This week we’re wrapping up our 2017 Creative Excellence Awards (so apply if you haven’t!), giving away some dope art, and reviewing your submissions for all the Artist Invites we’re currently running.
Weekly Highlights Email
Late last week we launch a new email notification we’re calling the highlights email. Every 5 days we will put together a collection of 10 posts from people you’re following. In order to ensure we are sending “highlights” we are only grabbing posts with a certain amount of engagement (loves, comments, reposts). If we don’t have enough posts to fill the 10, we will bump you until the next week and so on.
Right now we are not limiting the number of posts from another member. This is something we are considering and watching closely. Let us know if you have any feedback.
You can always turn the new email off in your settings.
Venus vs Mars Artist Invite with Papercut Magazine
Submit work to explore and start a dialogue of the issues that women, men, and all genders face around the world.
If Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, then 2017 kicked off the start of an interplanetary battle of the sexes. From the women's march on Washington to female drivers in the Middle East, and now the fall of Hollywood male royalty, the matriarchal rebellion has found the Death Star plans.
For our very first Ello Artist Invite, we're seeking creative work that explores the gender wars across cultural, political, physiological, international, and economic battle lines. No topic is off limits (but do be sure to follow Ello's Community Guidelines). We want your creativity to kickstart a dialogue and open minds to the issues that women, men, and all genders face around the world.
• A minimum of 10 artists will be selected and published in the Venus vs. Mars Papercut Digital and Print On Demand Issue
• All selected artists will receive a print version of the magazine
• All selected artists will be promoted and tagged across Papercut's social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
Learn More & Submit
Meural: The Art Of Love
Submit work to show in a Meural digital exhibition and receive $500.
Meural and Ello have teamed up to give 4 artists the opportunity to have their work featured and promoted on the Meural platform and to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of people on walls across the globe. We are looking for artwork (traditional, GIF, video, photography, and illustration) on the theme of “love” to coincide with Meural’s Valentine-inspired February art and editorial program. The theme is totally open to creative interpretation.
Each of the 4 artists will be paid $500 for a collection of 5 works which will be available to Meural subscribers for 3 months. Each will also have a dedicated artist page on the platform, along with a featured playlist, with promotion done via email and social channels.
Learn More & Submit
2017 Creative Excellence Awards
Submit work, or nominate your favorite artists – for Ello’s 2017 Creative Excellence Awards.
The 2017 Ello Creative Excellence Awards recognize the spirit and talent of creative vision.
This initiative exists to honor art and artists living their purpose and elevating their work. It is a moment in time to celebrate the collective value in ideas, discipline, and execution. Whether it’s challenging unfortunate social norms, capturing life’s moments of epiphany, or advocating for positive change, Ello knows that art propels the world forward in a better direction.
$2,500 — 2017 Female (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
$2,500 — 2017 Male (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
4 x $750 — Honorable Mention Awards
2 x $500 — Community Awards (as determined by the combined number of loves and comments on their submission).
Learn More & Submit
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
Alexis Jamet Giveaway
Originally hailing from France, UK-based graphic designer @alexis_jamet illustrates bright, colorful, geometrically shaped objects with painterly texture. Comment through Thursday to win 1 of 3 copies of “Morphed” zine by the artist. View more of his work here.
Chris Pecora Giveaway
@chrispecora is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Canada. His work is functional and modern as it is vintage. Comment Thursday through Saturday to win a copy of the “Brew Zine”; a 20-page publication “exploring the overarching philosophy and process of Calgary’s Dandy Brewing Company.” View more of his work here.
Carl Caruana Giveaway
@carlcaruana is an artist who makes tangible artwork that you can enjoy with your hands, not just your eyes. Comment Saturday through Tuesday to win “Box 1” from his series of packaged, framed acrylic prints. View more of his work here.
Awesome background image by @vickiejv.
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