Happy Holidays, everyone. Welcome to 2018. We’ve got some cool shit lined up for you all.
Ello’s 2017 Creative Excellence Awards
Submit work, or nominate your favorite artists–for Ello’s 2017 Creative Excellence awards.
Unlike other Artist Invites, Ello welcomes submissions from both artists and their fans. Submit your work and/or nominate an artist* you believe merits recognition for her or his work. Work can be in any of the following categories: Art, Illustration, Design, GIFs, Digital, Fashion, Photography, and Writing.
$2,500 — 2017 Female Creative Excellence Award
$2,500 — 2017 Male Creative Excellence Award
4 x $750 —(2 female, 2 male) Honorable Mention Awards
2 x $500 — Community Awards (as determined by the combined number of loves and comments on their submission).
Recipients will win artist grants to advance their creative pursuits in 2018. Each grant award winner will also be showcased on the Ello editorial homepage, featured in an interview and have a work purchased as part of the Ello art Giveaway program.
Please help Ello celebrate creativity and creative community while we build a growing and sustainable movement built upon principles of artistry and integrity.
*Artist must have an Ello account at time of selection.
Artist Invite: RELISH VOL.2 – Los Angeles
Calling Los Angeles, California artists of all mediums: submit your work to be featured in RELISH VOL. 2 print magazine and exhibition. RELISH is a series of submission-fueled print magazine releases paired with exhibitions celebrating unsung and pioneering creators, one city at a time. A collaboration between @gross_mag and Ello.
1 city | 35 artists | 2,000 magazines | 1 gallery show
The second volume celebrating artists in the Los Angeles creative community, RELISH wants YOU to get your ass in gear and submit your artwork so they can get you published and shown in a rad showcase. The GRØSS team has partnered with Ello and naturally, we’re psyched to empower and give recognition to as many people as we can. RELISH will allow us all to enjoy the crazy, creative flavors in our hoods.
• 10-15 artists will be selected to appear in a weekend pop-up show in Los Angeles, California
• 35 artists will be selected to be featured in a limited-edition publication
• Artists will also be interviewed, featured in GRØSS and Ello newsletters, and have access to video and photo assets of the gallery show
Learn More & Submit
Check out our Artist Invites page for a bunch of dope invites launching soon.
Creative Debuts Selected Artists
We’re excited to announce the Creative Debuts Artist Invite selected artists.
This opportunity is part of Creative Debut’s ongoing showcase series in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays in the heart of Shoreditch, London. For over 2 years Creative Debuts have hosted regular exhibitions that are focused on making art more accessible and championing emerging talent. This opportunity includes the chance for 20 - 30 selected artists to exhibit at Creative Debuts x Ello in London, support with producing Limited Edition Prints of their work, features on Creative Debuts website and social media, and features on Ello’s homepage, email, and social media.
Creative Debuts x Ello is a collaborative showcase of international talent as we transform The Black & White Building into an inclusive, forward thinking celebration of jaw dropping talent. Exhibition opening February 1st, 2018.
Congratulations to all 45 artists: @mareveen, @malcomcrowther, @wagnerwma, @manoloide, @zackrosebrugh, @marloeshaarmans, @stefaniatejada, @janbrauer, @esdanielbarreto, @galekto, @philibert, @holalou, @nataliiaostapenko, @mkgv, @taylurk, @lilykongyuet, @kineandersen, @revolue, @waldo_morganlockyer, @andres_marti, @criswiegandt, @andreboettcher, @caiqueportraits, @lshkim17012k, @dhuston, @aaaronkaufman, @aartverrips, @cesah, @ryanlaxtonphoto, @zsoltvidak, @carolinanino, @james-christopher, @jeanalindo, @minamond, @mikemcdonnell, @death-to-default, @hollystclair, @jyxchen, @pedrotapa, @utile, @aallaa, @consaravena, @markaghatise, and @dielm.
Check out their submissions here.
If you weren’t selected, it doesn’t mean that we didn’t love you work. As always, there were more quality submissions than available slots for selected artists. We hope you check out some of our new and upcoming Artist Invites and submit again.
Rich iOS Notification
All you iOS folks, check out our new rich notifications. Just “force touch” (aka push and hold, really hard) on a notification to see more info and actions related to the post.
We’re currently working on some other cool ways to interact with Ello email notifications.
This Week’s Giveaways
Paula Alvarez Alves Giveaway
@alvz-motion is a Motion Designer based in Barcelona with a passion for design, animation, and climbing. Extended from the holiday, comment through Thursday to win a silk screen print of her “Climbers Pattern”. View more of her work here.
Trevor Von Meter Giveaway
Award-winning illustrator and animator @heytvm rings in the New Year with a fresh illustration making its own luck. Comment through Thursday and win a tee featuring the design and a “Short Stem Pizza” pin by the artist. View more of his work here.
Sam Rodriguez Giveaway
San Jose, California-native @samrodriguezart paints and illustrates the people and culture surrounding him in the Bay Area. Creating portraits and painting large murals for large brands, the artist combines the worlds of fine art and street art into one. Comment Thursday through Saturday to win a limited print of “B”. View more of his work here.
Kine Anderson Giveaway
@kineandersen is a Norway-based illustrator and designer. Her work features a fun and colorful perspective of the female gaze featuring body-positive girls in a world of social media and relationships. Comment Saturday through Tuesday to win a print of “Sight for Sore Eyes” by the artist. View more of her work here.
Awesome background image by @kzhz.
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