Hey friends. Here’s what’s fresh this week on Ello:
- An interview with artist Kit Mizeres (@kitzmi)
- A new Artist Invite with East 8 Magazine
- Good & cool giveaways
Meet Kit Mizeres
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Kit Mizeres (@kitmizeresart) is an American artist and illustrator with no fixed abode. She initially hailed from a small wintery town in Ohio, and then went on to graduate from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a focus on Illustration in 2016. Since then, she has enjoyed taking her sweet time living on the road as she continues to collect and draw inspiration from her new and ever-changing surroundings, as well as the wonderful strangers she has met along the way. Her work often takes on a very maximalist, dreamlike approach that heavily incorporates themes of folklore and personal mythology.
Interviewer Alexi Ueltzen (@alexi) is Ello's Social Media & Email Manager. She lives in Evergreen, CO with her husband, two dogs, and one hedgehog named Ditters who hates everything except for mealworms and tunnels.
Get Your Photography Featured in East 8 Magazine
Submit your photography to be featured in East 8 Magazine and considered for an “East 8 Presents” commission.
East 8 is a new online pictorial magazine that showcases outstanding photographic art from around the globe. They are dedicated to helping artists bring their photographic visions to life by creating an online space that empowers photographers and visual artists to create on their own terms. Artists shouldn't have to compromise their vision, whether it's due to lack of funding, conflicting client expectations, or just the simple pressure of needing to put out content in order to keep up with social media.
Visit their site http://east8.co and social media East 8 Mag to get an idea of what they’re about and for inspiration on your submission.
• Three selected artists will be provided funding up to $250 to complete a photographic project of their choosing between now and the end of the year. Total funding is contingent on approval of project concept and cost estimate provided by artist. Commissioned works will be licensed to East 8 but will remain the property of the artist.
• Selected prints from commissioned projects will be up for sale with profit shared with artist (profits shared evenly between artist and East 8).
• Promotion across East 8 social media platforms
• Top 10 runner-up artists will be promoted on East 8 website and social media platforms.
Learn More & Submit
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.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! 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.
This Week’s Giveaways
Tchang Tchang Giveaway
French graphic designer and artist @tchangtchang creates minimal and brightly-colored fashion and streetwear inspired drawings. Comment through Thursday to win a framed print of “Be Proud” by the artist. View more of their work here.
Nelson Calderara Giveaway
Illustrator, designer and lover of pizza, @_pizzapirate creates flash style, pizza-loving, nostalgic pieces. Comment through Thursday to win a sticker pack from the artist. View more of his work here.
Alena Delena Giveaway
Waterloo, Ontario-based artist and student @alenadelena creates soft, emotive and illustrative portraits. Comment this Thursday through Saturday to win a matte print of “Eniki (no name)” by the artist. View more of her work here.
Awesome background image by @abjahanbin.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.