WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED

  • 2016 – Fountain Hills Business Association Awards Achievements and Accomplishments
    to Thunderbird Artists for ‘BEST IN ART’ Category.
  • 2015 –Silver AzTEC Award for ‘BEST EVENT WEBSITE’ Thunderbird Artists’ Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
  • 2015 – Sunshine Artists Magazine’s Event Poster Contest Awarded Thunderbird Artists’    Fine Art & Wine Festivals as Best Abstract Award.
  • 2015 - Fountain Hills Business Association Awards Achievements and Accomplishments .to Thunderbird Artists for ‘BEST IN ART’ Category
  • 2014 –AzTEC Award for ‘BEST EVENT POSTER’ Thunderbird Artists’ 2013 Limited Edition Print, by Richard Curtner.
  • 2014 – Fountain Hills Business Association Award - ‘BEST IN ART’ Category.

  • 2014 – Arizona Public Service awarded the AzTEC Award for Best Event Poster (artwork by James Ayers)

  • 2014 – Arizona Public Service awarded the AzTEC Award for Best Shirt Design (artwork by Wei Tai)
  • 2014 – Arizona Public Service awarded the AzTEC Award for Best Collector Bags (Artwork)
  • 2014 – ArtFair SourceBook ranks Thunderbird Artists’ February Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival as one of the top 100 in the nation.
  • 2013 – Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce selected Thunderbird Artists & Arizona Fine Art EXPO as finalist for the prestigious 28th Annual Sterling Awards.
  • 2013 – Sunshine Artist Magazine awards Thunderbird Artists Staff Pick for 18th Annual Show Poster Contest
  • 2013 – Carefree awarded all three Thunderbird Artists’ Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals as “Signature Events” to represent their Town of Carefree.
  • 2013 – Thunderbird Artists’ 24 page Program Guide received BEST Event Program Guide at the 19th Annual AzTEC Awards
  • 2013 – Thunderbird Artists’ 2013 received BEST Merchandise Event for Sale for their Limited Edition Print/Poster by Richard Curtner at the 19th Annual AzTEC Awards.
  • 2012 – Thunderbird Artists was chosen for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2012 – Thunderbird Artists rated as one of the Top 5 ‘AZ Art Experiences’, by Experience AZ Magazine; a biannual Arizona travel and tourism publication.
  • 2012 – Sunshine Artists Magazine awards Thunderbird Artists their Staff Pick award for their 17th Annual Show Poster Contest.
  • 2012 – Phoenix Magazine lists Arizona Fine Art EXPO in the top five events – January issue.
  • 2010 – ArtFair SourceBook rates the top nationwide shows in the United States and ranks the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, November as #10 in the Nation for Fine Art Shows.
  • 2009 – ArtFair SourceBook ranks Thunderbird Artists (fall) Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival 9th in the nation.
  • 2009 – Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce selected Thunderbird Artists & the Arizona Fine Art EXPO as a finalist for the prestigious 24th Annual Sterling Awards.
  • 2008 – Harris List for the Nation’s Best Art & Craft Shows ranks the 15th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival as the #1 Fine Art & Craft events in the Southwest. The Harris List is, by far, the most discriminating list available to fine artists and craftsmen. This means that this particular Thunderbird artists’ show is one of the top 100 shows in the Nation.
  • 2007 – Take 5 Magazine readers voted Thunderbird Artists best place to purchase fine art.
  • 2007 – ArtFair SourceBook rates the top nationwide shows and ranks the January Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival as #19 in the Nation for Fine Art Shows.
     
  • 2005 - Harris List for the Nation’s 120 Best Art & Craft Shows ranks the Jan. Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival as the #1 Fine Art show in AZ and #1 Fine Art Show in the Southwest Region. The Harris List is, by far, the most discriminating list available to fine artists and craftsmen. This means that this particular Thunderbird Artists’ show is one of the top 100 shows in the Nation.
  • 2004 - Harris List for the Nation’s Best Art & Craft Shows ranks the Nov. Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival as the #2 Fine Art Show in AZ and #2 Fine Art Show in the Southwest Region. The Harris List is, by far, the most discriminating list available to fine artists and craftsmen. This means that this particular Thunderbird Artists’ show is one of the top 100 shows in the Nation.
  • 2003 - Harris List for the Nation’s Best Art & Craft Shows ranks the Jan. Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival as the one of the “Top 5” Fine Art events in SW Region and #1 Fine Art Show in AZ. The Harris List is, by far, the most discriminating list available to fine artists and craftsmen. This means that this particular Thunderbird Artists’ show is one of the top 100 shows in the Nation.
  • 2003 - Sunshine Artists 200 Best Fine Art Shows in the U.S. March Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival ranks as #9 Fine Art Show in the Nation. Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival ranks as #34 Fine Art Show In the Nation. Nov. Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival ranks as #88 Fine Art Show in the Nation.
  • 2002 - Sunshine Artists 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the United States Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival is ranked #66 in the Nation.
  • 2002 - Sunshine Artists 200 Best Fine Art Shows in the United States ranks the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival as 66th in the Nation.
  • 1998 - Harris List for the Nation’s Best Art & Craft Shows ranks the Jan. Carefree Fine Art, Wine & Rose Festival as the one of the “Top 4” Fine Art events in the SW Region. The Harris List is, by far, the most discriminating list available to fine artists and craftsmen. This means that this particular Thunderbird Artists’ show is one of the top 100 shows in the Nation.
  • 1998 - Sunshine Artists 200 Best Fine Art Shows in the United States. Carefree Fine Art, Wine & Rose Festival (one of 200 – rated position unavailable).
  • 1998 - ArtFair SourceBook for 500 Best Art & Craft Events Nationwide. Nov. Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival ranks #110.
  • 1996 – Newspaper Association of America, Advertising Competition awarded Thunderbird Artists, Inc. & Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette Awarded “Best Special Section” “Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival” National Newspaper Association of America presented publication on tour.
  • 1996 – Sunshine Artists 200 Best Fine Art Shows in the United States Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival (rated position unavailable)
  • 1995 – Super Bowl XXX accepted and incorporated Thunderbird Artists’ January Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival for their Official Calendar of events