SALE! Start your year with EBSQ for just $6.50/month! Click here for details.

Search FAQ for:

What does EBSQ stand for?
EBSQ (ee-bee-es-CUE) is derived from the name e-Basquiat and has its roots in early online tagging (like, waaay back when tags were still called "keywords")

The name has two-fold meaning. The early members of the group fancied Basquiat's work (and the innovator of the term actually worked for Basquiat at one point!). They saw themselves (rightly) as rebels outside of the gallery system, taking their art career into their own hands literally and figuratively.

And then there's this little thing that EBSQ'ers have been doing for the past 10 years. Just as Basquiat left the tag "SAMO" all over creation with his art, we leave "EBSQ" wherever we put our art online and off, leaving a trail back to our site and other like-minded souls. (and if you're already an EBSQ artist, we invite you to tag your own art with EBSQ wherever you show your work!)

Who can join EBSQ?
EBSQ membership is open--we welcome artists at all stages of their career. All media and styles are welcome.
What is EBSQ?
EBSQ is a community of artists run by artists.
Where did the rest of the FAQ go?
EBSQ will be releasing a new version of the EBSQ site software soon. We'll be debuting a new FAQ then. For immeadiate help, contact

2000-2023 EBSQ, LLC - All rights reserved - Original artists retain all rights
EBSQ Self Representing Artists - is a division of EBSQ, LLC