January EBSQ Art Show Winners Announced

You voted, and the results are in!¬† Between the 3 exhibits, we had 220 entries. Here are the Member’s Choice award winners for each:

From Winter:

Winter Spirits by EBSQ Artist Kerry Lynn Nelson
Winter Spirits by EBSQ Artist Kerry Lynn Nelson

From Flower of the Month: Conifers:

Gnarly Juniper, Grand Canyon, Arizona by EBSQ Artist Kevin Wells
Gnarly Juniper, Grand Canyon, Arizona by EBSQ Artist Kevin Wells

From Black & White Animals (TIE):

Chime Cat Visits Cloud City by EBSQ Artist Took Gallagher
Chime Cat Visits Cloud City by EBSQ Artist Took Gallagher
Siamese Cat by EBSQ Artist Pauline Gallagher
Siamese Cat by EBSQ Artist Pauline Gallagher

As a side note, I believe our two Black & White Animals Members’ Choice winners are unrelated ūüėČ

Congratulations to all of our exhibit winners and participants!


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!

April 2011 Art Exhibit Award Winners Announced

We’re pleased as Punch to announce our award-winning art for April 2011:
1WC: Enigmatic

Member's Choice Winner "Babyface" by Valerie Meijer
Member's Choice Winner "Babyface" by Valerie Meijer

Robots 2011

TIE: Member's Choice Winner "Perl" by John Thompson
TIE: Member's Choice Winner "Perl" by John Thompson
TIE: Member's Choice Winner "Thunder Robot" by George Bryan Ward
TIE: Member's Choice Winner "Thunder Robot" by George Bryan Ward

Cat and Mouse

Member's Choice Winner "Cat and Mouse" by John Thompson
Member's Choice Winner "Cat and Mouse" by John Thompson

Flower of the Month: Amaryllidaceae

Member's Choice Winner "Paisley Amaryllis" by Alma Lee
Member's Choice Winner "Paisley Amaryllis" by Alma Lee

You can view all of our award winners for this month, as well as see what’s coming next, in the Exhibits section of EBSQ.

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere. This week features four entries from our June Shows plus an introduction.

1. Unto the Hills – Carol Demumbrum shares the inspiration behind her entry to the Plein Air Show.

Unto the Hills by Carol Demumbrum

2. Pansy Sisters – Sara Burrier’s entry to the Pansy and Violas Show is a magical delight!

3. Resting – For the One Word Concept Show Mary T. Scandurro painted on clayboard for the first time. Read about her experience.

4. Yellow Pear II – All I can say about Torrie Smiley’s Redux entry is…Wow!

5. Last, but not least, I want to welcome Harlan to the wonderful world of blogging! She is an amazing painter and needle felt artist who inspires us everyday with her talents. Check out her blog today:


Last call for February show entries

Art: crow steals heart by Artist Sara Field  
We’re accepting entries through the end of the day (11:59pm EST on 28 February 2010) for our Red Cross fundraiser to benefit Haiti Earthquake relief.  Yes, there’s a $10 fee per entry, but half of your fee goes directly to the Red Cross, and the other half goes in the kitty for prize money for the show winner to be voted upon starting tomorrow. It’s a win-win scenario, and we like win-wins here at EBSQ! If you have a ready piece of heart-themed art, please consider entering Art from the Heart to benefit Haiti today!

(psssst! Don’t forget 1wC: Music and FOTM: Roses also end today!)

2010 Exhibition Schedule Announced

2010 is our 10th anniversary year (yay!) so we’re bringing back some old favourites, our most popular past flowers for FOTM for those of you who missed them the first time around, two benefits, and two brick-and-mortar exhibits to run concurrently with the shows of the same name online (another big yay!)

Without further ado, the schedule you’ve all been waiting for:


  • Foodporn: Photographing Food as Art
  • Barnyard Animals
  • One-Word Concept: Grey
  • Flower of the Month: Orchids


  • Candy: An EBSQ Juried Exhibit *
  • Art for the Heart: A Benefit for the American Heart Association
  • One-Word Concept: Music
  • Flower of the Month: Roses


  • Pen & Ink
  • Sinners
  • One-Word Concept: Beverage
  • Flower of the Month: Daffodils


  • Saints
  • Repurposed: An EBSQ Juried Exhibit
  • One-Word Concept: Precious
  • Flower of the Month: Tulips


  • Nursery Rhymes Illustrated
  • Fractals
  • One-Word Concept: Green
  • Flower of the Month: Irises


  • Plein Air: Architecture
  • Redux
  • One-Word Concept: Heavy
  • Flower of the Month: Pansies & Violas


  • 10th Annual Ripped Off
  • Rodeo
  • One-Word Concept: Horizon
  • Flower of the Month: Poppies


  • 9th Annual Pet Portrait Swap
  • Still Life w/Lemon
  • One-Word Concept: Jagged
  • Flower of the Month: Echinacea


  • Spam & Trout Biennial
  • Shut Out: What you’ve missed since the gallery world shut its doors *
  • Dead Poets
  • One-Word Concept: Bokeh
  • Flower of the Month: Sunflower


  • Think Pink: A Fundraiser to Benefit Susan G Komen
  • Dia de los Meurtos
  • One-Word Concept: Hope
  • Flower of the Month: Cacti


  • 10th Annual Portrait Swap
  • You Just Haven’t Urned It Yet, Baby
  • One-Word Concept: Despair
  • Flower of the Month: Waterlilies


  • Annual Better Late Than Never Show
  • Let It Snow
  • One-Word Concept: Classic
  • Flower of the Month: Mixed Bouquet with Vase

* Denotes a brick-and-mortar offline art event in association with this online exhibit

So–which shows are YOU most looking¬†forward to in 2010?

Sign up for the 2009 Portrait Swap

Art: Frankie by Artist Kari Tirrell
Last year's Member's Choice winner, "Frankie" by Kari Tirrell

It’s that time of year again; we’re currently registering partners for our 9th Annual Portrait Swap.¬† Unlike previous years where we randomly paired members for this event, this year we’re asking members to find their own partner. If you’re looking for someone to partner with, sign up on the EBSQ¬†Community Forum (you must be logged into the forum to post–just ping us if you need help with this!) ¬†And if you already have a partner, please let us know with whom you’re partnering.

All work must be completed by 30 November 2009. As this is a swap, we ask that you send your finished portrait to your partner.

Have at it, and have fun!

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