CR Newsletter: November/December 2012

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An Introduction

Hallo, and welcome to the last Abstract & Surreal Photography missive for 2012, written for the bi-monthly Community Relations newsletter. Here you'll find relevant information from the last two months in Abstract & Surreal art, although for this edition it's just the last nineteen days! As this is my first truncated newsletter, the contents are somewhat haphazard: I promise I'll have something more concrete together for the next edition.

Instead, I shall formally introduce myself. My name is Darren - although most people call me D - and I'm the new Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal photography. I am glad to represent the community here on deviantART, and I hope that the next twelve months are productive for everyone. I will also take this opportunity to formally thank DpressedSoul for his work in this position over the last year, and for his support since. I hope I can maintain the high standard that he set throughout his tenure!

Articles & Features

Abstract & Surreal: various publications related to the genre, including editorials.
       Abstract & Surreal Roadmap
       Abstract & Surreal Daily Deviation Guidelines
       A Note on Daily Deviation Features

Forum Thumb Share: a monthly outreach to the community to share and critique abstract & surreal art.
       December 2012: Regular Edition / Subscriber Edition

Friday Feature: a weekly thumbnail feature that showcases recent discoveries, old favourites, or themed collections.
       Issue 001: Recent Discoveries
       Issue 002: Recent Discoveries
       Issue 003: Recent Discoveries

Saturday Spotlight: a weekly feature with a talented artist in the genre, either in the form of a showcase or interview.
       Volume 001: A Feature of Elli71
       Volume 002: An Interview with limindes
       Volume 003: An Interview with Coldwave-Enigma

Sunday Soundcheck: an off-topic weekly musical recommendation.
       Set 001: *shels
       Set 002: Jakob
       Set 003: The Universe

Daily Deviations

Here is a collection of the Daily Deviations featured in the last two months. November's features are courtesy of DpressedSoul, while December's selections are my own. If you want to send in your own suggestions for Daily Deviations, please check my guidelines article above.

November 2012

geaest by lichtfaengerin
/./ by aobaob
TetriX by NadavYacobiPhotos
Sq by odpium
PinHolga 5 by Phostructor

Mature Content

vodnoe3 by Frolovam

Ideas Of Stone I by HorstSchmier
Holocaust by GawrilaGhul
Meow by SorenWrang
.:lodz.1:. by Edhelamarth
gerbe de fleur by edredon

Mature Content

black chimera by Animalerrant

Rothko by willko

December 2012

Lichtkultur by Miiiia
Fossil lights by Azaleos
wave by VesnaSvesna

Do You Remember When by jonniedee
Strange Legs in the box by Vis-Felavis
Chicago Print by Duffy01
Witness by ra1nb0w13
Perfect Match by Einsilbig
Birth 3 by LisaMeyer
dreams old men dream... by thesadstork

Squares by Megalithicmatt
Untitled by StephanePellennec
Be Light by solefield
No More Pirates by mheuf
195 by Sea-Of-lLights

In Closing

That's it for this month. In future I'll hope to include more information about current contests, events and group activity but for now, I ask that you check out Abstract-and-Surreal's four word poem contest; while it is literary, it is definitely abstract in nature. Additionally, their monthly photographic contest revolves around winter/Christmas abstract colours. Get your entries in for both! For those of you who run other groups or are involved with contests, let me know about them; I'll be happy to report that information through these channels.

Until next time!

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