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This is a group dedicated to linking up, supporting and promoting Celtic artists worldwide. Be it knotwork, tapestry, prose, or painting, all forms of traditional celtic artwork are welcome here. We hope to grow a community of artists and provide them with an audience which can truly appreciate the beauty of all things Celtic.
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Founded 11 Years ago
Feb 21, 2011

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Art Creation

933 Members
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Rayman Generations: Sereni by raylex230 Rayman Generations: Sereni :iconraylex230:raylex230 18 0 mermay Koi2021 by Saironwen mermay Koi2021 :iconsaironwen:Saironwen 6 0 Kayla by Syllie Kayla :iconsyllie:Syllie 228 4 Glitter Mermaid by MkE7 Glitter Mermaid :iconmke7:MkE7 66 11 FantasMic - day version by KhaliaArt FantasMic - day version :iconkhaliaart:KhaliaArt 91 14 The gnomess diversity by Chilimanzar
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Musuclar Sorceress from Dragon's Crown by KinkyJimmy
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KGK - Jonglage magique avec balles Pokemon... by BOUTHILLIERMarjo KGK - Jonglage magique avec balles Pokemon... :iconbouthilliermarjo:BOUTHILLIERMarjo 7 0 Lets be friends. by Marjo-san Lets be friends. :iconmarjo-san:Marjo-san 11 4 Dragonfly by chidori-art Dragonfly :iconchidori-art:chidori-art 64 3 Finished YCH: Butterflies 4 by fcartt Finished YCH: Butterflies 4 :iconfcartt:fcartt 239 5 Victorian guard - practice by JiDu276 Victorian guard - practice :iconjidu276:JiDu276 58 15 Article in Cornish - Skrif yn Kernowek by sewandrere Article in Cornish - Skrif yn Kernowek :iconsewandrere:sewandrere 5 0 house of Itok logo by aeriapradipta house of Itok logo :iconaeriapradipta:aeriapradipta 3 0

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:bulletgreen: There is now a submission limit of 3 deviations a week. This is to ensure that member’s inboxes do not get flooded, and that each piece submitted gets the attention it deserves.

:bulletgreen: Everyone is encouraged to view and comment on the submissions. Even if you know nothing about a specific craft, artists and craftsmen appreciate feedback. If nothing else, say what you like about a specific piece.

:bulletgreen: Deviations in the Featured folder will often be changed, in order to keep things fresh, and give each piece an opportunity in the spotlight.

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Hey everybody.  I wanted to make a quick info post about submitting art, and art that gets accepted or rejected.

Most of the art that you all submit gets accepted.  The only criteria (at least for me, I can't speak for the other reviewers) that matters is (A) whether it is submitted to the right folder, and (B) whether the art is in some way "Celtic."  It doesn't even necessarily have to be good (though I like it when it is!).

Celtic art and culture is a big category of things, and encompasses a lot of styles, symbols, etc.  Having done a lot of Celtic art and research on Celtic history, I'm pretty good at recognizing what is and isn't Celtic, and as a reviewer, the most common reason I reject a submission is because it's actually not Celtic - usually, it's Norse/Scandinavian, which *is a different thing.*

HOWEVER.  It's not up to me to make the final decision about what "Celtic" means, and I recognize that Celtic art takes influences from a broad variety of styles.  Basically the way I review things, if someone submits something that doesn't look Celtic, doesn't say it's Celtic-inspired somewhere in the title or description, and especially if that piece is obviously from a different cultural-artistic tradition, I reject it.  But if it's kind of Celticish, and especially if the person refers to it as Celtic in the title or description, I let it through.  I know a lot about Celtic art, but I can't claim authority over the definition of the term, so if the submitting artist thinks it qualifies (and doesn't seem to be just submitting it randomly to whatever group he/she can find), I'm in no position to contradict that.

Moral of the story: If you submit art to this group, it should be Celtic in some way.  If that way isn't obvious, you should make sure to note in the title or description that it is Celtic-influenced, and if possible, explain how.  That way you can make sure that it will get accepted - at least if I'm the one reviewing it.

Cheers!  Keep making cool art!

-Nick
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MarksDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2020
Hi all, nice to be part of the community.
I'm a wood carver, metalworker and sometimes sculptor, in Southwest England.
Have a good day and mote it be.
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Sassy-Cat-Sooo-Catty Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
I don't know if advertising is allowed but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm hosting a contest that members of this group might be interested in participating in.

Here's the details link--~~The Oracle Within-A Contest for Everyone-OPEN~~

If advertising isn't allowed please kindly forgive me and feel free to hide my comment! Thanks bunches! :heart:
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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winterxfrag Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks for the add :D
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VoceDelBosco Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the add!

I make little creations inspired by Nature and her Spirit (in particular Woods, Forests and Mountains), from Forest Animals and other Creatures and from Pagan and ancestral traditions.
 I'm glad to join this group!
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PictishPics Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2017   Artist
Wondering if anyone can help out here... Just noticed that one of my submissions disappeared from the gallery. Would it be deleted for any reason? It's been up for a couple of days and suddenly gone. I was going submit another tonight but on second thoughts I may not.
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Chinesegal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Hi, I just want to ask something.
I have made a fantasy species who worship a pantheon
of gods called "The Fey", or "The good neighbors".

They are based on older stories of fairies and celtic mythology.
Most of the fey are made up characters, but a few of them are based on or have similar names to real celtic gods and godesses.
Is this idea Ok?
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one-rook Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello!  Yes, that is suitable for submission.  Just for clarity's sake, you should specify the Celtic connection in the descriptions.
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Norththeicewing Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
May I submit some art I made here

norththeicewing.deviantart.com…
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi!  Go again and submit if you want to.  If it fits within the Celtic umbrella of the group, it's eligible for submission!
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