:bulletgreen: You must be a Submitting Member to submit to the Gallery.
:bulletgreen: One (1) submissions per month. (that's 30 days)
:bulletgreen: All submissions are voted on by our staff.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: If your work is declined and you would like to know why, leave a comment in the submission form or by sending a note to the group.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Asking this on the main page will be ignored.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: All submissions are the responsibility of the member.

:bulletgreen: Your submission must meet all the following requirements:


:megaphone: What is accepted to our Gallery

:bulletyellow: Art submitted to our Gallery must be categorized as "Traditional Art" to be accepted. Traditional art that is made for commercial/applied [art] reasons will be declined.
:lightbulb: A simple rule of thumb if you're in doubt…is the artwork meant to be used/utilitarian in any way? If so, it will not be accepted by the group.

:bulletyellow: All submissions must be finished pieces.

:bulletyellow: Members must choose the correct folder.
:bulletwhite::bulletred::bulletwhite: Instructions on how to choose the correct gallery folder. :bulletwhite::bulletred::bulletwhite:

:bulletyellow: 3D traditional art: The types of 3D traditional artwork we accept is limited. Please read this journal for more information on how to submit that type of artwork.

:bulletyellow: Anamorphosis or Anamorphic Art traditional art: Not accepted.

:bulletyellow: All work submitted must be your own. In the case of collage, assemblage, sculpture, "recycling art", etc., we use the legal copyright infringement guidelines of 75% of the work must be your own work.
Each case will be decided individually.

:bulletyellow: Multi-panel artwork:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) Must be a polyptych (diptych, triptych, tetraptych, etc.). Not sure what a polyptych is? Please research it before submitting.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) All images in each piece must follow all group submission rules.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) Digital use/enhancing to combine artworks must be limited and will be at the discretion of the admins.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (4) If admins can not determine if it is a polyptych, your submissioin will be declined
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (hint: comment in Artist Comments what type of polyptych it is -- see (1) directly above).
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (5) Each case will be decided individually. 

:bulletyellow: Mature content is allowed as long as it is tastefully presented.
These types are not accepted and will be denied:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 1) Suggestive nudity
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 2) Anything showing genital areas
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 3) Interaction of any sort while nude
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 4) Illustrating illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 5) Pornographic, Hate, Political or Social statements, gratuitous Violence/Gore, or Fetish pieces.
Mature content not specified here will be at the discretion of group admins.

:bulletred::bulletred: Not accepted:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Commercial/Applied [art]  -- artwork meant to be used/utilitarian in any way
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Comic/Illustration panels or frames
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: WIP, Studies, Doodles, [quick] Sketches, Un-finished works, etc.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Line Art
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Body Art
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Graffiti Art -- in all forms
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Costumery -- including any/all masks & accessories
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Scraps
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Lined Paper
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: If your Deviation Descriptions (aka Artist's Comments) gives no information about the artwork or only contain links to outside websites.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Low quality images. *See below for more details :bulletred::bulletyellow:.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Digital images/editing *See below for more details :bulletred::bulletorange:.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Pornographic, Hate, Political or Social statements, gratuitous Violence/Gore, or Fetish pieces.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work that is not yours.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Traced art and/or faked art.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: If your Tutorial submission is only a link to an outside website. The tutorial must be an actual DeviantART deviation.

:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Collab Art: Generally speaking, collab art work will not be accepted.
Exceptions may be made if there is clear explanations in the artists comments of: (1) a description of each contributor's work, (2) proper permission was obtained from each contributor, (3) the work done by the member follows all submission rules, and (4) there is an explanation on what parts, if any, were done digitally.

:bulletred::bulletyellow: Quality standards
Please make sure your submission is showing only your artwork and is clearly/easily viewable.
We will not accept submissions where:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Small images. Image size should be at least 600px on the shortest side (either the horizontal or vertical side), or enlargable to this minimum dimension. Submissions under this size will be decided at the admin's discretion, only.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Blurry or out-of-focus images.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Image is not oriented for proper viewing (Portrait/Vertical formatted images oriented in Landscape/Horizontal format will be declined. Images must be oriented for proper viewing before submitting.)
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Anything in the image that is not specifically part of the artwork. (art supplies, people, tables, etc.)
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Drawing surfaces and/or surroundings are excessively in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Reference images or WIP's are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Artists who are not the art object themselves are in view

:bulletred::bulletorange: Digital work/additions/editing:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Absolutely NO digital work, filters/colors or background and NO digital brushes or text may be included in your traditional art submission.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: PNG or GIF files with original backgrounds removed will NOT be accepted.
Digital Exceptions/Allowances:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) Only use a digital program to fix the lighting/tones to the original values if your camera/scanner has changed them.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) Add a simple digital mat/frame. (NOT a photographed or simulated frame)
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) Add a copyright/website url or similar watermark or logo.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (4) Digital text MIGHT be accepted if it meets the following:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Info allowed: title, artwork dimensions, artist's name and/or website.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Must be outside the artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Any digital text acceptance is at the sole discretion of group admins.

:bulletyellow: Admin staff looks closely at each and every deviation submitted before accepting to the gallery. If the submission does not follow all our group rules, it will be denied.
Denial by group admins is final, no appeals. 

:bulletyellow: Please note: The following is strongly considered and WILL effect your submission.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: You should have the art medium description written in the deviation description (aka Artist's Comments).
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Provide an enlargeable view, even if it is off-site. Art submitted smaller than 600px might be declined.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Categorize it CORRECTLY by DeviantART's categorizing rules/guidelines. (All submissions must be in a Traditional Art category) Here's some info to help, devbug.deviantart.com/blog/376…

:bulletred: If admins can not determine the type of medium used, your submission will be declined.


Art using References will be accepted. Written permission and credits should always be aquired when using reference images. Traditional-Art-Only believes in legal copyright laws and follow DeviantART's copyright policies.  We do not accept traced art.
:bulletred: PLEASE BE AWARE: If you've used a reference image, Group admins may notify the original artist of your artwork.


Crediting
"As long as I credit the original artist, isn't that enough???" DeviantART has strict rules regarding crediting. Please read their FAQ's for more information on what is required.
:bulletred: A few important FAQs:
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #2: Where can I find the official DeviantArt Copyright Policy?
FAQ #8: What are violations of the DeviantArt copyright policy?



DECEMBER HAPPENINGS

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 7, 2014, 6:11 PM


2014 Holidays @ Traditional-Art-Only

We will be closed
Sunday, Dec. 7th thru Saturday, Jan. 3rd.


(except our Feature presentations will continue all month! :w00t:…see below)


:thumb43744651: Snowglobe by Brigitte-Fredensborg Merry Christmas :B by TenshiHikari OhSNoes Man by Saturn848 :iconchristmastimeplz: Free Avvie - Xmas Stocking by r0se-designs


We will continue sending you:
"Exposure" Feature :below: see below :below:
&
"SPOTLIGHT: Behind the Easel"

Watch your inbox this month to see if you've been selected for a "Spotlight" feature. :excited:


Thank you for your continued support and love.
:holly: Happy Holidays from all of us at Traditional-Art-Only!:holly:


:thumb191746087: ArtByKassie, Founder
:thumb191746087: KV-Arts, Founder
:thumb191746087: WDWParksGal, Senior Staff
:thumb191746087: Moonafleet, Senior Staff
:thumb191746087: AuroraBelle, Senior Staff



Want to get more exposure?

We need points to renew our SuperGroup sub this month (@ holiday promo price) - so…..

Remember,  this offer includes some art that we'd normally decline (including some digital works). Have those works featured here & help us renew our subscription.

:handshake:

Traditional-Art-Only wants to promote your art!
We'll feature artwork(s) of your choice from your gallery in a special blog. And all you have to do is


Here's how it works......



Traditional-Art-Only needs points to keep it's Super Group status. We need 4,796 points.

Without the subsicription, we loose all the feature presentations along with the main page widgets featuring your best artwork & project artwork are all gone.
*Including the Countdown box so you will know when the galleries are open for submissions.*

We're offering to promote your art in exchange for point donations.

Visit the donate link just below and for everyone that donates points in the following amounts, they will get the matching feature:

:bulletgreen: less than 20 = 1 feature image
:bulletgreen: 20+ = up to 3 feature images
:bulletgreen: 50+ = up to 5 feature images
:bulletgreen: 100+ = up to 8 feature images
:bulletgreen: 250+ = up to 10 feature images
:bulletgreen: 500+ = up to 15 feature images
:bulletgreen: 1000+ = You're choice:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) a "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" feature with 10 feature images (normal "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" feature includes only 5 feature images)
OR
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) up to 20 feature images



:bulletblack: Multiple donations may earn additional features, at the discretion of group admins.



Click to Donate

This links to our official collection account.
All points collected will be used solely for Traditional-Art-Only

This donation link is also available on our group main page. Left side, just below the Group Info box.


It's simple...


Points only cost $.0125 each -- only 20 points is $.25!

All points are helpful and really appreciated. We thank you for your loyal support! :hug:




:fingerscrossed: If we collect extra points, I'll save them to purchase another year sub if/when dA offers it's holiday special again this December.




         
 

Exposure Feature vol. 40

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 7, 2014, 2:15 PM



Traditional-Art-Only is promoting your art!


Remember,  this offer includes some art that we'd normally decline. Have those works featured here & help us renew our subscription.

:handshake:
:points: We NEED 4,796 points :faint:


This is our 40th group feature for our wonderful friends who have shown their support for us in our:


If you'd like to have you're artwork featured in this journal, please scroll down for more info.

Please take a moment to enjoy some samples of their art.




:iconmvlaniel: mvlaniel
Summer Frame by mvlaniel Gotcha ! by mvlaniel Little Bear by mvlaniel



:iconaleayo: Aleayo
How-To-Emoticons by Aleayo Masquarade : Noble Lady and sneaky general (C) by Aleayo Kittenim1 by Aleayo









Help us & get exposure?

Remember,  this offer includes some art that we'd normally decline (for example; line arts, costumes, Comic/Illustration panels or frames, etc. including some digital works).
Have your artworks featured here & help us renew our subscription.

:handshake:

Traditional-Art-Only wants to promote your art!
We'll feature artwork(s) of your choice from your gallery in a special blog. And all you have to do is


Here's how it works......



Traditional-Art-Only is collecting points to renew it's Super Group status. We  NEED 4,796 points. :faint:

Without the subsicription, we loose all the feature presentations along with the main page widgets featuring your best artwork & project artwork are all gone.
*Including the Countdown box so you will know when the galleries are open for submissions.*

We're offering to promote your art in exchange for point donations.

Visit the donate link just below and for everyone that donates points in the following amounts, they will get the matching feature:

:bulletgreen: less than 20 = 1 feature image
:bulletgreen: 20+ = up to 3 feature images
:bulletgreen: 50+ = up to 5 feature images
:bulletgreen: 100+ = up to 8 feature images
:bulletgreen: 250+ = up to 10 feature images
:bulletgreen: 500+ = up to 15 feature images
:bulletgreen: 1000+ = You're choice:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) a "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" feature with 10 feature images (normal "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" feature includes only 5 feature images)
OR
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) up to 20 feature images



:bulletblack: Multiple donations may earn additional features, at the discretion of group admins.



Click to Donate

This links to our official collection account.
All points collected will be used solely for Traditional-Art-Only

This donation link is also available on our group main page. Left side, just below the Group Info box.


It's simple...


Points only cost $.0125 each -- only 20 points is $.25!

All points are helpful and really appreciated. We thank you for your loyal support! :hug:




:fingerscrossed: If we collect extra points, I'll save them to purchase another year sub if/when dA offers it's holiday special again this December.





         
 
Help us & get exposure?

Our subscription just ended, Please Help :please:

Remember,  this offer includes some art that we'd normally decline (for example; line arts, costumes, Comic/Illustration panels or frames, etc. including some digital works).
Have your artworks featured here & help us renew our subscription.

:handshake:

Traditional-Art-Only wants to promote your art!
We'll feature artwork(s) of your choice from your gallery in a special blog. And all you have to do is


Here's how it works......



Traditional-Art-Only needs points to keep it's Super Group status. We have 0 points, and NEED 4,796 points. :faint:

We've lost all the feature presentations along with the main page widgets featuring your best artwork & project artwork will all be gone.
*Including the Countdown box so you will know when the galleries are open for submissions.*

We're offering to promote your art in exchange for point donations.

Visit the donate link just below and for everyone that donates points in the following amounts, they will get the matching feature:

:bulletgreen: less than 20 = 1 feature image
:bulletgreen: 20+ = up to 3 feature images
:bulletgreen: 50+ = up to 5 feature images
:bulletgreen: 100+ = up to 8 feature images
:bulletgreen: 250+ = up to 10 feature images
:bulletgreen: 500+ = up to 15 feature images
:bulletgreen: 1000+ = You're choice:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) a "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" feature with 10 feature images (normal "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" feature includes only 5 feature images)
OR
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) up to 20 feature images



:bulletblack: Multiple donations may earn additional features, at the discretion of group admins.



Click to Donate

This links to our official collection account.
All points collected will be used solely for Traditional-Art-Only

This donation link is also available on our group main page. Left side, just below the Group Info box.


It's simple...


Points only cost $.0125 each -- only 20 points is $.25!

All points are helpful and really appreciated. We thank you for your loyal support! :hug:




:fingerscrossed: If we collect extra points, I'll save them to purchase another year sub if/when dA offers it's holiday special again this December.
Group Challenge: August & September is Hobbies

This is a "Challenge" -- a short, 2 month long, art prompt.
This month's challenge is -- Animals and/or Insect/Arachnid theme!


October 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014


The Rules


1. Deviation must be must be of an animals & insect/arachnid. Your challenge is to create a beautiful piece of artwork showcasing an animals and/or insect/arachnid.
:bulletwhite::bulletred: Animals and/or Insect/Arachnid must be the main focus of the artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletred: Animals and/or Insect/Arachnid must be in view.
:bulletwhite::bulletred: Objects or other scenary will be accepted IF the focus is mainly on Animals and/or Insect/Arachnid. Objects or other scenary can only be a secondary focus of the artwork. (Addition of objects or other scenary will be accepted at the discretion of group Founders).
:bulletwhite::bulletred: No OC's.

2. Submissions must be new artwork, finished & posted between October 1- November 30, 2014 ONLY.

3. Must say it is for Traditional-Art-Only's Group Challenge "Animals and/or Insect/Arachnid" in the Artist's Comments box (Description), with a link to this journal.
:bulletred:This is REQUIRED, if not included as instructed, your submission will be declined.

4. You can submit 1 deviation per day.

5. Submit your entry in a note to the group traditional-art-only.deviantar…. We will send you an invitation to the folder.
:bulletred: Entries sent to any gallery folder will be rejected.

6. Submissions must follow all group's regular submission rules.

7. Challenge is for group members only.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: PLEASE follow ALL the rules or your submission will be declined without notice. :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

This is not a contest. There will be no judging.

Challenge submissions will be:
...a. collected in the Group Challenge folder (use submission process rule #5)
...b. featured in this blog
...c. in a special feature widget on group main page.

Late Challenge submissions:
...a. may be accepted at the discretion of group admins
…b. must include comments that it is a "late entry for the group Challenge: Animals and/or Insect/Arachnid". With out this it will be declined.

Questions
If you have any questions just leave a comment or note the group and we will get back to you a.s.a.p.  






Submissions







Journal Listing by category

GROUP RULES
:megaphone: RULES: Membership
:megaphone: RULES: Gallery Submissions
:megaphone: RULES: How to Submit artwork

:megaphone: New EASIER Submissions
:megaphone: Common Submission Decline Reasons
:megaphone: Artisan Craft submissions (Is my work "Utilitarian")
:megaphone: Anamorphosis or Anamorphic Art submissions
:megaphone: Submitting artwork to Correct Folder
:megaphone: Gallery Submissions: What is LINE ART
:megaphone: Gallery Submissions: What is MIXED MEDIA
:megaphone: Gallery Submissions: What is LINE ART
:megaphone: Gallery Submissions: What is ACCEPTABLE DIGITAL ADDITIONS



GROUP ART CHALLENGES
:painter: New themes coming in 2014!

:painter: Group Challenges 2013
:painter: Group Challenges 2012
:painter: Group Prompts & Challenges 2011



"SPOTLIGHT: Behind the Easel" BLOGS
:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:2013:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2013 v.06   David681
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2013 v.05   Ileina
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2013 v.04   Badusev
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2013 v.03   Ev-sta
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2013 v.02   AmBr0
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2013 v.01   XRIS
:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:2012:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.09   AnnaJeremy
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.08   erinclaireb
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.07   AstridBruning
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.06   vfujiwara
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.05   cloudmilk
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.04   kami-no-manamusume
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.03   Sarahharas07
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.02  CamishaKelley
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel"  2012 v.01  philippeL
:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:2011:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.19 mooresart
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.18 KleinerSchelm
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.17 postmortemharvest
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.16 Pticica31
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.15 devonhants
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.14 Emerald--Weapon
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.13 ShikuroxKanno
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.12 vikingwidunder
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.11 davegoldartgallery
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.10 anotherjokerfan
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.9 wolf-grrl
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.8 fallthrustardust
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.7 cherybery
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.6 ckp
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.5 Lisa22882
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.4 Culumon
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.3 davepuls
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.2 Acacia13
:deviation: "Spotlight: Behind the Easel" 2011 v.1 WendyMitch
:deviation: Member Features Coming



"Exposure Feature" BLOGS
:points: "Exposure Feature" Information
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 40
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 39
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 38
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 37
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 36
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 35
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 34
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 33
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 32
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 31
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 30
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 29
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 28
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 27
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 26
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 25
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 24
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 23
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 22
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 21
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 20
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 19
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 18 Spotlight
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 17
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 16
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 15
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 14
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 13
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 12
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 11
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 10
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 9 Spotlight
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 8
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 7
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 6
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 5
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 4
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 3
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 2
:points: "Exposure Feature" vol. 1



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