This week we sent out a 2017 Year In Review, a new Artist Invite notification, new Artist Invites, and of course some sweet, sweet giveaways.
Ello’s Year In Review
The Ello team is pretty damn proud of our efforts in 2017.
After reviewing this year's work, we decided to share some of the biggest accomplishments with you – our community – to thank you for your posts and participation and general dopeness.
We cannot wait to do even more with you in 2018.
Artist Invite Submission Notification
When someone you follow has an Artist Invite submission accepted, you will receive a notification (in app, email, push). Show the artists you follow some love and leave a comment.
You can always turn the new notification off in your settings (if you’re a hater).
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](https://ello.co/artist-invites/2017-creative-excellence-awards)
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
This Week’s Giveaways
Keyley Graham Giveaway
Creating intricate and ornate designs and cheeky accessories, English artist and designer @keyleygrahamdesigns brings us a rad series of enamel pins. Comment through Thursday to win 1 of 5 of your choice. View more of her design here.
Horacio Lorente Giveaway
@horaciolorente is an Argentina-based independent graphic designer and art director who creates clean, linear, functional design. Comment Thursday through Saturday to win 1 of 3 prints of “Disorder” by the designer. View more of his design here.
Fore Design Giveaway
@foredesign is a Boston-based design studio creating digital experiences, brand identities, and visual communications. Comment Saturday through Tuesday to win 1 of 3 copies of “Red Sox Scores 2017: The Book”, an exploration of the intersection between design and baseball. View more of the design studio’s work here.
Awesome background image by @megankoth.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.