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Weekly HUG #0053: Calling all AI Artists! Exhibition opportunity with L'Oréal

Support artists, get curated, earn rewards, and win NFTs and free merchandise with HUG

🤗 At HUG, we believe curation is the future of the creator economy. That's why we've curated the most important news and updates on what we're doing, building, and perfecting just for you!

Read on for details on our AI Art Open Call, HUG-curated artists headed to a gallery in Belgium, and opportunities to earn HUG Points and get free art.

New opportunities to be curated #HUGIRL

We are curating 24 selections of AI art for none other than L'Oréal, for an event about the intersection of beauty and technology in New York City! Together, we will showcase your work will be showcased to cutting-edge thought leaders in the beauty industry.

Here's how:

3️⃣ Share your art on socials and tag us with #HUGIRL on Twitter & Instagram

Don’t wait up! Submissions are only open through Sunday, June 6.

#HUGIRL Heads to Ghent, Belgium Gallery

The votes are in! We are thrilled to announce the winners of our exhibition collaboration done in partnership with our friends at Artcrush Gallery. Competition for this open call was tough - our community of curators selected 10 winners from more than 260 submissions 🤯

These mesmerizing digital masterpieces are currently on display in historic Ghent, Belgium, and will be through June 8. Get a closer look and be sure to extend a warm congratulations through out Twitter post below ⤵️

About Artcrush Gallery:

Artcrush Gallery is a growing team of digital art enthusiasts on a mission to bring outstanding digital art into the heart & life of millions. Artcrush Gallery partners with forward thinking out-of-home companies. In partnership with actors of the public space, the Artcrush Gallery curates space in digital outdoor billboards to work in favor of the digital arts & artists.

Do you want to have your art exhibited in a gallery?

It’s time to take your digital art offline. From Bali to Brooklyn, in galleries, cafes, and conferences— HUG actively sources physical spaces to transport your art from the digital realm to art lovers all around the world.

It all starts with applying for a free HUG Artist Profile, where curation opportunities are just one of the many opportunities we provide to creators.

Free Mint: The Imaginarium

Nhefertiti is a digital illustrator with a background in architecture whose works explore themes of femininity, inner worlds, and feelings. As the Meta Angels x Adobe Artist-in-Residence for May, we commissioned her to create art as a gift to our holders. If you hold a HUG Pass or Meta Angels NFT, you can claim Imaginarium for free plus gas through June 7.

Not only is Nhefertiti our Artist-in-Residence for May, she’s also our final recipient for the program. While this program is ending, the legacy will live on. Be sure to follow along for updates on how we’ll be reimagining this scholarship!

Within the vast expanse of the mind, there is no escape. Embrace its power and potential. Nurture it, cultivate positivity, and transform it into your safe haven, where strength, solace, and self-discovery await.


Curious about how you can secure your own Artist-in-Residency?

The latest issue of Creator Royalties, our weekly educational newsletter for Web3(-curious) creators, covers how to successfully apply for artist grants and residencies. Read & subscribe to learn more and keep learning.

Creator Royalties by HUGWeekly source of education, news, and opportunities for artists and creative technologists.

HUG Raffles Are Back 🎊

HUG Raffles have returned, with our first open claim for the ever-elusive Parent HUG NFTs we've been hiding away since our mint over a year ago! You can now officially redeem your HUG Points to get digital and physical collectibles with no eth, no gas required.

What are HUG Raffles?

To make art more accessible and remove financial barriers, HUG purchases or commissions art directly from artists to give to our community in exchange for HUG Points, which you can earn through supporting artists and contributing to HUG. Our first HUG Raffle took place over the holidays.

How do I claim art with a HUG Raffle?

Visit our HUG Points Redemption page while logged in. If you have enough HUG Points, you’ll be able to enter a raffle. HUG Points are only deducted from your account if you do win a raffle.

Earn HUG Points for inviting artists to join you on HUG!

We're on a mission to make Web3 a more creative, collaborative place, one artist and art lover at a time. The more artists we have on HUG, the easier it is to discover their work and share it with the world. You can help us by inviting artists you know to join while earning HUG Points to exchange for digital art and free merchandise along the way.

Here’s how you can start inviting and starting earning:

1️⃣ Make sure you are logged into HUG

2️⃣ Visit our Artist Invites page to get your custom link

3️⃣ Share that link with your friends and tell them about HUG! If they’d like to learn more about the benefits of a HUG Artist Profile, send them here.

Explore Art with the Experimental Artists of Innovation Laboratory

Last April, HUG Studios kicked off its debut Innovation Laboratory course. We’re thrilled to share that the artwork from that Spring Cohort of creators is available for you to collect, claim, and admire for you.

⚗️About Innovation Laboratory:

Brought to you by our educational arm, HUG Studios, the Innovation Laboratory is for artists of all experience levels who want structure and support to launch their next project. Our expert team guides and supports creators every step of the way.

Stay tuned for when we announce details to join our next cohort 👀