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Private Exchange is an invite-only (*see bottom of info) community of talented and friendly artists. It was created in December, 2002 by Brianne Goetz to cope with the disappointments that come with art trades where one participant puts in little to no effort. The idea behind PE was to create a community of artists who were skilled, friendly, and willing to meet the deadlines and expectations of art trades. In short, PE is a community that cares about the artistic standards of their work.

The actual Private Exchange board is kept private and membership is on an invite-only basis. However, because many of our members are part of the deviantART community and we enjoy sharing our artwork with dA, this group contains our collective posting of such pieces.

The good ship PE is presently crewed by about 60 active members!

To learn more about PE, feel free to visit About PE

*Regarding the "invite-only" thing: We appreciate interest in joining PE, but in this case, the "invite-only" is not something that can be requested. Continue to work on your art, create original characters, interact with people around you, and make an effort to participate in art trades in a timely manner. If by chance a PE member notices these things and thinks you would be a good addition to PE, you might mysteriously receive an email! In the meantime, please do not ask for an invitation. Thank you!
Founded 9 Years ago
Jan 5, 2010


Group Focus
Art Creation

56 Members
89 Watchers
14,110 Pageviews
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As some may have already noticed, the PE board may be experiencing some temporary downtime at times lately. No worries, it's not the end of the world! For a while now, our gracious host and board-maintainer, Sarah H, has been meaning to get around to upgrading the system the forums run off of to the latest (and far more secure/stable) version. Tonight she began that project.

The boards will be up again soon. There may be some changes and things may look different at first, but it takes time to work out all the quirks in forum code and customize a style to suit PE's needs and look, so please be patient.

In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reply to this journal entry, or send a note or email to Kate (kerosenekate). Email is: kerosenesunshine AT gmail DOT com. You can also contact Kate through Yahoo Instant Messenger (metalaeth) or AIM (kerosenescream) or Skype (kerosenekate).

For members, info on how to add your art to the Gallery
is available in the FAQ.
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:bulletgreen: CALANTHRA WORLD MAP PROJECT - ongoing
:bulletgreen: ROUND 102 - DUE September 31st
:bulletgreen: PAPER DOLL LR - DUE September 7th

:bulletred: OLD COMIC COVERS LR - Starts September 15th
:bulletred: ROUND 103 - Starts October 1st
:bulletred: THE HALLOWEEN EXCHANGE - Starts October 1st



These admins (and founder) are merely those who are trying to help maintain this dA group. The original founder and Captain of PE is Brianne (brianne333) and our current co-Captain is Kate (kerosenekate).




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chaypeta Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this group.  Such good times.
Drerika Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
is this groups dead?...
taytaykudo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Artist
OAO -stalking-
duperhero Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Photographer
May I join?
shuu-washuu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Digital Artist
You guys were awesome. I was part of PE long time ago, and always wanted to come back, never let me. Still always have been observing You. You had amazing run and made something great.

Keep rocking on!
RaptorRia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
All my love for the PE. <3 WE HAD AN AWESOME RUN, GUYS.
Herisheft Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What happened to the forums? I keep getting error 404 O.o
Deltethnia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I got my invite to the forum, but I'm not a member here yet?
kerosenekate Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I will get that out to you later tonight when I'm out of class! I have a bunch of you returning oldies to do now. lol
AmyClark Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wasn't sure when to do the returning member invites - usually you get your DA group invite after you reach 30 posts on the forum and then complete your mandatory Trial exchange. :)
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