Giveaway: 100 5 x 7 Postcards from PrintRunner

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For this giveaway, we’ve teamed up with our friends at PrintRunner to give one lucky reader 100 5 x 7 postcards, perfect for promoting your art.  Interested? Read on for the details!

About PrintRunner was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Ten years later our company became one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. Our commitment to provide the best value and high quality full color printing at affordable price made our company grow.  PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company located in Chatsworth, California. Try PrintRunner’s postcard printing through their online printing services.

Giveaway Details

Postcard Size: Postcards 5×7

Quantity: 100

Colors: 4/0 Front Only Printing

Paper: 14 PT. UV Coating on Front,

Rounded Corners: Yes

Proof: None

Ready to Ship In: 4 Business Days

Standard shipping is free. Expedited shipping will be shouldered by the winner.

*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.

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How to Win

For a chance to win, simply answer the following question in the comments:

  • What would you do with your 100 postcards?


Our submission deadline is May 29, 2012. Our winner will be notified via email on 31 May 2012, as well as announced in a separate post. Why not subscribe to our RSS feed so that you can be quickly notified when the winner announcement post has been published?

Our thanks to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway. EBSQ will be compensated with postcards as well for hosting this event.


EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Lisa Nelson

1. In Honor of Black History Month – Artist Lisa Nelson took time out to remember the heroes of the Underground Railroad. What a special way to honor Black History Month!

2. Artist Survival 101: Setting up a New Printer – If you haven’t read this, read it now! Artist Jennifer Lommers shares the art of making prints of your work.

3. How do you Know? – Claudia Roulier discusses a question all artists face at one time or another, how do you know when it’s finished? Some great insight here.

4. Being Found – An Art Licensing Interview – Kate Harper interviews EBSQ artist Laura Barbosa on art licensing. Great advice for anyone interested in licensing their artwork.

5. Fast Forward to “Shoreline Shadows” – And for your viewing enjoyment Brenda Boylan shares a video of her pastel painting process.

Have a great weekend folks!

LIVE Rescheduled For Next Week June 18th!

We hope you’ll join us for Paul Helm’s fantastic HOWTO on collagraph printing LIVE in the EBSQ Chat Room Monday, June 18th! We really appreciate that Paul will be staying up into the wee hours and joining us live from the UK to share his love for this unique method of printmaking. Hope to see you there!

Please Make a Note of the Time by your Zone:
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Mountain 7 pm
Central 8 pm
Eastern 9 pm
Or find out what time this is where you are.

EBSQ LIVE! June 11th, 9 PM EST

This month’s EBSQ Live:
Collagraph Printing 

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Paul Helm
Monday, June 11th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room



Schley Fish by Paul Helm
“Schley Fish” by Paul Helm

Collagraph – literally a print from a collage – is a highly versatile and exciting printmaking process. Whereas collage is usually the assembly of several different images, collagraph is the of different textures to produce a single image, which can be as simple or as complex as you like. It is suitable for children or for fine artists.

Collagraph appeals to artists who like an experimental approach to image making, trial and error, the happy accident and surprises. It is wonderful for creating rich textures and marks. It is an economical process and I will show you how you can use scraps and commonly found materials.

Each print from a collagraph plate will be different, so it can be called a monoprint or ‘one of a kind’ which adds value.

UK artist and printmaker Paul Helm spent 25 years in the commercial print and publishing industry. He has also had his own picture framing business and gallery. Traditional printmaking has always interested him and he likes to combine different techniques.

Please Make a Note of the Time by your Zone:

Pacific 6 pm
Mountain 7 pm
Central 8 pm
Eastern 9 pm
Or find out what time this is where you are.