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Acknowledgments and Activities!

2020

January 4th-5th Downtown Dunedin Art Festival / Dunedin, FL

January 29th-31st Images: A festival of The Arts, New Smyrna, FL

January 25th-27th Art Festival Beth-El/ Saint Petersberg, FL

February 8th-9th Coral Gables MEGA Art Festival / Miami, Coral Gables, FL

February 22nd-23rd Safety Harbor Art and Seafood Festival / Safety Harbor, FL

February 28th-March 1st Uptown Art Expo/ Altamonte Springs,FL

2019

Jan 5th-6th 22nd Annual Estero Fine Art Show/ Estero, FL

Jan 12th-13th Beaux Arts Festival of Art | Miami, FL

Jan 19th-20th Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival/Sarasota, FL

Jan 25th-27th Images: A Festival of the Arts/New Smyrna Beach, FL

Feb 2nd-3rd Pigeon Key Art Festival 25th Annual/Marathon, FL

*Award of Distinction/Pigeon Key Art Festival*

Feb 9th-10th 27th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival/Dunedin, FL

Featured Artist at Enigma Night Club/St. Petersburg, FL

Feb 23rd-24th St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival/ St. Pete, FL

March 2nd-3rd St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival/St. Pete, FL

March 9th-10th Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival/Tarpon Springs, FL

March 30th-31st Hyde Park Village Art Fair/ Tampa, FL 

April 25th Night Market St. Pete/St. Petersburg, FL

May 3rd-5th Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street/Springfield, MO

*Award of Excellence/Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street*

May 10th-12th Laumeier's 32nd Annual Art Fair/St. Louis, MO

May 8th-9th Mural Art featured at The Monocle Lounge/ St. Louis, MO

June St. Petersburg Art Walk featured artist at The Merchant / St. Petersburg, FL

Sept 7th-8th Big Four Bridges Arts Festival/Louisville, KY

Sept 13th-15th Mosaics Fine Art Festival  / St. Charles, MO

Sept 21st - 22nd Lincoln Fine Art Festival / Lincoln, NE

October 19th-20th Artober Art Festival / Winter Springs, FL

October 26th-27th UTC Sarasota Fine Art Fair / Sarasota, FL

November 9th-10th The Beaches Art Festival / Jacksonville, FL

November 16th -17th Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival / Sarasota, FL

November 23rd-24th Deland Fall Art Festival / Deland, FL

*Three Patrons Choice Awards/Deland Fall Art Festival*

November 24th Featured article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Sunday Post

December 4th Special Holiday Event " The Dali Dozen" / Dali Museum St. Petersburg, FL

December 6th-7th St. Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival / St. Pete Beach, FL

December 14th-15th St. Petersburg Holiday Art Show / St. Petersburg, FL

December 20th-April 2020 Woodfield Fine Art Gallery Featured Artist / Downtown St. Petersburg, FL

2018

Jan 5th-6th, 22 annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival/ Dunedin, FL

Jan 12th-13th, Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival/ Sarasota, FL

Jan 20th-21st, Suncoast Art Fest/Tampa Bay Area, FL

Coral Gables Art Festival/Miami, FL

Feb, 2018, Mumbo Jumbo, Solo artshow @ The  Monocle/ St Louis, MO

Apr 14th, Memphis Brewfest/Memphis, TN

Apr 20th-21st, Colorado 420 Fest/ Colorado Springs, CO

Apr 28th-29th, 2018 Inman Park Festival/ Atlanta, GA

May 5th-6th, Artfest on Historic Walnut Street, / Springfield, MO

*Best in Show for 2D art/Artsfest Walnut Street*

May 18th-20th, Broad Ripple Art Fair/ Indianapolis, IN

Jun 8th, Get Loud and Proud @ The Monocle/ St Louis, MO

Jun 9th, Tower Grove Farmers' Market/ St Louis

Jun 16th, Midsummer's Bites/ St Louis, MO

Jul 13th. Let them Eat Art/ Maplewood, MO

Sep 1st-2nd Muddy Blues Festival / St. Louis, MO 

Sep 8th-9th, Big Four Bridges Art Festival / Louisville, KY

Sep 15th-16th, MOSAIC Fine Arts Festival/ St Charles, MO

Sep 22nd-23rd, The Lincoln Arts Festival/ Lincoln, NE

*Best Newcomer Award / Lincoln Arts Festival*

Sep 28th -30th, Peoria Artist Guild Fair/ Peoria, IL

Oct 6th, Grove Fest/ St. Louis, MO

Oct 12th-14th 11th Annual Summit Art Festival / Lees Summit, MO

Directors Choice Award / Summit Art Festival

22nd Annual Spanish Springs Craft Festival / The Villages, FL

52nd Annual Art in the Park / Plantation, FL
First Place Oil/Acrylic 52nd Annual Art in the Park / Plantation, FL

2017

 

 

Exhibiting artist at 33 Wine Shop and Bar in Lafayette Square, St. Louis Winter/Spring 2017

Featured artist at 33 January through MySlart.org Jan 2017

Featured Artist Spotlight for January 201 Addition of Red Latina Magazine "Nelson Perez, Puerto Rican Spark In Local Art"

Exhibiting artist at the 9th Annual Centennial Beer Festival, Saint louis, MO, February 2017

Featured artist at MetroTrans Umbrella Transcending the Spectrum March, 2017

Exhibiting artist at Rise & Scream 2720 Cherokee St. Louis, 2017 Fundraiser

Live featured artist for Park Central Development 4th Annual Gala

Exhibiting artist at the 8th Memphis International BrewFest 2017 , Memphis, TN April 2017

Featured artist at Artsfest on Walnut Street Springfield, MO May 2017

Master artist and exhibiting artist at Greater St. Louis Artist Association Blooming Artist project May

Featured artist at Broad Ripple 47th Annual  Art Fair, Indianapolis, In, May 201

Featured Local Artist for Regional Arts Commission Traveling Exhibit; Estoy Aqui!, May 2017

Panel Speaker for Regional Arts Commission Discussion; Estoy Aqui, May 2017

Feature Artist for Loop Arts Fest , June 2017

Feature Artist at Hartford Coffee Company, June 2017

Contributing Writer for Arto on the Side Magazine; Summer Issue, June 2017

Feature Artist for Let them Eat Art, Maplewood, July 2017

Featured artist at 33 January through MySlart.org, July 2017

Feature Artist for Public Works project through U City Beutification, August 2017

Planning Committee/ Participating artist  for Art of Paws Gala Event, August 2017

Feature Artist for MOSAICS Fine Art Festival and received award of excellence, Saint Charles, MO, September 2017

Featured Artist for the Big Four Bridge Art Festival, Louisville, KY, September 2017

Featured Artist for Grovefest, Saint louis, MO. October 2017

Co-Creator/producer of 2nd Annual Indie art show Poptropolis II, 2017 November

Poptropolis II Fox 2 news segment "9am Show"

Artist/Vendor for the 2017 St. Charles Oktober fest 2017 September.

Featured artist in the  St. Louis Yart Sale through Urban Matters St. Louis October, 2017

Guest juror for the St. Louis Myslart.org 33October gallery show, October 2017

Featured artist at the  20 Grand/20 Artists  gallery show November 2017

Featured artist at the Missouri History Museum , St. Louis for the Dia De Los Muertos art festival October 2017

 

 

 

2016

 

Featured artist in 33January art exhibit hosted by MySlart.org St. Louis.

Featured live artist at St. Louis's Wall Ball fundraiser for Artscope, February 2016.

Featured artist at Hartford Coffee Co February 2016.

Featured artist at the Jefferson City Capitol Jazzfest September 2016.

Featured on Fox 2 News in the morning.

Curated, hosted and exhibited the Poptropolis Art Event St. Louis, April 2016.

Exhibiting artist for Mosaic Hispanic Heritage Art Show.

Art pieces showcased at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce May-Sept 2016.

Key note speaker for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award Ceremony.

Featured live artist at the Gateway 180 fundraiser Friday, April 2016.  

Featured art donation third year with the Art of PAWS, St. Louis Effort for AIDS. 

Featured artist at 33 Wine Bar Lafayette Square St. Louis.

Featured artist at the Transumbrella event with Regional Art Commission. 2016.

Exhibiting artist at the Zona Rosa Art Festival in Kansas City.

Artist/Donor at the VMC Foundation Annual Gala on September 24, 2016 Silicon Valley, CA

Exhibiting artist at the Annual Grove Fest St. Louis 2016.

Exhibiting artist at Summit Art Fair hosted October 2016 Lees Summit, MO.

Exhibiting Artist at Let Them Eat Art hosted by the City of Maplewood, MO.

Exhibiting artist at the Annual Owl-O-Ween art fair in Kennesaw, GA Oct 2016.

Featured Artist at Hartford Coffee Co November 2016

Exhibiting Artist at the Annual Dickens of Christmas art fair Franklin, TN Dec 2016

 

 

2015

Featured artist in 33 January art exhibit hosted by MySlart.org St. Louis.

Featured live artist at St. Louis's Wall Ball fundraiser for Artscope, February 21st.

Featured artist in the childrens book "Paint for Peace". The story of art and hope during the Ferguson events.

Live artist at the St. Louis Park Central Development Gala March 26th

TransLGBT through RAC art and poetry held Friday FEB 27th

2015 Nelson Perez Art solo exhibit, The Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, Friday, April 3rd 

Featured artist at the St. Louis Fringe Art Marie Antoinette themed Saturday, April 4th

Featured live artist at the Gateway 180 fundraiser Friday, April 10th.

Art Featured in Fringe art exhibit at 2720 Cherokee St. Louis April 25th, 2015.

Featured Live Artist for the Cinco De Mayo celebration at Art Bar Cherokee.

Solo Featured art show at Art Bar St. Louis for May and June 2015.

Featured artist at Kopperman's Restaurant Central West End for May and June.

Featured artist at Hartford Coffee Company for the month of June 2015. 

Featured art for donation at the Annual Mike Mullen Day fundraiser for local organizations, 2015.

Featured Live artist at Maplewoods "Let them Eat Art" festival, 2015.

Featured artist at 33July art exhibit hosted by MySlart.org St. Louis.

Wine label designer for Burton Family Wines of California Chardonnay, 2015.

Featured art donation third year with the Art of PAWS, St. Louis Effort for AIDS. 

Vodka Bacon Studios presents 2nd Annual BOOZART Art Show at Koken Art Factory October 2015.

Featured artist at the Star Wars inspired show hosted by Art Bar St. Louis. December 2015.

 

 

2014

Artist featured in the PBS News Hour article "From shattered glass to blank canvas, Missouri communities paint to heal". By Corrine Segal December 5th, 2014. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/missouri-communities-paint-to-heal/ 

Wine label designer for Burton Family Wines out of California for Cabernet, Syrah and Zinfandel. 

Featured artist at 33November art exhibit from MySlart.org.

Three large window murals for Paint for Peace in Ferguson and Tower Grove, MO as a clean-up effort due to the riots.

Month long exhibiting artist at Hartford Coffee Company November 2014.

Featured Live Artist selected for Saturday, November 8th 2014 at Artmart St. Louis.

Featured artist at the Gateway Men's Chorus "Wine and Art" fundraising event November 2014.

Featured Live artist at Maplewoods "Let them Eat Art" festival, 2014.

Artist vendor at the St. Louis Grove Fest 2014.

Developed and curated a themed section of the St. Louis Worlds Fare and Heritage Games 2014 called "Peddlers Row" September 2014.

Featured artist for the PAWS St. Louis Effort for AIDS fundraiser event August 2014.

Featured artist at "33August" hosted by MySlart.org, 2014.

Month long exhibit at Hartford Coffee Company, June 2014.

Visitors Choice Award and Featured artist in 2014 "33May" art exhibit through MySlart.org St. Louis.

St. Louis Fringe artist 4 month window display at Westgate Lofts St. Louis, May 2014 thru Sept. 2014.

Selected artist for the Grand opening of Cherokee Streets new Art Bar, St. Louis MO.

Featured artist at the 2014 "Witch House Art Show" presented by One Umbrella at the Blue Orange Art Gallery, St. Louis.

Exhibiting artist at the 2014 Alice in Fridgeland benefit event for Fridge Art.

Featured artist in 2014 33March art exhibit through MySlart.org.

Featured live artist in St. Louis’s Park Central Development Gala fundraiser event.

Vodka Bacon Studios created "Boozart!", a premier art show featuring 17 local artists, local spirits and food that connected the art community to new prospective art enthusiasts.

4 month art exhibit showing at 33 Wine Bar St. Louis, Lafayette Square 2014 Feb-May.

Featured artist at local St. Louis bakery Annie Moons.

Month long exhibiting artist at Hartford Coffee Company, January 2014.

 

2013

Featured artist at the 1st Annual Soulard Art Fair, St. Louis 2013.

Top 5 Visual Artist Finalist RAW St. Louis, 2013.

Voted People’s Choice featured Artist at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves in the 33September artist reception Friday September 6th, 2013. Featured Artist 2013 "Blue Girls and Abstractions" August 30th at the opening of the brand new Blue Orange Gallery from One Umbrella Printing St. Louis.

Featured artists at Hartford Coffee Co. (St. Louis) on six separate month long exhibits and selling over 25 Paintings.

Featured artist in the juried “It Came From Outer Space” Art Show, Friday May 24th, 2013, St. Louis. Photos featured on the Fox 2 St. Louis website.

Featured artist on Fox 2 news in the morning St. Louis for the RAW: St. Louis Art Show at 10:19 am, September 17, 2012, hosted by Tim Ezell. URL: http://fox2now.com/2012/09/17/rawst-louis-art-show/

Write-up from St. Louis "Alive Magazine". http://www.alivemag.com/community/sub_community_article.cfm?ref=1176&ref2=5Featured artist at the Raw Artist St. Louis art show "Ensemble" on September 20th, 2012.

Vodka Bacon Studios was a vendor at the St. Louis Hills "Art in the Park" at Francis Park Sept 30th 2012 and September 29th 2013.

 

2012

Voted one of the three top visual artist semifinalists in the St. Louis “RAWards” art show on November 15th, 2012. Juried by Debra Bass, Fashion Editor St. Louis Post Dispatch, Andy Coco, Director of Production KDHX radio, and artist/painter and gallery owner at SOHA Studio and Gallery Julie Malone.

Vodka Bacon Studios, Nelson Perez won The St. Louis Visual Artist of the Year 2012 RAW and was one of 54 national finalists.

Paintings have been seen by Art Critic/Writer, Shana Nys Dambrot, Owner, Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles), Claudia Deutsch and winner Bravo’s “Work of Art” Kymia Nawabi.

Featured artist in the January 2012 issue “Alive Magazine” St. Louis.

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