WEEKLY HUG #0044: Women's History Month hits full stride in Web3
Discover, curate, and support women artists and women-founded projects all year long with HUG
Kenyan Culture & Digital Collage with WanjiGallery
It is our honor to introduce WanjiGallery, the Meta Angels x Adobe Artist-in-Residence for March! WanjiGallery is a street photographer and digital collage artist based out of Kenya.
This lifelong creative derives inspiration from both her experiences and the environment in and around Nairobi. She is passionate about the human experience and mental health and weaves these themes through her body of work. As part of her residence, WanjiGallery will be creating a custom work as a free mint to our community. We look forward to what she will create with her mastery of photography and digital collage, until then, you can explore her works on her HUG artist profile.
Meta Angels Artist-in-Residence WanjiGallery
NFT Now Highlights Women in Web3
As of 2023, women hold only 26.7% of technology jobs. Despite these odds, the women of Web3 are leading the way to ensure that the decentralized corner of t is more equitable and accessible
of tech Despite these challenges, the women featured in the article are optimistic about the potential of Web3 and NFTs to provide greater opportunities for artists and creators, as well as to promote diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.
HUG at NFT LA
Debbie will also be speaking at this year’s Outer Edge LA (formerly NFT LA), and HUG is excited to join this year as a community partner.
Outer Edge is an experiential celebration of all things at the edge of Web3. This year, Outer Edge LA will capture the spirit of the community and the meaningful work each individual contributes to the greater Web3 whole — by inviting you to immerse yourself in the experience and build and shape it.
To save on tickets, use HUG10. The event runs from March 20-23, 2023.
Curation at HUG is going IRL 🖼️✨
HUG is partnering with 0x.17 Gallery to showcase NFT art to the public!
Together, we will introduce a diverse collection of curated digital art to the hundreds of people who gather at The Seaport in NYC’s historic waterfront district every day. Previous exhibitions have included generative art from collections such as Bored Ape Yacht Club, Moonbirds, and Doodles.
Curious about how to get curated?
Apply for a free Artist Profile at HUG and indicate your interest to have your artwork displayed at the bottom of the form. Your application will then be reviewed by our curatorial council.
Already have a HUG profile? Good news! All pre-existing HUG profiles are automatically considered for curation.
Want priority review? Share the artwork you wish to have displayed on Twitter and tag us @thehugxyz with #HUGIRL
This is just the beginning! We look forward to expanding our commitment to discovery for artists into physical spaces, starting in New York City and beyond.
Submitting these two paintings for the @thehugxyz x @0x17gallery exhibition.
They are based off of Korean folk art called Minhwa. Minhwa were paintings created by self-educated, working class, and largely unknown painters in Korea to call in luck, humor, and blessings.
— Ntxoo.eth 🌈 OPEN for Web3 commissions (@NtxooArt)
Mar 14, 2023
The Newest NFTs from Crypto’s Oldest Currency
Digital artifacts by Sappy Seals, that are ASCII representations of historical events and people.
Bitcoin is no longer just a digital currency, and this week’s edition of Creator Royalties covers Bitcoin NFTsOrdinals and how art has found a new way to flourish. While still technically advanced and not the most user-friendly, we are advocates of staying informed about emerging technology and its potential to uncover new revenue streams and communities for creators. Read more on the who, what, how, and why of Ordinals in Creator Royalties.
Heymint Unveils Generous Referral Program
At HUG, we’re building tools to make Web3 more accessible for all creators. This is a mission we share with our friends at Curious Addys, the team behind HeyMint. HeyMint is the leading tool we recommend to creators looking to deploy NFTs, from big collections to 1/1 art or burn-to-mint mechanics.
No technical experience needed.
No code required.
100% free for creators.
Start to finish in as little as 15 minutes!
HeyMint has just released the details of their new referral program. They charge a $1~ fee for every mint and will pass 20% or more of profits to you for anybody you refer, with potential earnings reaching as much as $5k.
Women’s History Month with 100 years of Women
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to share that public minting is officially open for 100 Years of Women, a special project from songwriter Emily Faye and abstract artist Bstract.
Each piece in 100 Years of Women represents a year in a woman’s life from age 1 through 100. This collection was developed from interviews with various Web3 women creators and collectors, with Emily Faye and Bstract collaborating to transform their experiences into visual and musical artworks. Profits from the collection will be used to revolutionize the music industry through commissioning works to give to holders, with an added utility such as live metaverse concerts and access to music education.
Don't wait up— this exclusive collection is limited to 100 unique pieces designed with detail and the utmost care. Collect yours today⤵️✨
You’re invited to Stardust Society ✨
Stardust Society is a fashion-centered NFT collection building a long-term sustainable fashion brand from otherworldly artist, c0c0. Stardust Society as a whole illustrates self-expression encouraging their dreamers to explore their most authentic selves. From now until the next New Moon on Tuesday, you can mint a dreamer of your own at the reduced price of 0.01Ξ.
We are exactly 15 mints away from 3333 minted Dreamers 🥳
If you see this, it's a sign from the Universe to mint a Dreamer 🌬️✨
🎀PLUS, they're 75% off at .01 ETH🎀
— Stardust7✨ (@stardust7inc)
Mar 17, 2023
Now that I've set my @thehugxyz profile, I can put it everywhere.
I love the layout, easy navigation and access to all important info.
Hats off to the Hug team. Thank you. 🎩❤️
— Shakti Gómez (@shaktigomez_cr)
Mar 17, 2023
Day 3 of using @thehugxyz instead of Twitter to discover new artists.
Found @momo__paints and now eagerly awaiting their next release!
— Conlan Rios (conlan.eth/.tez) 🇺🇦🕊🔺🍽️ (@conlan)
Mar 16, 2023
I love to see artists supporting other artists, but it's even more powerful to see *young* artists supporting each other!
Thank you @Rosewolf_artist@ArtBambina10 for leaving these thoughtful reviews for @TeresaMelvinart on HUG.
This mother hugger's heart is very full 🥰
— Randi Zuckerberg 🤗 (@randizuckerberg)
Mar 16, 2023
GM & happy Saturday, art lovers!
Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to 5️⃣ amazing artists that I've discovered on @the@thehugxyzet ready to be blown away by their incredible work!
So - let's dive right in! 👁️
— Ned (@Giraffitii_NFT)
Mar 18, 2023
@shannon_ohwells@MartaTimmer@BoredJosei@FreakyGirlsNFT@cherrryart This is a dream come true!
I always wanted to be a part of the HUG community. Thank you for thinking about me and for being so nice with me and with my art. Thank you very much friends💜💜
— (α) Sazkiabella (ts) (@SazkiabellaOK)
Mar 14, 2023
Wowowowowow look at my new PFP!!!
I am so grateful for the @thehugxyz community team for this amazing commissioned birthday piece by @AyameHoon! 😍
@lorrNFT@NicMints@cropcircle_eth@debsoon - y'all rock!
— Juju (@juliagierasimow)
Mar 17, 2023