Tucalotta Creek Furniture, River Crossing Custom Apparel, Hadley Furniture, Rusty Spur Couture, Bryant Wood Sculpture, IRIE Furniture, Western Lamps, Burkhart Bronze, Old Stone Furniture, Cimarron River, Sarape Girl, Rockmount Ranchwear, New World Furnishings, Spirits in the Sky, Carolina Arena Wear, Dante Bronze, Country Club Cowgirl, and Tres Outlaw Boots.
Shoppers can place an order for custom cowboy boots, a room full of furniture, or modern and vintage Western apparel.
Pony Express, downtown Palm Springs, will also showcase a collection of retro Western shirts.
(All appearances subject to change)
Lone Peak Carvings
Lone Peak Carvings wood sculptures and hand-carved architectural embellishments are created in a studio located in Lehi, Utah. We hand carve incredibly detailed wood carvings which are incorporated into doors, fireplace mantels, wall panels, bar backs, carved corbels, and all types of furniture. We are primarily known for wood carved into detailed wildlife scenes. However, our gallery of carved wooden designs is incredibly diverse. We have designs that replicate antique wood furniture and many horse and cowboy themed designs. Scott Strikwerda (801)301-7050
Tres Outlaws Boots
Tres Outlaws is more than just a trendy signature. Our reputation has been established on the timeless values of exceptional quality, service and customer satisfaction. Tres Outlaws are the ultimate – the finest made in America – using the knowledge of old traditional craftsmanship and keeping in mind today’s lifestyles.
If you want boots handmade by skilled artisans with a real passion for the craft, as well as for the history of our country, then Falconhead is the answer. The staff and artisans at Falconhead work hard to produce truly one-of-a-kind custom Western boots that are designed not only with your personal sense of style in mind, but also your ultimate comfort. If you are looking for a pair of truly amazing boots, we think that we can offer exactly what you need.
Scott Emmerich is the Bootmaker, and you can visit his website at: http://www.falconhead.com
CAROLINA Beverly Hills
CAROLINA Beverly Hills is an apparel manufacturing firm located in Beverly Hills, California. Our line is designed by Carolina De Los Prados, a designer and producer of costumes and fashion in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry.
2010 Palm Springs Rodeo Queen Jesica Tourino wears Carolina.
The collection offers an exclusive and limited stock of one of a kind items. Our line can be viewed in our Beverly Hills studio by appointment, as well as at select shows. We offer professional on the spot fitting for any garment showcased at our shows and subsequent alterations are free of charge.
ABOUT CAROLINA Carolina is a native Texan who currently resides in Beverly Hills, California. Her combined educational background, industry experience and world travel make her a unique designer. She holds Fashion Design degrees from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and Bauder Fashion College. She also holds a major in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. Carolina has used her creative abilities and business acumen to transform small retail and wholesale operations with limited directional merchandising, into fashionable entities of high quality apparel.During her tenure as a senior fashion designer in the apparel industry and as a costume designer in the television industry, Carolina has experienced a broad spectrum of markets that include evening gowns, bridal, contemporary sportswear, swim wear, dance wear, childrens wear, denim separates, entertainment costumes and leather apparel, her specialty. Her experience in diverse apparel markets, knowledge of fabrics, fabric treatments, and garment construction, is a direct contribution to the success of projects she undertakes.Carolina is a well traveled individual who has visited over 35 countries. As a dedicated Fashion Designer and Manufacturer, her travels have included trips to apparel manufacturing countries where she has learned apparel enhancement procedures. Such experiences include fabric decoration artistry in Indonesia, Cambodia and the Amazon. In Africa, Carolina visited Nile crocodile and ostrich farms where she learned specialized accessory making and leather craftsmanship techniques. Some of the unique garment assembly and processes that she employs in her products were acquired in her visits to the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Spain and Ecuador. In addition she travels to high fashion European cities for fashion market research.
With more than 20 years of storied history, Alan Michael Leatherworks has too long been a well kept industry secret. Featuring the richly creative designs of founder Alan Michael Cohen, this exclusive leather clothier has supplied jackets, vests, skirts, pants, and shirts to many of today's hottest stars in music, fashion, and film entertainment.
Visit their website at: www.alanmichaelusa.com
Western Lamps by Dusty Hart
Dusty Hart comes from a family whose Western heritage dates back to when Monterey was the Capitol of California. Theirs is a rich and colorful history of ranching, trading, and artistry. Dusty shares his affinity for this earlier time in his portrayal of a Singing Cowboy as he entertains folks at Western Festivals across the country with his band, The Cross Town Cowboys. Just as his songwriting reflects the spirit of the Old West, his lamp designs are also inspired by Western life. In 1949, Dusty’s grandfather established the California foundry in which these hand-cast metal lamps are made. Each design is sculpted by a master mold maker – many by Dusty himself. The lamps are created in the time-honored tradition of hand-poured molten metal and made to last for generations. Each one is hand-rubbed to a lustrous bronze patina, becoming a functional work of art. Visit their website at www.westernlamps.net
Cimarron River Co.
Cimarron River Company was started in 2003 and has grown to be known for True Quality and Service. We stand behind everything that we sell and have searched for Quality Authentic Native American Indian Jewelry to present to our Customers. The love of the Southwest is portrayed in the offerings that have been put together. You will find unusual, one of a kind jewelry pieces from the Tribes of the Southwest, along with the hard to find ‘Boutique’ items for your home and fantastic gift giving!
About The Owner
Diverse could describe "Connie Miller" but always on the run would be a far more accurate description! Connie and her husband "Jim" keep busy by ranching in New Mexico and Kansas. Through their thirty three years of marriage, they have never lost the desire to work and play together. Jim has always had a love of the old traditional turquoise and it did not take long for Connie to appreciate the beauty of the Native American Indian jewelry creations herself. Cattle, horses and Turquoise Jewelry just seem to go together! Connie enjoys being a wife, mother of four and grandmother of ten! She carries a wide range of specialty items along with a tremendous selection of Authentic Native American Indian Jewelry.
Rusty Spur Couture
Contemporary Western style for both men and women. Designers represented include Ryan Michael, Old Gringo, Scala, Rock and Roll Cowgirl, LA Idol, Cowgirl Tuff and Miss Me. Also, Double D Ranchwear.
Line of the Spirit Rugs
Carolyn Hendel became interested in rugs while backpacking through Europe and Turkey in her 20s. After completing graduate studies in English Literature, she began her rug career by washing and restoring rugs in Delaware. She later went into retail and wholesale selling of hand-woven rugs in New York City and later in Santa Fe, NM where she received certification as a Rug Appraiser.
While working in Santa Fe, Carolyn met, and later worked with Richard Enzer, a charismatic rug dealer who traveled the world designing and dyeing rugs in the weaving studios he set up in Oaxaca, Mexico and later in Romania. Richard began a Rug Line featuring Southwestern and Navajo style designs that became known as Line of the Spirit.
In 2005 Carolyn bought Line of the Spirit from Richard and focused on making custom rugs for interior designers, eliminating some of the busier elements of Richard’s designs, creating a sharper, more contemporary Southwestern look. In 2008 she added a Pile Collection, made in Nepal. Both will be available for purchase at the WESTFEST.
Sadly, cancer caught up with Carolyn in 2010 and she died quite quickly last June. Her business is currently seeking a Buyer to carry on the momentum and love that Carolyn put into it. If interested, either in the business, or in purchasing rugs, contact the office at 719-256-4739.
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