To kick off our first ever “Spotlight on Groups” feature, we had to consider the incredibly talented, passionate and many awesome groups on Redbubble. We have some of the most dedicated hosts found across the globe! Hosts who have put their hearts into making their groups the absolute best on Redbubble. We began this process by looking at the word “spotlight’” – just what does that mean?
Our own team has been hosting groups here on Redbubble for years, having had the pleasure of being a part of a great many groups, and one group stood out especially.
These hosts run their group with consistency and positivity. They recognize their members for their works and offer them acknowledgment in the way of galleries and kudos which they share with their entire group community.
So, without further adieu, we would like to award this month’s “Spotlight on Groups” to:
Here’s what the hosts of Solo Exhibition have to say about their group :
“I founded Solo Exhibition in July of 2009 to showcase special art and photography in virtual solo exhibitions. The goal has always been to make the virtual experience a more lively and complete one. From exhibitions to workshops, there is always something happening during Solo Exhibition’s events season. The group started the first art review magazine publication for Redbubble groups (Inside Solo). Over its first three seasons, it has sponsored 117 Solo Exhibitions, 9 online workshops, and 26 group exhibitions. These include Solo’s Juried Invitationals (SoJie), annual special events, and member-curated shows. Each exhibition is treated like a major gallery event, because in my mind each one is. These exhibitions and workshops have collectively garnered over 1.2 million views.
This year we will expand our off-site exhibitions, at solo-exhibition.com, in order to broaden the opportunity to members, and sponsor more member-curated shows. Solo has plans that extend into the next several years, and we encourage interested parties to join and stay subscribed to our messages and bulletins. Solo is currently in prelaunch for the 2013 season. The 4th annual Host Hullabaloo, celebrating art and photography by hosts of RedBubble groups, kicks us off every year. It’s not too early to watch the topic, as hosts begin to build out their galleries, for opening day on March 1st."
-Frannie (F.A.) Moore
“I joined the Solo team as Graphics Coordinator in July of 2010. The idea behind the group is to showcase one artist during a week-long virtual gallery event. Banners are sent out to announce this event and you can come just to browse, or you can interact through comments and get to know the featured artist.
Just the idea that you could have your own Solo Exhibition invites you to up your game. This group asks you to really think about what you post. With hundreds of members and thousands of art works in our gallery, you can imagine that narrowing it down to who will hold a Solo showcase spot is very difficult. Besides showcases, Frannie has developed many ways for our members to participate and to showcase their own work. Check out these links to find out about our upcoming events:
We send a collective high five and a ginormous thank you to Solo Exhibition, the hosts F.A.Moore, maxy, Elizabeth Bravo, and their members for being a creatively supportive presence in the Redbubble Community.
All groups featured in our monthly spotlights will receive a $100 Redbubble voucher code to use however you wish within your group. Throw your biggest, most exciting challenge yet or buy some group swag – the choice is yours, but we know you’ll continue to do great things for your group.
~Team Community (Heidi, Jen & Rosemary)