EBSQ Friday Five +1: The Think Pink Edition

You can see these artworks and more in the EBSQ Think Pink 2013 Exhibit!


EBSQ Artist Lisa Wiktorek and I have joined forces to help raise funds via EBSQ for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. When you donate at least $5 you will receive from me an ACEO of Nature’s Fairy Dust, plus, you’ll be entered to win a stunning charm bracelet from Lisa! Please see my blog post, Raising Funds for National Breast Cancer Foundation, for the full details.


EBSQ debuts special gallery for Japanese Relief Efforts

Pebbles for Japan by Amanda Makepeace
Pebbles for Japan by Amanda Makepeace

The artists of EBSQ have been quick to respond to the unfolding crisis in Japan, just as they always have in other times of trouble during our 10+ year history.  We contemplated curating a list of of individual efforts, but ultimately thought we could do more good by creating a special gallery for artists to share their work in concert with a larger audience .  If you’re someone who’d like to make a difference by purchasing something beautiful, we ask that you patronize our Relief for Japan Art Gallery and help us spread the word. And if you’re an artist who’d like to be part of this semi-organized aid effort, here’s how:

Relief for Japan Gallery posting requirements

  • All pieces must give at least 10% of the proceeds to a recognized aid organization (examples: Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity).
  • All pieces must either be for sale directly on EBSQ (via your own PayPal button) or link directly to where it’s available for purchase.
  • All pieces need to explicitly state in their artist statement the organization benefiting from its sale and the percentage of the sale price going to that organization.
  • Need help including a link in your artist statement? Drop us a line; someone on staff would be happy to assist you!
  • Work not meeting these criteria WILL be removed from the gallery.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts. And please, pass this on!

Help Haiti and get a jump on your resolutions

Beautiful People by Virginia Ann Zuelsdorf
Beautiful People by Virginia Ann Zuelsdorf

January is a time of new beginnings. It’s like a giant “do-over” where we annually give ourselves permission to do the things that make our lives and the world just a little bit better.  It’s an excellent time to join a supportive arts community like EBSQ

Need more of a nudge?

We’re donating $5 to the Red Cross for every new paid artist membership created through 31 January 2010.

Please help us support a neighbour that’s very much in need of a new beginning.  See? Two great ways to start off this fresh new year all in one go.

Join EBSQ Now

Already an EBSQ member? Please text HAITI to 90999 and $10 will be added to your phone bill in support of the Red Cross’ relief efforts. We’ve heard that all US cell carriers have now dropped the fee (retroactively!) for these texts.

Please support Think Pink

October is drawing to a close, and we’ve seen some tremendous support for our Susan G Komen fundraiser, Think Pink.  At present time, we’re at 56 awesome and thought provoking entries.  We’ve asked for a suggested donation of $10 per entry to EBSQ’s Think Pink Team, but right now we’re only at $245 (that’s 16%) of our $1500 fundraising goal– and I personally donated 10% of our goal to our total. We’re doing slightly better with our prize money goal with our Chipin widget. We’re trying to raise $500 in prize money for our participating artists and we’re doing fairly well with $130 (that’s 26%) toward that goal.

How can you help? First and foremost, if you’re a show participant and haven’t donated directly to the EBSQ Think Pink Team on the Susan G Komen website, please do so now.  It’s a very worthy cause AND it makes you eligible to win the prize money being collected.

Secondly, we hope you’ll consider supporting our artists by donating to our chipin for the Member’s Choice award. Right now, we’re at the largest monthly prize amount we’ve seen in quite some time. I’d dearly love to see us reach our $500 goal, or even surpass it by month’s end.

Last but not least, PLEASE help promote the show.  The clock is ticking and I’d really love to see us make both of our goals before October ends.

Thanks for your consideration!

Think Pink: A Fundraiser to Benefit Susan G Komen 2009

From 10/1/2009 thru 10/31/2009

Online Art Exhibit:  Think Pink: A Fundraiser to Benefit Susan G Komen 2009

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Think Pink – The Final Countdown!!

It is the last hours of the last day of the month of October. Soon, Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be past us for another year. This year, EBSQ has mounted a show to benefit The Susan G Komen Foundation. The response has been tremendous. So many have entered “Think Pink”. Many have made a donation. For all of this, we thank you. However, October is not over yet! Should you want to make a donation this month or have been planning to make a donation this month but haven’t gotten to it yet, please go the the EBSQ Group Page and help us reach our goal. We are working towards $1000 and we are almost there.

Every bit helps us reach the goal we set for ourselves and every bit helps put us one step closer to making breast cancer a thing of the past.

A Fundraiser for the Susan G Komen Foundation

“Think Pink” show and donation drive for The Susan G. Komen Foundation

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As many of you know, one of EBSQ’s October shows is “Think Pink: A Fundraiser For The Susan G. Komen Foundation”. Our goal is to raise 1000 dollars by the end of month. So far we have raised 274 dollars. This is a great start, but we can do so much better. We have requested that show participants donate 5 dollars but you don’t have to enter the show to give. Just go to EBSQ’s Group Page on The Susan G. Koman website to make your donation. Your donation will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, you will help us reach our goal of 1000 dollars and should you wish, your name will appear as a donor on our group page.

If you like t-shirts and hoodies, you can indulge yourself and put your money towards the fight against Breast Cancer by visiting our schwag shop and buying something soft and comfy. All proceeds from “Think Pink” items purchased will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

To learn more about “Think Pink” show and see the art, simply click the banner below. From the prospectus page you can also access the EBSQ Group Page and the schwag shop. You can also get more information on Breast Cancer and the Susan G. Komen Foundation by clicking on the tabs that can be found at the top of the EBSQ Group Page.

Please help us meet our goal and help a worthy cause. Breast Cancer can and does affect us all. The treatment breakthroughs that we have seen in the 25 years that the Susan G. Komen Foundation has been extant have been due in large part to donations by people like you to this and other groups that support research, prevention and early detection education. Let’s keep moving forward and do our part to bring about even better treatments, educate more people and one day soon, find a cure.

A Fundraiser for the Susan G Komen Foundation