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Aether Naut Summer by MoonSango
Inky Notebook and Aether Naut by InkyNotebook
Twitter and Instagram giveaway! by InkyNotebook
Black Friday 2019 by InkyNotebook
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Fluttetbat by Shuxer59
Little fetishist =3 by Yakovlev-vad
Thrill seeker by Yakovlev-vad
Zoologist Fluttershy by Yakovlev-vad
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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
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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
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Hello artists and friends of the Museum. Thank you all for your continued support. 2022 is shaping up to be a year of change as we work to adapt TPM to the new world of art and conventions. The mid part of this year is going to be a time of healing and building. Coming off the stress of 2019, the 2020-2021 seasons consisted of dozens of back-to-back online events. Running the stores and packing and shipping orders while also managing inventory and dealing with the current state of international trade has taken a severe toll on my health. The end of 2021 and the first three months of 2022 have brought with it astronomical increases in costs for travel (hotels, flights, etc.), and skyrocketing manufacturing and shipping costs for goods. We’ve done two cons at the end of last year and one so far this year, of which two unfortunately left us in the red. (This, of course, did not impact artist payouts). I am not in a good place with my physical or mental health right now. With costs having become unmanageable in addition to that, I say with much difficulty that we will not be vending at BabsCon, Seaquestria Fest, potentially Whinny City PonyCon, or other cons before July. We may have to cancel others as well, depending on a multitude of factors. Since 2012 there has only been one convention I have cancelled (because of car problems), so this decision was not taken lightly. We will still be vending TrotCon and Anthro Weekend Utah and hope to be able to return to several more cons in the second half of this year. We have acceptances and applications in to DenFur, Ponyville Ciderfest, and a few others – but nothing is set in stone. So, what’s the plan if we’re not doing conventions for a couple months? While I work through my medical issues and re-center myself to work through a severe case of burn-out, we do have a plan. We will be working to make TPM more streamline and nimble. That means investing in new equipment to bring more production in-house to reduce lead times and MOQs – this will enable us to offer a greater number of designs on-demand versus keeping a large expensive stock. We will be updating and reworking the storefront and will clearance out old merchandise to make room for new creations and better curated collections. My goal is ultimately to better rotate the highlighted artists to showcase everyone better and to continue expanding on direct commissioned merchandise artwork which I have been testing with some of you. We will also be re-launching social media advertising for merch and push to increase sales through the online store. You can be a big help here by sharing our storefront and socials to help generate sales and clearance our back catalog of merch to make room for new offerings. Etsy yet again is raising fees for their platform where we have our main store. Their recent platform changes have directly impacted our sales, profits, and visibility, and these new changes will only make the numbers worse. We are beginning work on an alternative storefront outside of Etsy. Artists always come first, and that means TPM operates on a very slim margin – since we don’t make much profit to start with, the increased travel and operating costs right now have been very limiting in what we can do. By taking a step back, assessing, and investing back into TPM with new equipment, enhanced storefronts, and a fresh digital strategy, we aim to set ourselves up for a long road of success and friendship. While things may seem to be standing still while I take the necessary time to address my health issues, rest assured that the Traveling Pony Museum isn’t going away any time soon. I’ve been so thankful to be able to do this for the last 10+ years because of all of you, friends & our artists. With your continued help and support we look to make 2023 the best year yet for TPM and all our Artists, with an even brighter future on the horizon. Take care of yourself friends, Inky Notebook (Megan Youmans) & The Traveling Pony Museum Team
GIANT SPRING SALE We’re spring cleaning! Help us empty our shelves, and treat yourself to something special. Everything in the store is on sale for 10–40% off for a limited time and while stock lasts. https://etsy.com/shop/LetYourArtTravel
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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.

OFFICIAL SIGNUP FORM HERE : goo.gl/forms/glb4PaA8RAk1ErnR2

Etsy Shop: etsy.com/shop/letyourarttravel

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 @ travelingponymuseum@gmail.com 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!
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Founded 11 Years ago
Feb 22, 2012

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Collection

Media Type
Physical Media

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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.

OFFICIAL SIGNUP FORM HERE : forms.gle/AX5mZGjUbaxjVaHAA

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

Membership

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.

Members
: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.

Contributors
: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!


Rules

General
: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!


Folders

: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 @ travelingponymuseum@gmail.com 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. 
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InkyNotebook Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi the new signup form is here : forms.gle/AX5mZGjUbaxjVaHAA
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Thurnisu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2019
All Slayer Twilight by Thurnisu  Speech Bubble - Left speaker 1 It is just the beginning. 
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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 =)
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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!
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InkyNotebook Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing!
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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?
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InkyNotebook Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes of course, you can email us at travelingponymuseum@gmail.com for the official signup form and more information.
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