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Weekly HUG #0038: Commission Custom Artwork on HUG

Added alpha? You can now get HUGs on Instagram

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!

📸 HUG is now on Instagram 📸

Your favorite community of creators, collectors, and lifelong learners is ready to get more social with you. You can find us on Twitter, Discord, LinkedIn, and most recently, Instagram!

Get your art discovered on HUG

This past week, we partnered with the most hug-worthy Web3 communities to invite their favorite artists to get discovered on HUG. In under a week, we’ve received nearly one hundred applications! 🤯 As a community-curated platform, huggers will be working together to curate which of their favorite applications will be published to HUG.

Do you want to have a shareable, searchable, and customizable page to showcase your collections and social links? Applications are still open to claim a HUG Artist Profile of your very own 🤗

Grow Your Income Through Commissions

Are you a collector that needs help bringing an idea to life?
Are you a creator looking to diversify your offerings?

HUG has just rolled out a new feature that lets connects collectors to creators open for commissions and allows them to submit their requests directly from our platform.

You can read more about commissions in the latest edition of our weekly newsletter dedicated to educating creators, Creator Royalties. Read into our past issues covering artificial intelligence, smart contracts, open editions, and more.

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

Infinite Love by Joy Chiang

Our airHUG Artist-in-Residence, Joy Chiang, has just released her first timed edition on Manifold! Joy is a Chinese-Australian artist, mother, and urban planner. Her abstract artworks are a reflection of the complexity and beauty of motherhood, as well as the struggles and triumphs of finding one's identity.

“Infinite Love” tells the timeless story of the infinite love and bond between mother and child. The use of chrysanthemums is a nod to Joy’s heritage symbolic of longevity and devotion in Chinese culture.

🌊FREE MINT: Waterfall🌊

Every month, Meta Angels partners with Adobe to commission a piece from an underrepresented, emerging artist. The recipient of January’s Artist-in-Residence scholarship was the ever-experimental Mariana Blatnik, who creates fine art with alcohol inks and a blowdryer.

Holders of the HUG Pass and Meta Angels can claim her piece, waterfall.
Don't wait! This free mint closes on February 7.

“Many times, we bury our feelings and hide away our emotions, but it only worsens. Everything becomes more complicated and difficult to control. When it bursts, it feels like a waterfall. Unstoppable and intense. It can only be eased with compassion and a hug from a loved one.”

💜Introducing our February Artist-in-Residence💜

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our Meta Angels x Adobe Artist-in-Residence for February: Vanora Vaz aka VanGoDoodle!

Vanora is an illustrator, musician, and former architect who focuses on raising mental health awareness through magical purple art. Her art uses the language of illustrated storytelling to explore interpersonal relationships and emotional issues. Her goal is to start powerful conversations and facilitate change one artwork at a time!

Vanora Vaz, Artist-in-Residence

Sunday Spotlight

Want to get introduced to tens of thousands of possible collectors with a proven increase in growth and sales? 

Every Sunday, Avril15 and HUG promote Web3's emergent artists with less than 2000 followers. Applicants are then immediately under consideration to be added to HUG pending curatorial review, so they stay discoverable all year long!

The Sunday Spotlight artists for the week of 1/29 are:
 gibranposterist PintorWilmer braindigsart
Anna_sketch nemoalone Plohih__Art