Don’t miss these April Deadlines!

EBSQ Juried Artists is accepting applications through 25 April 2010.  On the fence about applying? Here are three compelling reasons to jump into the fray:

EJA is peer-juried. Unlike other art sites with a juried section, ours is a peer rather than an editorial review, based solely on the quality of your art and online presentation of your work, not “taste” or “experience.” The jurors are your fellow artists, who previously went through the process themselves.

An in-depth critique like no other.  Ours is a blind-submission/blind-juror process. The jurors do not know the identity of the artists whose work they’re reviewing, nor even the identity of the other jurors. What they see is your five pieces of art (with its accompanying artist statements) stripped of your personal information.  And what you’ll get back is amazing. Because it’s anonymous, our jurors are able to give you unbiased feedback about your submissions and online presentation style. Even artists who haven’t been accepted have found the process to be valuable.

Access to a community of peers (and additional EBSQ shows). In addition to the accolades that accepted members showcase in their portfolios, EJA members have access to an additional private member forum and shows that are EJA-only, including September’s brick and mortar 10th Anniversary exhibit at 15 Minutes Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.  To borrow a phrase from American Express, membership has its privileges!

Thinking about applying? Have questions? We have answers! Feel free to ask here, or stop by the official EBSQ Juried Artists Q & A forum at your leisure.  But don’t wait too long!

EJA not your thing? We have 4 more deadlines for you:

Saints

From 4/1/2010 thru 4/30/2010

Online Art Exhibit:  Saints

Saints – outside of those sanctified by organized religion, exactly just what constitutes a saint can be a little difficult to pin down. We refer to … more 

Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials

From 4/1/2010 thru 4/30/2010

Online Art Exhibit:  Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials

Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials. This was one of our most popular shows of the past ten years and we’re happy to bring it back in … more 

Flower of the Month: Tulips ’10

From 4/1/2010 thru 4/30/2010

Online Art Exhibit:  Flower of the Month: Tulips '10

2010 is EBSQ’s 10th Anniversary year, and as such, we’re bringing back some of our most popular past flowers to celebrate. This month, we continue … more 

One-Word Concept: Precious

From 4/1/2010 thru 4/30/2010

Online Art Exhibit:  One-Word Concept: Precious

This month’s word: PRECIOUS Unlike our traditional EBSQ exhibits which are very structured, the point of EBSQ “one word concepts” is to … more 

So what are you waiting for?

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Technical difficulties aka EBSQ Live, Take 3

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!

EJA Q & A rescheduled for 14 April 2010

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 this 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 Wednesday, 14 April 2010 at 9pm EDT (6pm PDT).  All are welcome!

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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Thinking about EJA? 3 Reasons to Apply

EBSQ Juried Artists are accepting applications for new members through 20 October 2009.  New to the program? On the fence about applying? Here’s three compelling reasons to jump into the fray:

EJA is peer-juried. Unlike other art sites with a juried section, ours is a peer rather than an editorial review, based solely on the quality of your art and online presentation of your work, not “taste” or “experience.” The jurors are your fellow artists, who previously went through the process themselves.

An in-depth critique like no other.  Ours is a blind-submission/blind-juror process. The jurors do not know the identity of the artists whose work they’re reviewing, nor even the identity of the other jurors. What they see is your five pieces of art (with its accompanying artist statements) stripped of your personal information.  And what you’ll get back is amazing. Because it’s anonymous, our jurors are able to give you unbiased feedback about your submissions and online presentation style. Even artists who haven’t been accepted have found the process to be valuable.

Access to a community of peers (and additional EBSQ shows). In addition to the accolades that accepted members showcase in their portfolios, EJA members have access to an additional private member forum and shows that are EJA-only.  To borrow a phrase from American Express, membership has its privileges!

Thinking about applying? Have questions? We have answers! Feel free to ask here, or stop by the official EBSQ Juried Artists Q & A forum at your leisure.  (you must be logged into the forums to post this section)

Good luck!

EBSQ Juried Artists announced for Spring 2009

We just completed our spring portfolio review for EJA.  EBSQ is therefore pleased to announce the newest members of EBSQ Juried artists:

Our applicants were juried blindly (ie, the jurors did not know whose work they were reviewing) based on the following criteria:

  • quality of the art presented
  • professional presentation of the work presented (this includes both jpeg quality as well as the quality of the supporting artist statement included with each piece)
  • evidence of a cohesive, mature body of work based on the 5 pieces submitted per artist.

 

Out of 27 applicants, 15 artists received a 2/3 majority or greater admittance vote from our pool of 15 volunteer peer jurors. It’s not an easy process for either the peer jurors or the applicants, so our thanks and congratulations go out to every single individual who participated in the process.

The next opportunity to apply is October 2009.

-Amie Gillingham

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Reminder- first EBSQ Juried Artist q & a is tonight

EBSQ is hosting 3 online q & a sessions for potential EBSQ Juried Artist applicants. The first is tonight in the EBSQ Chat Room at 9pm EDT (6pm PDT)

Our other two q & a sessions:

  • Wednesday, 15 April 2009 between 1:30-3pm EDT via Twitter. Please use the hashtag #EJA with your questions
  • Thursday, 16 April 2009 between 4-6pm EDT via Twitter.  Please use the hashtag #EJA with your questions
  • Plus you can ask questions at your leisure via the EBSQ Juried Artists Application Q & A Forum
  • Good luck everyone! Our newest Juried members will be publicly announced on 1 May 2009.

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