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Nels johnson
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Richard L. Sherer commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"INGENIOUS! I'm a numbers guy, so even with my shots I still mask up for the 10% probability."
Apr 14
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"Thanks for your report, Barry. What you’re saying about Florida is kind of what I’ve been hearing more generally. There is some money to be made, maybe not up to the levels of the past but people were getting by in Florida this…"
Apr 14
Barry Bernstein commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"When I got to Florida in early February, one of the first things I did was get together with Nels for dinner. The place we ate at had two rooms. One for dinner. One was a bar. There were only a few groups on the dinner side. At the bar, there were…"
Apr 13
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"Last time we talked you couldn't find any shows ... that is good news. Any of them near me?"
Apr 13
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"It works, been doing it for a year now."
Apr 13
Kate Hetzel commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"Love this idea!"
Apr 12
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"I have scheduled shows in June-September. I will not only hold on, but also count all the moola coming in"
Apr 6
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar
"Well, good strategy. I'd like to know where is that good-looking blonde that is usually with you. This gives you at least three feet on each side. I'm just back from a trip to DC to see family and cherry blossoms. We stayed in Alexandria,…"
Apr 6
Nels johnson posted a blog post

Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar

Well Covid times demand new thinking.Here is one strategy that I use when sitting at a bar and wanting my social distanceThis works for a single or a couple.I live in Florida on the beach below DaytonaIt is the wild, wild, west in Florida.  People are shoulder to shoulder at bars and restaurants. Everybody feels immortal, we ain’t getting no fricking Covid?Science proves otherwise.So when I did one of my first shows in Naples this year, I went to one of my fav restaurants, Bonefish Grille,…See More
Apr 5
Nels johnson posted a blog post

Under the Oaks ArtShow—A Rough Camel Ride Home a Year Ago—Read On

Well, this show marked a special one year anniversary for most of us in the biz.It was the last show, we almost got to do, due to Covid.Last year, Friday the 13th, The Vero Fire Dept. showed up and declared the show done and over at 4:15 due to Covid.They told the artists to pack up their tents and get the hell out of Vero with their camels.Well, my camels did not take this well.They were expecting a leisurely night of munching on oats, figs, yogurt and emaciated mangos.Needlessly to say it was…See More
Mar 17
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Bonita Springs National Art Show— Steady sales all show long,for most.
"The photo at the top is one of my oldie Goldie’s.   Titled “Grandpa and Paris.”I did it in Hawaii in 1974 when I was in the Army there.  Lived right across from Sunset Beach. Grandpa Takaki lived in his bathrobe all the…"
Mar 9
Nels johnson posted a blog post

Bonita Springs National Art Show— Steady sales all show long, for most

This is the third show of the season produced by the Art Center of Bonita Springs.They do one in early January, which I blogged, one in February,which I did not do, and one in March, which was my first time doing.I was invited to their first one over 20 years ago which was held at a different location.Now it is held on Old Highway 41 right in the heart of Bonita Springs.…See More
Mar 9
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Art Fiesta New Smyrna Beach—Winner,Winner Chicken Dinner
"my neighbor, just about sold out, one happy camper"
Mar 2
Nels johnson posted a blog post

Art Fiesta New Smyrna Beach—Winner,Winner Chicken Dinner

It is always great to do a show in your hometown and have it profitable.No hotels, no travel, no restaurants.In NSB you have two annual art/craft shows.One is Images but it was cancelled this year.The Fiesta, put on by the city’s dept. of Leisure Services went on.There were a little over 200 exhibitors spread out on the streets and in a park.One caveat.  This is more a…See More
Mar 2
Steiph Zargon commented on Nels johnson's blog post Once Upon a Time in America...My First Art Show..Waimea Falls Craftfair, Oahu,Hawaii 1974
"BTW: speaking of long hair... I had it in the 70's.. and off and on in the 90's .. but my wife likes it shorter.. so for the last 25+ it's been "short-er" .. now thanks to Covid.. it's draping my  shoulders again.…"
Feb 21
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Once Upon a Time in America...My First Art Show..Waimea Falls Craftfair, Oahu,Hawaii 1974
"Connie, never had hair that long, ever, in my life, thanks for the kind thoughts."
Feb 20

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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

Nels johnson's Blog

Covid Strategy—keeping safe social distancing while at a bar

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 1:18pm 8 Comments

Well Covid times demand new thinking.

Here is one strategy that I use when sitting at a bar and wanting my social distance

This works for a single or a couple.

I live in Florida on the beach below Daytona

It is the wild, wild, west in Florida.  People are shoulder to shoulder at bars…

Continue

Under the Oaks ArtShow—A Rough Camel Ride Home a Year Ago—Read On

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Well, this show marked a special one year anniversary for most of us in the biz.

It was the last show, we almost got to do, due to Covid.

Last year, Friday the 13th, The Vero Fire Dept. showed up and declared the show done and over at 4:15 due to Covid.…

Continue

Bonita Springs National Art Show— Steady sales all show long, for most

Posted on March 9, 2021 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

This is the third show of the season produced by the Art Center of Bonita Springs.

They do one in early January, which I blogged, one in February,which I did not do, and one in March, which was my first time…

Continue

Art Fiesta New Smyrna Beach—Winner,Winner Chicken Dinner

Posted on March 2, 2021 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

It is always great to do a show in your hometown and have it profitable.

No hotels, no travel, no restaurants.

In NSB you have two annual art/craft shows.One is Images but it was cancelled this year.…

Continue

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At 12:22pm on June 22, 2018, Connie Mettler gave Nels johnson a gift
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