The group is going to be closed for quite some time, maybe a year. I am going to take that time to purge a lot of old art out of the galleries, or even delete entire galleries and start all over with the group. After that, I will open the galleries back up again, but have a stringent approval process for incoming submissions. I am going to totally change it so that only high quality art, that meets the standards of the gallery curator (that's me, Melian Marionette) will get in. I know that's a radical change from how the group has been handled in the past, but hey, there are lots of groups and anyone can make one for themselves so... Anyways. I am just ready to do something different with this group is all. I'm not going to spend any time arguing with peoples about it either. Even though I am changing the group, I do want to thank everyone who contributed art to the group and kept it going for these past eight years. Good luck out there on Deviantart and keep creating!