Posts Tagged friday five
1. Fall Sunshine by Delilah Smith caught my eye this morning. The leaves are only just beginning to change color here. I love Autumn!
2. “Nearly $1.3 million worth of art and personal items belonging to the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir have sold at a New York City auction.” — Wow! Read the article here.
3. Planning a group exhibition? EmptyEasel.com has 10 ideas for promoting your show!
4. Physical vs. Virtual Networking – Both are important and both are vital, but this quote by Lauren Panepinto stood out (and not just because it was bold text): “One hour of physical networking is worth 100 hours of virtual networking.”
5. Calling all EBSQ Artists! If you have news to share with our community and readers let me know! Contact me at: amanda[at]ebsqart[dot]com.
New art, blogged by a handful of our artists. From left to right: The Romantic by Christine Striemer, Cloud Shadows by Karen Winters, Half Corked by Torrie Smiley, Harvest Moon Shield by Gretchen Del Rio, and Plum Tasty by Carol DeMumbrum.
1. New Day Sunflower – Marcia Baldwin’s vibrant palette plus a sunflower. Stunning! Follow the link for purchase details.
2. Art Scans: Use your head – Or borrow Georgia Papadakis’ head. She has the lowdown on identifying scams online.
3. Painting Giveaway – Carol DeMumbrum is giving away a beautiful tulip painting. Check her blog for details!
4. Are you suffering from creative burn out? – EmtpyEasel.com has 8 tips for rejuvenating your creativity!
5. Tomorrow is the last day to enter the August EBSQ Exhibits!
This week’s Friday Five features art blogged by our EBSQ artists participating in Nibblefest. Good luck ladies!
1. BYOBa – I can’t get enough of Sherry Key’s whimsical and often surreal art. Can you guess the meaning of BYOBa?
2. Hollyhock Painting Started – Take a peek inside Kimberly Vanlandingham’s studio to see how she gets started painting.
3. MOTM: Our Bodies - This month’s free mandala by Maureen Frank encourages us to listen to our bodies and slow down!
5. Tips on Pricing your Art for Licensing – I see this question pop up in the forums often. So here you go. EmptyEasel.com dishes out a few tips to help you with the process.
When was the last time you updated your EBSQ Profile? It’s no easy feat keeping track of an online presence, but it is essential. Consistency may be one of the most important aspects of your online persona. What does that mean? I’m talking about making sure you use the same avatar on Facebook, Twitter, EBSQ, WordPress (or Blogger) and so forth. Your avatar is how people identify you across the web and though the internet is becoming more and more open there still exists a barrier between you and your potential art collectors. The monitor. They rely on you to confirm your identity across the various sites you frequent. The same goes for your Artist Statement, Commission prices, etc. Having consistent information across various sites gives your followers confidence in you.
So again, when was the last time you updated your EBSQ Profile? To edit yours, follow this link and login: http://www.ebsqart.com/Edit-Profile
1. My Links – Fill in your various locations around the web. When you do EBSQ generates icons under your name for visitors to see (and click). If you’ve switch blogging sites or opened up a new shop then you should double check your links at EBSQ.
2. Profile Images – This is where you’ll find your Avatar and also other images to represent you. Check to see if they match what you’re using on Facebook and Twitter. It’s okay to change your avatar from time to time–we are not ageless immortals–but changing it too often can confuse people.
3. Artist Statement – Whether you use this area as a bio/about section or an area to discuss your artistic process, is up to you, but it should be consistent with what you display on your website or shop. Even my Twitter profile (which is limited in word count) contains echoes of my EBSQ Artist Statement.
4. Commissions – Do you offer them? When was the last time you updated your prices?
5. Need help? – If you’re not sure where to begin or you’re looking for advice from other artists stop by the EBSQ Forums. Our Getting Started with EBSQ thread is not only for saying Hello! but also seeking help with your profile and portfolio.
New art blogged by EBSQ artists this week!
New art, blogged by EBSQ Artists across the web.