If you are reading this you'll be wondering where the old SteampunkARTISTS group has gone (the one without the hyphen in the name). Well I have to tell you, and you may have to sit down for this... but the old group died.
The founder abandoned the group a while ago and although the co-founders struggled to keep the group afloat, it could not be done without a founder. Once the founder becomes inactive the group starts dying and when he deactivates his account, well the group goes with him.
Unfortunately when the group dies, the membership dissipates, the gallery disintegrates and all the work that the founders performed to create the group is lost. I quickly recreated the dead group but of course it is a blank one.
That left me in a quandary, whether to begin recreating the old group and continuing with it or not...
After giving it some thought I have decided not to restart the old group from scratch but instead I have recreated the group as a mere stub. This group is now a pointer to the other steampunk artists group that I run.
So, you won't be able to join here. Instead, if you were a member of that old group what you need to do now is to visit the other main steampunk Artists group (the one with the hyphen) and join there: steampunk-artists.deviantart.c…
You will then be able to submit your work just as before.
Our very similar group of Steampunk enthusiasts had previously been affiliated with the old SteampunkARTISTS group and we had attempted to collaborate even closer with Arriannarere who was the co-founder in the old group's dying days but alas that idea came to naught with the death of the old group.
However, don't despair! We have the other steampunk artists group steampunk-artists.deviantart.c…
(the one with the hyphen!). Feel free to join, place a note on your application that you came from the old group, we will welcome you with open arms.
Steampunk-Artists is a vibrant place and in many ways is a better group than the older one, we accept more submissions, we triage daily, we interact with our group members, we have more galleries for you to submit into, our rules are tighter leading to a better and non-spammed group accepting grown-up work and quality entries.
Feel free to submit just as you did before, we'll accept all your old entries as well as your new ones.
SteampunkArtists is dead - Welcome to Steampunk-Artists!