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Nels johnson's Blog – December 2017 Archive (2)

Holiday Art Festival, downtown St. Petersburg—Big Yawner, I am a goner

Well, did my final show of the year, number 29, in my old hometown.  It is always nice to be able to sleep in my own bed when doing a show.

Problem is, the show sucked. I made more money selling out of my driveway then paying Paragon $400 for a booth fee and not doing very well.

It is not Paragon’s fault. Bill Kinney does a super job producing the show.  He gets the message out on billboards, print media and social media.  Setup is very mellow, and for the most part, teardown…


Added by Nels johnson on December 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Setting up my booth in the driveway—and making lots of moola

I made almost $1500 selling my photos out of my booth that I setup in my driveway.

Read on.

i live in a historic, almost 100 year old house in Ybor City.  Ybor is a historic district of Tampa. Now known for bars and cigars.

Across the street from us is a vacant 18,000 square foot factory building.

I heard thru the Ybor  grapevine that a Christmas craft show was scheduled to be there on December 2&3.

by coincidence, I had no show planned for that…


Added by Nels johnson on December 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — 40 Comments

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