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Art Show: Ripped Off 2016

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 7/1/2016 to 8/31/2016.

Banner for Ripped Off 2016 art show


Looking for a unique collaboration opportunity that comes with instant inspiration? Then we have just the show for you! This month we’re hosting our 16th Annual Ripped Off show!

If you haven’t done a Ripped show in the past, here’s how it works: you pair up with a fellow EBSQ Artist, and go through their portfolio and "rip off" their artwork. It can be one piece or a combination, or your interpretation of their work, ideas, medium, and 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’d like assistance looking for a partner, sign up in the EBSQ Forums or on our Facebook Page. Feel free to contact someone privately and see if they’d like to partner with you. The artist whose work is being ripped doesn't have to rip off your work in return, but they do need to consent to their work being a springboard for your own.

In addition to this event fostering friendships and inspiring new art, not only will the Member's Choice Winner receive $100 cash, their partner will receive $50 cash as well!

Required information in your artist statement includes citing your partner, as well as why and how you chose the piece/amalgamation of pieces to rip off, We also encourage you to include detail shots of your entries, as well as a jpeg of the original piece(s) 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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