Maybe we should widen the scope of the discussion to why join an online "society" of artists at all? I know that some of the artists here belong to [email protected]
and some ebsq.
If you have looked at ebsq's website, they offer a zine, feature artists and have an artist directory. They have monthly shows on ebay with a theme. They also jury artists to be in ebsq+ and those are the artist that get featured on the website. I think they are growing and will offer more things as time goes by.
I think that joining an online society of ebay artists might give you as an artist some credability. You put their logo on your auction and even though people don't know exactly what it is, it makes them think that you must have some merit to belong to an organization. (Tell me if you disagree!)
I debated about joining ebsq, and finally decided to do it. There has been a discussion about [email protected]
on this board and that it is a limited group with a waiting list, and I would have liked to join that but it felt like there wasn't an immediate opportunity to join, so I decided to go with ebsq.
So... I do feel it is beneficial to be able to put a logo on your auction. The more networking you can do with your art the more people will know about you! It's just putting your name in another place on the internet. I just recently joined and need to submit some information to be listed in the artist's section. I wanted to have my website up and running before I did that.
There, that's my opinion as a member of ebsq!
Good luck Dave!