EBSQ 1:1 with Dawn Hough Sebaugh

Who and where are you?

I was born in North Carolina and currently live in the San Diego, California area. I received a BA in Marketing from Pfeiffer College in North Carolina and a Degree in Color and Design from Parson’s School of Design in New York and also attended fine arts programs at Denver University in Colorado. I have been painting organic abstracts for over 30 years. My muse is PASSION…using Color and Texture. I paint in both acrylic and oil. I also believe in giving back so I donate paintings to numerous charities.

How did you become involved in the RAWards?

I actually got an email from the director of Raw Artists (who had seen my painting on line) asking if I would participate in their next show. I looked at the venue and thought “wow…I’ll be displaying my work on a 12 foot long chain link fence. I’ve never done that…how cool! ”. I also love the fact that Raw Artists supports the art, music, fashion, and entertainment community!

What happens if you win and how can fans vote for you?

The semi-final event is Friday November 16th at 7:00 until 12:00 am at 4th and B St San Diego. This is a LIVE VOTE event so you must attend to vote. I really hope if you are in the area you will stop by and VOTE!


There are some great prizes!

Write up in Arts N Fashion Magazine, write up in the Upchuck Magazine, Print package from Impact Visual Arts, Gift Card from Visual Shop, Placement at an Artist Show at Graffiti Beach, Photo Studio time at Industry Showroom, Placement on Gallery Wall at Industry Showroom, Placement at the San Diego Indie Fest 2013, Placement at an Atre Fresca, Winners interview from Charles Thi, and a Placement at a RAW: San Diego Show 2012 plus even more perks!

When the awards are over, what’s next for you?

That’s a hard one! If I would be lucky enough to win…”Look Out! The skies the limit!” I will of course continue to create and sell my paintings at shows, galleries and on-line. I believe I will start helping to mentor more young artists and get them involved in the San Diego art culture.

Thanks to all who have supported my art and to all of you who can attend this event and hopefully vote for me!


Follow Dawn @





EBSQ Friday Five


1. Into the Rabbit Hole – I love this new painting by EBSQ artist, Hilary J. England. She’s been exploring Fletcher’s color control theories. Read her blog post for more details.

2. Follow your Passion – Christine Krainock shares with her blog readers how she went from being a teacher to an artist.

3. Photo vs. Life – Erika Nelson shares some her process on painting. The photos in this blog post are beautiful!

4. John Marin Watercolor Show – Miriam Schulman shares her accidental find at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

5. MOTM: Priorities – Maureen Frank has her free downloadable mandala for the August available on her blog now. I can relate to this month’s theme!

Have a wonderful weekend!

EBSQ Friday Five

1. Purple Mountain Majesty – Artist Cynthia Agathocleous might just be one of my favorite abstract artists at EBSQ. Her current style, geometric, is mesmerizing!

2. Mission: Small Business & EBSQ– Help EBSQ qualify for a $250,000 grant from Chase and LivingSocial! This grant to support Small Businesses would go a long way.

3. When Drawings go Ugly – Ever have one of those days where your pencil and brain are not connecting? EBSQ artist, Michele B. Naquaiya has some great tips.

4. Shutterbug – Photographer and EBSQ member, Michael Glover was featured in the magazine Shutterbug! Congratulations!

5. How to Get your Art on Greeting Cards – I’m not talking about one of those sites where you sell your own greeting card. This article at Empty Easel is about submitting your designs to greeting card publishers. Excellent resource!

Have a wonderful weekend!

EBSQ Facebook Artist of the Week: Craig Gourley

Who and where are you?

Hello my name is Craig Gourley and I live in Darlington Co Durham a small town in the north east of England. I’ve been painting and drawing since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I studied art and graphic design at New College Durham and Darlington Tec College.

How were you introduced to Facebook?

I was introduced to Facebook by an old school friend looking to catch up but I soon realized its potential as a promotional tool for my artwork.

Any tips for other artists starting a Facebook Page?

Try to update your page as often as possible, this will help you get more fans coming back to your page.
Promotion is important as well, I find Twitter is a good tool for this, following the right sort of people and tweeting your fan page every now and then will send people who are interested in your art to your page and hitting the LIKE button.

What’s your favorite Facebook Page feature?

I have a few, the link feature is a great tool, being able to pop a link in your status bar and have a thumbnail picture come up is really helpful. The SHARE tool is also fantastic plus the ability to link your Twitter and YouTube accounts together is really time-saving.

What’s coming next from your studio?

More ArtRage digital paintings and maybe some water colour artwork 🙂 I’m still working hard on my commissions for hand painted pop-art canvases plus an E bay shop may be on the horizon.



EBSQ Facebook Artist of the Week: Claudia Goodell

Who and where are you?

Claudia Goodell Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or Myalgic Encephalomyopathy (ME) as it’s called elsewhere.  May 12th is the international awareness day for ME/CFS, and there is a blue ribbon campaign the entire month of May to increase awareness for this disabling illness that effects 1-4 million Americans.  There is still no known cause, no approved treatment and no cure.   To increase awareness and to raise research funds I will be donating a portion of proceeds from sales of my art during the month of May, to The CFIDS Association of America.

How were you introduced to Facebook?

I do my best to stay current with digital means for promoting art, fundraising, and other personal interests, and Facebook has provided an excellent platform for disseminating information to the masses.

Any tips for other artists starting a Facebook Page?

Review as many other Facebook pages representing businesses similar to yours to gather information and ideas on what you think works. Make sure you think carefully about the name of your page because once you reach 500 subscribers Facebook will not allow a name change. Also, be sure the name clearly states what the page is, and possibly your name or the name of your business because the name you select becomes the URL. If you want people to find your FB page when they do a web search by your name, then include that in the name of your FB page.

What’s your favorite Facebook Page feature?

I think having the ability to share useful information and images is the best feature on FB. This is how things go viral.

What’s coming next from your studio?

Currently I am taking private lessons from Ricardo Chavez-Mendez, a local seasoned artist, and we are working to develop my own style based on Curvismo, a style Ricardo has developed and mastered. This new style is somewhat of a departure from my previous work as it incorporates realism, surrealism, abstractionism, and Curvismo or curvism. Eventually I will exhibit these pieces.

We are also working to finish some oil paintings created by my late son-in-law, who inspired me to start painting. These pieces were left in various states of completion at the time of his death. The goal of this project is to exhibit these works in a future show, demonstrating how they were created through a combined effort, allowing me to tell his story and mine through the art.



EBSQ Friday Five

Circle Play by Cyndi Agathocleous

1. Circle Play – I’ve been watching artist, Cyndi Agathocleous’ art evolve over the last two years. Her latest geometric abstracts are some of my favorites.

2. With a thankful heart – Congratulations to Teresa Cowley!! Her portrait, Angela, was accepted into the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, “Faces of Winter 2012” Exhibition!

3. The Artist’s Magazine Honorable Mention – More congratulations are in order for scratchboard artist, Sandra Willard!!

4. A boatload of greeting cards – Carmen Medlin has been busy on Zazzle!

5. Facebook Fan Page for your Business – Stacey Zimmerman has some great tips for optimizing your page for your art business.

Have a great weekend!

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

Shreds by Christine E. Striemer

1. Shreds – Check out the latest, and still available to purchase, from Christine E. Striemer (CES). Her work is amazing!

2. Day 173: Racing the Clock – Took Gallagher is one of many artists participating in the 365 Project. I especially love Day 173 because of the handsome kitty who looks a lot like mine, but check out those block prints!

3. Nibblefest! – Kimberly Vanlandingham shares with us her latest entry to Nibblefest. What’s Nibblefest? Kimberly shares that info too!

4. Geisha – Sherry Key revisits her polymer clay sculpture from the EBSQ Saints Show and the results are stunning!

5. Are you an EBSQ artist who blogs? Do you write noteworthy articles? I want you in my feed reader! Contact me at EBSQ.