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Nels johnson's Blog – April 2019 Archive (3)

Mainsail Art Festival—Too bad Easter got in the way

Mainsail was last weekend in St. Petersburg, FL. So was Easter Sunday.  That is a killjoy for any art show.

Attendence sags and so do sales.

Even the attendence In Saturday was off from the usual Numbers we see.

St. Pete is my hometown, I was born in the 1940’s there and so I have seen it come a long way.

I have done the show more than 20 times and it has always been good.

Not this year.  It was down 50 percent.  That is a big down.

After Ft. Worth,…


Added by Nels johnson on April 24, 2019 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Main Street Fort Worth—Killer Show even though we lost one day

For me, this is the best show in the nation for sales.

It is a five figure show for the majority of artists.

They get about 1400 applications and only 250 are picked.

Luckily, I have been in five out of the last seven years.  For whatever reason, I jury really well here. And, I have gotten in with 2different bodies of work.

Here are some of the basics about the show.

  • It is held on Main Street in downtown—eight blocks long.
  • Seven of the blocks…

Added by Nels johnson on April 17, 2019 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Bayou City Art Festival-Good for some

Well, this happened at end of March, I am a little late, because I had to make 600 pieces of art for my next three shows, and Bayou is one.  Then I have Main Street Fort Worth and Mainsail.

I am blogging at a sushi bar, a good one, outside of Shreveport enroute to Ft. Worth, hereafter called FW.

Bayou is a tough show to call.

For many it can be a big winner.  Especially if you have high-priced items.

If you sell in the lower, $30-$300 price range, then this show…


Added by Nels johnson on April 8, 2019 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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