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Richard L. Sherer
  • Franktown, CO
  • United States
  • Leather
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HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer yesterday. 6 Replies

I'm getting ready for my first little one day art show at my church this Saturday, 4/29/17. It's a precursor to my summer 2-3 day summer shows in Colorado resort areas. Last year we had snow as you…Continue

ART MARKET OF ESTES PARK, MAY, 2017, ACCESS ALERT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Apr 17. 2 Replies

 Art Market of Estes Park, CO, 2017This is just a heads up for out-of-state artists who may be attending this show.  US HWY 34 from Loveland to Estes Park is closed for construction in Big Thompson…Continue

A Close Look at Credit Card Processing Fees for Left Brainers Only

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Aug 12, 2016. 5 Replies

Although most artists use Square for processing credit cards, I use Clover Go, a First Data product offered by First Bank where I have maintained my personal and business accounts for over 30 years.…Continue

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ARTISTS RUN OFF WITHOUT PAYING SALES TAX

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Rochkind Apr 18. 17 Replies

I have been doing the Golden Fine Arts for over 10 years and always paid my sales tax at the end of the show. It was never a big deal and no city licensing was required. The only problem I ever…Continue

 

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Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO
"Don't fret the second September show in Estes. I have heard it is as good as the others. The Rotary (Labor Day Show) starts accepting apps in December, so heads up for next year. I have my booth assignment for Labor Day. "
yesterday
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO
"Richard, I was wondering this a few hours ago when I searched for something else and found you talking about doing the show in Estes on Labor Day. I wanted to apply for the Labor Day show. Dammit. I have been waitlisted for the Memorial Day show,…"
yesterday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO
"Barrie, that's a later show than the Labor Day one I do. We are down to 3-5" forecast now. Weather people do get carried away. The bad ones are when they forecast 1" and we get 12" which shuts down everything. I will have to…"
yesterday
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO
"We're seeing colder temps this year 400 miles north of you, Richard. I got out and turned over a larger garden plot a few days ago, planted a little, then took a look at the weather forecast and reshelved my hoe. We're not expecting snow…"
yesterday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO
"It was still a good show last year and I think my sales were around $500 for 6 hours. Our concern this year is that the snow will start Friday making roads dangerous for families with kids scheduled to perform during the show. Weather people can be…"
Monday
Connie Mettler replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO
"I don' know, Richard. It hardly seems it will happen. The lilacs are blooming here in southern Michigan, a month early!! Sometimes they don't bloom until Memorial Day weekend. I do like that slushy truck though .. we need more art fair…"
Monday
Richard L. Sherer posted a discussion

HILLTOP ART FAIR 2017, PARKER, COLORADO

I'm getting ready for my first little one day art show at my church this Saturday, 4/29/17. It's a precursor to my summer 2-3 day summer shows in Colorado resort areas. Last year we had snow as you can see in the photo. BAHHH! The same 8-12", and 34 degrees is forecast for this weekend.  A slower or faster moving storm could me a cloudy 50 degree day.  Such is life in Colorado. The shaved ice guy says he will still be there again, LOL.…See More
Monday
Marc Rochkind replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ARTISTS RUN OFF WITHOUT PAYING SALES TAX
"I have a Colorado state sales tax license and paying the state sales tax after a show is extremely easy to do online. But, they don't collect for so-called "home rule" cities, which includes every city where I'll be doing a show.…"
Apr 18
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion ART MARKET OF ESTES PARK, MAY, 2017, ACCESS ALERT
"You can always take the "scenic route" over Trail Ridge Road from Granby to the west, LOL if it is open. I think it was during last year's show that it was still snowed in.  "
Apr 17
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion ART MARKET OF ESTES PARK, MAY, 2017, ACCESS ALERT
"We are on the waitlist for this one (we've been invited to Evergreen in August, though). I'm keeping our reservation at the $750 (YIKES!) for 5 nights hotel in Estes Park for now. Would love to get an invite to the show. I sent a reminder…"
Apr 17
Richard L. Sherer posted a discussion

ART MARKET OF ESTES PARK, MAY, 2017, ACCESS ALERT

 Art Market of Estes Park, CO, 2017This is just a heads up for out-of-state artists who may be attending this show.  US HWY 34 from Loveland to Estes Park is closed for construction in Big Thompson Canyon.  The alternate route from I-25 and the Front Range is US HWY 36 from Longmont north through Lyons.  There is an alternate route over County and back country dirt roads from Loveland to US HWY 34 via Pole Hill Road along the North Fork of the Little Thompson River.  It comes up on GPS maps,…See More
Apr 17
Richard L. Sherer replied to Chris Miles's discussion Canopy policies
"Another option depending on your art work and its value subject to water/wind damage is to have a tent custom made. My frame is 1" steel conduit with long peaked roof assembled with steel corner fixtures. I have a tan stripped canopy of RV…"
Apr 1
Richard L. Sherer replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Area dependent types of art
"Colorado Resort Areas: 2D/photography of western lifestyle and wildlife does well. My leather goods for people, dogs and horses moves well to locals and east coast/west coast/foreign visitors. Quality and originality, "not from China"…"
Mar 31
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post COLORADO SUMMER SHOWS
"Wait listed for Art Market of Estes Park, the Memorial Day show. I'm keeping the $750 total price hotel reservation at the Coyote with pet friendly wheelchair accessible room. Pretty expensive show for us to do considering hotel. I'm used…"
Mar 27
Richard L. Sherer replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"Really old post from 2013. I'm 73 now, still working full time in studio and doing my 4 good shows during the summer with Jean now 70. Still climbing 14teeners too. Tough workout with trainer yesterday carrying 25lbs overhead for 50 yards and…"
Mar 17
Richard L. Sherer replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Doing Shows during Holiday weekends
"I do 3-day Memorial Day and Labor Day shows in Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. All have been very good shows for me financially plus they are mini vacations for us too. I have written reviews for several years for…"
Mar 16

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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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COLORADO SUMMER SHOWS

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 10:16am 7 Comments

FYI: Application for the Estes Park Labor Day show is up on their website. Applications for the Estes Park Memorial Day show and Steamboat Springs are up on Zapp. Nothing yet from Golden. The cycle begins anew. 

Estes Park Arts and Craft Show, September 2016, Estes Park, Colorado

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 5:00pm 6 Comments

Estes Park is the gateway to the east side of Rocky Mountain Park.  There are many summer homes in the area and it is a destination for a broad spectrum of nationalities, income levels, and interests.  I started doing this show in 2010, and I have done it every year since then.  I also do the Memorial Day show in Estes Park.   The show is produced by the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary, Inc. and they do an all-around EXCELLENT job!!!!  The town is packed for the weekend, and leading up to the…

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GOLDEN FINE ARTS FESTIVAL REVIEW, Golden, Colorado, August 20-21, 2016

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 12:57am 7 Comments

 

This was the 13th consecutive year that I have done this show.  Golden is the county seat for Jefferson County whose motto is “Gateway to the Rocky Mountains”.  Golden is known for the Colorado School of Mines and the Coors Brewery.  The weekend of the art show is the time that students are moving into…

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REVIEW: Art Fair Jackson Hole, WY, July 8-10, 2016

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 11:00pm 6 Comments

There are two summer Art Fair Jackson Hole shows.  One is in July and the other is in August (8/12-14/2016).  Both are produced by the Art Association of Jackson Hole, WY. This review is for the July 8-10, 2016 show, but I would expect similar data for the August show.  This show was established in 1965 and this year was its 50th anniversary. 

APPLICATION AND SHOW SETTING

     You apply to this event on Zapp.  The jury fee is $35 and a 10X10 booth space is $395.  The…

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Comment Wall (36 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.

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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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