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Current CR Contests

:bulletorange: How to Train Your Dragon - Discover Your Duo Contest - Deadline May 28, 2019
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge #167 - 80s Mix Tape - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: Flash Forward Fiction Contest 30190 - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: World of Books - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: The Art of Curation - A Contest - Deadline June 10, 2019
:bulletorange: Universe Wallpaper Contest - Deadline July 15, 2019
:bulletorange: Photomanip Tutorials Contest - Deadline July 20, 2019



Newest Members

Pimps and Whoas - May 17, 2019

Fri May 17, 2019, 12:47 PM

Mermay Otabek by solar-sea

News from the Team

:bulletorange: Change Log: May 15, 2019
:bulletorange: Code Geass Revival Fan Art Contest Winners
:bulletorange: DeviantArt X SDCC Comic Creator Connection
:bulletorange: Devious Visions: Eclipse video reviews
:bulletorange: Eclipse Change Log: May 8, 2019
:bulletorange: Thank you, DaPineapple!
:bulletorange: Thursday Prompt: Parade of Stars
:bulletorange: Welcome, Gdeyke and E-Nomad!

Official Contests

All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletorange: How to Train Your Dragon - Discover Your Duo Contest - Deadline May 28, 2019
:bulletorange: Anthro Challenge #167 - 80s Mix Tape - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: Flash Forward Fiction Contest 30190 - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: Fan Fiction Limerick Contest - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: World of Books - Deadline May 31, 2019
:bulletorange: The Art of Curation - A Contest - Deadline June 10, 2019
:bulletorange: Universe Wallpaper Contest - Deadline July 15, 2019
:bulletorange: Photomanip Tutorials Contest - Deadline July 20, 2019

Project Educate

Project Educate is a joint venture between DA Community Relations (communityrelations) and the community. During each themed week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries on DeviantArt. We also regularly host a Community Week where anyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share! We pride ourselves on being a fun and educational group, and we are happy that you have chosen to join us on this adventure. :heart: Happy deviating!

Coming Up - Street Photography Weekend - May 25-27th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:

:bulletorange: Art History Week: Intro
:bulletorange: A Brief History On Animal Photography
:bulletorange: An Overview of Manga Throughout the Years
:bulletorange: Fragonard and the Rococo
:bulletorange: Famous Photographs Throughout History
:bulletorange: Fukuda Chiyo-ni, The Haiku Poetess
:bulletorange: Lost In Translation
:bulletorange: The History Of Adobe Illustrator
:bulletorange: Artisan Craft Week: We need you!
:bulletorange: Fan Art Week: WE WANT YOU!

Informative News & Events

:bulletorange: A Literal Look at My DA Life
:bulletorange: All-Mediums Contest: Spring and Winter
:bulletorange: AMA #10 - VOTING OPEN - Medieval Magic Challenge
:bulletorange: AMBEDO ART BOOK
:bulletorange: April: Conclusion and Winners!
:bulletorange: Books to Make Your Creative Life Better - 2019
:bulletorange: Coat of Arms Contest!
:bulletorange: Congrats, Geguri!!!
:bulletorange: Contests and Events Around DA - May 2019
:bulletorange: Cricketsong
:bulletorange: Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Contest Winner!!!
:bulletorange: Events and Happenings Around DA
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Depression Awareness
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Let's talk about Suicide Awareness
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Mental Health Awareness
:bulletorange: Guiding Light - Self-Love
:bulletorange: Heart Art Submissions Open!
:bulletorange: How to Draw Hands Tutorial - only 90 Points
:bulletorange: How to Eclipse: Polls!
:bulletorange: Life Goes On
:bulletorange: Lit Community Block Party 2019
:bulletorange: LitRecognition: Welcoming Committee
:bulletorange: Looking at the Sun and Stars: 5/6
:bulletorange: May Theme - EARLY MORNING
:bulletorange: May Theme - SPRING
:bulletorange: May: Intro and CONTEST Details!
:bulletorange: Mid May News: Devious Memories and Blessings
:bulletorange: NaPoWriMo 2019 Winners.
:bulletorange: Nature Newsletter - May 2019
:bulletorange: New Tutorial: How To create Neon Hair!
:bulletorange: Photomanip Newsletter May 2019
:bulletorange: Poem Share + DA Happenings
:bulletorange: Power Up
:bulletorange: Souljournalist Challenge|Signup!
:bulletorange: Supporting Working Artists #2: The Winner
:bulletorange: Winners of the Generate Your Own Prompt Contest

Features & Interviews

:bulletorange: A Glimpse into Photography on DA #5
:bulletorange: Abstract and Surreal-Macro photography Wonderland
:bulletorange: Animal ABC's: Llamas
:bulletorange: Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 144
:bulletorange: Art Exhibition: Vol 3.
:bulletorange: ART Feature: Winners III Wallpaper Contest
:bulletorange: Art Features - Volume 3
:bulletorange: Artists of APN: Maria-Schreuders
:bulletorange: Artspiration, Vol. 1: Erzsabet
:bulletorange: ATTZ. OF GRATZ. #18
:bulletorange: Celebrating Motherly Love! - Tandem Vol. 4
:bulletorange: Deviation Feature - Thursday
:bulletorange: Deviations of the Month (May 2019)
:bulletorange: Discover the Artist: ThyC-Graphics
:bulletorange: Exposing the Unexposed Vol. 142
:bulletorange: EYE ON TALENT CLX: Linu-art
:bulletorange: F . F/W . F . 38
:bulletorange: Fantasy Art Picks of the Day 415
:bulletorange: Feature week 18 - 2019 + Reminder
:bulletorange: Featuring the Artist: Nimbue
:bulletorange: Featuring: Awesomealexis1
:bulletorange: Grumpy Cat: A Tribute
:bulletorange: kleines Kaleidoskop 07052019
:bulletorange: MLTA 2.0 XXXIII
:bulletorange: Monday Pixel Madness #226
:bulletorange: Motifs - Vol. 3: Halos
:bulletorange: My DD Highlights CXVII
:bulletorange: No Constructive Comments #31
:bulletorange: Photography ABC's - F is for...
:bulletorange: Photomanip Monday #3
:bulletorange: Possibly Maybe V7
:bulletorange: ProjectPorkchop Vol 620
:bulletorange: Promoting Positivity: Vol 23
:bulletorange: SeniorSelections May 10th 2019
:bulletorange: Showcasing Your Work Vol. 8
:bulletorange: The Collectibles Vol. 47
:bulletorange: The Ladies of Lit: Volume CI
:bulletorange: THE NEXT BIG THING #146
:bulletorange: ThumbShare Feature Vol. 78
:bulletorange: TRADITIONAL ART Bunny Share // 7
:bulletorange: Tuesday Treats: Traditional art - Sculptures
:bulletorange: Urbex Unearthed: May
:bulletorange: Wallpapers: Featuring Senzune
:bulletorange: Weekly Feature No.5


:bulletorange: COMMISSION PRICE LIST AND SLOT UPDATE : 17/05/2019
:bulletorange: Commissions | OPEN
:bulletorange: Commissions
:bulletorange: Commissions Limited / Queue Masterpost
:bulletorange: Destron23's 2019 Commission Info (OPEN)
:bulletorange: Portrait commissions_OPEN
:bulletorange: selling originals/ open commissions

Whoas - Theme: Mermaids

HP - Moaning Myrtle by r0ra

Secret meeting by justyna-bien

Lightning (collab) by LualaDy

Mer-didnot-may-ke-it[life updates] by Hali-bun

Mermaid by Prywinko

Mermaid Sketches #2! by rossdraws

Merfolk by AAAGameArtStudio

Sea Love by daekazu

African mermaid by Trefle-Rouge

Gabriella the Deaf Mermaid by SachiiA

Merman by Orsob

Through the water glass by eikomakimachi

Mermay day 3 by Reiltra

MerMay 2019 #3: Paranormal Day by Ejderha-Arts

Moonlight Mermaid by ARiA-Illustration

Una [Art Trade with Valravnn] by Oddeum

In Knots by robrey

Mermay #2 - Magnolia Flower by jb0xtchi

Sea song by lalalandofclouds

Red Mermaid by Daisy-Flauriossa

Mermay 2019-Sailor Moon by Animecolourful

Mermaid by itsveeel

Mermaid by Anchuta-chi

Fish Kiss by YasuMatsuoka

The Saviour by love--or--death


:note: To contribute to the next issue of "Pimps & Whoas" please include it in the comments below with the appropriate links and information.  If promoting groups, please include a description so people know why they should check it out! Also use devtags not icontags eg:communityrelations not :iconcommunityrelations:

What I'm looking for from YOU!:
:bulletorange: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletorange: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletorange: Deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletorange: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletorange: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!

Next issue to be posted May 31st and the theme for the "Whoas" is Fruits & Vegetables.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

The Art of Curation: A Contest!

Fri May 17, 2019, 8:51 AM

Curating art is an art in itself. While it takes talent, a keen eye, years of practice and determination to be a good artist, it also takes all of those elements and more for one to be a good curator of art. I decided I'd like to run a simple challenge that doesn't require you to make art, but rather requires you to put time and effort into putting together stellar collections of artwork here on DA.

A lot of time, thought and consideration can go into putting together a collection of favourites on DA. Your collections can help others discover artwork they might have never seen otherwise. Through the challenge I'm asking you to go out and really take the time to design outstanding collections of art you're eager for others to admire.

How does this challenge work?

Create a new collection of favourites on each of these themes. Yes, you must make a collection for every theme below, aka one collection folder per theme, aka 5 favourites folders total, all titled with the same name as each theme.

  1. Lost in a dream
  2. Darkness takes over
  3. Everyday life
  4. Patterns, shapes and shadows
  5. Soothing nature
Important : your collections do not have to include all artistic mediums (but they can if you want). Indeed, if you know nothing about photography, you might not feel comfortable including photography in your collections, for example. As such, your collections can be centered around a single art medium, or can include a variety of mediums, whichever you prefer, it is your choice.

Also, while you are free to interpret these themes as you wish, your collections will need to clearly be relevant to each theme. If upon looking at your collections I have no idea how they are in any way linked to these themes, you will be disqualified.

The Rules

Please read these rules carefully as if you fail to follow a rule you will be disqualified!
  • You must create five new favourites collections, titled after each five theme listed above. Each collection should include deviations (from any art medium) that are relevant to the themes listed above.
  • The deviations included in said collections cannot be older than 2016.
  • You must include a minimum of 30 deviations in each collection and a maximum of 40.
  • You cannot include more than 1 deviation from one person in each collection (e.g if you include one of Artist XYZ's deviations, you cannot include any more than that in that folder.)
  • Your collections can include artwork from any gallery on DA but the deviations must abide by DeviantArt's policies.
  • Once you have completed all five collections, link them in a comment on this journal!

How are winners chosen?

Since it would be a bit complex to justify how I would pick 3 winners for this challenge, based on the quality of the collections or something along those lines, I decided winners would be selected at random. BUT, let's make this clear, you must follow all of the rules listed above to be eligible to be randomly drawn as a winner. Your collections must clearly be in relation with the themes given, they cannot be random and clearly rushed/thoughtless collections.

The point here is for us to take the time to go out and try to curate art on certain broad and not-so-broad themes, see what we discover, and go through that process of deciding what art we feel should be showcased in each of our collections.

The Prizes

Three winners will each receive : a 3 month core membership and 1,000 :points:

The Deadline

June 10th at 11h59PM Los Angeles time.

Skin by Dan Leveille, Fixes by BloodyWing

Thank you, DaPineapple!

Fri May 10, 2019, 3:05 PM

It's always emotional when a member of my team chooses a new path but when someone has been with you for so many years,  well you know ;) Today is the last day of DaPineapple's volunteer tenure and it's been a stellar one for 6 years! I'm lucky to also call him a friend and we've even spent a Halloween together with a group of others from DeviantArt :party: Though his volunteer journey has ended, I know he'll still be a strong presence on DeviantArt and I'm looking forward to seeing what adventure comes next!

Thank you, Andy - we love you! 


Skin by Dan Leveille

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Ingelore Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hello dear Moonbeam13, thank you so much for the 6 months core membership!  :hug:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019   Digital Artist
Hi! Is it possible to submit Art features to the group? :D
DasGnomo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, there dear Moonbeam13 !

Do you know how can I cooperate somehow to CR here on DA?

I always wanted to help here somehow because Deviantart has given me so much and I owe everything to this web...but I don't know how to be more helpful :( 

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Callewis2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice group here Moonbeam13. Mind if I joined as members too? ^^
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I seem to have submitted my most recent 12 Days of Features journal to the wrong folder in your favorites. Could you possibly remove it and I'll add it to the appropriate folder? Apologies.

Thank you!
rihamkamal Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I Want Join
BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
May I join?
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TMNTartwork120 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I become a member?🙃
DasGhul Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2018   General Artist
well, well, well...
this certainly is interesting.

Beweisstueck 147 by DasGhul

hope you are having some fun without me.
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018   General Artist
I can't remember if it is possible or not but on the About Us page I think you can display featured journals. Can I suggest that you display the The Community Relations Team journal there? It might be cool and informative to put that there also. :la:
Username-91 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Who is in charge for the deviousness award and Seniority announcements? KayFedewa is a deviant for 15 years, and she's one of the most popular Deviants of art Community. I'm surprised how they didn't announce her for a Senior member of the year 2018.
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DiskDriveD Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Can we suggest people for Deviousness award?
Thank u=D
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Redsterfish Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hahaha you´re proclaiming ;) a widespread and friendly proposal.
Just giving a 100 % on a join(t)!
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks a million for requesting my article to your group! I really appreciate the gesture! I hope it'll be helpful to your members in the future! :thanks:
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