Here’s what’s dropping this week on Ello:
- An interview with the talented Louise Mertens (@louisemertens)
- A new Artist Invite with Papercut Magazine
- Fresh-ass giveaways
Get Featured in Papercut Magazine
Submit work that explores the increasing surveillance in our everyday lives.
“Welcome to 'Surveillance', the next issue of Papercut Magazine.
Between 'The Great Firewall' in China, US military drones, corporate hacking scandals, police body cameras, and satellites, there's nowhere to hide.
But do we really care? We live in an age of constant 'self-surveillance'. We stream every waking hour of our lives on Periscope and Instagram. We freely share our location and track our health vitals with wrist bands, and post our every thought on Twitter.
For this issue we're curating creative works that explore the political and social issues regarding the constant and rapid expansion of surveillance (national and individual) across the Globe.
And remember….We'll be watching you!”
• A minimum of 5 artists will be selected and published in the Surveillance 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.
Submit Your Art to Science Friday
Science Friday has been a trusted name in science journalism for over 25 years, bringing current and compelling science stories to an international audience of millions through public radio, podcast, video, digital, social, events, and educational programming. They're brain fun, for curious people.
This summer, Science Friday is inviting their audience to join them in a re-reading of Stephen Hawking’s popular non-fiction book A Brief History of Time. They’ll be stepping through black holes and wading through fundamental particle soup with young and diverse physicists, authors, artists, and dancers as their docents. Their hope is that the uninitiated will glimpse Hawking’s mind-bending vision of the universe and lean in.
And they want your help.
“We’re looking for artists who can help us inspire the next generation of theoretical physicists, mathematicians, and science communicators by interpreting Hawking’s vivid depictions of the universe with art.
We’ve selected some of Hawking’s most enlightening and concise analogies, explainers, and thought-experiments from A Brief History of Time. We will select and work with six artists to represent these concept-quotes with a high-contrast, simple, color-rich illustrations. Selected artists will receive $400, and their finished works will appear with the inspiring quote on sciencefriday.com and a linked credit to the artist’s portfolio website. Works will be shared and promoted to Science Friday’s social media, newsletter, educator, student, and live event audiences through August and September 2018 and will appear in a free K-12 classroom lesson plan distributed to thousands of educators nationwide for free educational use.”
The commissioned images must appeal to a general audience that includes minors, elderly, incarcerated, non-English-speaking, and laypersons, as well as science enthusiasts whose first encounter with Stephen Hawking may be with your art in a tweet on their phone.
• 6 artists will be selected to create an original illustration that depicts a mind-blowing Stephen Hawking quote about the universe, space, time, gravity, black holes, etc. in their own unique style to size and resolution specs on a three-week turnaround.
• Selected artists will receive $400 and have their work appear alongside the inspiring quote and an artist’s statement on sciencefriday.com. The gallery and selected images will be promoted in Science Friday’s social media, newsletters, educational materials, and radio program.
Get Published in Blacklisted Magazine Issue 01
Are you a painter, poet, photographer, performance artist, or just a general weirdo? Now is your chance to immortalize that creative fruitcake in print.
“For our premier issue, we are focusing on showcasing creative work with text as a medium. As words are usually black on white, we are planning the entire first issue to present high-quality offset printed representations of black and white creative expression.
B&W photography, illustration, or stories are the most obvious, but we are open for anything creative. You want us to print 6 pages of solid black? Convince us why, and we might select your work.”
• Seven artists will be selected to be featured in the premier issue of Blacklisted Magazine. Each artist will be contacted afterwards for an interview, which will accompany the presentation of their artwork. These articles will be published on Blacklisted’s digital platform two months after the release of the print magazine.
• Five additional artists will be selected for an article on Blacklisted’s digital platform.
Learn More & Submit.
Wanna Go Make Art In Crete?
Submit your work for the chance to design an art installation for the new Cook’s Club hotel in Crete.
Three Selected Artists will be commissioned to produce an installation within the hotel over a 7 day period in September 2018 – with their progress captured by both Thomas Cook and travel and lifestyle influencers. The coverage during the installation process will include interviews, videos, photographs and more.
Learn more about this opportunity from our friends at Talenthouse.
This Week’s Giveaways
Bigshot Robot Giveaway
Milwaukee-based artist, designer and illustrator @bigshotrobot creates fun, colorful work that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Comment through Thursday and win a riso-print of “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” by the artist. View more of his work here.
Gregor Zakelj Giveaway
Slovenia-based founder and art director @gregorzakelj creates effective design by using typography in the style of modern-day propaganda. Comment this Thursday through Saturday and win 1 of 3 “RESIST” t-shirts designed by the artist. View more of his work here.
Oslo Novak Giveaway
Digital artist and graphic designer @oslonovak combines photography and color to create abstract, 3D digital art with liquid movement. Comment this Saturday through Tuesday to win a print of “SPĀTĪUM” by the artist. View more of his work here.
Awesome background image by @oykuoge.
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