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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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joe engel replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion Has anyone any experience from the Richmond (VA) VisArts Craft + Design Show in November?
"I know this is an older post, but is there any update on the quality of it? We just got accepted & were wondering what the verdict was?"
Jun 4, 2015
Allegra Brelsford replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion Has anyone any experience from the Richmond (VA) VisArts Craft + Design Show in November?
"Hello Elisabeth, I would love to know if you ended up doing this show, and how it went for you? I'm looking at applying, but can't find much information about it online. Would love your help on this! "
Apr 17, 2014
Elisabeth Maurland received a gift from Jacki Bilsborrow
Mar 5, 2014
Barbara Pitorak Bloom replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"the easiest tip someone told me is rub the card on your shirt, like you would polish an apple, then swipe.  It sets up a low grade static, which seems to help with the swipe process.  Works every time."
Jul 24, 2013
Gayle Weiss replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"If your reader doesn't work, you can manually enter the cc numbers. Just hit the button on the top right corner of the little register and it'll bring up the info screen where you type in the buyer's information right from the card.…"
Jun 26, 2013
Judith St. John Peterson replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"Here's an entry in the "Things to be aware of" category. My husband and I use both an iPhone and an iPad to take credit cards at our shows. At a very small show recently when we were unable to plug the Square into the iPad, we…"
Jun 24, 2013
Elisabeth Maurland replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"Thank you. This actually happened"
Jun 24, 2013
Jennifer Racette replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"I would suggest swapping out the square for a new one as it sounds like the one you have is dodgy.  Be aware that Square has a new policy of putting holds on payments to vendors for transactions manually typed in and not swiped, so this could…"
Jun 24, 2013
Tom Becker replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"The first time I used the Square at a show it wouldn't work.  Turns out that it wasn't in far enough.  I figured it quickly but it was scary."
Jun 24, 2013
Diane Wright replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"I have also had problems. Make sure you are supporting the back of the reader do it reads the card."
Jun 24, 2013
Judith St. John Peterson replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"Yes, that's exactly what it sounds like. If you contact Square, they will send you a new one. Alternately, stop at any Radio Shack and pick up 2 or 3. Then let Square know, and they'll credit your account for the cost of at least one.…"
Jun 24, 2013
Tom Becker replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"Use an old fashioned knuckle buster."
Jun 22, 2013
Elisabeth Maurland replied to Marcie Evans's discussion How NOT to sell your art!
"I enjoy art fair dogs too. But only if the dogs are OK with being there!"
Mar 15, 2013
Alison Thomas replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion Has anyone any experience from the Richmond (VA) VisArts Craft + Design Show in November?
"I was rejected.  I've heard it is very nice.  I do well at the other Richmond show, Arts in the Park."
Dec 1, 2012
Chris King replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion Has anyone any experience from the Richmond (VA) VisArts Craft + Design Show in November?
"I have attended...nice show."
Nov 30, 2012
Kathy Burks replied to Elisabeth Maurland's discussion What do I do when my Square will not swipe?
"Enter the amount and description (if any).  Then, click on the box with the dollar sign in the upper right hand corner.  Then, on the new screen enter the cc # manually on the first line."
Sep 26, 2012

Profile Information

Your Medium
Ceramics
Years in the Art Fair Business
17
First show ever
Decatur, IL (Art Fair in the Park or something)
What is your website?
http://www.elisabethmaurland.com
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 ArtFairInsiders.com? 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…

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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 ArtFairInsiders.com, 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
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Thank you, Elisabeth, for your review of the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff. We appreciate your help.

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