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SouthHaven Art Festival

Yikes!I just remembered I never did a blog on this show that happened last July.So here goes.This Show is always held around the Fourth of July.Last year it was the weekend after, this year it will be the weekend before.This is a two day show held at a lakeside park in SoutHaven.It is a small show due to the size of the park and that is a good thing, otherwise not many exhibitors would make a lot of moola.Setup is the day before, very mellow. Or you can do the setup the day of the show. That…See More
12 hours ago
Paul Flack commented on Nels johnson's blog post Artigras, Jupiter,Fl—-Requiem for an Art Show, long past it’s glory
"Nels my friends, speaking truth to power, my experience with the FLA shows for Jan.-March is the same. Way down from past years. The statement of artists packing up at 4:30 says it all. I respect your honesty. I hope the nasty trend in FLA…"
Friday
Paul Flack commented on Nels johnson's blog post Artigras, Jupiter,Fl—-Requiem for an Art Show, long past it’s glory
"Nels my friends, speaking truth to power, my experience with the FLA shows for Jan.-March is the same. Way down from past years. The statement of artists packing up at 4:30 says it all. I respect your honesty. I hope the nasty trend in FLA…"
Friday
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Paul, you are bloody Mary right"
Mar 12
Paul Flack commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Blood test???? Breathalyzer test would have told the whole story."
Mar 12
Harry Mackie commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"We have not done any HA shows for many years.  One reason being......we were scheduled to do a show in Las Olas & Harry had to have emergency surgery & was in the hospital for 10 days - we had to cancel.  You can bet they filled…"
Mar 12
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Great shot but nobody down here is the least interested"
Mar 12
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Well, how about this one?"
Mar 12
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Are you kidding me about the heron. It is a killer shot but I cannot even give it away, way too arty for the airheads who inhabit this region."
Mar 11
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Meant two golden margaritas. We have no way to edit our comments after publishing. Maybe you could improve that."
Mar 11
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Very expensive. Steve Vaughn and I stay at La Quinta in Jupiter during Artigras and it was about $225 per nite. This weekend they wanted $275 we said no. I stayed with an old friend, Off the circuit now, who lived in Jenson Beach, one hour north. It…"
Mar 11
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie
"Nice review! I'm thinking many, many years ago when the Miami Beach Festival of the Arts, the weekend before Coconut Grove, was worth your time, run by top notch volunteers, and they lost their prime location on Collins Ave., it was help in…"
Mar 11
Nels johnson posted a blog post

Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie

Juno was this past weekend and it is a Howard Alan Show.The Show location is an artist’s dream. Booths are on a narrow two lane strip of Highway A1A right along the Atlantic Ocean.Booths on the east side of the road are setup on grass with luscious trees and vegetation that are a barrier to the beach and the ocean which is about 30 yards away from booths. Booths on the west side are setup on the road with a sloping terrain behind which is surrounded by trees and vegetation.The Show is held in a…See More
Mar 11
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Artigras, Jupiter,Fl—-Requiem for an Art Show, long past it’s glory
"Good for you, John. One of the puzzles of this business, who makes the sales and where. From reading I'd guess that more high end sellers should be applying to the show. If your final tally needs to be volume, not so good. I visited and shopped…"
Feb 22
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Artigras, Jupiter,Fl—-Requiem for an Art Show, long past it’s glory
"You were one of the very lucky ones."
Feb 22
John Leben commented on Nels johnson's blog post Artigras, Jupiter,Fl—-Requiem for an Art Show, long past it’s glory
"My experience at this show demonstrates how different the experience can be among artists. I had a GREAT show, as my friend, Nels has already stated in his review. I sold $7800... twice my take from last year, and I won an award that seemed to…"
Feb 21

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Years in the Art Fair Business
41
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
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John stillmunks
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I used to be a pirate

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SouthHaven Art Festival

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Yikes!

I just remembered I never did a blog on this show that happened last July.

So here goes.

This Show is always held around the Fourth of July.

Last year it was the weekend after, this year it will be the weekend before.

This is a two day show held at a lakeside park in SoutHaven.

It is a small show due to the size of the park and that is a good thing, otherwise not many exhibitors would make a lot of moola.

Setup is the day before, very…

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Juno ArtFest by the Sea—Well, I finally met Howard and Debbie

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 1:42pm 9 Comments

Juno was this past weekend and it is a Howard Alan Show.

The Show location is an artist’s dream. Booths are on a narrow two lane strip of Highway A1A right along the Atlantic Ocean.

Booths on the east side of the road are setup on grass with luscious trees and vegetation that are a barrier to the beach and the ocean which is about 30 yards away from booths.

 Booths on the west side are setup on the road with a sloping terrain behind which is surrounded by trees and…

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Images Art Show, New Smyrna Beach, Fl—Finally, a great show, and in my hometown

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 11:39am 0 Comments

This was my second show of the year, on the last weekend of January.

This is a three day show with setup on the morn of the first day, which was Friday.

New Smyrna Beach, we call it NSB, is just south of Daytona Beach on the Atlantic.

It is a mellow beach town which has blossomed in the last 20 years.

There is lots of money here, and plenty of visitors come here.

Granted, they mostly buy Florida dreck art, the usual palm trees, shells on the beach.…

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Bonita Springs Art Show—First one of 2019

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 2:09pm 2 Comments

Well, this is my 45th year in the biz.

2018 ended in a sad fizzle so I was looking for positive vibes to kickstart 2019.

I have done this show many times since its inception.

It moved a few years back from a location off Highway 41, a well travelled road,

to Old Highway 41 located in…

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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.

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