Yo. We’re dropping some cool stuff this week, including: announcing the Papercut Magazine selected artists, a categories update (we’re pretty excited about this), and some killer giveaways.
Subscribe to Categories. Curate Your Discover Experience
You can now curate your Discover experience by subscribing to categories. Simply click the Subscribe button on a category detail or on the subscription edit screen. Your subscribed categories are aggregated in a new Subscribed stream. You can filter your subscriptions by Featured or Trending using the tabbed navigation below the promo image. This applies to all categories now, so you can check out what is trending right now in Photography or Design.
We’ve been testing the functionality in the office and loving it. Not only can you select exactly the types of art/writing/music/etc. you’re most interested in, but it’s a great discovery tool as you explore deeper within each category.
If you’re looking for the global Featured, Trending, or Recent streams, those are still available in the All stream.
It may seem tangential right now, but this lays the groundwork for the future of Communities on Ello. We have big things planned and will keep everyone updated as we move forward.
Let us know what you think of the new Discover experience.
Note: this is not on iOS yet, but will be in a few days.
The Papercut Magazine selected artists have been chosen and damn, there was some killer work submitted. Big congrats to @aleksandersalski, @joellerosen, @danielletcole, @janvanpersie, @druc89, @jodymattioli, @kathrinlonghurst, @craigcloutier, @jessemurch, @mari_sanmartin, @argiuolo, @kayankwok, @abraham_fashion, @bettyklaasse, @zamorastudio, @nightcollage, @joshsrose, @annaosk, @enze, @abdohassan, and @zamorastudio.
Thanks to everyone who threw their hat in the ring – it was an impressive field. If you weren’t selected, check out one of our (many) open artist invites.
Under Lucky Stars Artist Invite
Under Lucky Stars makes beautiful star maps showing the alignment of the stars in a place and time chosen by you.
“With the spring approaching, we feel it is time to refresh our star map designs. We want to connect with anyone in the design community that has been inspired by our star maps and would like to contribute their own original design ideas.”
In the first phase, artists will be chosen based on their submitted portfolio to participate in the second phase and will be contacted by the Under Lucky Stars team with a style guide and design specifications. In the second phase selected artists will work with the Under Lucky Stars team to design a new star map for the opportunity to be the final selected artist and receive a total of $5,000. Two runners-up will receive $1,000.
• 25+ artists will be chosen based on their submitted portfolio to participate in the second phase
• 1st Selected Artist will receive $5000
• 2nd Selected Artist will receive $1000
• 3rd Selected Artist will receive $1000
Learn More & Submit
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
This Week’s Giveaways
Sandy Van Helden Giveaway
EXTENDED - Late last week, we deployed a fix for a bug that affected the giveaway post of Iillustrator @sandyvanhelden. In an effort to give everyone a chance at winning, the giveaway is being extended this week. Comment through Thursday for a chance to win a “Sticky Sandy” sticker pack and “Versandy” print from her store.
François Aubret Giveaway
@francois_aubret is a French street photographer currently based in Los Angeles. His work is minimal, contemporary and architectural. Comment through Thursday to win a print of “Four” by the photographer. View more of his work here.
With a fresh Artist Invite open for submissions, socially conscious company @paperwallet supports artists by printing their work on innovative and virtually indestructible wallets. Comment through next Tuesday and win 1 of 5 sold out artist wallets. View more Paperwallet here.
Rodrigo Soto Altamirano Giveaway
Argentina-based visual artist and designer @rodrigosotoalt creates brightly colored, simplified illustration and designs. Comment this Thursday through Saturday and win 1 silkscreen print by the artist. View more of his work here.
PAKTA Studio Giveaway
Bratislava-based accessories and textiles design studio @pakta brings minimalist and functional design to every day necessities. Comment this Saturday through Tuesday and win 1 of 3 “Vrecko” backpacks by the studio. View more of their work here.
Awesome background image by @mermarin.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.