TONIGHT is EBSQ Live- Social Media for Artists

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Amanda Makepeace
TONIGHT Monday, June 14th at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room 

social media marketing for artists

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube … Social Media is everywhere and everyone from school teachers to big businesses are cashing in on this amazing phenomena—including artists. When utilized correctly Social Media can be a powerful marketing tool. It connects the artist directly with potential buyers not only in their home town but across the world. I’ve been using social media platforms for the last six years. My presentation will reveal my secrets for using social media as an artist’s marketing tool.

About the Presenter: 

Art has been one of the few constants in my life, but early on I was put off by traditional teaching methods. I only returned to study art in 2005 after completing a commission for a book cover. The course revealed I was an artist set in my ways, so I let my muse run free to create on my own terms. Much of my art tells a story, and through it I have explored the beauty at our feet and the expanse of the universe. I live outside Athens, Georgia with my daughter, two cats and a sometimes unhealthy obsession with technology and books.

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This month’s EBSQ Live: Social Media Marketing for Artists

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Amanda Makepeace
Monday, June 14th at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room 

social media marketing for artistsFacebook, Twitter, YouTube … Social Media is everywhere and everyone from school teachers to big businesses are cashing in on this amazing phenomena—including artists. When utilized correctly Social Media can be a powerful marketing tool. It connects the artist directly with potential buyers not only in their home town but across the world. I’ve been using social media platforms for the last six years. My presentation will reveal my secrets for using social media as an artist’s marketing tool.About the Presenter: 

Art has been one of the few constants in my life, but early on I was put off by traditional teaching methods. I only returned to study art in 2005 after completing a commission for a book cover. The course revealed I was an artist set in my ways, so I let my muse run free to create on my own terms. Much of my art tells a story, and through it I have explored the beauty at our feet and the expanse of the universe. I live outside Athens, Georgia with my daughter, two cats and a sometimes unhealthy obsession with technology and books.

Don’t forget: EBSQ Live returns TONIGHT!

EBSQ Live: Hand-tinted Photographs

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Sherry Key
Monday, May 17th at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room

Seein Blue – Sherry Key

Hand coloring photographs – These ain’t your Grandma’s photo oils.

I have been hand coloring black and white photos for some years. Working on hand coloring with pencil, ink, marker, oils, pastels… in other words, anything but the old standby’s like Marshall’s photo oils. “Art Photos” help combine the natural expressions of an artist like me that enjoys working in various media such as sculpture, jewelry making, painting, drawing and photography. I can promise that this presentation will take you beyond your Grandma’s use of photo oils to hand tint and color photographs.

About the Presenter:

I started out early in life with a passion for reading and art. My family will tell you I have experimented in just about every media there is. During the 70’s – like so very many in the 70’s, I worked in macramé, decoupage and tole painting. In the early 90′s I received scholarships for sculpture and ceramics. I concentrated on 3-dimensional work like sculpture, pottery and jewelry but in the last year and a half since my son moved out, I have been focusing on honing my drawing and painting skills – working mostly with colored pencils, oil pastels and hand coloring photos.

By day I run a computer maintenance database. I live in Texas, in the North Dallas area and when not at work, I am creating. – Sherry Key

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This month’s EBSQ Live: Hand Coloured Photographs

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Sherry Key
Monday, May 17th at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room

Seein Blue - Sherry Key

Hand coloring photographs – These ain’t your Grandma’s photo oils.

I have been hand coloring black and white photos for some years. Working on hand coloring with pencil, ink, marker, oils, pastels… in other words, anything but the old standby’s like Marshall’s photo oils. “Art Photos” help combine the natural expressions of an artist like me that enjoys working in various media such as sculpture, jewelry making, painting, drawing and photography. I can promise that this presentation will take you beyond your Grandma’s use of photo oils to hand tint and color photographs.

About the Presenter:

I started out early in life with a passion for reading and art. My family will tell you I have experimented in just about every media there is. During the 70’s – like so very many in the 70’s, I worked in macramé, decoupage and tole painting. In the early 90’s I received scholarships for sculpture and ceramics. I concentrated on 3-dimensional work like sculpture, pottery and jewelry but in the last year and a half since my son moved out, I have been focusing on honing my drawing and painting skills – working mostly with colored pencils, oil pastels and hand coloring photos.

By day I run a computer maintenance database. I live in Texas, in the North Dallas area and when not at work, I am creating. – Sherry Key

2010 season of EBSQ Live kicks off with EJA Q & A

Art: COWGIRL #101 by Artist Claudia Roulier
COWGIRL 101 by EJA Artist Claudia Roulier

 
If you’re new to EBSQ, the headline above likely needs an English translation. EBSQ Live is a monthly live chat series featuring how-to sessions that are free and open to the public. And next month’s Live will feature a question and answer session for artists interested in applying for EBSQ’s peer-juried internal artists’ group, EBSQ Juried Artists.  Curiosity piqued? Read more about the EJA application process and bring your questions to the EBSQ Chat room on Monday, 12 April 2010 at 9pm EDT (6pm PDT).  All are welcome!

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CANDY opens tonight!

If you’re in the Greater Pittsburgh area, we’d absolutely love to see you at The Chocolate Shoppe for the opening of CANDY, our very first brick-and-mortar curated exhibit.  There will be plenty of eats, libations, a sampling of some fantastic chocolates, and of course, some awesome artwork. C’mon down! We’re earlier in the evening than most First Friday Artwalk events, so make us your first stop of the night!

You can get the address and other pertinent details on our events page at Facebook

Plan to take pictures?  Please use the tag #ebsqcandy when you share on Flickr.

And now, a little music to get you in the mood:

Two days left to give the gift of EBSQ + Permanent Account SALE

TO PROVIDE FREEDOM IS A GIFT WE SHOULD ALL EXPERIENCE by Artist FABIO J NAPOLEONI 

Give the gift of EBSQ this holiday season!

Who says it’s too late to purchase gifts online in time for holiday delivery?  Support your favourite artist by gifting them with a membership to EBSQ. Available as a one-time fee for an annual, biennial, or permanent account. (This is also a great option if you’d like to purchase an account for yourself without an automatic recurring payment.) And what’s better, we can deliver TODAY.

Plus, by popular demand we’ve back our half-off permanent account sale. You’ll be able to purchase a permanent account now  through December 23, 2009 for just $325.  A permanent account means you’ll never have to pay dues again.  Ever. That’s a pretty good value for an unlimited-upload art portfolio! 

With prices scheduled to go up for new memberships in 2010, this is the ideal time to lock in at 2009 rates.

So–finish up your holiday shopping with EBSQ. The artists in your life thank you in advance 🙂