Hello there, fellow equine fans !
Just a real quick reminder that the EEA's favorites are just for photography !
if you see cool art you can suggest it to the gallery for reviewing by the admins, not to the favorites. Equine photography definitely belongs in there though - and you can suggest you own photography too !
On another note, as it happens reguarly over here, I see too many members who have their art declined taking it very personnally and getting hurt by it.
It's in our very name, although the choice of words seems pretentious now that I look back at it - I was young, okay - only some artworks will be accepted into the group gallery. The EEA has high quality standards that are freakingly hard to pass. You can't just look at the art in the gallery and say "but mine looks just like it" because it doesn't and never will : no two art pieces are the same and they will not be fitted into labels.
So here's what I want to say : we are just an Internet group
! That means the EEA is of *no* importance to you or to your art, and especially not to your feelings. It's only an equine gallery among many, many others here on deviantART, and the fact that your art gets declined here doesn't mean you're worthless, or no good, or not good enough, or that we don't like you, or that we have favorite artists, or that you should leave deviantART or whatnot. It just means the piece you were trying to submit won't be shown in the EEA gallery and that's it. See how unimportant that is ? There are hundreds of equine groups on deviantART that will take it and hundreds of people who will love your work, and here is just a drop in the ocean.
Submitting artwork here is a good way to get constructive criticism if you ask for it on the deviation submission process, or to get exposure if the piece is accepted, but there's nothing else to it and it's not some mighty art level test or anything like that. We're just not here to hurt you or bring you down, so please don't take it like that. We just like to look at awesome equine art every day - who doesn't ?
Thank you if you read all this !