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:bulletpurple:  Voila! Paris deviantMEET Wrap Up
:bulletpurple: Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England
:bulletpurple: deviantART is applying to manage .art
:bulletpurple: Site Update Staff Retreat, .art, deviantMEETs
:bulletpurple: Infinity Seven Takes on the Coming Zerg Invation
:bulletpurple: Cyberbullying and Your Deviations
:bulletpurple: We're Sponsoring Artists Alley at Comic-Con
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Back from the Staff Retreat
:bulletpurple: Join Us For a Gallery Show in London
:bulletpurple: A Final Communique from the Front Lines
:bulletpurple: CR Newsletter: May & June 2012

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

:bulletpink: Musically Inspired Design Challenge - Deadline July 5, 2012 (Voting begins July 6 and ends July 12, 2012)
:bulletpink: Feedback Frenzy Comment Contest - Deadline July 8, 2012
:bulletpink: When Darkness Falls Photomanipulation Contest - Deadline August 3, 2012

Informative News & Events

:bulletblue: Necessary Steps
:bulletblue: 2012 deviantART Staff Appreciation Week team of volunteers announcement
:bulletblue: Architecture Photography: Need for Changes?
:bulletblue: AnaNaszynska is  looking for feedback for the :devprojecteducate: week that will focus on Architecture Photography in July 9-15. She posted a forum thread and a poll. Please take time to respond :)
:bulletblue: 5 Reasons Why Comments Are Really Awesome
:bulletblue: thehazel is looking for your help!
:bulletblue: PE: Photomanip That's a Wrap
:bulletblue: Photography: Troubleshooting Filters
:bulletblue: PE Artisan Crafts ABC
:bulletblue: Welcome to Arts and Health
:bulletblue: Absolutely Critical: Re-Darkness Contest
:bulletblue: The Mind's Eye Book Review
:bulletblue: Revamp Your Vector Contest Winners
:bulletblue: Cutting Edge Week #24
:bulletblue: Did You Know Returns

Features & Interviews

:bulletred: Underwater Secrets
:bulletred: Fashion Friday
:bulletred: Obscured Photos Under Appreciated Feature
:bulletred: Acts of Random Kindness Project
:bulletred: A Week in Pixel - Issue 2
:bulletred: The inside Scoop on J1Star
:bulletred: WNC Monthly Feature No. 19
:bulletred: Darkroom Exposed - jonniedee
:bulletred: #fella exhibition #02 - More to Discover in Ontario
:bulletred: A Crafty Chat with demoncherry
:bulletred: Powder
:bulletred: 30 Writers You Should Discover Volume X
:bulletred: A Week in dA Related
:bulletred: Another dAmn Interview: nikkidoodlesx3
:bulletred: Cities of the World: Taipei
:bulletred: Feature: The Legend of Korra
:bulletred: Flash Fiction Month 2012
:bulletred: Inspirational Artisan Crafts #22
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol134
:bulletred: So I Heard You Like Emotes Vol 127
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit Volume XXII
:bulletred: The LOL Corner 124
:bulletred: Under the Skin - KodoqKatie
:bulletred: Weekly Feature June W3


:bulletpurple: Cinemagrapher a group that has been made for all the cinema lovers that bring their stories into photography, cinemagraphs, film and animation, digital and traditional.
:bulletpurple: StaffAppreciation is the home to the planning committee for the 2012 deviantART Staff Appreciation Week. StaffAppreciation is currently in the planning stages for 2012 and will be announced over the next few weeks.
:bulletpurple: ManipulateThis is only for photomanipulators who love to create deviations through participating in challenges. Being one of the first groups with challenges, ManipulateThis is different because we believe that all members should learn as well as have fun creating the deviations. Group membership is open, but each potential member must already know the basics to photomanipulation.  We accept novice, beginners, intermediate and advance photomanipulators.  Hope to see you there.
:bulletpurple: AbstractArchitecture is a fresh group founded by SAVALISTE that gathers the best of abstract photography depicting architectural details. We launched a Design a Group Icon contest that is open to absolutely everyone (group member or not) and is a great chance for people to win Premium Memberships!
:bulletpurple: Critiqual-mass are are passionate about providing critique and detailed feedback. We focus on helping people improve their skills in their medium of choice, and we give advice to those seeking to become effective critique givers. We have a give-and-get system, so in order to have a submission accepted you must leave critiques on artworks in the gallery and link it to us as proof.  So there's always a good chance of comments being left and it's fair for everybody involved. We are desperately looking for staff to help with the submission management too, and for helpers - people who are proficient in a genre or medium and are willing to help give members advice and mentor them.
:bulletpurple: Blood-and-Sinew are a macabre and horror anthro, creature and monster club. It's a niche genre that I feel needs to be exposed to the world more more. I know many artists of this genre who feel unseen and unwelcome in the general anthro/creature community.  If you're onf of them this is the place for you!
:bulletpurple: Gamers-NESt is a group focusing on the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and it just reached 100 members so I wanted to hold a contest with some special prizes to celebrate and any way it could get some more attention would be highly appreciated.
:bulletpurple: Pixels-Unlimited aims to collect quality pixel art but welcomes and supports beginners as well. Every two weeks a feature article is published and that pus an additional spotlight on exceptional works from the group gallery.


:bulletgreen: wolfelandfallen's Commission info
:bulletgreen: perfectly-pink's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: agistar's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: ostrichlover's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: triskata's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: tonee89's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: rainbowshotgun's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: drmoore's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: repay's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: corviday's Commission Info
:bulletgreen: Lyricanna's Commission Info

Whoas - Theme: Clocks

Clocks by fascia<da:thumb id="32222297"/> Steampunk 1 by serialkiller07

Time Has Come by TheFantaSim All Knowing by DaintyMendax Lady Godiva by TheFantaSim

Mature Content

Blind Crow Justice by TheFantaSim
Alice's Playground by aokamei Heads or tails? by Kiyorin

Crocodile Clock by Chicken-skin<da:thumb id="305683880"/> 7-6-5 by nombril7

Gears by Andross01 Time is Sick by DianaGrigore Time Hole by DianaGrigore

Times Like These by nairafee Time traveller's watch by lostknightkg Times are changing by meganjoy

Our time is running out. by xDenise Tick Tock by ConsignToOblivion<da:thumb id="278729593"/>

Tick tock, the arena's a clock by Blue-A-Touille time by martybell Tick Tock Clock by MrWoogly

London.02 Big Ben by sensorfleck Times square by lostknightkg Time Eccentric - VIII by hypnothalamus

Big Ben by Devilicious-G Time does not exist by StopScreamGraphy Chocolate Steampunk Hat by TinaCaper
Candy Covered Donut Clocks 2 by kawaiifriendscafe POTTER by mfirsanov 16GB Mechanical Flash Key by back2root
Clocks by arredatore

:note: To contribute to the next installment 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 guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the deviantART community to know about!

Next installment to be posted July 18th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Comics.  

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Promotion of news, events and features from around the deviantART community.
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UJz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Can you feature the Raining Free Resources contest?
Its much appreciated :D

JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
#StaffAppreciation Week is scheduled for August 8 - 14th 2012.

#StaffAppreciation goal is to promote positive community relations between deviants. We do this by creating relationships between the staff and the community, and by showing the staff that we really do appreciate all of their hard work! Anyone can help us plan this! :dalove:

Whoas [link] [link]
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012

#Critique-It is working on digital art this month! Any sort of digital art is accepted into our featured folder Anyone who submits work must also comment on work in the folder. Full details here: [link]

:devdailylitdeviation:'s summer contest: [link]

:devlitresource:'s article about Flash Fiction Month: [link]

Thank you! :love:
derfs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
A few suggestions for the comic theme:

these weren't uploaded in a comic category but are artwork for a comic.
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for including my stuff. <3
Awesome feature tooo, I am going to go gallery spelunking!
SAVALISTE Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thx for including #AbstractArchitecture and those are lovely features!
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :heart: I would like to promote my weekly interview and feature series, dA love for everyone! Here's the latest post: [link] .

Have a nice day! :heart:
Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The Journal is İmportant as well and I think Deviants should read it.
Things you should do on DeviantArt [link]
I hope you like it :salute:
kiwi-pdd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Comics :heart:

As a grade A geek I shall look forward to that and maybe have a few suggestions :D
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful as always, thank you Danie! :heart:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, should I note you with suggestions for next month's theme feature?
Vikingwrestler Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for featuring my artwork.
danydiniz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is a great article!
If possible, it would be lovely if you feature my Commissions Info: [link]
And also my group:
#DreamyArt is a Group dedicated to collect beautiful, original and deep artworks, showcase them and then, inspire more artists! All kinds of art are accepted and everyone is welcome to join. Every week we make features and we also hold contests with good prizes.

Thank you! :love:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great article! I always find interesting news and features to read. :D Thanks for collecting these. :heart:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for reading!
DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
:iconwoohooplz: Thanks, Danie! For featuring the journal, the group and two of my works!
I just love Pimps and Whoas, so informative :heart: Lots of stuff happening in the community :aww:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure thank you for sharing!
DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Whoa!! :wow:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Comics! :eager:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Some very cool stuff in this one.

I also have a relatively new, bi-weekly article focusing on various visual and written suggestions around the site. Here's the link to the most recent: [link] and a new one will be posted late tomorrow. I'd really appreciate it if you were to promote it!
AzeeraTheNinja Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
These are really great features! :la:

Can anyone get featured here? Or how do you decide what to feature?
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Anyone can get featured so long as it follows the theme leave it in the comments below :)
AzeeraTheNinja Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Ohh! Okay :)

Thanks for the info! :dummy:
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