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Nels johnson
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Kathleen J. Clausen commented on Nels johnson's blog post Plop,plop...fizz,fizz..oh what a joy it is..my first show in nine months—Bonita Springs, Jan 9-10, 2021
"Congratulations Nels!"
Jan 18
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Plop,plop...fizz,fizz..oh what a joy it is..my first show in nine months—Bonita Springs, Jan 9-10, 2021
"You very funny guy Barry that is a quote from my cat."
Jan 14
Barry Bernstein commented on Nels johnson's blog post Plop,plop...fizz,fizz..oh what a joy it is..my first show in nine months—Bonita Springs, Jan 9-10, 2021
"I hope Ft Myers is just as successful for both of us, well "you and me but mostly me." That's a line from a song from The Book of Mormons, the funniest musical ever done."
Jan 13
Nels johnson posted a blog post

Plop,plop...fizz,fizz..oh what a joy it is..my first show in nine months—Bonita Springs, Jan 9-10, 2021

Well, it has been a while.Now I have a show report, and it is all positive.This year marks my 46th year in the business. And it has all been good.I approached going to the show with lots of apprehension.Did not want to come down with Covid and come home and give it to my wife.I was worried how many people show up to buy, would they be masked, would they be eager to buy.Between booth fee, hotels, gas and food I had about a $1000 nut to break even.A good friend of mine had done the downtown…See More
Jan 13
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer
"Barry.  I am in Ft. Myers, looking for reasonable lodging—want to share a room if I can find one, get back to me, my Cp is 727-515-1600."
Nov 3, 2020
Barry Bernstein commented on Nels johnson's blog post How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer
"Nels, I just got off the phone with Tracey from Howard Allan. There had been some grumbling about shows being cancelled in Florida in and around Sarasota. I called because I wanted to know what was going on with them. Their shows have not been shut…"
Nov 3, 2020
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…"
Oct 30, 2020
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…"
Oct 30, 2020
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."
Oct 30, 2020
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…"
Oct 27, 2020
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
Oct 26, 2020
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"Making Rock Album themed work"
Jul 28, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"Are you working on Music themed art right now?"
Jul 27, 2020
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, 2020
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"No shows but I am working hard making new art"
Jul 27, 2020
Nels johnson posted a blog post
Jul 27, 2020

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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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Plop,plop...fizz,fizz..oh what a joy it is..my first show in nine months—Bonita Springs, Jan 9-10, 2021

Posted on January 13, 2021 at 10:54am 3 Comments

Well, it has been a while.

Now I have a show report, and it is all positive.

This year marks my 46th year in the business. And it has all been good.

I approached going to the show with lots of apprehension.

Did not want to come down with Covid and come home and give it to my wife.

I was worried how many people show up to buy, would they be masked, would they be eager to buy.

Between booth fee, hotels, gas and food I had about a $1000 nut to break…

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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 6 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…

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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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