Hey folks. Big updates this week, including a very exciting change that will allow you, our community, to post directly into categories. In addition to that, we’ve also got an interview with the talented Carolyn Figel, the selected artists from the Fumo Gallery Artist Invite, and some dope giveaways lined up. Oh, and if you’re in LA, come party with us at the Gross Magazine RELISH launch party this Saturday.
Post into Categories
As of this week, you can now contribute to categories on Ello. Previously our categories were populated by featured members, who we select by hand. While this works well and will always have human curation - it requires our curation team to find people and posts to feature.
Now when you create a post on Ello you can choose which category to post into. All posts will flow chronologically into the recent stream of that category. Our hope is that people will contribute to the categories they are interested in and our team can more easily find new talent to showcase.
We are already working on adding community curation tools which will empower the community to participate in the curation process.
PS. We are also exploring the use of screencasts to announce new features. Let us know what you think of this format.
Meet Artist Carolyn Figel
Carolyn Figel (@carolynfigel) is a Brooklyn-based freelance illustrator and designer. In her free time, she enjoys eating chips and writing short descriptions about herself. Her artwork is also featured on the cover of Ello's magazine Not For Print Issue 02.
Read the full interview.
Gross Magazine RELISH Vol.2 Launch Party
LOS ANGELES: RSVP NOW at https://relishla.splashthat.com/.
Saturday April 21 5-9PM
Everyone is invited. Come celebrate the RELISH VOL. 2 magazine release and gallery show, view the work of talented Ello artists and meet some of the folks from Ello in (gasp) real life.
Expect to see the work of @leftyoutthere, @---roan---, @grantspanier, @theartofchase, @brookefischer, @undianuevo, @tylerspangler, @jonnicheatwood, @aubrey, @seanmartinstudio, @11411141, @nikkmohammed, @davbear, @vakseen, @never-made, @leavves, @minashalajj, @jporschenn, @adrianadrianwong, @nbiddle, @joshsrose, @sarahfarmer, @defectivebarbie, @msa_, @haanmade, @ender2911 @daenatitle, @lighteditions, @lisasolberg, @christopherruh1, @killspencer, @kmndz, and @shanemcclatchey. Yeah. We’re excited too.
Moonlight Artist Invite
“Moonlight” is an initiative to inspire the New Zealand creative community by connecting emerging and established talent through a common passion: moonlight projects.
“The brief? There is none. But that’s the whole point. See, magic happens after the hours of 9-5; for many, that’s when true creative flare ignites, sparked only by personal passion. That’s the type of work we’re looking for.
Painting, pottery, knitting, photography; we want to see whatever it is that gets you out of bed in the morning, and keeps you out of it at night. Submissions can be anything, as long as they demonstrate passion, and it happened above and beyond your course work."
Not only will Moonlighting projects be seen by a global audience of millions on Ello, but 12 students will have the exclusive opportunity to have their passion project selected for the upcoming Moonlight exhibition at Allpress Gallery in Auckland. If selected, artists will also be individually mentored by a respected industry leader, in preparation for the exhibition – where their work will be displayed alongside that of the mentors’.
• Exposure to a global audience of millions through Ello Artist Invite x DINZ Moonlight
• 12 students will be selected by 12 industry professionals to participate in the second phase: DINZ Moonlight Exhibition at Allpress Gallery Auckland
• These selected students will gain exposure through DINZ social media channels and PR around the exhibition
• Gain contacts and a foot in the door with established professionals within the NZ creative industries
Learn More & Submit
Firstyve Artist Invite
Submit your work to be featured in the premier issue of FIRSTYVE Magazine.
FIRSTYVE is a new publication for young creatives.
“Our main focus is architecture & design and we seek to expose the overlooked talent among young architects, designers, and all-around creatives.”
FIRSTYVE serves as a way to discover new talent, thoughts, and ideas, as well as serving as an outlet for you to have your own work shown. The magazine will feature in-depth profiles on emerging artists and explore different ideas in the world of architecture and design.
• Five selected artists will have their work featured in the premiere issue of FIRSTYVE Magazine. Artists will be contacted afterwards for a short bio. Selected artists will receive a copy of the magazine, once published
• Ten selected artists will be featured in our online magazine
• Five selected photographers will have their photo featured throughout the magazine
• Selected artists will gain exposure through our channels (web, mag, social media)
Learn More & Submit
This Week’s Giveaways
Kit Agar Giveaway
South London-based artist @kitagar is contemporary and muted, pulling inspiration from nature and the human form. Comment through Thursday and win a limited edition print of “Terracotta” by the artist. View more of her work here.
Angel Toren Giveaway
Graphic street artist @angeltoren creates large-scale, colorful, optical illusions and geometric shapes on city walls in Madrid, Spain. Comment Thursday through Saturday and win a limited, signed silkscreen print from the artist. View more of his work here.
Bastiaan Woudt Giveaway
Award-winning photographer @bastiaanwoudt traveled to Mukono (Uganda) in October of 2017, shooting stunning and quiet photographs of Ugandan life and its people. Comment Saturday through Tuesday to win a copy of the award-winning book, “Mukono” by the photographer. View more of his work here.
Awesome background image by @dzzzemi718.
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