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Bert Herrera
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  • Alachua, FL
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bert Herrera Apr 27, 2011. 2 Replies


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Cherry Creek

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 1:56pm 11 Comments

Just got home yesterday, as we took a week off to get back to Florida very leisurely.  Since I don't see another report on it, here's mine. 


Location:  show takes place in the Cherry Creek shopping district of Denver, an affluent neighborhood with many boutiques, restaurants, etc.  2 streets run E-W (second and third ave), while there are 6 cross streets running N/S, with 2 of those streets being food and/or sponsors.  Layout is very nice, in that there is never any artist…


Things the public says...

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 1:11pm 37 Comments

Those of us who have done shows for years, have heard many comments from the public regarding our art.  If you survive the system, you quickly develop a thick skin.  As a photographer, it is not uncommon to hear things like, 'Ive got a shot just like that at home', when you know it took you 25 trips to the same site, or 50 shots from different angles just to capture that special image.  At Ft Worth I heard one I hadn't heard before.  A young (20's) man had lifted up his iPhone and was about…


St Louis Art Fair

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:07pm 11 Comments

Show takes place on the streets of downtown Clayton, a suburb of St Louis. Set up is Friday starting at 11AM. Show is set up on two parallel streets and one cross street. Artists are set up down the middle, back to back. We have about 3 feet on the sides and in the rear, a very comfortable set up. No bad spots, as the customers walk the whole show. Total number of artists is about 170. Competition for this show is fierce, and the quality of the art is truly amazing. At the awards breakfast… Continue

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville Fl

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 10:34am 3 Comments

Since I don't see anyone has posted on this (John where are you?), here goes...

Show is held in downtown area of Gainesville, up and down approximately 7 city blocks, somewhere in the neighborhood of 225 artists ( I think), sponsored by Santa Fe College. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and provide breakfast on Sat and a nice dinner on Sat night. Quality is pretty good, and once was the top art event in G'ville. Notice I said 'once', more on that later.

Set up is Friday… Continue

Art Fest Ft Myers - lots of folks, few bags, no award $$...

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 11:49am 7 Comments

Art Fest in Ft Myers took place this past weekend along the riverfront in downtown Ft Myers. The downtown redevelopment agency has done an incredible job with the downtown here. I remember about 12 years ago, the area was a dump, but it looks fantastic now.

Set up was Friday and it was scheduled in different time slots depending on your booth number. There was supposed to have been a VIP section of the show open Friday night for the muckety-mucks who paid extra $$ for early shopping… Continue

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At 5:43pm on March 11, 2009, Nels Johnson said…
Hey Bert welcome to the tribe.
At 7:37pm on August 15, 2009, Will Tattoos said…

Hi, my name is Will, and I wanted to tell you about this new ning that I help moderate that is all about talented people here in FL. Check it out, join, and add me. Peace! - Will
At 7:42am on October 1, 2009, Bill Sargent said…
We're doing Ocala the weekend after we get back from Kentuck. We've been furiously trying to save up enough money to get us through the Florida shows.
At 11:47am on February 08, 2010, Karen Pugh gave Bert Herrera a gift
At 3:59pm on February 9, 2010, Bill Sargent said…
I just checked. All the WalMart greeter positions are FILLED.
At 10:07am on March 5, 2010, Michael & Cynthia Gibson said…
Like so many, Artigras was not good for us!!! We found the volunteers rude. Interestingly,the crowds did not seem sophisticated. We are back home in GA now. Will head back to FL for Bonita Springs, a H.A. show in Key Biscayne and then to the new Downtown Naples show. Mike and I really love doing the shows, travelling and meeting great folks along the way.....The downside is that we HAVE to make money! We did well at Ft Myers but the others were terrible!! I don't understand...Delete Comment
At 11:51am on June 03, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Bert Herrera a gift
Many, many thanks for your support!
At 10:48am on October 06, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Bert Herrera a gift
Happy birthday, Bert! I hope its a great day full of fun and friends and that the coming year brings you fabulous photos ad the top art fairs! Many thanks for all your contributions here. Connie
At 9:25am on February 28, 2011, Jim Parker said…
Bert, sorry I didn't have a chance to talk on Monday. I was trying to setup an airline reservation for Wednesday... and I had just gotten off hold after waiting ten minutes for 'em. Sorry you didn't have a great show -- I got lucky, and that's about it. I made enough to get down the road! See you in Gasparilla. Hopefully we'll be busy selling!
At 3:06pm on March 06, 2012, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Bert Herrera a gift
Thank you, Bert, for helping us out with a Art Show Review. We do appreciate it!

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