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

$200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Jun 3. 8 Replies

Hi Guys & Gals, I supported Art Fair Insiders with a $120 contribution and I won one of the Pro Panels gift certificates. To help out other artists, I am selling it for $170. Payment by Paypal or…Continue

2019 ART MARKET OF ESTES PARK, CO, MAY 25-27,2019

Started May 28 0 Replies

PROMOTER: Art Center of Estes ParkFEES: Jury $30, Booth $325 on ZapplicationNUMBER OF BOOTHS: 109 This was the 20th annual Art Market produced by the Art Center of Estes Park.  You can apply to the…Continue

Estes Park Art Market This Weekend, Colorado

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch May 21. 1 Reply

I envy all you guys complaing about the heat and humidity. Overnight we got 8" of wet snow here in Franktown and it is widespread all along the Front Range (mountains to you flat landers).  Snow and…Continue

Hilltop Art Fair, Parker Colorado, May 5, 2019

Started May 8 0 Replies

This isn't one of my main shows so I am not doing the formal review; however, I’m writing it for newcomers as a case history of “don’t overlook what is in your back yard”.I have been doing shows for…Continue

 

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Richard L. Sherer replied to Ryan Rabbass's discussion How to make good tent weights?
"PM me with email for illustrated process for PVC weights. "
Jun 12
Richard L. Sherer replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to level my tent
"I use 6" x 6" blocks of 2x6's and same size of 3/4" plywood. Linseed oild to keep out moistuer. Weigth of tent keeps legs in fixture on the blockes. I level even on slight grades."
Jun 6
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"Doubt that. I'm older than the hills, so I am told."
Jun 3
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"Read it and I will be "nice". LOL. Looking forward to the jewelery. And, I just bought her ear rings at Estes Park show to go with necklace I am making - lots of silver beads to make to go with red coral.  And , oh did I get whacked.…"
Jun 3
Barry Bernstein replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"You're all class Richard. You're right, I don't deserve your work. I deserve much better. The reason I am not taking you on because I have been friends with Connie that started before you were born."
Jun 3
Connie Mettler replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"Oh my. This discussion reminds me of the early days of this site when it was "The Wild West."  I respect both Barry and Richard for their expertise, wide ranging experiences and helpful services to others on this site and are entitled…"
Jun 3
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"Barry first off Connie made a mistske and I now get jewrelry. Second, who apponited you "prize police". Get stuffed! As far as I know, AFI is still open to new artists and it isn't an old boys club for easterners and midwesterners.…"
Jun 3
Barry Bernstein replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"First of all, I've been donating since Connie started this web site, which was way before you found it. Secondly, I've donated pieces to be given away as prizes in the past. I don't recall you doing the same. You could be donating a…"
Jun 3
Richard L. Sherer replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"It simply ROI Barry. How much did you contribute to the pledge drive? How much are you giving to an artist who needs pro panels? Get your own house in order before you critisize me and what I do with my business. Yes just like last year I gave $120…"
Jun 2
Barry Bernstein replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion $200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE
"Just like last year, I find this to be a real insult. If you didn't want the item, then you shouldn't have taken it. You should have left it for the many people who could really use it. If I were Connie, I would take it away from you. This…"
Jun 2
Richard L. Sherer posted a discussion

$200 PRO PANELS MERCHANDISE GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR SALE

Hi Guys & Gals, I supported Art Fair Insiders with a $120 contribution and I won one of the Pro Panels gift certificates. To help out other artists, I am selling it for $170. Payment by Paypal or credit card. First one to contact me at 303 841-0751 and finalize payment takes it home.  Please do not ask me to discount it like I did on a tent certificate last year. See More
Jun 2
Richard L. Sherer commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Pledge Drive Winners - 2019
"I'm #15. Does Monday Grab mean I loose my choice if #14 doesn't reply?"
Jun 1
Richard L. Sherer posted discussions
May 28
Richard L. Sherer replied to Meg Mettler's discussion Friends like you keep us going
"Dslexic f..ingers. misspelled claendar. Dang did it again. Done. Good luck. Looking forward to prizes as its always fun. I got a deal for an artist on a tent last year."
May 25
Richard L. Sherer replied to Meg Mettler's discussion Friends like you keep us going
"I contributed, but am not listed???????"
May 22
Cindy Welch replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Estes Park Art Market This Weekend, Colorado
"The last time I wore long john's was back in March for a show we did in south Louisiana.  But we were in layers because it was predicted to get warm enough to ditch the long john's.  I think the mornings started at about 30º…"
May 21

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.

Richard L. Sherer's Blog

How Do You Relax Off Season

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 3:08pm 4 Comments

I'm off for two weeks taking a road trip to Reno, NV camping and visiting hot springs to and fro. This was Spencer's Hot Spring: 105 degrees in stock tank in Big Smokey Valley, east of Austin, NV. It's just about in the middle of NV.  We spent all yesterday morning on dirt roads south of US 50 and the Suburban looks not quite like it has been to Burning Man LOL. 

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Review: Estes Park Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show, Estes Park, Colorado

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 5:44pm 1 Comment

Show: Estes Park Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show 2018, Location: Estes Park, Colorado 

Dates: September 1-3, 2018

Fees: Jury/Booth $325, Online filing $15

My medium: leather

    Estes Park is the gateway to the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park.  There are many summer homes in the surrounding mountains and Valleys and it is a popular destination for metro Denver. You also encounter a broad spectrum of income levels, and a lot of foreign visitors. I…

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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.

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.

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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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