|Welcome to Aus-Art!|
This group has been formed to showcase and promote Australian Art to a wider audience, as well as locally. This includes all forms of Art - including Traditional, Digital, Photography, Artisan, Literature, etc. The group is a means to spread the love as well as a medium to encourage our artistic development as peers. To get to know one another and build the Australian Art Community.
So if you are an Australian Artist/Artist living in Australia/Australian Artists living Abroad you are WELCOME!!! Please join and share your work with the group.
Once a week we choose several AMAZING pieces from our Galleries for feature in our Featured Gallery and Journal. These deviations get displayed on the front page in large format for all Members to appreciate.
Current FAV Artist: Takamin
Check out this artist's other amazing works: takamin.deviantart.com/gallery…
You can view previous featured artists in our past journals, or in our Favourites gallery here: aus-art.deviantart.com/favouri…
Once a month we will choose an Aus-Art member (you can also send us a note and suggest a member for feature, but not yourself) and feature them here as our Current Favourite Artist.
|Currently we are allowing one (1) submission per person per day, and all submissions will be voted on by the Admins of this Group. We want your BEST work!! |
Basically, we want the work you'd put it in your Featured folder!
We dont expect everyone to be a professional artist but there needs to be some effort to create something artistic. This is an artistic website and an artistic group. Please submit ART only. We realise all of you have varying degrees of talent and we don't want to discourage anyone from doing what they love, but acceptance into the Aus-Art Galleries will be left up to the Admin's discretion.
When submitting, please select the category you have your deviation under; for example, if you have listed it as a Digital Painting, don't submit it to Digital Drawing; likewise, if you have it listed as such, please submit Fanart to the Fanart folder, regardless of whether it is a Traditional/Digital painting/drawing. Thank you
Pieces that will be declined include (but are not limited to):
Childish drawings, poor quality, snapshot type photography (eg. poor/blurred shots of your friend/dog/cat/animal, random objects that have just been snapped with no thought of artistic lighting etc).
Rough sketches and unfinished work (WIPs) are also not welcome. There is no need to submit 3 different versions of the same drawing, eg. a rough sketch, a digital and traditional coloured verison.
The deviation should be your own work. Anything found to be in breach of general copyright (screenshots, etc) will not be accepted into our galleries.
Work we feel does not represent the best in your gallery
Anything that is just total rubbish will be denied. (But if we decline your piece we are not saying your work is rubbish! Most likely it is for one of the reasons above. This is just here to make this point clear )
Please choose your BEST and FINISHED pieces to submit to the group.
PLEASE DO CONTINUE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK!!
PLEASE don't take it as an insult if one of your pieces was denied. It's not that we don't like your work or have anything personal against you!! We just want your very best work
PLEASE DO NOT resubmit work that has been denied. Please respect the Admin's decisions. Resubmitting work that has been denied may get you booted from the Group.
PLEASE DO NOT leave notes asking why a piece was denied...you will most likely get a generic reply that your piece does not meet the standards we're aiming for in our galleries.
How to Submit:
Go into the "Gallery" and choose from the appropriate category/folder eg. Photography People, then click the "submit to this folder" button. Please do not submit work to the Featured Gallery.
LiliumTo the wilting lilies on my kitchen counter:Lilium by akrasiel
I am reluctant to throw you out.
You bloomed within a day. Well, some of you. I snipped off your blood orange anthers with the kitchen shears, coating my fingertips with pollen before it could dust the slate and stain my clothes. Hand jobs are always easier to clean up.
I forgot to water you once. I'm sorry.
In the mornings I plucked chlorophyll-starved leaves from the countertop and tossed them in the rubbish bin. Your support system fell one by one, even as you still grew and opened up to the world.
Your petals began to turn limp and brown. I cut away the flowers that were no longer beautiful, but insisted the rest were good enough to keep – until they dropped off in pink clumps, leaving bare stigma behind.
There is not much left of you anymore. I putter over a few unopened bulbs among foreign greenery I can't name: small fading leaves and rubbery green leaves with velvet underbellies.
Still, I am reluctant to throw you out.
| Call for point donations! |
All points collected will go towards our next subscription (allowing us to continue featuring your work!!) and potential prizes for any group contests.
Donate here at Aus-Art-donations:
We all the beautiful people who donate to the group!!
Donate to support the Group - to allow us to keep our super group status, contests prizes etc. here: aus-art-donations.deviantart.c…
As a thank you, all our donors will be featured above for a period of time - we couldn't do this without your support!
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