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Elbert Morris
  • Springfield, VA
  • United States
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Bar Harbor Fine Art Festival in August 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bernard Zalon Jan 17, 2013. 1 Reply

I would appreciate any input from those that might have participated in this festival in the past. Opinions about the financial windfall, catastrophic results, or anything in between would be…Continue

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Mark Detrick replied to Elbert Morris's discussion Trimline 10x10 tent and Propanels Knockdown 7 ft. Package for sale
"I may be interested in just the Trimline tent if your interested in selling it separately. Can you give me some info on how old it is and what condition it's in? I assume it includes the side panels? I live in northern PA but my son lives in…"
Sep 30, 2013
Elbert Morris replied to Liz Ashe's discussion Festival in the Park Charlotte, NC
"Becky, Thanks for the mini review of Festival in the Park. I had thought about doing it this year but decided not to do it. Maybe after I see how you did for all three days I will think about it for next year. I agree with you about the IOS7 update…"
Sep 22, 2013
Deborah Butts commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"We were on Market St near Keith Wilkie. First time doing this show. I felt the quality of the work accepted into the show was very good. For us, Saturday was a pretty good day. Had Sunday been as strong, would have been great. But crowd seemed more…"
Sep 18, 2013
keith wilkie commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"Early hours of Leesburg Fine Arts Festival Saturday September 14, 2013."
Sep 17, 2013
keith wilkie commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"This was my first time in Leesburg, but what a great town.  Close proximity to DC and fairly upper end residential suburban yet historic location.  I agree with other posts in that the crowd seemed larger by a bit on Sunday with what…"
Sep 17, 2013
Britt Hallowell commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"I was on Market St this year (was on King st last year).  I definitely thought that Saturday was much busier than Sunday.  I had a great Saturday sales wise, which was fortunate b/c Sunday I only sold $140 worth.  In the…"
Sep 17, 2013
Evan Reinheimer commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"I was there as well.  I agree with everything said above, except I thought Sat. was busier than Sun.  My sales were below average but not awful.  Traffic at the show was good, just not a ton of buying energy.  I drove down from…"
Sep 17, 2013
Elbert Morris commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"Another thing I forgot to mention in my blog post was my tent placement. I, like everyone else had a tent right next to me on one side but about 30 feet on the other side between myself and my metal worker neighbor on the ther side. This was due to…"
Sep 17, 2013
Bill McLauchlan commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"Oh - I forgot the Nels requested info.  10x10 spots with lots of sidewalk storage behind.  Tents were right next to each other and tight.  I was glad we had a corner for the extra exposure/space."
Sep 17, 2013
Bill McLauchlan commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"Great summary and great marketing Elbert. Congratulations.  We were at Leesburg at the far end of East Market St.  Load-in (for us) was easy as we were in the first group.  We drove up to our spot at 6PM as advertised and had plenty…"
Sep 17, 2013
Elbert Morris replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Best Two Things You Have Done?
"Carrie, I use the reflection bag method also but with a twist. I use Velcro strips on the sides and top flap. That way I can just open the bag up,sit my item inside without sliding it in,Velcro the sides and top flap and it ready to go. You can get…"
Sep 17, 2013
Melanie Rolfes commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"Thanks for the report. Congrats on a great show. Alison congrats on setting up alone! Keep at it. Of course having help here and there is nice but I love knowing I don't need any."
Sep 16, 2013
Alison Thomas commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"I was in the last stage for setup and didn't get started until after 7PM which made for a long evening.  I do think every effort was made to get people in and setting up as quickly as possible.  It did amaze me (and contributed to my…"
Sep 16, 2013
Lisa Foster commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"Very smart thinking!"
Sep 16, 2013
Pam sharp commented on Elbert Morris's blog post Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013
"a very smart business model..I think that would work for all locations not just leesburg. congrats on a great show.  "
Sep 16, 2013
Elbert Morris posted a blog post

Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013

The Leesburg Fine Art Festival was held on Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. The weather both days was excellent. Load-in and Load-out was a little tricky due to the narrow streets. The Load-in was staged by a number system depending on you booth street location.I didn't use the staged system but instead found a parking space on a cross street about 50 feet from my setup location and rolled everything in for setup and tear down. The booths were located along about a one block…See More
Sep 16, 2013

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Years in the Art Fair Business
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Winchester Art Festival
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http://www.emorrisphotography.com
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Seeing new places,meeting new people,getting to know others in the art world.
Best show ever and why
Maryland Art Festival
Worst show ever and why
Colonial Beach Art and Craft Show. Nothing like getting caught in a rain storm with 50 mph winds.
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Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2013

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:10pm 12 Comments

The Leesburg Fine Art Festival was held on Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. The weather both days was excellent. Load-in and Load-out was a little tricky due to the narrow streets. The Load-in was staged by a number system depending on you booth street location.I didn't use the staged system but instead found a parking space on a cross street about 50 feet from my setup location and rolled everything in for setup and tear down. The booths were located along about a one block… Continue

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At 9:45pm on November 16, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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