Hey folks - we’ve got some fun stuff coming your way this week. Not only are we launching a handful of fresh Artist Invites, but the selected artists for the Digital Decade Cyberia exhibition have been announced, and as usual, there are some dope giveaways happening.
BACCALÀ Artist Invite
Ello is proud to partner with Scott Sant’Angelo and Alessandro Casagrande on an exciting Artist Invite:
Get your art featured in the premier issue of BACCALÀ. BACCALÀ is an independently-published fashion, art, and photography magazine from Milan-based fashion photographer Alessandro Casagrande and Los Angeles-based art magazine (Arkitip) founder/editor Scott A. Sant’Angelo.
Two selected artists will have their work published as a full page features in the premier issue of BACCALÀ. Learn how to submit here.
Ma-Wah Artist Invite
We are excited to announce a new exhibition-based Artist Invite from artist Rob Elford (@robelford):
This exhibition will explore contemporary artist’s reinterpretations of portraiture in a post digital age; examining how Photoshop, Instagram filters and body modification has redefined our understanding of both fine art aesthetics and the human form.
We are looking for illustrators, photographers, digital artists and makers who have created work that relates to the theme “Profile.”
Get the details on how to submit.
WeTransfer Artist Invite
WeTransfer and Ello are teaming up again to bring our collective communities the opportunity to upgrade their personal online workflow. We’re going to deliver 5 selected artists 1 million WeTransfer wallpaper views on WeTransfer’s homepage, 2-year WeTransfer Plus upgrades, featured interviews on both Ello’s blog and newsletter and a combined interview on WeTransfer’s blog, This Works (https://wetransfer.com/thisworks/), which sees millions of views weekly. 20 selected artists will be featured on Ello’s homepage and will be provided 1-year WeTransfer Plus upgrades. Everyone participating will earn 6-month WeTransfer Plus upgrades.
Learn more here.
Background image by: @noproblemwhatsoever
Read Our Interview with Aunt Singe (@auntsinge) on Scene360
“Aunt Singe” is the artistic persona created by our interviewee. She wants to give women—and herself—the ability to freely express themselves during photo sessions.
Sometimes this creative freedom takes the form of eroticism, sometimes darkness, and sometimes just the bizarre. Her photography switches between self-portraits and shoots with models, all of which address the themes of nudity, fetishes, and masks and wigs. Aunt Singe pulls inspiration from vintage TV shows, old editions of Playboy, and Shakespeare, just to name a few. Read on to learn more about the artist behind the camera.
Read the full interview.
This Week’s Giveaways
Studio Akkord x Welten Comic Giveaway
Studio Akkord is a printing studio based in Germany.
Welten Comic-Magazine is a free comic art project based in Hanover, Germany, which is initiated by Benjamin Behrendt and Pablo Reichl. The second issue includes 16 short comics, experimental graphics and narrative illustrations from 16 different artists in 64 pages. The cover is screen printed, the inside pages are printed with resography on 320g Pop'set paper. The german issue has an edition of 100 exemplars and the english version contains only 25 exemplars.
This giveaway is over (congratulations to winners @silvy-s, @melodymccaul & angiphotos) but you can purchase a copy here.
Bryan "Peabe" Odiamar is an Oakland-based graphic designer & illustrator.
Win a set of 4 soft enamel pins with rubber backings. Comment here by July 20th to enter: https://ello.co/peabe/post/lubyns4uew6twkr4ne4xvw
DesigndN Print Giveaway
Daniela di Niro is an Italian Graphic Designer and Digital artist who works with pattern, texture & geometry.
Win this numbered edition Giclée Art Print. Printed on 100% cotton, acid-free, heavyweight paper using HDR UltraChrome Archival Ink. View and purchase more of her work here (https://ello.co/designdn) and stay tuned later this week to enter.
Awesome background image by @dannyivan.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.