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Gallery Folders

Aether Naut Summer by MoonSango
Inky Notebook and Aether Naut by InkyNotebook
Twitter and Instagram giveaway! by InkyNotebook
Black Friday 2019 by InkyNotebook
TPM Store
Zecora figure by HamPony
Witch Luna by HamPony
Nightmare Moon by HamPony
Fluttetbat by Shuxer59
Museum Photos
Woodwork Octavia with Cello by xofox
Brony Charity Party 2014 by InkyNotebook
CANterlot Con 2014 by InkyNotebook
Sweet Apple Acres Con 2013 - 4 by InkyNotebook
General Submission
Cafe' by Template93
Sprout Cloverleaf Silhouette Wall by SambaNeko
Hitch Trailblazer Silhouette Wall by SambaNeko
Pipp Petals Silhouette Wall by SambaNeko
Unverified Display Only
Riddle Me This by TalonofWater
Anarchy in the Ponyville by Shuxer59
MLP | Simple One by Anonsbelle
collab #4 by Atlas-66
Unverified TPM Store
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The past decade has been a whirlwind of Bronies and art and conventions and the friends we’ve made along the way. What began as a tiny idea at one of the first BronyCon meetups turned into the Traveling Pony Museum six months later — a museum display showcasing hundreds of artists traveling across the country, spurring a documentary, raising money for charity, staffing conventions, hosting panels and events, and crying at the Friendship is Magic finale alongside all our pony friends.
After nearly 100 conventions in 10 years, it is time for this chapter to come to an end.
We saw with the transition from MLPFiM to G5 that nothing truly special ever goes away entirely, but that as the times change so must we. The Traveling Pony Museum is not going away, but it can no longer continue to be what it was.
It has been a massive privilege and I am truly honored to have been the curator of the fandom. I had no idea what I was getting into or what I was doing when I started — not that I know what I’m doing now, either — but I could have never imagined the number of lives we would touch along the way. Nor could I have imagined how much of my life TPM would come to consume, even becoming my full-time job for years. Along the way we have been able to help many people, shine light on many artists, and make countless friends, but it has more and more often come at the cost of painful and personal sacrifices.
Over the years, the Traveling Museum became less popular, and we introduced merchandise sales to continue to promote and support our fandom’s artists. Then the museum couldn’t travel, and the way we live our lives and interact with one another began to shift. We were able to move to online events, and that brought with it an increased workload — pushing me well beyond my physical and emotional limits. Even now, the costs of travel and shipping have risen to an astronomical level. The modern cost of transporting a museum and staff for an event is impossibly high, and no amount of in-person sales would be able to cover the expense.
My mental and physical health has deteriorated significantly the last few years, constantly pushing to keep TPM afloat across a variety of ups and downs.
So, what does this mean for TPM?
The time has come for the sun to set on the Traveling Museum Display. It is no longer possible to continue dragging yesterday across the country, and for my health I must retire from conventions for the time being. The TPM Museum and Store will not be making an appearance at conventions anymore, though some of our staff may feature TPM at their booth from time to time.
The online storefront will remain open, and we will continue to feature new merchandise in support of our artists.
To honor the museum and keep history alive, we will be updating our website over the next year, adding a digital gallery of the museum’s contents, and as many photographs for cons past as possible. Your continued support of TPM’s online store will help make this possible and keep the memories alive for many years to come.
The Traveling Pony Museum assets will not be going silently, using this change as an opportunity to give back through charity.
The last thing any artist would want is their loving creations dwindling away in lightless storage, so we will be making sure every piece has a good home. Over the years I’ve purchased many pieces personally, but many have also been donated to the museum. I will be reaching out those artists and offering their pieces back to them.
For many of those I have purchased, and those pieces the artists wish to donate, the remainder of the museum display pieces will be placed up for bid at the TrotCon 2023 Charity Auction in Dayton, Ohio this July.
This will be the last time to view the Traveling Pony Museum in person, as we send these amazing works of art off to new, loving homes.
Before the charity auction, the artifacts the museum currently holds will be photographed (including the pieces being returned to artists) and included in the digital TPM Archive. We truly are thankful for the support the community has given us over the years, and we are grateful that we can give back to that same community one more time.
I would not have been able to do so much, see so much, and meet so many amazing people if it wasn’t for TPM. This community has meant more to me than words can express, and the number of genuinely kind and caring people I have met along the way made everything worthwhile.
Thank you for supporting the museum. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for a lifetime of memories. See you in July at TrotCon one last time.
With heartfelt gratitude, Inky Notebook - (Megan Youmans)
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The Traveling Pony Museum is a collection of artwork and plushies from artists in the My Little Pony community and beyond. The Museum travels to many of the major brony conventions throughout the United States.


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So what does being a part of the Traveling Pony Museum mean? It means your plushies or artwork will be featured at conventions all over the United States for all to see! Your name and your contact info will be posted with your work so that the community will be able to find you. Of course, your artwork will be protected and well taken care of.
Want to help out? - Please read below, and >>this information<<

What is the TPM?
The Traveling Pony Museum is a collection of artwork and plushies from artists in the brony community. The Museum travels to many of the major brony conventions throughout the United States.

Why should I be involved?
Your artwork, if selected, will be on display at major conventions for all to see. We print on high quality paper with excellent printers. Physical art is displayed on tables with usually a no-touch policy in place.

We can also sell your prints in our (at-con only) store; We handle printing, and you gain exposure and a commission charge. Proceeds cover our travel costs, and we could not do this without you! Limitations and commission charges can be negotiated. You MUST be officially signed up with us through our official sign up form in order to sell with us. Please contact us @ for the form.

What are the requirements?
Physical objects must be appealing to look at and of reasonable quality.

Prints, as a general rule, need to be complete scenes. OCs are not usually allowed due to their lack of wide appeal. Works must be of your own creation. Show traces and remixes are not allowed.

I don't make art. How can I help?
Do you have an eye for good art? Join the dA group and you can submit pieces to the Group Favorites. Museum staff looks through the Favorites to find pieces to invite into the Museum. Help us find the next big thing!
Founded 12 Years ago
Feb 22, 2012


Group Focus
Art Collection

Media Type
Physical Media

414 Members
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Membership, Rules & Folders

Please contact us for the official artist sign up form if you wish to sell your artwork through us. We currently represent over 150 sales artists from across the globe.


You must use the signup form above to be officially considered for sales OR if you're contacted after you submit your work for verification from submitting to the TPM sales folder here on DeviantArt for review.

Last Updated January 2020


All Deviants
:bulletorange: Everyone is allowed to suggest favorites to us! If we like the piece you suggest, we may request it into the group gallery.

:bulletyellow: Anyone can become a member. Memberships are automatically approved.
:bulletyellow: Pieces for consideration should be suggested to favorites. Members have a separate folder than the general rabble.

:bulletgreen: Contributors are those who consistently and actively contribute art to us, or who are invited to participate by Museum staff.
:bulletgreen: If you think you meet this requirement, send a request with at least one link to your work that is in the museum.
:bulletgreen: Blank membership requests will probably be denied.
:bulletgreen: Submissions to the Unverified Display Only folder are up for display consideration only. See note below for physical pieces!
:bulletgreen: If you'd like us to consider selling your work, submit it to the Unverified TPM Store folder. It will be automatically approved. Commission rates need to have already been discussed, otherwise the default rate will apply*. See below for more details.
:bulletgreen: Submissions can also be made to Random Stuff and Museum Photos, subject to approval. Show off the pictures you took of our convention appearances!


:bulletred: Since the Museum travels to conventions that are kid-friendly, all art must be appropriate for all ages.

Physical Art - Pieces that will be sent to us for display.
:bulletpurple: We don't display images/photos of physical art, so plans must be in place for us to receive your piece(s) before you submit images of them to the gallery. If plans are not in place, and are not made in a reasonable amount of time, we reserve the right to remove the images from the gallery.
:bulletpurple: Generally, only one deviation per item is allowed, so make a collage!
:bulletpurple: Once your piece has arrived safely, we will move the image to the Featured folder!

Artwork - Images that will be printed by us for display.
:bulletblue: Images should be of displayable quality. This means: finalized art with good colors and no watermarks. Your signature, or a small logo are fine.
:bulletblue: By submitting artwork to the Display Only folder, you are authorizing us to print a single copy for display in the Museum. It will not be sold or given away without your express permission. It is also probable that we will want to include artwork in thumb-nail size for flyers and promotional material. You will be credited in these of course!
:bulletblue: By submitting artwork to the TPM Store folder, you are authorizing us to sell high quality copies of your artwork at conventions and other physical events, as well as print a copy for the Museum display. No web sales will be made without prior authorization. You will receive the agreed-upon commission per print sold. Unless specified, we assume perpetual print rights, but you can withdraw pieces at any time. Just send us a note stating which.
:bulletblue: If the dA image is not of sufficient resolution, is watermarked or otherwise unprintable, you will be contacted if we decide to print your piece. If you cannot (or refuse to) provide a higher resolution, we reserve the right to remove the image from the gallery.
:bulletblue: Once your artwork has been printed, we will move the image to the Featured folder!


:bulletblack: Featured contains images that are verified to be in the museum. Images will be moved here once they have been printed or received and will not be deleted.
:bulletblack: Unverified Display Only is a submission folder for Contributors. Images here are authorized for the Museum to use, but have not yet been decided upon. If it is decided that we do not wish to feature an image, it will be removed.
:bulletblack: Unverified TPM Store is a submission folder for Contributors. Images here are authorized for the Museum to sell, but have not yet been decided upon. If it is decided that we do not wish to feature an image, it will be removed.
:bulletblack: Museum Photos contains images of the museum at various conventions. Check out how your art will be displayed! Contributors can submit to this folder.
:bulletblack: Random Stuff has, well, random stuff. Maps, flyers, banners, swag, etc. are shown off here. Contributors can submit to this folder.
:bulletblack: TPM Store has pieces that we are authorized to sell at the conventions we visit. You must be sales verified with us officially to become one of our sales artists. Contact us @ for the signup form.
:bulletblack: Retired Art contains the artwork that has run its course in the Museum. It has either been returned to the artist, or put in storage.
:bulletblack: Favorites is where members and non-members should submit pieces for consideration. If we like something, we will request it into the group proper.

*In regard to sales, "artist commission" is defined as the percentage of profits we return to you, the original artist. Payment is done after every convention within 2 weeks through PayPal, or in-person at a convention. You will be contacted through dA, email, or in-person when a payment is ready to be made.

Effective 02-2017: If you are unresponsive, payments will be held for at least 3 months, and you will be contacted at least once more. If you are still unresponsive 30 days after the warning message, you will forfeit the payment.


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Lattynskit Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2020  Student Digital Artist
I would like to join. 
InkyNotebook Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi the new signup form is here :
Thurnisu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2019
All Slayer Twilight by Thurnisu  Speech Bubble - Left speaker 1 It is just the beginning. 
kuren247 Featured By Owner May 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I signed up for the TPM a month bk.Haven't herd anything back so i thought i'd say here that i did =)
Animechristy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Rarity and the Blackhearts by Animechristy Hello there, I submitted this to the Unverified display, but I didn't read the description until it was too late. Would there be any chance you could move this deviation I submitted to the Unverified Store? It would be highly appreciated ^w^ Thanks!
InkyNotebook Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing!
freeedon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I recently learned about the organization that distributes printed works)
Do I have a chance to join you like artist?
InkyNotebook Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes of course, you can email us at for the official signup form and more information.
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