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CR Newsletter: November/December 2012

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 4:06 AM

An Introduction

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

Daily Deviations

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.

November 2012

Wires by ohara1901
geaest by lichtfaengerin
/./ by aobaob
TetriX by nadav-y
Sq by odpium
PinHolga 5 by Phostructor

Mature Content

vodnoe3 by Frolovam

Ideas Of Stone I by HorstSchmier
Holocaust by DasGhul
Meow by SorenWrang
.:lodz.1:. by Edhelamarth
gerbe de fleur by edredon

Mature Content

black chimera by Animalerrant

Delusions by vonsac
Rothko by willko

December 2012

Lichtkultur by Miiiia
Fossil lights by Azaleos
wave by VesnaSvesna
february.stars by sarah-marley
Do You Remember When by jonniedee
Strange Legs in the box by Vis-Felavis
funebris.22 by tesener
Chicago Print by Duffy01
Witness by ra1nb0w13
Perfect Match by Einsilbig
Birth 3 by LisaMeyer
dreams old men dream... by thesadstork

Squares by Megalithicmatt
Untitled by JakezDaniel
Be Light by solefield
No More Pirates by mheuf
195 by Sea-Of-lLights

In Closing

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!

Abstract/Surreal Newsletter: #001
November & December 2012

A compendium of news related to the Abstract and Surreal photography categories.
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Pierre-Lagarde Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
Pierre-Lagarde Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
your'e most welcome of course :D
halcyonshores Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're off to an impressive start, Darren.
Thank you for all you do. :blackrose:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you for your support!
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Photographer
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done D :) :iconlachoirplz: :iconchristmasla:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :) :iconchristmasla:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic roundup! :)
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Photographer
It's a little rough around the edges but for being awake 24 hours before typing it out I think it turned out okay.

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