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Lo and behold, it’s a new year. What the heck happened to 2012? Or that pesky zombie apocalypse we had on our calendar? The whole year just seemed to whiz by. Anyhow. 2013. It’s here. Time to gear up!
Is your portfolio ready for 2013?
Check out these 7 art portfolio readiness tips here on the EBSQ Blog!
Speaking of 2013…
Our 2013 Art Exhibit Calendar has been announced! Which shows are you most looking forward to?
December was a rough month for Team EBSQ. Everybody was down with the flu (and other ailments) multiple times. I think I can count the number of days I personally wasn’t sick on one hand! As a result, the finishing touches on the newest iteration of the EBSQ website is running behind schedule. We’re looking forward to getting back on track in 2013, bringing you a faster site, e-commerce tools, a significantly improved FAQ (I can hear many of you applauding), and hopefully, a site that will be advertising-free.
To achieve these ends, we can also use your help. We still haven’t met our goal of 150 new members to replace the lost advertising revenue. To that end, monthly memberships and permanent accounts are still on sale. Each new (and returning) monthly member helps us meet our monthly bills and expenses. Each permanent account purchase goes toward upgrading equipment, software licenses, and building toward our future so we can compete with the big fish out there. Together, we can make 2013 an incredible year for the self-representing artist.
Wishing you peace, prosperity, and an Artful New Year,
-Amie Gillingham on behalf of Team EBSQ
Supporting living artists since 2000
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
A few of our servers appear to be down. We’re looking into why now with our ISP. We hope to be back up and running shortly. Thanks for your patience!
Updated 1:29pm EDT: We’re dealing with 2 drive failures. Our data center is troubleshooting now and hope to have us back online shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Updated 6:33pm EDT: We’re in data recovery mode. This will likely be a time-consuming process since we’re dealing with several hundred thousand images files. We’ll update as soon as we have more information available. Thank you for your patience during this outage.
Uh-oh, we goofed up! We just learned that today’s Art of the Day selection had a syntax error in the database and the page wasn’t displaying properly. Our extreme thanks to the early birds who wrote to let us know! In case you missed it, here’s Carmen Trueheart’s piece which epitomizes this week’s theme “Little Things.” Look for more little things via EBSQ’s AOTD all week.
This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Butterflies, and what a stunning display of Spring!
These Spring-a-rific works of art were brought to you by: Christina A Kapono, Jaishi, Aimee Koester, Lindsay E Cheesewright, Laura Winzeler, Melia Dawn Newman, Windi Rosson, Emmarts, Kris Jean, Shawn Marie Hardy, Sherry Key, Renée Gandy, Torrie Smiley, Elis Cooke, and Charlene Murray Zatloukal.
Next month: Mother Earth
Kris Jean, Mod Team EBSQ-Etsy
It looks like we’re having issues with a recent chat software upgrade and have to reschedule tonight’s EBSQ Juried Artists Q & A chat to next Monday (April 19). As a consession to our tech bad, we’re extending the submission deadline from April 20th to April 25.
Questions in the interim? Drop by the EJA Q & A Forum at EBSQ!
In 2009, I took on the path of exploration and travel, connecting with others in the web-business/technology industry as well as venturing into opportunities that would open up for my art. In so doing, I’d learned many ways of supporting my work while on the road. Read more of Mobile Studio: Supplies for a nomad artist…
Lovely original designs from our Team EBSQ-Etsy members. We took the word “ornament” in it’s broadest terms for inspiration to bring you these goodies.
These wonderful little works of art are brought to you by: Christina A Kapono, Beaded Heron, Andréa Dodwell, Charlene Murray Zatloukal, Tiffany Matthews, Kim Niles, So Jeo Katherine LeBlond, Aimee Koester, Catherine Darling Hostetter, Robin Cruz McGee, Loredana Mariotto, and Lisa Nelson.
~Kris Jean, Mod Team EBSQ-Etsy
Amanda Makepeace is the winner of Simon Sez… Reflections! Patricia Lee Christensen – Simon for last week’s Simon Sez, chose Amanda’s photograph because of it’s “great composition and feeling”. She said “I love the subtle misty reflections in the back of the pool and the sky reflection in the foreground.”
If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.
Congratulations Amanda! We look forward to your turn as Simon.
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