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Art Show: 11th Annual Ripped Off

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 8/31/2011 to 10/15/2011.

Banner for 11th Annual Ripped Off art show
Prizes for this exhibit:
Aletta de Wal, Artist Career Training

"Balance: How to Make a Better Living Making Art & Still Have a Life” coaching-package for artists from Aletta de Wal of Artist Career Training, valued at $245


Looking for an unusual collaboration opportunity that comes with instant inspiration? Boy, have we got your covered! This month we’re hosting our 11th annual Ripped Off show! (Yup, we're into our second decade! We can't quite believe it either!)

If you haven’t done a Ripped show in the past, here’s how it works: you pair up with someone, and go through their portfolio and "rip off" a piece of their artwork. It can be one piece or a combination, your interpretation of their work, ideas, medium, technique. We invite you to check out past years’ exhibits to get an idea of the sort of things you can do. You must pair up with someone from EBSQ. Rip-Offs of non-EBSQ art, like redoing the Mona Lisa or ripping off Picasso, are NOT allowable for this show.

So, go ahead and pair up! If you’re looking for a partner, sign up in the EBSQ Forums, or feel free to contact someone privately and see if they’d like to partner with you, then post it in the sign-up thread to let us know you’re paired. Have at it!

We strongly recommend all artists include in their statement information, including citing their partner, as well as why and how they chose the piece/amalgamation of pieces they chose to rip off, as statements can enhance the experience for the online viewer. We also encourage you to include detail shots of your entries, as well as a jpeg of the piece from which you took your inspiration. This will allow the viewer to fully appreciate your work's finer details and larger context.

Eligible entries must meet all points of the prospectus. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

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