Hallo, and welcome to the last Abstract & Surreal Photography missive for 2012, written for the bi-monthly Community Relations newsletter. Here you'll find relevant information from the last two months in Abstract & Surreal art, although for this edition it's just the last nineteen days! As this is my first truncated newsletter, the contents are somewhat haphazard: I promise I'll have something more concrete together for the next edition.
Instead, I shall formally introduce myself. My name is Darren - although most people call me D - and I'm the new Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal photography. I am glad to represent the community here on deviantART, and I hope that the next twelve months are productive for everyone. I will also take this opportunity to formally thank DpressedSoul for his work in this position over the last year, and for his support since. I hope I can maintain the high standard that he set throughout his tenure!
Articles & Features
Abstract & Surreal: various publications related to the genre, including editorials.
Abstract & Surreal Roadmap
Abstract & Surreal Daily Deviation Guidelines
A Note on Daily Deviation Features
Forum Thumb Share: a monthly outreach to the community to share and critique abstract & surreal art.
December 2012: Regular Edition / Subscriber Edition
Friday Feature: a weekly thumbnail feature that showcases recent discoveries, old favourites, or themed collections.
Issue 001: Recent Discoveries
Issue 002: Recent Discoveries
Issue 003: Recent Discoveries
Saturday Spotlight: a weekly feature with a talented artist in the genre, either in the form of a showcase or interview.
Volume 001: A Feature of Elli71
Volume 002: An Interview with limindes
Volume 003: An Interview with Coldwave-Enigma
Sunday Soundcheck: an off-topic weekly musical recommendation.
Set 001: *shels
Set 002: Jakob
Set 003: The Universe
Here is a collection of the Daily Deviations featured in the last two months. November's features are courtesy of DpressedSoul, while December's selections are my own. If you want to send in your own suggestions for Daily Deviations, please check my guidelines article above.
That's it for this month. In future I'll hope to include more information about current contests, events and group activity but for now, I ask that you check out Abstract-and-Surreal's four word poem contest; while it is literary, it is definitely abstract in nature. Additionally, their monthly photographic contest revolves around winter/Christmas abstract colours. Get your entries in for both! For those of you who run other groups or are involved with contests, let me know about them; I'll be happy to report that information through these channels.
Until next time!