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Nels johnson
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  • New Smyrna Beach, FL
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Wallace Fuller commented on Nels johnson's blog post How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer
"Lu is still painting and we are living on our farm in Kentucky. I have been in and out of hospitals since September of 2018. I just returned from my fourth left knee operation on Friday. I have had two knee replacements and two clean out the knee…"
20 hours ago
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer
"I've enjoyed seeing your new images on your FB page, Nels. This art fair business has been tougher and tougher for sales for many years now, but it is still a well-loved life style for those who can afford to continue. I think many have been…"
21 hours ago
Wallace Fuller commented on Nels johnson's blog post How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer
"Glad to hear you are doing well. Just remember that getting old is not for the weak. I always enjoy reading your reviews. Stay  healthy and have great shows."
21 hours ago
Robert Wallis commented on Nels johnson's blog post How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer
"Glad to hear the plan is working out! There was only one show I had this year that didn't COVID cancel, and I had to cancel that one for health reasons back in February. I just sent the app in for it under the deadline by a couple of days for…"
Wednesday
Nels johnson posted a blog post

How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer

Well, I went north to Saugatuck,Michigan in Late June.I live there and have a studio, usually there about five months doing my midwest circuit of showsIn case you do not know me, I am a photographer who does both color and handcolored black and white images. I have been on the circuit for 45 years and do about 27 shows per year.  I actually earn a living from this, I started shows when I was in my late twenties.This past Sunday, I turned the Three Quarter Century Mark.This has been a totally…See More
Tuesday
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"Making Rock Album themed work"
Jul 28
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"Are you working on Music themed art right now?"
Jul 27
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"Keep busy.  Keep your mind off things you can't change.  That helps the time to pass quickly."
Jul 27
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"No shows but I am working hard making new art"
Jul 27
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Jul 27
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part Three: Musing about the future of art shows—-Info on how to travel to shows
"No, I have three shows scheduled for Sept. Who knows if they will happen. When I do a show, here are things I will do to hopefully be virus protected. I am shooting pics of signs that ask you to wear a mask.  I will put them on my booth. Will…"
Jul 9
Patricia Zabreski Venaleck commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part Three: Musing about the future of art shows—-Info on how to travel to shows
"Nels, But my big question is——- Have you done any art fairs???  What are the sales like?  Most of mine in Mich have cancelled."
Jul 7
PHILIP JEFFERSON commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part Three: Musing about the future of art shows—-Info on how to travel to shows
"Another good way is that I brought a box of hospital thin blue gloves. I put a pair on to pump gas or to pay or sign, (with their pen) for something. Here in Delaware it is law that a mask is worn in every place you go into, and that's Great!…"
Jul 7
Christina L. Towell commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part Three: Musing about the future of art shows—-Info on how to travel to shows
"Thanks, Nels, this is important first hand information for all of us.  I really like the paper towel or wipe for the gas pump idea and will utilize it next time we get gas.  These are scary times and we can't be too careful.…"
Jun 26
Nels johnson posted a blog post

Part Three: Musing about the future of art shows—-Info on how to travel to shows

Since the virus and quarantine most of us have not done much traveling long distance like you would normally do to get to a show.Ellen and I live in New Smyrna Beach, seven months, and Saugatuck,MI the rest.So every  May we pack up stuff and do a 1400 mile trip using two vans and pulling a UHaul trailer with my van.This year because of the virus we left a month later.Also Ellen left her van behind and rode with me.lSo the situations we encountered while getting gas, eating out at restaurants…See More
Jun 24
Jan Herman commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part 2: Looking ahead to future shows and musing about problems to overcome
"I am planning an email campaign to my art show customers and contacts in early September. I want to explain what they can expect at my booth, and to ask them what would make them comfortable about returning to art shows. And, of course, ask about…"
Jun 23

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Your Medium
Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
45
First show ever
Waimea falls art fair,Oahu hawaii
What is your website?
http://Www.nelsjohnsonphotographer
What are the best things about art fairs
The artists
Best show ever and why
Kansas City--they had mucho money
Worst show ever and why
Not going to say-it hurts too much to remember
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
John stillmunks
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I used to be a pirate

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How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 9:18pm 4 Comments

Well, I went north to Saugatuck,Michigan in Late June.

I live there and have a studio, usually there about five months doing my midwest circuit of shows

In case you do not know me, I am a photographer who does both color and handcolored black and white images. I have been on the circuit for 45 years and do about 27 shows per year.  I actually earn a living from this, I…

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Part Three: Musing about the future of art shows—-Info on how to travel to shows

Posted on June 24, 2020 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Since the virus and quarantine most of us have not done much traveling long distance like you would normally do to get to a show.

Ellen and I live in New Smyrna Beach, seven months, and Saugatuck,MI the rest.

So every  May we pack up stuff and do a 1400 mile trip using two vans and pulling a UHaul trailer with my van.

This year because of the virus we left a month later.

Also Ellen left her van behind and rode with me.l

So the situations we encountered…

Continue

Part 2: Looking ahead to future shows and musing about problems to overcome

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 11:33am 15 Comments

I have thought seriously about what it is going to look like when they finally let us exhibit again in the Covid era.

I am a photographer. So presently I show my work in framed images on the wall and then a table with two matted print bins and a small table with a box for my 16x20 mats. 

The two bin table hold 8x10 mats and 11x14 mats.  I print on paper.

I have Lightdome tent with Propanels.

My booth usually has two skinny panels in the front where I display six,…

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At 12:22pm on June 22, 2018, Connie Mettler gave Nels johnson a gift
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Thank you, Nels, for referring Seth Vandable to Art Fair Insiders.
At 8:48am on October 27, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hey Nels,

Welcome back!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for subscribing and best wishes for continued success.

 
 
 

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