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)
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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.

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EBSQ welcomes the Caravan of Whuffie to the Burgh

cc) Kenneth Yeung - www.thelettertwo.com
cc) Kenneth Yeung - http://www.thelettertwo.com

About a month ago, I saw a tweet from my friend Tara Hunt (social media maven and author of the recent “The Whuffie Factor”) talking about something that involved a Winnebago, social media, whuffie, karaoke, and Pittsburgh.  Volunteering to help out was a no-brainer.  Jump to this week and we’re pleased to announce that EBSQ and the Pittsburgh Technology Council will be hosting Whuffaoke or Bust this Saturday at the Pgh Tech HQ  (2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh 15219) at 7:30pm.  If you’re in town this weekend, we hope you’ll stop by. Rumour has it there will be some EBSQ swag up for grabs and there’s a good chance you’ll get to hear me sing (badly, lol).

-Amie

For further reading:

“Whuff-aoke or Bust ” Social Media Tour Rolls into Pittsburgh–Literally

Whuffaoke on Twitter

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RSVP via Upcoming

Still time to get Ripped Off! (it’s an Art thing)

Looking for an awesome collaborative art event? You’ve found it! This coming July, we’ll be hosting our 9th annual Ripped Off show!

If you haven’t done a Ripped show in the past, here’s how it works: you pair up with someone, and go through their portfolio and “rip off” a piece of their artwork. It can be one piece or a combination, your interpretation of their work, ideas, medium, technique. We invite you to check out past years’ exhibits to get an idea of the sort of things you can do. You must pair up with someone from EBSQ. Rip Offs of non-EBSQ art, like redoing the Mona Lisa or ripping off Picasso is not allowable for this show.

So, start pairing up! If you’re looking for a partner, sign up here, or feel free to contact someone privately and see if they’d like to partner with you, then post it here to let us know you’re paired. Have at it!

This is like any other show, you can have up to 5 entries…

Entries will be accepted through 30 July 2009.

Have fun and good luck!

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Join us tonight for Polymer Clay Basics with Lauren Cole Abrams

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Lauren Abrams
Monday, June 22nd at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
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Polymer clay is one of the newest and most exciting mediums in the fine craft world, and it’s fast becoming one of the most popular. It is inexpensive, easy to use and doesn’t require a lot of equipment. I’m going to be demonstrating a few basic but fascinating techniques, such as the Skinner Blend, simple cane making, and the use of alcohol inks and silver leaf.

About the presenter:
Lauren Abrams has been creating art and fine crafts in one form or another for about 35 years. She lives in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with her husband and a variety of woodland creatures, such as deer, turkeys and black bears.

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Member News-Sonya Paz to be honored as Artist of the Year

from EBSQ Charter-member Sonya Paz:

Gallery Reception at the Sonya Paz Gallery 06.19.09

Wine for Two in the Valley by Sonya Paz
Wine for Two in the Valley by Sonya Paz

…and you are invited this Friday evening!

WHAT: Community reception honoring Sonya Paz, 11th Senate District Artist of the Year, hosted by State Senator Joe Simitian

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2009
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (during the Downtown Campbell ArtWalk)

WHERE: Sonya Paz Fine Art Gallery
195 East Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
408.378.5000
http://www.sonyapaz.com

For more detailed information:
http://www.sonyapaz.com/press_simitian060809.html

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Ready to get Ripped Off? (it’s an art thing)

This coming July, we’ll be hosting our 9th annual Ripped Off show!

If you haven’t done a Ripped show in the past, here’s how it works: you pair up with someone, and go through their portfolio and “rip off” a piece of their artwork. It can be one piece or a combination, your interpretation of their work, ideas, medium, technique. We invite you to check out past years’ exhibits to get an idea of the sort of things you can do. You must pair up with someone from EBSQ. Rip Offs of non-EBSQ art, like redoing the Mona Lisa or ripping off Picasso is not allowable for this show.

So, start pairing up! If you’re looking for a partner, sign up here, or feel free to contact someone privately and see if they’d like to partner with you, then post it here to let us know you’re paired. Have at it!

This is like any other show, you can have up to 5 entries…

Have fun and good luck!

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