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
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.
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 ⤵️
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.
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.
It's been one year since the launch of the @meta_angels x @Adobe Artist-in-Residence program.
Join us for a retrospective on the artists and the artworks produced in thanks to this program this past year 🧵
— HUG 🤗 | Apply for an Artist Profile (@thehugxyz)
Jun 2, 2023
🤗 Huge shoutout to @thehugxyz team for their immense support and guidance throughout my entire experience! 🙌 Their dedication, expertise, and amazing personalities made this journey even more special. Thank you for embracing creativity + fostering a truly inspiring environment!
— Nhefertiti I Artist in Residence (@Nhefertiti)
Jun 1, 2023
Today, I started another big work week irl…
But I still need to give a HUGE congrats to 3 of @OGCollective200’s favourite artists who are currently featured on the front page of @thehugxyz 🙌✨
Thank you for being amazing, we adore you!!
— aestrild (@aestrilds)
Jun 2, 2023
WTF is @thehugxyz?
HUG is the most inclusive destination for blockchain-curious artists and art lovers. Our mission is to democratize access to art through technology and education.
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— DebbieSoon.eth 🤗 (@debsoon)
Jun 1, 2023
I’m officially accepted to @thehugxyz! 💕✨
I will be customizing my profile soon! 🥰
Feel free to visit my profile and leave your review! 🤗
— VansCmkro.NFT | NFT NYC ‘23 | Vanessa Camacaro (@Vans_Cmkro)
Jun 2, 2023
Join me on a journey into the future of art and beauty! 💫💄 Presenting my submission for the #HUGIRL Art Contest by @thehugxyz x L’Oréal. Embracing my Mexican American roots, I've crafted a captivating piece that blends the essence of beauty, tradition and innovation.
— brandherstyle 🐿️🔮 (@mrsannavargas)
Jun 1, 2023