EBSQ January Exhibit Winners

Congratulations to our Winter Landscape exhibit winners!

Member’s Choice:

Winter Cattails by Harlan & Sunset over Snowy Creek by CES

Member’s Mention:

The Old Barn In Winter by Penny Stewart & Dust of Snow by Patience

Friday Five: Words of Wisdom

Kiwi: Polish Pottery LXXXIII by Heather Sims
Kiwi: Polish Pottery LXXXIII by Heather Sims

1. Whether you Make it or Not is Never about Talent by Yuko Shimizu

There are ALWAYS going to be people who are better than you, and that is totally OK. It is an unnecessary distraction you should never focus on.

2. Ten Rules Every Artist Should Live By by Grant Goodwine

The people who don’t give up, no matter what life throws at them, are more likely to make a name for themselves in whichever creative vocation they choose.

3.  Freedom of Sketch by Lauren Panepinto

Freedom of speech is a right that trumps freedom from being offended. Every time.

4. On Managing Time, Insecurities, and the Magic Mirror Gate by Guiseppe Castellano

I don’t know of any artist who wakes up in the morning and says, “Yeah, I’m as good as I want to be.” There will always be room for growth. The key is to keep moving.

 5. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” — J.K. Rowling


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

See all the entries….

EBSQ’s 2015 Art Exhibition Calendar

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Calling all EBSQ Artists! The official exhibition calendar is here. Get out your easels, cameras, clay–whatever your creative tools may be–and start planning the year ahead. EBSQ exhibits are open to paid artist members of the EBSQ Self-Representing Artist Community. Not yet a member? Join today!

As a member of EBSQ you decide who wins each month. The Member’s Choice winner receives a $100 cash prize! Let us know in the comments which exhibits you plan to enter this year.


The Winter Landscape  <– Entries being accepted now!


What a Doll  <– Create your own doll. You can paint your design, knit your design, sculpt your design, etc.


Chicken or Goat?  <– Which will you immortalize?


Photography: Raindrops on Roses (and Other Things)  <– April showers make for magical images.


Naturally Blue Flowers  <– No imitators!

Portrait of the Artist: Famous Authors, Artists, & Composers  <– I have a feeling this one will be popular.


15th Annual Ripped Off Collaborative Event  <– If you’ve never participated in this annual event, you’re missing out!


State/National Flowers  <– What is your State Flower?


Zodiac  <– Do you know all the signs of the zodiac?


Day of the Dead  <– The festivals, the make-up, remembering passed loved ones…


Inspired by Tolkien  <– We don’t want to see paintings of movie stars! This is exhibit is your take on the people, places and creatures of Tolkien’s world.


Annual Better Late Than Never Show  <– If you didn’t finish a piece in time to enter one of this year’s exhibits, this is your chance!

Winter Landscape: EBSQ January Exhibit

Winter Landscape

Calling all EBSQ Artists, now is the time to enter the January 2015 Exhibit – The Winter Landscape. This month, we want you to focus on the winter landscape, a time when nature is stripped back and snow makes everything new and pristine. Artists may enter up to 5 pieces.

What will you create in 2015?

Paintbrush by C.E.S.
Paintbrush by C.E.S.

A new year is nearly upon us and like me, I’m sure some of you have been thinking about your creative plans for 2015. I began thinking of my goals for next year a month ago: art shows to enter, direction for my art, conventions, kickstarter plans, continuing education, etc. Let us know in the comments one goal or plan you have for your creative career in 2015. I’ll start us off!

In 2015, I’m going to publish a collection of my sketches, a sketchbook. Here’s a look at the cover (in progress):

Sketchbook Cover by Amanda Makepeace

What do you have planned?

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

Lunga pausa di silenzio by Alessandro Andreuccetti

1. Art Seen: Lunga pausa di silenzio (Long Silence) is a beautiful, dream-like watercolor by Alessandro Andreuccetti. The contrasting colors pulled me in!

2. Artist Guide: PACT published an excellent article this week by Armand Carbrera on copyright – Protecting Copyright.

3. How To: “How to Video Your Art” Part 1: Camera Guide – I know some of you have been wondering!

4. In the News: The Case Against Art Show Entry Fees – Let me know what you think in the comments below!

5. Exhibits: We have two exhibits this month, Naked Trees and Airships. Don’t miss out!