Winners, Voters, & Winter Membership Sale

We have a winner!

Guest-juror Robb Padgett has finished reviewing EBSQ’s Zombie Apocalypse and the results are in!

Juror’s Choice:

Peelings, nothing more than peelings

“Peelings, nothing more than peelings” by Windi Rosson

Stop by and see who else won, as well as some thoughts from our juror here.

Our thanks to Robb, our three award winners, and to all of the participating artists!

Still time to vote!

Voting continues for our other three December exhibits. EBSQ Members can log in to vote for Member’s Choice and site patrons and visitors are invited to utilize our social-vote buttons for the Cloud Choice awards. Winners will be announced on 8 January 2013! So vote now!

Our winter sale continues–grab a great deal before they melt away!

We’re gearing up for big changes at EBSQ, including going advertising-free, but we need your help to do it!  Unfortunately, we still haven’t met our goal of 150 new members to replace the lost advertising revenue.

To that end, monthly memberships and permanent accounts are still on sale. Each new (and returning) monthly member helps us meet our monthly bills and expenses. Each permanent account purchase goes toward upgrading equipment, software licenses (including a major upgrade to our forum software), and building toward our future so we can compete with the big fish out there.

Please help. Spread the word. Forward this to a friend. Join (or re-join) if you can. Together, we can make 2013 an incredible year for the self-representing artist.

Wishing you peace, prosperity, and an Artful New Year,
-Amie Gillingham on behalf  of Team EBSQ
http://www.ebsqart.com
Supporting living artists since 2000

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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 😉

Congratulations to all of our exhibit winners and participants!

Repurposed winners announced!

From our juror, the ever-lovely Emily Levenson, co-founder of Pittsburgh Craft Collective:

Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials

Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value. The art of using found materials to transform them has always been at the center of crafting.

Shows like Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials take this theme and highlight the creative spirit that exists in the handmade community. Each entry was inspiring, showing that anything is possible when it comes to making art.

Winner: “Abrahams Crow” by Jason Lyons

Art: Abraham's Crow by Artist Jason Lyons

“Abrahams Crow” stood out among the other entries with Lyons’ creative use of materials. The pieces that he chose are unique, though work together in a very cohesive way. Lyons was truly able to repurpose his items into a new, and better, form.

Honorable Mentions:

“la Senora de Maravillas” by Melissa Saint

Art: la Senora de Maravillas by Artist Melissa Saint

“Spawning Greenback Cutthroat” by Robert Wolverton Jr.

Art: Spawning Greenback Cutthroat by Artist Robert  Wolverton  Jr.

About the Pittsburgh Craft Collective:

The Pittsburgh Craft Collective was started in 2008 by Emily Levenson (Subu, Inc), Carrie Nardini (Zippull and I Made It! Market), Cosette Cornelius-Bates (Cosy Knits Literally), Jennie Stephens (Jennie Stephen’s Art), and Kelly Del Greco (Spooky Kelly). We are a group of 60+ crafters and continue to grow and expand with each new member.

Our mission is simple: to be a central and inclusive collaborative for crafters in the Pittsburgh region. Our goal is to create a strong and vibrant craft community through social and resource networking, education and workshops, and information sharing. All in all, we hope to help others achieve new heights in their craft, help each other succeed, and just plain socialize. Our members run the gamut of crafting: craft enthusiasts, hobbyists, professional crafters, and those that are still trying to figure it out. We also have several shop owners as members.

We run regular classes (wordworking, bookbinding, fiber arts – knitting, crocheting, fused glass, jewelry making, letterpress demonstrations) and will be starting to offer round table workshops on topics like starting a business, social media, selling online, and copyright. We also organize a charity-based craft show called Crafts N’At. Each year we partner with a local organization to help raise money and awareness. Finally, we organize several social networking events like Sunday Crafternoons (held on the second Sunday of the month at Wildcard in Lawrenceville) and Crafty Happy Hours.

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January 2010 Show Winners Announced

foodporn: Photographing Food as Art

Online Art Exhibit:  foodporn: Photographing Food as Art

 

Art: Metamorphosis, or the Transformaton of Flesh & Bones into Simple Sugars V by Artist Shawn Marie Hardy  
Member’s Choice “Metamorphosis, or the Transformaton of Flesh & Bones into Simple Sugars V”

Shawn Marie Hardy

 

Member's Mention

Member’s Mention “Donuts”

Heather Sims

 

Patron's Choice

Patron’s Choice “Kiwi Belly button”

Rebecca M Ronesi

 

Patron's Choice

Patron’s Choice “Metamorphosis, or the Transformaton of Flesh & Bones into Simple Sugars IV”

Shawn Marie Hardy

 

 

Barnyard Animals

Online Art Exhibit:  Barnyard Animals

 

Art: Grass Breath by Artist Debbie Grayson Lincoln  

Member’s Choice “Grass Breath”

Debbie Grayson Lincoln

 

Member's Mention

Member’s Mention “Corrine by Moonlight”

MARY ANNE Z. O’SULLIVAN

 

Member's Mention

Member’s Mention “Rooster III”

Torrie Smiley

 

Patron's Choice

Patron’s Choice “Sheep 1”

Jean R Donohoe

 

 

One-Word Concept: Grey

Online Art Exhibit:  One-Word Concept: Grey

 

Art: Natalia Vodianova by Artist Elyse B. Gray  
Member’s Choice “Natalia Vodianova”

Elyse B. Gray

 

Member's Mention

Member’s Mention “B&W Torso #7”

Kris Jean

 

April Show Winners Announced

We’re pleased to announce the Member’s Choice winners for all four April Exhibits:

From Robots:

Member’s Choice

Art: EVE3000 by Artist Robert W. Walker  

Eve 3000 by Robert W. Walker

 

From The EBSQ Junk Mail Show

Member’s Choice

Art: Monster of the Deep by Artist Elizabeth Paige VanSickle

Monster of the Deep by Elizabeth Paige VanSickle

 

From 1WC: Balance:

Member’s Choice

Art: A Sink Full: Polish Pottery L by Artist Heather Sims

A Sink Full: Polish Pottery L by Heather Sims

 

From FOTM: Muscari:

Member’s Choice

Art: New York City Muscari by Artist Melissa Tobia

New York City Muscari by Melissa Tobia

 

You can see all of April’s Member and Patron award winners at a glance at EBSQ.

Want to see what’s coming next? Check out our 2009 Art Exhibition Calendar.

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February Show Winners Announced

From The Figure in 3-D

Member’s Choice:

Art: Frame of Reference by Artist H M Deckert  

Frame of Reference by H. M. Deckert

 

From Encircled: Necklaces, Bracelets, & Rings

Member’s Choice:

Art: Spring Flowers by Artist Lauren Cole Abrams  

Spring Flowers by Lauren Cole Abrams

 

From One Word Concept: Hidden

Member’s Choice:

Art: Hide-Away  by Artist MARY ANNE Z. O'SULLIVAN  

Hide-Away by Mary Anne O’Sullivan

 

From Flower of the Month: Snowdrops

Member’s Choice:

Art: Snowdrops by Artist Andréa Dodwell  
Snow Drops by Andrea Dodwell

 

You can see all of February’s Member and Patron award winners at a glance at EBSQ.

Want to see what’s coming next? Check out our 2009 Art Exhibition Calendar.

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Printmaking Challenge winners announced!

The votes have been tallied and the winner of the first Printmaking Challenge has been announced. The challenge was open to any type of printmaking and theme was mythology.  “Athene Noctua” by Elizabeth Fiedel took first place and Ann Murray’s entry “Mercury’s Wings” captured the runner up spot.

Elizabeth Fiedel - Athene Noctua
Athene Noctua - Elizabeth Fiedel
Mercurys Wings - Ann Murray
Mercury's Wings - Ann Murray

Seven artists participated in the Printmaking Challenge and all were great. If  you missed it and would like to see the entries, they can be found in Printmaking in the Art Specific section of the EBSQ Forum. Just look for Printmaking Challenge Entries.

Be sure to check in here on Mondays for the latest on all currently running challenges or you can go to the EBSQ Challenge Central topic on the Forum at anytime to see exactly what is going on.

Congratulations Elizabeth and Ann!