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Nels johnson commented on John Leben's blog post Digital Artist Opens a Gallery: A 2-year Report
"I think your gallery is a real plus for Douglas. Thanks for representing me, I saw sales almost double over the first year. When people see me at a show and find out I am from Saugatuck, I proudly tell them to go see my work, and others, at the…"
Tuesday
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Maitland Rotary Review, 11-17 & 18, 2018
"I like your vibe.  Good writing, puts us right there beside you. Yes, the quality shows will yield you much better monetary returns. Unfortunateky, Maitland is a loser.  It used to be good, but then it  was influenced by a certain…"
Nov 23
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Maitland Show, fricking spellchecker sucks"
Nov 19
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Fricking fingers, meant Maryland Show"
Nov 19
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Give us a follow up to your Maitla d show, wa t to hear all about it."
Nov 19
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Leave the work in the tent overnight—unless, you are a jeweler."
Nov 15
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival—Pensacola, Florida
"Barry, it is strong show for some. For you, it could be 50-50, just saying. I have been lucky to get in FW, five out of the last seven years.  Twice, it was off the waitlist."
Nov 15
Barry Bernstein commented on Nels johnson's blog post The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival—Pensacola, Florida
"Nels, I didn't hear good things from people that I talked to. Btw, congrats on being one of the few in April. What do you know about South Lake?"
Nov 14
A. Denise Rollings-Martin commented on Nels johnson's blog post The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival—Pensacola, Florida
"Hi Nels, I was lucky enough to be next to you at the show.  You had lookers gathered outside your booth all day.  I'm a jeweler and had a really good show.  This show has been kind to me the 4 years I've been fortunate…"
Nov 14
Nels johnson posted a blog post

The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival—Pensacola, Florida

This is always on the first full weekend in November. It is three days, ending at 5pm on Friday and Saturday and at 4pm on Sunday.In my humble opinion this is the best fall show to do in Florida, nobody else compares.Also Pensacola is a very cool town to hang out at.Lots of good seafood bars and restaurants (more about them later), easy traffic, cheap lodgings, a mellow setup and a great wholesale seafood outlet to stock up on Monday morning.Plus, most artists make at least $3-4K here, and some…See More
Nov 13
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"meant they are done for newbies, fricking fat thumbs of mine."
Nov 13
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"I like your spirit. It will be an adventure.  Keep us posted. BTW, I blog on this site quite extensively, you might want to research a number of my blogs, they are down for newbies like you. I have been in this biz for nearly 45 years. Good…"
Nov 13
Connie Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Funky Ferndale Art Show—A money-maker For some
"I understand that secret, Mark. It is especially true for people who move to Detroit from out of town. There is great value in the real estate and most people are pleased with their bang for the buck. In addition, current residents $$ go further…"
Nov 8
Mark Loeb commented on Nels johnson's blog post Funky Ferndale Art Show—A money-maker For some
"Thanks Nels. Always appreciate your comments and ideas. The show works great for those with edgier work and generally price points under $500.  I've got a few other shows too and each has a very distinct personality and I am happy to work…"
Nov 8
Nels johnson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Funky Ferndale Art Show—A money-maker For some
"k forward to seeing ya"
Oct 20
Scotty Jones commented on Nels johnson's blog post Funky Ferndale Art Show—A money-maker For some
"This is a great review Nels and I would concur. I would add my favorite thing about the show was being your neighbor. ( and the music provided by the barber shop behind us ) You were correct my sales were very good, it was my first time at funky…"
Oct 18

Profile Information

Your Medium
Photography
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
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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The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival—Pensacola, Florida

Posted on November 10, 2018 at 11:30am 3 Comments

This is always on the first full weekend in November. It is three days, ending at 5pm on Friday and Saturday and at 4pm on Sunday.

In my humble opinion this is the best fall show to do in Florida, nobody else compares.

Also Pensacola is a very cool town to hang out at.

Lots of good seafood bars and restaurants (more about them later), easy traffic, cheap lodgings, a mellow setup and a great wholesale seafood outlet to stock up on Monday morning.

Plus, most artists…

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The Shaw Art Fair (SF)—Last weekend in St. Louis

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm 8 Comments

Well, I was halfway thru this blog and it disappeared into the eternal ether.

So here we go again.

The things I do for you guys.

Be nice to me and read this review and then, actually comment about it.

It is my birthday in two more weeks so be kind and read and…

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Funky Ferndale Art Show—A money-maker For some

Posted on September 30, 2018 at 11:30am 9 Comments

Ferndale is a north suburb of Detroit.

It is a three day show that was held last weekend.

Integrity Shows, which is Mark Loeb, produces it.  You can find it on Zapp.

FF is a multi diverse community.  The downtown has come a long way in last ten years.

Back then the Main Street had lots of closed stores and only a handful of restaurant bars to choose from.

Now, the street is packed with lots of commerce and bars.  There are four barbershops to choose…

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Arts and Apples art show—Rochester, Michigan—more about apples then art

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 9:30pm 7 Comments

The Show was last weekend.  Three boring days with no sun, cold temps and fleeting rain showers.

Last weekend was a weather disaster everywhere in the Midwest. Heavy rains at Penrod, Bowling Green, Louisville, even St. Louis.

Rochester is a very affluent northwest suburb of Detroit.  Mucho dinero live here.  Everybody dresses in expensive outfits adorned with expensive purses and belts.

In earlier times AA was one of the top Michigan shows. Lots of artists did five…

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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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Thank you, Nels, for referring Seth Vandable to Art Fair Insiders.

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