Get your butts ready: we have a load of fresh Artist Invites for you this week, a bunch of selected artists, and some dope giveaways.
Creative Excellence Awards: Selected Artists
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.
Big congrats to the selected artists from the Creative Excellence Awards Artist Invite. Check out the final selected works. Selecting the final selected artists is always extremely difficult for us, but man, was this one particularly tough. Thank you to everyone who submitted work. Choosing between so many excellent submissions is a hard – but amazing – problem to have.
We will be publishing a more in-depth blog post talking about each artist and why we believe they are truly excellent.
Inspired? Explore our open Artist Invites.
Female Creative Excellence Award ($2,500): @joanneleah
Male Creative Excellence Award ($2,500): @eltono
Honorable Mentions ($750): @citybyabyss, @berenicegolmann, @bobbyrogers and @samrodriguezart
Community Awards ($500): @yocelyn and @anthonysamaniego
RELISH Vol.2 – Los Angeles: Selected Artists
Congratulations to the LA-based artists who will be featured in the upcoming pop-up show in Los Angeles and those who will be featured in the limited edition publication. Check out their selected submissions here.
Big ups to @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.
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Pactimo Artist Series
Submit your work for the opportunity to help create a custom cycling apparel collection with Pactimo and receive a 20% commission on sales of the garments you design.
While often imitated, the Pactimo Artist Series™ was the first of its kind, launched in early 2010 as a way for cyclists to proclaim their individuality and share the beauty of art on roads and trails around the world through artist-designed and -inspired cycling clothing.
In partnership with Ello, Pactimo hopes to extend the Artist Series invite to a broad spectrum of artists, regardless of medium, through their ability to translate digital and physical art into unique, vibrant pieces of cycling apparel. Pactimo’s advanced printing also allows artists to boldly express their work in rich color and fine detail.
• 4-6 Artists will be selected to create artwork for a range of cycling apparel, for which you will be paid a 20% commission (Net sales proceeds) on sales of garments you design
• Each Artist will have a featured profile located on our website, in addition to regular features in our weekly email (90k+ subscribers), and social media posts across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Learn More & Submit
Paperwallet: Pocketable Art
Submit your work to be featured in Paperwallet’s newest product – The Micro Wallet – and be a featured artist on the Kickstarter campaign page.
PAPERWALLET is influenced by the art of origami and visual design. Their goal is to create a unique & functional canvas for artists – to get their work off the wall and into peoples' pockets. With the environment in mind, Tyvek® is their material of choice. Its supreme durability, resistance to water, and expansion over time results in a classy fusion of design and function. Paperwallet is proud to partner with Ello and offer quality products that remain affordable while still giving back to artists and the environment.
“After 2 Kickstarters and over 100,000 wallets sold, we’re back to spread our love of Tyvek® and Art. Showcasing 7 brand new designs by cutting edge artists worldwide, the Micro Wallet is our slimmest, strongest design yet. Not only that, a portion of every pledge will go to support the artists collaborating with us. Join us in our mission to put beautiful art in every pocket.”
• 1-3 artists will be selected
• Your design on Paperwallet’s newest product: The Micro Wallet
• Be featured on the Micro Wallet Kickstarter Campaign page
• Get 5% of sales of your designed product from the crowdfunding campaign
• Be featured on the Paperwallet website
• Get 10% of sales of your designed product from Paperwallet’s website (after campaign ends)
• Your designed product will come in packaging with your name on it and will come kitted with an artist card with your portrait, name and bio
• 20 FREE units of your designed product for you to share with friends and family
Learn More & Submit
Fumogallery – Call for New Talent
Submit your work for the opportunity to sell your works in Fumogallery’s e-shop Product Update 3/6/2018 with a 1-year-long Consignment Agreement, to see your profile under their “Stories” page, and to be promoted on the Fumogallery editorial page and weekly newsletter.
FUMOGALLERY is a young online art gallery & design shop based in Italy whose aim is to offer a digital place and platform for artistic projects driven by passion and unconventional moods. All curated works are either carefully selected one-offs or produced in very limited runs – each creation permeates the stories and souls of their creators. Fumogallery’s dream is to give a voice to the stories behind an artistic production or creative idea, whether they are created from brand new materials or from recycled, transformed, and reanimated materials.
Fumogallery welcomes submissions in any of the following categories: Art (Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Prints, Mixed Media), Design, and Fashion.
• 3 artists will be chosen – one per category (Art, Design, Fashion)
• Available on Fumogallery e-shop with a regular 1-year-long Consignment Agreement
• Showcased on the Fumogallery homepage
• Tell your story in an interview on Fumogallery editorial page
• Featured in Fumogallery weekly newsletter and shared across the Fumogallery social networks
Learn More & Submit
See All This Magazine – Women’s Issue Artist Invite
The international Master Artist Educator (iMAE) from ArtEZ University of Arts in the Netherlands is an innovative and ambitious master program that started in 2016. iMAE represents a new and innovative concept in arts education.
See All This is a Netherlands-based art magazine established in 2016. All renowned art museums in the Netherlands as well as well-known galleries are partners in See All This. The print magazine is published four times a year. The tagline of See All This is ‘For The Love Of Art’.
See All This and a group of iMAE students and tutors have teamed up to invite all female creative souls in any visual arts medium to submit work addressing our current patriarchal society, one ruled by men with regards to power structures and individual relationships.
“We are looking for work that explores patriarchy and what it means to you – as a woman – in everyday life. How does patriarchy manifest in your work as an artist? How would you challenge current gender codes? This may be interpreted in a broad sense, all together it is about the story of you, the joyful and/or vulnerable story of being a woman.”
• 20 selected artists will be featured on the blog of See All This
• 10 selected artists will be published in See All This magazine, Issue No. 10
• These 10 selected artists will receive a written review by the curatorial team from iMAE
Learn More & Submit
PHLEARN: Masters of the Edit Artist Invite
Submit photography that showcases your most jaw-dropping edits for the opportunity to be featured in a PHLEARN Youtube Video, with 1.4M subscribers and get a one-year PHLEARN PRO Subscription. PHLEARN is where the world goes to learn Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography.
“We are looking for photography that has been elevated with amazing post-processing and seamless composite images that combine multiple elements into a beautiful final piece.”
Show off the countless hours you have spent honing your editing techniques and creating your own signature styles and looks.
Five selected artists will receive:
• A one-year PHLEARN PRO Subscription
• Feature in a PHLEARN Youtube Video, with 1.4M subscribers
• Feature in PHLEARN Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Learn More & Submit
Azucar Brings You To Berlin
Azucar is organizing a series of exhibitions in Berlin throughout 2018 and is partnering with Ello in order to get in touch with new and exciting artists.
Selected artists will be featured in Azucar’s various online outlets and taken into consideration for further collaborations and solo-exhibitions in Berlin. Ultimately, artists may also be considered for inclusion into the regular roster of AzucarGallery.
• 12 artists will be featured on Azucar
• 2 artists will exhibit with Azucar in Berlin
• 1 artist will be selected for long term collaboration with Azucar across Europe.
Learn More & Submit
This Week’s Giveaways
Sandy Van Helden Giveaway
Hailing from Amsterdam, illustrator @sandyvanhelden creates punchy, bright work to “delight and empower”. Comment through Thursday to win a “Versandy” print and “Sticky Sandy” sticker pack from the artist. View more of her work here.
Mimmo Manes Giveaway
Back again with a fresh new giveaway, designer and art director @canefantasma brings us more design to swoon over. Comment Thursday through Saturday to win 1 of 5 copies of “#everythingisfalse”. View more work here.
Laura Zalenga Giveaway
Based in Germany, talented photographer @laurazalenga shoots intimate scenes of nature and humanity. Comment Saturday through Tuesday to win a “Kaleido-eye” Clock from the photographer. View more of her work here.
Awesome background image by @consaravena.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.