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Elisabeth Maurland
  • Female
  • Decorah, IA
  • United States
  • Ceramics
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Has anyone any experience from the Richmond (VA) VisArts Craft + Design Show in November?

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe engel Jun 4, 2015. 4 Replies

I just was accepted into this show. It's tiny - just 60 artists - and it's a long way for me to go. I don't have any information about it, but it has existed for many years. Anyone?Continue

Tags: visarts, richmond

What do I do when my Square will not swipe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Pitorak Bloom Jul 24, 2013. 47 Replies

I have been trying to find answers to this question, but I can't find anyone with this problem. I just got a square card reader, and I can't get it to swipe for the life of me. I have tried several…Continue

Tags: trouble, swiping, square

The last day for voting - if you wouldn't mind...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow Oct 6, 2011. 6 Replies

Hi,I am in the last day of a three week long contest for a small business grant in Northeast Iowa. I need a lot of votes to win the $5000! I would use the funds to extend the designs that I use on my…Continue

I would love some help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elisabeth Maurland Sep 12, 2011. 6 Replies

I don't know if this is OK to post here, but I'm trying to get people to help me by voting for my pottery business.I have been doing art fairs for a living as a potter for 17 years, and I'm trying…Continue


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Profile Information

Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Decatur, IL (Art Fair in the Park or something)
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Personal contact with customers and other people, positive feedback, instant gratification, travel, getting out of studio, meeting other artists.
Best show ever and why
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 2002.
Highest gross. But also very nice show to do.
Worst show ever and why
Artigras, Jupiter, FL, 1994. Horrible sales.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
People on ArtFair SourceBook.

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It's the last day for voting - if you wouldn't mind...

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 11:23am 5 Comments

It's been a grueling three weeks, having entered this popularity contest for votes in order to win a $5000 grant. It has consumed me! The contest is called Dream Big Grow Here, and its purpose is to encourage small businesses in Northeast Iowa (there are other contests in other parts of Iowa) to expand and promote their idea or "dream". My dream, which I have had and been working on for 6 years, is to extend the designs that I've been developing on my pottery into other, manufactured…


I would love some help!

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 2:08am 7 Comments

I don't know if this is OK to post here, but I'm trying to get people to help me by voting for my pottery business.

I have been doing art fairs for a living as a potter for 17 years, and I'm trying to, if not break out of the art fairs, because I love them, but add to the income by extending my surface designs into other products, like textiles and paper goods.

I am therefore in an online contest for small businesses in Northeast…


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At 9:10pm on October 12, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Elisabeth. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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At 10:08pm on March 05, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Elisabeth Maurland a gift
Thank you, Elisabeth, for your review of the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff. We appreciate your help.

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