EBSQ April Exhibit Winners

Congratulations to our Raindrops on Roses exhibit winners!

Member’s Choice:

The Lonely Petunia by Vicky Knowles

Member’s Mention:

Drip Drop by Lisa Miller

Cloud Choice:

Boop Boop a Doop by Susan Linville

Cloud Mention:

Loop-de-Loop by Susan Linville

 

 

Friday Five: Art Seen

I think Spring has come to EBSQ. Here’s a peek at some of the fantastic, fresh art from the EBSQ front page.

EBSQ’s December Exhibit Winners

Congratulations to all our exhibit winners!

Flower of the Month: Amaryllis

See all the entries…

 

Better Late than Never Show 2014

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Friday Five: Gray Jacobik

Gray Jacobik is our current featured artist!

I am a landscape painter who interprets abstractly on three planes that may, or may not, occur simultaneously: the lateral plane, the same as the land and sea itself; aerially, as derived from images of the Earth from space; and from a deep space perspective as provided through the Hubble Space Telescope.

See more of Gray’s Abstract Paintings in his EBSQ Portfolio. You can also find his work at grayjacobikartist.com.

Friday Five: Cara Shea Berkeley

Cara Shea Berkeley is our current featured artist!

I am a marketing executive living in Nashville, TN. A self-taught artist, I have sold paintings throughout the country and internationally. My work has been exhibited in retail in LA and even used in real estate home staging. Recently I had a piece pulled for a potential room make-over story in Better Homes and Gardens.

See more of Cara’s Abstract Paintings in her EBSQ Portfolio. You can also find her on Etsy at CaraSheaBerkeley.

EBSQ Friday Five

Ruby Crowned Kinglet by Janet M Graham

1. Art Seen: Janet Graham’s Ruby Crowned Kinglet is a little gem. I love her small bird paintings!

2. Artist Guide: How to Multiply your Art Revenue – I don’t think there is any one way to sell art, or increase sales, but this guide by Chris Wilson has some merit. I think everyone could tweak this method to suit their art business.

3. Learning Resources: Tip #14 from Cathy Johnson – Capturing the Effect of Distance and Depth.

4. In the News: 13 things about the man who gave his $500-million art collection to LACMA

5. Film: Mr. Turner will open to limited release (USA) in December, but it has been on tour with film festivals around the world. Have you seen it?

EBSQ Friday Five

Zombie Pumpkin by Jordana Hawen

1. Art Seen: This Zombie Pumpkin by Jordana Hawen is soooo creepy cute! He’s on the front page now. Go have a look!

2. Inspiration: EBSQ’s Sherry Key shared a link to Danish artist, Lise Meijer, blog post on how to get unstuck. Her #1 one way is the same as mine: ‘move the body.’ Going for a walk or anything that takes me out of the studio and gets the blood flowing is my best fix for any problem I’m having a with a painting.

3. Artist Guide: Muddy Colors has an excellent post by Greg Ruth titled, The Art and the Artist. The article is a guide for how we present ourselves as creators in this digital age–our online and offline presence and actions.

4. Learning Resources: Tip #116 from Cathy Johnson – Studio in a Backback. This is a must read if you’re planning a holiday and want to bring along some art supplies or if you’re on a mission to capture that hidden watercolor off the beaten trail.

5. In the News: If you’re lucky enough to earn a living from your art, you’re probably white. The thing about racial diversity among working artists in America is that it pretty much doesn’t exist.

EBSQ Friday Five

Halloween Skull by CES

1. Art Seen: Halloween is steadily approaching. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share a Halloween Skull by EBSQ’s own CES.

2. Artist Guide: 10 Website Mistakes that Kill Your Art Sales

3. Learning Resources: Tip #84 from Cathy Johnson – Sketching on the Spot in Cold Weather.

4. Exhibits: It won’t be long till the calendar turns over and we are November. Now is the time to start plannings for the November Exhibits at EBSQ. Coming up we have Airships (Zeppelins to Steampunk) and Naked Trees.

5. In the News:  Are Over Half the Works on the Art Market Really Fakes?