EBSQ is an online artist community and portfolio site. Our easy-to-use tools empower artists to create a web presence for their art within minutes, allowing you to connect with other artists and art lovers world wide. Additionally, there are monthly exhibition opportunities, an engaged community forum, opportunities to learn (or teach!) new skills from art techniques to marketing via social media. We're working artists ourselves, and we created a site that we not only wanted to use, but do use on a daily basis. Whether you want to extend your online network or are just getting online for the first time, we invite you to get out of the vacuum and express yourself!
EBSQ is made up of artists, photographers, crafters, and people who simply love art. Pretty much every continent is represented. Pretty much every media is represented, too. Our members come from all walks of life. Some are emerging artists. Some went to art school. Some even taught art school. Most did not, but you'd be hard pressed to tell who is who based upon the quality of their art. Many have gallery representation. Some even own their own galleries. (Most do not.) But what all of these diverse artists share in common is a desire to put their work out there and have a direct conversation with folks who share their passion for art.
EBSQ was originally conceived back in 2000 by California artist and educator, John Seed. Pronounced ee-bee-es-cue, the then-eBay tag was a variation on e-Basquiats, referencing an artist favoured by many of our earliest members. While our artistic "sensibilities" have greatly diversified since then, the name remains the same, as does John's original mission: support living artists.
The website you're visiting today was the brainchild of Pittsburgh artists Bill and Amie Gillingham. Bill does the programming stuff. Amie does the community and marketing stuff. Melissa Morton-Woodall (not from Pittsburgh, but also an artist) joined along the way and does the exhibition and educational stuff. We also have a great group of art bloggers and community forum volunteers.
Art of the Day
EBSQ Art Exhibits
You can vote for your favorite pieces now through October 7, 2014. Results will be announced on October 8, 2014:
Recent Featured Artists
EBSQ is an online community for artists who want to take control of their own art careers. We're a hub where you can house your full portfolio, link to all of your online venues, easily establish the provenance of your work with our Digital Certificate of Authenticity tools, and connect with a global art community.