We have a winner!

Click here to open the PrintRunner homepage in a new browserLast week, we hosted a postcard giveaway, sponsored by PrintRunner. We randomly drew an entry number and our winner is: Theodora Demetriades!

Congratulations, Theodora. Let us know how your postcards turn out!

Let me add my thanks to each and every one of you who contributed fantastic ideas on how to use your postcards. We’ll be putting together a best-of list next week.

Stay tuned for more great giveways in the future!



We have winners!

Congratulations to our First Art of 2012 Facebook Challenge Winner, Melinda Dalke! Her name was randomly pulled from our 30 entries. Here’s her first piece of the year, Headed Home:

Headed Home by EBSQ Artist Melinda Dalke
Headed Home by EBSQ Artist Melinda Dalke


Melinda joins our Twitter contest winner, Lori Mirabelli, who won a full year of EBSQ on Twitter the week before. Here’s Lori’s first new artof 2012:

Untitled artwork by EBSQ Artist Lori Mirabelli
Untitled artwork by EBSQ Artist Lori Mirabelli


Congratulations, ladies! And our hats are off to all of the participating artists. By the look of things, 2012 is going to be an absolutely gorgeous year!

Guest Curate a Week of EBSQ’s Art of the Day

Think you have what it takes to be a good curator? Want a chance to find out? EBSQ would love to see our members’ art through your eyes by curating a week of Art of the Day. Here’s how!

Send us an email to aotd@ebsqart.com with the following information:

Your name (this will appear with your curated week if you’re selected)
Your theme’s title
Your seven choices for your theme in the order you wish them to appear (don’t send pictures, use the search tool and copy & paste the url for each item)
All choices must be EBSQ artist members in good standing, and we prefer work that hasn’t been used in the past.

Also, all choices need to be “work/family friendly”

If your week is selected, our staff will get in touch for your curator’s statement, as well as let you know if alternate pieces need to be picked in the event that a member isn’t eligible.

So, put on your curator’s hat (or any hat you might have lying about) and give it your best shot!

EBSQ Friday Five

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

1. New Oil Painting – Yes, artist Kari Tirrell not only makes magic with pastels, she also does it with oils. Beautiful and it tells a story.

2. Christmas in July – Sara Burrier is participating in this year event  on Etsy. Check out all the goodies she has in stock. You even get a freebie 4 x 6 print with purchase!!

3. Be Immortalized as a Zombie – Melia Newman has a new contest going on for fans of her Facebook Page. Ever dreamed of being a Zombie?

4. New Avenues of Creativity – Jason Barre on his dissatisfaction with painting, Bravo’s Work of Art, and a new venture with a forgotten medium.

5. Sherry’s Rain – Torrie Smiley shares her thoughts and processes in the creation of one of her paintings for the 2010 Rip Show. I always find it fascinating to see where a painting began.

It’s our birthday-and YOU could win a present!

Art: Poka-Dot Birthday by Artist Delilah Smith  EBSQ is very excited to be celebrating its 9th year of operation. It seems like yesterday that we were a small rag-tag group of artists selling our work on eBay. My, how we’ve grown!  And to kick of the party, we’d like to offer you a chance to win a FREE YEAR with EBSQ.

There are two ways you can enter the free-year drawing:

  • Simply reply to this blog post letting us know why you love EBSQ.
  • Follow us on Twitter and send us an @EBSQ note (not a direct tweet).

You can do either–or both! Just do it before 11pm EDT on 09/10/09. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on our blog  on 09/11/09.

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Come fly with us at Twitter-you could win!

Come follow us at Twitter
Come follow us at Twitter

Today is a weekly event called #followfriday at Twitter. If you’re not familiar with the custom, on Fridays one recommends one or more Twitter users to their list of followers, including the hashtage #followfriday as such:

SherryCarter awesome artists @artbynemo @BingFutch @Jabinya @Ihouseman @colorpoetry @knikkolette @Etsy @EBSQ #followfriday


RT @EBSQ Today is #followfriday! If you include us in your list and we hit 1k followers today, you could win a FREE year with EBSQ! pls RT

So–here’s your chance to share some love and get some love back. If you include @ebsq in your #followfriday list OR retweet (RT) our official #followfriday “you can win” statement  above AND we pass the 1k follower mark, you’ll automatically be entered to win a FREE YEAR WITH EBSQ!

 If we break 1000 followers today, a winner will be announced in this space tomorrow!

Ready? Go forth and tweet!

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