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EBSQ Members Newsletter ~ June 2005

::EBSQ News in Brief ~ June 2005

TONIGHT: EBSQ "LIVE!" Monday 6/13 at 9pm EST

This month's EBSQ Live:

Quarterly Mentors' Chat

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists
Monday, 13 June 2005, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room

This month, EBSQ's LIVE! is hosting a Mentors' Chat. If you have questions about your portfolio, the message boards, chat or if you have any other questions, the mentors will be available to answer them.

LIVE! is open to members and non-members and we encourage all who are interested to attend. The evening starts at promptly at 9 PM EST so be sure to arrive a few minutes early.

More information about LIVE!, such as procedures and start times by time zone, can be found on the EBSQ Education page.


It's that time again: EBSQ's Annual Ripped Off Event


EBSQ's 5th Annual "Ripped Off" event celebrates some good old fashioned American values-- protection for, and value of our creativity by our government, freedom of speech, and most importantly--the pursuit of happiness. This is one of the most enjoyable group efforts of the year, where we let our fellows take our "sacred" creations and poke fun, pun, and in general have a great time. This show is by prior arrangement only, as members work in pairs.

Artists MUST reference the original artist and the title(s) of the work referenced in their statement, as well as include an image of the original artist's piece as one of their detail pictures.

Sign-ups are currently being accepted on the EBSQ message boards:;action=display;num=1118109078
(you must be a paid member and logged in to access this thread)


And while we're spinning this as old fashioned American values in honour of US Independence Day during the month of the show, we're hoping to see members from across the globe participate!


A Reminder To All Artists from Associate Director, Melissa Morton:

No statement or description written for a piece should be viewed as only for one purpose, such as a show entry or auction listing. These descriptions are how you are found on the web. Your descriptions are crawled and archived on Google and other search engines. If they do not contain pertinent information, people are less likely to find you. If there is no description or statement of any kind, the likelihood of being found shrinks dramatically. For this reason, we encourage all EBSQ artists to include a written statement with all of their pieces on the site.

A note from EBSQ director, Amie Gillingham:

In lieu of an actual editorial, I thought I'd share some unrelated news and updates this month.

We've added a few new galleries this month; look for new sections for Artist Trading Cards, Hand-altered Photography, Installation and Site-Specific Sculpture, and Airbrush. Also, we're accepting articles on the ATC craze that has hit the online art community. Drop us a line if you're interested!

In other news, congratulations to Cary Snyder whose efforts for the Brain Tumor fundraiser brought in $2,285. And a special thanks to all of the EBSQ members who participated by donating work and spreading the good word. We're excited to add this as an annual event to next year's show calendar.

We're still experiencing some bizarre technical difficulties regarding outgoing email. If you haven't heard from us in ages via your mailbox, that's why! If you're a new artist member or patron and haven't received site passwords or login info, please drop us a line. Also, it's important to note that we're having very specific problems with getting mail to yahoo accounts. We hope to have this situation taken care of in the extreme near future!

Because of the email difficulty, the announcement regarding details for the annual Ripped Off show will appear on the front page of the site, as well as in our Live Journal. We anticipate sign-ups to begin shortly after the beginning of the month.

Speaking of technical difficulties, we're sad to report that Joe Kephart's amazing presentation on Photoshop from May's EBSQ Live is lost in the ether. Rest in Peace, Joe's computer. And thank you for all of your hard work!

And don't forget to tune in on June 21 for EBSQ's own Jen Thario on HGTV's Crafters Coast-to-Coast. Way to go, Jen!

Have a great month!


Best regards,
-The Staff of EBSQ
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