Catherine Herrera - Flor de Miel Media

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About Catherine Herrera - Flor de Miel Media

Hi! Some of you are already familiar with my art, some are new to discovering me. Either way, thank you for taking the time to learn about my current work and the rewards for supporters through this innovative platform that gives you the say about the art you want to see in the world.
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Join the journey as we explore the issue of Public Coastal Access, watch and participate as the Spirit Dolls develop and exhibit further out in the world, and, be part of making a quality art book with videos by me that dig deeper behind the photographs selected for the book.
Projects Currently Underway

Multi-Media Film and Art Project: Shifting Tides (working title)
Shifting Tides is a media project that tells the story of Martin’s Beach just south of Half Moon Bay, California as the beach is closed by a private tech venture capitalist, and the ensuing fight that many coastal communities face attempts to erode public coastal access. The Martin’s Beach story was covered in press around the world, and particularly in Asia where the tech venture capitalist was well-known for Green Tech.

  • Sundance Collaborative for mentoring and to workshop the Coastal Access Multi-Media project
  • Summer 2019 Production Filming of interviews and Martin’s Beach
  • Fall 2019 Trailer editing
Spirit Doll Series
The series of coastal wood and shell dolls exhibited recently at the Triton Museum of Contemporary Art elicited ‘joy’ and ‘celebration’ from museum goers sharing with the exhibit curators. The dolls retell history about Mission times in California, and speak to notions of wholeness when injured or disabled. The Spirit Doll Series began while recovering from a major injury and disability and genealogy research on my family helped me in the healing process.

  • 2019 Exhibition Schedule
    • de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California through June 2019
    • Triton Museum of Contemporary Art, through April 2019
      • Artist Talk, April 14
The Photography of Catherine Herrera Hard Cover Book
October 2020 is the launch date for an exhibit and book of photographs selected from my portfolio and marks a retrospective of my journey as a photographer.
The Book Proposal and Business Plan is developing to the next stage of finding and working with editors for selecting final images.

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A quick word about me..
I fell in love with photography early in life after a class using a pinhole camera.Until I could buy a camera, I used the old framing with my fingers which taught me how to frame an image.
In college, I worked for my school newspaper, and loved seeing my images in print. More than that, I made my first portrait sale and was told my photo revealed something not seen before.
After school, I made my first film, ‘Alphabet People,’ screening at film festivals, and on public television.
I moved to Mexico with a Fulbright and began working as a photojournalist for U.S. and Mexican publications.
I expanded professionally into news and documentary production in the U.S. and Mexico and exhibited my personal photography projects in the U.S. and Mexico. .
My professional career and personal work began to shift as I began reconsidering my purpose and what I felt called as an artist to pursue. That transformation required more inward reflection in contrast to always focused on others through the lens.
My art work today reflects the themes that I have been drawn as an artist and human being.
In San Francisco, my art has been exhibited at the de Young Museum, Triton Museum of Contemporary Art, U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute, MACLA, MCCLA, de Saisset Museum and Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
I am a San Francisco-based exhibiting filmmaker, photographer and artist. Your contribution makes possible expanding exhibiting in the San Francisco Bay Area, Texas and Mexico over 25 years on assignment, commission and developing personal projects in film and photography.

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Spring is coming close to Summer and its a great time to be mobile with the coastal access project! Your support will make possible increasing the quality level of the 'Spirit Doll' series by making it possible to get professionally printed labels, cards, and related 'Spirit Doll' cards and merchandise to expand our summer presentations on coastal access.

The professional presentation means the 'Spirit Doll' series can expand our audience and begin approaching partners already working in the arena of coastal access and education. 

The labels will be printed on green paper products and incorporate a stylistic synergy to the dolls with a rustic design. The design carries over into the postcards, also professionally printed, two-sided that speaks to both the 'Spirit Doll' series and on one side, information on coastal access with links to partners and valuable resources. 

Since the 'Spirit Dolls' are collector's items, I am introducing related merchandise such as note cards, canvas prints and posters. Professionally printed samples of 10 for each of the three categories will be created and made available for sale.  

Your investment will make it possible in this first year of operation, to assess the full potential of the 'Spirit Doll' series as art with a healing message to attract sustainable sales, and in the mean time, allow for expansion of the project through the important summer months when interest and venues are most abundant on the coast. 
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