This artist-owned DAO delivers exclusive art while bringing funds back to artists
Special giveaway inside + plenty of exciting news!
I’m excited to partner with Refraction DAO to highlight how they have championed digital art, music, and culture and offer an exclusive giveaway for all my readers.
What is Refraction DAO?
Refraction is an artist-owned community leading the next wave of creativity —online, onchain, and IRL.
They operate as a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) and, since 2021, have been powering impressive events while promoting exceptional talent. Here are some of their most remarkable milestones…
27 International Events
+30 Grant Projects Funded
700+ Artists Members
2500+ NFTs Minted
Over $500K Back to Artists
What are the benefits and perks?
By joining their DAO, you can access exclusive perks while supporting their journey:
Access to global events and workshops… This week, one is in partnership with Tezos at Miami Art Basel (more info in a bit).
Exclusive virtual events in 2024.
How can you join Refraction?
Anyone can join Refraction by collecting a Refract Pass.
The Refract Pass gives holders opportunities to engage with and create a future that values the economic independence of artists across the world. Throughout the year, members get special access to music festivals, art exhibitions, and exclusive digital art created by top artists.
Special Giveaway for Community Members #KalohxRefraction
I was given three Refract Passes to give away. Here is how I’ll do it:
The 2 most active newsletter and podcast premium subscribers will get one Refraction Pass each.
For the third pass, we’ll run a contest. Share your favorite Refraction artist and use the hashtag #KalohxRefraction on a social network (X, Instagram, Lens, or Farcaster). A random winner will be selected.
winners will be contacted on December 10th.
👀 In case you missed it…
⏰ fxhash 2.0 was Delayed
The acclaimed fxhash 2.0 ETH integration was delayed until the 14th of December. On the bright side, this gives us more time to prepare.
I wrote down my shopping list for December (for premium members only).
🏝Tezos Art Walk at Miami Art Basel
If you visit Miami for Art Basel this week, you can’t miss the Tezos Art Walk.
This year in Miami marks the launch of the first-ever Tezos Art Walk, an AR Scavenger hunt.
Scattered throughout South Beach are seven augmented reality artworks by exciting artists for the public to discover and mint. Participants who share and collect all seven AR works can enter a lucky draw for tez.
🗓 AGH by Kim Asendorf, Andreas Gysin, and Leander Herzog
🦩 Flamingo DAO Hot Streak
More DAOs, this time, Flamingo DAO has been on a hot streak, collecting various generative and AI art pieces over the past week (adding up to almost 500 ETH in total).
Here are some of the artists and collections they have been sweeping…
15x Cargo by Kim Asendorf
6x FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT by Maya Man
3x Life In West America by Roope Rainisto
7x Meridian by Matt DesLauriers
3x Genesis by DCA
4x Memories of Qilin by Emily Xie
1x Unigrids by Zeblocks
2x Gazers by Matt Kane
15x Zentrum by Herbert W. Franke
9x Human Unreadable by Operator
2x Elevated Deconstructions by luxpris
5x Genesis by Claire Silver
5x Squares by Martin Grasser
12x Memories of Digital Data by Kazuhiro Tanimoto
13x Skulptuur by Piter Pasma
4x BEEPLE: EVERYDAYS - THE 2020 COLLECTION
2x Grifters by XCOPY
13x Phase by Lauren Bednar
17x JPEG by Jan Robert Leegte
5x Mazinaw by Eric De Giuli
7x Dnmecut by Robert Jan Leegte
7x Colorspace by Tabor Robak
5x Gumbo by Mathias Isaksen
2x Archetype by Kjetil Golid
7x Fragments of an Infinite Field by Monica Rizzolli
🎙Kaloh’s Podcast: Waiting to be Signed and Sofia Garcia
I had a great conversation with Sofia Garcia, where she shared her impressive journey with ARTXCODE. Tune in to learn how Sofia went from highlighting coded art on Instagram to becoming one of the most successful art houses in the generative art world.
Last week, I was joined by Will and Trinity from the Waiting to be Signed podcast. Will and Trinity shared an incredibly curated fxhash generative art list. If you aren’t too familiar with the fxhash story, artworks, and artists, this is a perfect way to get started.
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Until next time,