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Richard L. Sherer
  • Franktown, CO
  • United States
  • Leather
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Richard L. Sherer's Discussions

FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn on Saturday. 6 Replies

It sold and is no longer availableContinue

Thank you Flourish

Started Jun 8 0 Replies

Thank You Flourish for sponsoring the pledge drive with the $300 gift certificate. I am going to make it available to another artist as I am not in need of a new tent at this time.Continue

Arty Martket of Estes Park, CO, 2018

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Jun 1. 3 Replies

ESTES PARK, CO, ART MARKET, MAY 26-28,2018PROMOTER: Art Center of Estes ParkFEES: Jury $30, Booth $325 on ZapplicationNUMBER OF BOOTHS: 109 This was the 17th annual Art Market produced by the Art…Continue

Golden, CO 2018

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler May 29. 6 Replies

I am at Estes Park Art Market, Co and a discussion among several artists is the new "corporate management" that is running the 2018 Golden show.  I was told it is the same "Cherry Creek outfit" that…Continue

 

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Richard L. Sherer replied to Al Scovern's discussion Thanks to Richard and Connie
"Connie was the donor of the canteen. "
3 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD
"I believe some of the terminology is not being assigned correctly. If we were to use them more accurately, weight would have nothing to do with it for weight is merely a relational measurement dependent upon our gravity. Perhaps we should be using…"
Saturday
Reid Watts replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD
"Richard:  Your post made me think about weight placement.  I’m not sure what you mean about vertical and horizontal components and how bridges relate to canopies.  But here are some of my thoughts about canopy weights: Weights…"
Saturday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD
"Yes, it's a hard sell to artists that placement is just as important as mass.  How many vertical elements do you see in a steel bridge????? "
Jun 12
Connie Mettler replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD
"No weights will stop a really bad storm. if at all possible do a weather check before you close you booth for the night so you can be prepared. Button up, zip up, pack up, tie up, lower the canopy and hunker down. This really bad booth destruction…"
Jun 11
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD
"I look at the photos posted to see who/what was still standing. When it comes to weights, mass is important but is placement to gain the best effect.  That's the engineering side of my brain working."
Jun 11
Connie Mettler replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD
"Glad to hear it went to a contributing member of this community, Richard. Flourish has wonderful products and I see there were storms this past weekend in Omaha that brought down the…"
Jun 11
Richard L. Sherer posted a discussion

FLOURISH GIFT CERTIFICATE SOLD

It sold and is no longer availableSee More
Jun 11
Richard L. Sherer posted a discussion

Thank you Flourish

Thank You Flourish for sponsoring the pledge drive with the $300 gift certificate. I am going to make it available to another artist as I am not in need of a new tent at this time.See More
Jun 8
Al Scovern left a comment for Richard L. Sherer
"Thanks Dick.  Great of you to donate one of your pieces to the fund raiser.  My email is ascovern@gmail.com.  Al"
Jun 4
Al Scovern left a comment for Richard L. Sherer
"Dick, my email is ascovern@gmail.com.  Really nice of you to donate your work to the pledge drive. I’m happy to win one of your pieces.  Al"
Jun 4
Richard L. Sherer replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Tracking Stock & Investment
"I think you could do everything in Excel spreadsheets. I do my job costing with and have separate files for different products with like materials.  Using the $A$1 format, you can pull down various components and if you change the spreadsheet…"
Jun 1
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Arty Martket of Estes Park, CO, 2018
"Uh, out here those are elk. LOL"
Jun 1
Weldon Lee replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Arty Martket of Estes Park, CO, 2018
"Dick failed to mention, that he and his wonderful wife, along with Fi Rust, helped Lori and I pack up our tent following the show on Monday. You guys are true angels."
Jun 1
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Arty Martket of Estes Park, CO, 2018
"Thanks Richard for taking the time to review this show.  As always, you did a great job. Boy, it looks like you were awful close to that moose.  What a great shot."
May 31
Richard L. Sherer posted a discussion

Arty Martket of Estes Park, CO, 2018

ESTES PARK, CO, ART MARKET, MAY 26-28,2018PROMOTER: Art Center of Estes ParkFEES: Jury $30, Booth $325 on ZapplicationNUMBER OF BOOTHS: 109 This was the 17th annual Art Market produced by the Art Center of Estes Park.  You can apply to the show on Zapp. The jury fee is $30 and standard booth fee is $325.  The application deadline is the first of March. GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, DEMPOGRAPHICSEstes Park is the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Access from Denver and I-25 is by US-34…See More
May 31

Profile Information

Your Medium
Leather
Years in the Art Fair Business
22
First show ever
Michael Martin Murphy's Westefest, Copper Mtn., CO
What is your website?
http://sherersaddlesinc.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Making money, expanding client base
Best show ever and why
Steamboat Springs. CO, mid 1990's: sold custom saddle and wrote order for another. Abotut $10K at today's prices.
Worst show ever and why
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX, 2011: profitable but poorly promoted and few if any buyers. A couple high end sales saved the day.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Just got an email from you guys.

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Golden Fine Arts Festival 2017, Golden, CO, August 19-20, 2017

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

This was the 27th annual Golden Fine Arts Festival and the 14th continuous year I have participated in the event.  Golden, CO is at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  It is home for the Colorado School of Mines, a top engineering school, and the Coor’s brewery.  Students were returning to school the weekend of the show.

The show is set up for three blocks on 11th Street and over 130 artists from 20 states occupy 160 booth spaces.  There…

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Tubac, AZ: Tubac Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, Nov, 3,4,5, 2017

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

I got a postcard from subject show today with an extended deadline (red flag IMO).  I did the February show in 2011 and was curious if anyone has done this one. I think it has been around only a few years since 2014(?). There is my review and additional comments about Tubac Feb show on this site.

Art in the Park, Steamboat Springs, CO; July 8-9, 2017, Review

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 4:21pm 5 Comments

General

I hope the analysis in this review will be helpful to artists new to the business.  This was the 43rd annual Art in the Park.  Steamboat Springs is better known as a ski destination and a number of Olympic skiers call it home.  During the summer, river activities, cycling, hiking and golf are popular resort activities.  A lot of wealthy people have summer homes in Steamboat Springs, and many own horses.  Access to Steamboat Springs is by I70 and US40 from Denver,…

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ESTES PARK, CO, ART MARKET, MAY 27-29, 2017

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 10:53am 2 Comments

ESTES PARK, CO, ART MARKET, MAY 27-29, 2017

This was the 16th annual Art Market produced by the Art Center of Estes Park.  You can apply to the show on Zapp. The jury fee is $30 and standard booth fee is $300.  The application deadline is the first of March.

 

GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, DEMPOGRAPHICS

Estes Park is the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Access from Denver and I-25 is by US-34 through Big Thompson Canyon or US-36 up the St. Vrain…

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Comment Wall (41 comments)

At 10:45am on July 4, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Richard.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at http://www.artfairinsiders.com/page/code-of-conduct. There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes,

Connie Mettler

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At 4:25pm on August 07, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Richard L. Sherer a gift
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Many thanks, Dick, for your support of this website. I really appreciate and even more appreciate your presence here and all your contributions to this community.
At 11:52am on October 29, 2012, Barbara Pool said…

Thank you. Have enjoyed very much reading your posts.

At 9:14am on November 5, 2012, Karole Bowlds said…

Thanks for friending me Richard!! I have enjoyed the discussions, and your perspective as a leather Artist!! I met some really nice leather Artisans at a Celtic Festival when I was a teenager...fascinating watching them demo their work!! And as I needed a bracelet with my name (odd spelling, so had to have special ordered) my Mum & Da had one made for me...I STILL have it and wear it now. As a matter of fact, my daughter teethed on it, so it now has baby teeth imprints in it!! Your work is amazing...I peak at your saddles every now and again, wishing we still had horses, so I could get a saddle...they are gorgeous! See you on the Forums and Blogs!!

At 5:22pm on November 16, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Richard L. Sherer a gift
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Dick, Have I thanked you for all the great info you have added to AFI? I so much appreciate it. You take time and add such thoughtful and useful content. Many, many thanks! You deserve a gold medal ;)
At 11:39pm on November 18, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Richard L. Sherer a gift
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Congrats on winning the Post of the Week Award for your Three Part Series on Researching Shows - 11/19/12.
At 2:26pm on January 14, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Richard L. Sherer a gift
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Congrats, Dick, for winning post of the month for your 3 part discussion on How I Research Shows. Thanks for being a member here and for all your generous participation and friendliness.
At 5:08pm on February 04, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Richard L. Sherer a gift
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A gold trophy to you for all your contributions to the community at AFI -- your generosity and sharing and good thinking skills are a gift to all of us. Many thanks.
At 6:13pm on May 15, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow said…

Thank you Richard for your show review on www.artshowreviews.com.  We really appreciate your help.

At 2:26pm on June 04, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Richard L. Sherer a gift
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Richard, thanks so much for all your support. You're an angel!

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