Help EBSQ qualify for a $250,000 grant from Chase and LivingSocial.

Mission: Small BusinessLast night, we heard about the most amazing opportunity.  One that could change everything.  Chase and Living Social are awarding grants to small businesses across America to help them thrive, and we really want to be one of them.  Our application is in, and we desperately desperately desperately need help getting the 250 necessary votes before the 30 June 2012 deadline.

Help us receive 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business℠ page to get closer to qualifying for a $250,000 Grant. After clicking “Support” on the home page, look for our business and vote for us!
1. Click here: http://missionsmallbusiness.com
2. Then click “Log In & Support”
3. Log in using your Facebook account
4. Search for EBSQ toward the bottom of this page
5. Click on the blue “Vote” button next to our business name to show your support for EBSQ.

Edited to add:  “Search by Business Name” has been hit or miss. If you can’t find us by searching “EBSQ” please look for us manually under Pennsylvania > Greensburg

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! This would literally change everything. We could afford to hire talented people at a living wage. And we can finally bring e-commerce to EBSQ which will help us bring our artists a living wage. It’s a potential win for everyone, but we can’t do it without your help.

Thank you for your consideration and your support.

With much gratitude,

-Amie on behalf of Team EBSQ

Dont forget to vote for your favourites

Alice in Wonderland

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  Alice in Wonderland

“Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” and “Through The Looking Glass, And What Alice Found” are two works of children’s literature that have … more

 

The Self-Portrait Show

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  The Self-Portrait Show

Self Portrait – the relationship between the artist and him/herself. Often a self portrait is a conscious and deliberate journey of … more

 

Flower of the Month: State Flowers

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State Flowers

This month we’re doing something a bit different. We’re giving members a chance to do up to five different US State Flowers. That’s right; … more

 

One Word Concept: Economy

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Economy

This month’s word: Economy Unlike our traditional EBSQ exhibits which are very structured, the point of EBSQ “one word concepts” is to … more

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Challenge voting – give them your two cents

The “What’s In A Name Challenge” opened for voting yesterday on the EBSQ Forum. Voting is open through Saturday, November 22. What is the “What’s In A Name Challenge“? I am glad that you asked. I have the particulars right here:

What’s in a name, or Avatar depiction challenge!!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what kind of pic would fit my username, “espressojoe”, and notice the different images that come to mind when I see other people’s usernames.

With this in mind, I propose a challenge of art created around your username (handle)!! The more creative the better!!!!

Even if you don’t have a “creative” username, you can still participate, just stretch it a little. If I used my name, Joseph Callahan for a handle, I could go look up the “meanings” of my names and fly with that:

Joseph means: He will enlarge…. (ok, with how my bathroom scale is reading, I guess I’m living up to that…. NOT going to be inspired by the Joseph or the Joe half of my username!)

Callahan means: Lover of Churches or Bright Headed.

Of course, my username is espressojoe, not Joseph Callahan Art, so Ill be using espressojoe to come up with a example. This was just to show that even if your user name is a variant of your name, you can still get creative and enter!!!

The rules:

Any media art allowed!

Art should be inspired by some part of your username, with a brief description of how its inspired if it’s not immediately obvious.

Art does NOT have to become your avatar, so don’t worry about having to change your avatar.

Entries CAN NOT be something you have ALREADY used as an avatar! Let’s get some fresh stuff!!

Whatever media, whatever form, HAVE FUN!!!! (Isn’t that one of the most important reasons we do these?)

I’ll open a thread for submissions with the first piece, my “example” piece, on November 1st and submissions will be open until Midnight November 15th.

I’ll then ask EVERYONE who entered to vote for their favorite submission, either by PM or have admin tag a poll to the top of the post. Only request is that you DO NOT vote for your own piece! Only vote for your favorite submission by someone else. This should help keep it interesting!!

As this challenge is NOT media specific, I am posting it only in the Challenge Central forum.
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This challenge was posed by Joseph Callahan and ten people took him up on it. They need your vote, so go to the EBSQ Forum and vote! Of course all the entries are right there for you to peruse before you cast vote but you can see one or two of the entries right here until voting closes.

platypus (Vicky Knowles)
“OK here’s mine, pretty obvious”