Team EBSQ-Etsy: Must Have Monday

This week it’s all about Loooove – Loooove – Loooove (in my best Beatles singing voice) What better way to share the love then to put together a heart-felt Must Have Monday. Kisses!

Two Hearts, One Love Print by Rebecca Salcedo

 

One Of A Kind Handmade Journal by Elis Cooke

 

Love, Hugs, And Kisses Fairy ACEO by Sherry Key

 

This is just the tip of the iceburg of the fantastic art available for purchase on Etsy by the talented EBSQ pool of artists.  You can find more loved filled art by searching “Team EBSQ Hearts” on Etsy. You can additionally see more “Heart Art” by searching “Hearts” on EBSQ.  Be sure to drop by our featured artists portfolio on EBSQ!: Rebecca Salcedo, Elis Cooke,  and  Sherry Key.

As a special treat this holiday EBSQ has a Valentine themed art gallery: Be My Valentine! From there you can send out happy love vibes to all your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter, then share it further to your heart’s content with Stumble Upon, Delicious, and Digg.

Team EBSQ-Etsy is currently holding polls for the showcase themes for the rest of the year. So if your an artist or a patron, please come by and put in your two cents of what you would like to see!! Polls close on the 9th! Can’t wait to see the results! 😀

If you would like to opt into Team EBSQ- Etsy just drop by and join up on our team page!

~Kris Jean, Mod Team EBSQ-Etsy

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Misty Benson

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we have taken some time to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art. On this last day of February, we send you into the rest of the year with a wink and a smile.

Misty Benson

Queen's Tart #2 - Misty Benson

In the Morbidly Adorable Creations’ studio, we LOVE (yes love!) anything that celebrates love, infatuation, adoration, worship, and hearts! Whether you are mending a broken heart or feeling the flutter of new love, we try to put a sweetly spooky spin on the emotion any chance we get! When February rolls around, the big eye cuties and their skelly counterparts like to spread equal parts love with equal parts mischief. If it can be shaped into a heart, they’ll attempt it! As the artist and creator of the Morbidly Adorables, it is important for me to allow even my darker children the opportunity to celebrate all things precious. There is something that just melts the heart when you see a skeleton get excited about receiving a Valentine! – Misty Benson

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Christina A. Kapono

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Christina A. Kapono

Valentine Romantic Blank Book Journal - Christina A. Kapono

I love creating sentimental little works that will hold memories of the day it was received. It will be loved not simply for its own beauty, but for the spirit in which it was given… Love. How beautiful is that!? – Christina A. Kapono

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Christina M. Givens

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Christina M. Givens

The Siren's Key... Temptation - Christina M. Givens

The month of February for some symbolizes love and for others it can symbolize the opposite. A lot of people have mixed feelings about the valentines holiday. With my work I try to capture the one thing that is constant year-round. It is the one emotion that can not be faked, that can not be put into a greeting card. And that emotion is passion. With out passion we would not strive to create works of art from our soul. This is my driving force of creating. With every piece of jewelry I make or every brush stroke my hand creates, there is a piece of my passion flowing into the finished piece. Valentine’s Day is a day for use to celebrate the love, passion & devotion we have for our loved one’s and our creative pursuits. There is a passion, obsession & devotion most artists feel when creating. This month just amplifies those emotions and the end result is very moving and heartfelt pieces. – Christina M. Givens

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Valerie A. Brock

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Valerie A. Brock

Valentine Delivery - Valerie A. Brock

I create Pembroke Welsh Corgi themed paintings. Many of my pieces are created in art card form. Small pieces of sunshine to brighten the day. I enjoy painting through the seasons. Each season is unique and presents opportunities to create something special, suited just for that particular time of year. My little corgi world is a happy place, it is a pleasure to create sunny little glimpses into an imaginary world. Valentines Day presents a particularly fun theme. I love Victorian ephemera and all things old and well loved.  I try to pull in ideas from the Victorian era of romance in my paintings throughout the year but most especially at Valentines! Corgi’s & Romance… they just seem to go together.  – Valerie A. Brock

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Kim Niles

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Kim Niles – KiniArt

"Cupid Westie" Kim Niles - KiniArt

Valentines Day for me, has always been a day of celebrating the love in my life; but not just romantic love! As a child, my Mom would always have a special little gift for each of my sisters and myself as a token of how much she loved and thought about us.  This gesture gave a deeper meaning to the holiday for me and I continued the tradition with my own kids as they were growing up. I’m certain I’ll do the same with my grandkids someday.

I hope my art continues to bring smiles and joy to collectors. I’m always happy when I know it has been given as a memento of love and affection on Valentines Day! – Kim Niles

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Art from the Heart to benefit American Red Cross Haiti Relief

Online Art Show:  Art from the Heart: A Benefit for the American Red Cross for Haiti Earthquake Relief

February’s big date on the calendar is St. Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is going to be everywhere you look. Not one to buck tradition (at last not this time), EBSQ is presenting a heart-themed show–with a twist. Because the need in Haiti continues to mount, we’ve turned this show into a fundraiser for the American Red Cross’s earthquake-relief efforts. There will be a $10 fee per entry. Half will go to the Red Cross. The other half will go to the Member’s Choice Winner to be selected by YOU at the close of the show. In additon, EBSQ is encouraging show paticipants to donate part (or all) of any proceeds that come from the sale of your entries to the American Red Cross (or another charity working to aid Haitian earthquake victims), although this is purely optional.

All entries in Art for the Heart should be heart-themed and may be any media or combination of media that the artist chooses.

We strongly recommend all artists include in their statement information about why and how they chose to create their piece, as statements can enhance the experience for the online viewer. We also encourage you to include detail shots of your entries. This will allow the viewer to fully appreciate your work as small details can be lost in an online environment.

Eligible entries must meet all points of the prospectus. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to edu@ebsqart.com.

Entry Instructions:

This show has special entry requirements

There is a $10 entry fee per piece entered and payable via our Chipin widget. $5 of each fee will go directly to the American Red Cross. The rest will go directly to the Member’s Choice winner which will be voted upon by registered site visitors between March 1-7 2010. All entrants which have not paid their fee by the end of February 2010 will have their work removed from the show.

To add an entry to any show:

  • Upload your art or search your artcase for the piece you’d like to enter. 
  • Select “enter show” from the pull-down menu at the right hand side of this item (the default says “edit”) and click the “go” button. 
  • Find the show you wish to enter and read over the prospectus to make sure your piece meets all of the requirements. If you feel you’re good to go, click “enter.” 
  • That’s it; you’re all done! 
Artists may submit up to 5 pieces per show.
 
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