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She is amazing and has been prepping for this for some time. When our Wonder Woman took ill last year, "Roxy" as we like to call her, picked up the ball and handled it like a pro. She is highly efficient, organized, and professional, yet she is fun, lighthearted, spirited and all around fun to be with. She has a great sense of humor. We are very blessed. She worked hard with all this and at the same time helped develop the complete film project. Amazing! Our Director announcing her new Assistant!
That is the kind of team we have, hardworking, intelligent, fun and certainly humorous!
The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries.
They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from. They also act as your lifeline to the administration. They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!
`arachnid15 Artistic Nudes and Horror Macabre GD-An incredible photographer and model, certainly one of the best this site has seen. His knowledge of artistic nudes is far deeper than skin deep!
`archanN Wallpaper GD - 24 year old Designer, and Entrepreneur from New Delhi, India, a country of diverse culture, and traditions. His artwork amazes me, it would be well placed in any of the fine galleries in San Fransisco. I suppose it is good for wallpaper but I would prefer it on my walls.
$aunjuli Fan Art GD- She collects magnets! Artwork, all kinds, is obviously a great interest to her. Her gallery is full of all types of art, from clay and jewelry to graphite portraits, digital art and watercolor paintings! You can find her photography ~Aun-Juli
`Age2003 Flash GD- You can find Age most often in #flashers. I remember being greeted with huge smiles and had a great time. I had some commissions for some emoticons and those flashers jumped right to it! Great bunch of incredible artists. As part of the Artist Relations team he says that his volunteer role is to bridge the gap between you (Animators, Actionscriptors, Designers, Cartoonists etc) and the staff. He loves music life and helping others.
`azarath Anime/Manga GD-she loves cartoons, comics, video games,reading, RPGS and all sorts of nerdly things She says she has an unhealthy music obsession and blows all her cash on going to concerts. She can be seen haunting 3-4 anime cons a year, especially if they have a LARP. She has been a non-stop DA addict since she joined in September 2002
`bleedsopretty Resources GD We have some of the best resources to customize almost everything!
Bans: Gallery Directors don't ban, neither unban, deviantART members. The staff caring for those issues is a complete different team. So, if you need to ask about a ban, contact the Help Desk and not your GD.
`cooley One of 2 Anthro GDs-Cooley is one heck of an artist. Her wonderful character Figaroo is one of my favorites and I have pre-ordered a few of her new plushies of him! She also has designed her "Bladewind" character, which will be a figurine in the near future. As you can see she is a highly active and productive artist who is a wonderful GD with great knowledge and resources.
`cosmosue Digital Art GD along with JunkbyJen and JGfeller-I adore this GD. She is sweet, ever helpful and an inspirational artist. She received the Deviousness Award in October 2006 and this is what they said: cosmosue's beautiful gallery is testament to hardwork, dedication and commitment to making dreams become reality. Her journals are always resourceful, inviting other artists to participate in the many contests which she develops. As well as being a valued member of #digitalmedia on dAmn, you can always count on cosmosue to provide thoughtful critique on other artists work, encouraging artists to develop new styles and techniques.
!DCZed Vexel- Dean or D as he likes to be called is the Team cheerleader! He is always supportive, energetic and all around great guy! He is currently making some personal dreadlocks! I would like mine in purple and black.
Daily Deviations: (or DDs, as they are known) are not awards! They are features that we as GDs are able to
promote dA-wide - hence featuring awesome and/or special deviations. (I would feel awarded if I ever got one hehehe)
`Einion Vector Art GD- A wonderful Vector artist, This gallery hosts a Mixed Bag monthly of vexed art features! Incredible work.
`Matt-Mills 3 Dimensional GD-One of the most incredible 3Dartists I have met. His work makes me smile hugely. I was faving his work before I was a GD and before he was a GD. I had one of his pieces as my wallpaper for months. Please check him out! I can't even imagine anyone more suited to serve you in the 3D gallery.
`equivoquePhotography GD-An inspiration, mentor and all around awesome human being. Anyone who takes a quick stroll through her gallery won't have to be told that she is a Polaroid nut! She especially loves working with her vintage SX-70 Model 2 and Time-Zero film. I can't personally say enough about this person. She is classy, specialized and has a deep soulful artistic nature. One I would want to follow around like a puppy to soak in all of her knowledge and essence. Her children are blessed, there is no doubt! She is the real deal folks-take this rare opportunity to get to know such a talented artist.
`FallenRox is a friend and she's also Danie's new sidekick! Go hug her!
`Ghouldaddy Photojournalism and Pinup GD-A man with his finger on the pulse of Pin Up artistry for certain! He and his better half `SoDaLiCiOuS own a photography studio called Arsenic Addiction Photography and both are amazing photojournalism photographers.
`Marker-Guru Film GD--Another incredible inspiration. She is an amazing illustrator but what impresses me most is her ability to understand artists and to make things happen. She was in charge of the whole AR Holidays Project as she was leaving the traditional gallery and becoming one of the brand new Film Gallery Directors. That was a huge feat unto itself it being unchartered territory and all. This is one impressive workhorse!
`GunShyMartyr Literature GD along with StJoan
`UnicornReality Stock GD with `LawrenceDeDark This lady knows her stock! She is a superb stock artist herself. I love that she says "If you can walk away from this place and say you honestly have real friends that you have met here - then that is the best reward of all." Isn't that just great? She also says "Along with `LawrenceDeDark we patrol the stock gallery moving miscats and selecting DD's and other exciting things. We're sort of like a superhero team. He's the superhero and I'm the sidekick who falls over her cape." What style. I think she is great.
`Helewidis Artistic Nudes-In her own words she is the Super Turbo Mecha Battle Admin! One incredible young lady who handles the Artistic Nude Gallery with `arachnid15. I love her light side full of humor and laughter. Her goal is to spread the love & community spirit; write journals & news articles with features; support featuring clubs & deviant's projects; organize & promote contests; eat chocolate...
`hellfirediva Macro Photography and Conceptual GD Now here is a Hellfire kinda gal, handling 2 galleries! She is highly knowledgeable extremely talented and fun to boot! She is currently my Macro mentor and an awesome muse.
`WhenPigsFry Digital Art GD one of three-I don't know much about my fellow GD here except that he has a new lovely wife and home! I need to take the time to get to know him better and I suggest that you do too!
`JunkbyJen Digital Art one of three Creative beyond measure. Jen is one of the sweetest people you could come across. Life has thrown her stones and she just built a pathway towards helping others. She is an amazing strength and always reaching out to those who need it.
`Photosbykev Animals, Plants and Nature GD aka APN GD-My mentor and friend. We don't always agree but I have learned more from him in the past few months than all the books on photography I have read (combined.) He is one of the most active GDs and I was a "follower" long before becoming a GD. He is a genius on too many things to post here. I suggest that you check out his website and see the most amazing bird shots ever! He is always having one contest or another bringing the community to life with fun and prizes. He also sets up how to articles. I him!
#1 Community Supporter: `karemelancholia is one of the sweetest deviants around here and she really cares! Her grandma just died. Make sure you go give her some love, right now!!!Kare has helped me so much and is a huge asset to dA.
`LawrenceDeDark Stock GD-Now here is a GD who takes his Gallery and community quite seriously. You can often find him in the chatrooms and working one on one with deviants. He likes the darker side of things!
`livius Icons GD- This is another GD whom I don't know too much about. I know she is a cheerleader with the coolest avatar and ID. She is one of those who deals with emoticons and icons.
`manicho Skins and Themes GD-The screenshot champion. This man is so amazing. I am awed by what he can do. He has a degree in Software Development and a minor in Fine Arts & Design. He has been working as a graphic designer for 7 years, specializing in video/photography post-work. Most of his works on deviantART were meant to be enjoyed on your computer as a wallpaper, an icon, a skin, etc. He is also a sweetheart!
`maxwell-heza dA Related GD-A kindred Spirit is she! All things Deviant related is her gallery. Her drawings touch me. She has this wonderful image of buffalo wings..I think it is awesome. She is very helpful, kind and a wonderful poet. You would be blessed in getting to know her better.
`meanbones Film GD- As Guru like to say: Meanbones "is film mortar - fillin in the cracks." Funny huh? She is a behind the scenes work monster. I would love to get to know her better!
$Moonbeam13 is the Artists Relations Director. Wonder Woman in a small package! Dy-no-mite.
I have the utmost of respect for this one for certain. What moves me most about her is her compassion, her desire to change that which is wrong, her love she so freely gives. On top of all this she is intelligent and a mountain mover and on top of that she is a wonderful photographer! I her.
`misskittyoooo Comics and Cartoons GD-Commissions, Commissions, Commissions! When I think of someone to do my illustrations work (I have a new set of books I am working on) this is the artist I choose. Phenomenal. She works closely with her twin sister and the two of them are unstoppable. They know how to get things done! Impressive and inspiring.
`Myana Artisan Crafts GD-Myana just came on and came in with a fervor!! She whipped up the AC gallery into ship shape in a heartbeat. She not only knows her stuff but she knows how to clean house! I am so impressed with her ability to create, encourage and liven up a gallery.
`Nico1 Film GD--Don Juan of the GD team--suave romantic and fun fun fun! As he says : I consider myself to be fun and approachable; creative and always on a roll, opinionated and stubborn; sometimes a bit eccentric and eclectic, but let's others decide... . There is a wide variety of stuff i love doing, from being a complete internet geek, to extreme sports, evenings with a good bottle of wine and friends, and spending time with Nats and Giulia.
He's pretty hawt and an exceptionally talented artist. His art is the kind that makes you quiver when you look at it.
`straightfromcamera Street Photography GD-A dear friend and talented artist. He is an amazing photographer who would love some commissions and leads right now. He is centering on his photography as he has always wanted to, spending long days trying to get in contact with publications, promoters, musicians, and snobbish high-class elite business owners. Perhaps you can help him with a hook up?
`opioid Fetish PhotographyGD and Surreal/Abstract! A double duty powerhitter and my dear fried the "Tattoo Goddess" Wow wouldn't that make a great band name. Speaking of bands, she is an incredible vocalist and songwriter. I actually have her in my ipod. A talented woman all around. She is another one who was facing illness and turned the rocks that life was throwing at her and created a pathway to success. Evidence of this is found at #ItDoesNotHaveMe She is also a great tattoo artist and canvas! Check her out!
`pinguino Industry Ninja Wow, I don't know her well, but I wish I did. She has oodles of experience and has been with dA since 2003! Here is a tidbit of her info:
Background: I do comics and anime journalism for a variety of large websites, and have been attending conventions since 1993 as a retailer, a professional, and press. I'm the staff photographer for Comic Book Resources (cbr.cc) For eighteen years I've run an art studio called Penguin Palace which has been heavy into publishing. An intense love of Japanese culture and anime has taken me to Japan twice through the Pop Japan Travel tour. My day job involves design for NBC Universal
Impressive if I do say so myself! That is why she is the industry ninja!
`PoeticWar Poetry GD I need to do a bit more investigating here!
`PurpelBlur Ring Master- He has his finger on the pulse of the deviantART community! The Ringleader who cheerleads us on and creates contest to keep everyone motivated and supercharged.
`rhapsouldize Photography GD--Ahh my Photography Mentor-My #1. I can not look at her images and not be educated, inspired and awed. I believe she was the first DD I gave when I became a GD. I was one of the many who recommended her for the GD position she holds. How can one who loves photography not know her work? She is involved in many communities, clubs and reaching out to everyone helping them..she is amazing! I will always be grateful for all she has taught me. You couldn't do any better than to have her by your side, with her camera.
`RockGirl1582 Traditional Art GD-Spirited and knowledgeable. First off, she loves presents! Check out her wishlist and send her a photo..a few bucks to make someone smile..It is so worth it! When she is not talking about cheesecake, she is most likely talking about, listening to, creating with... music. One very large, very important aspect of her life. Sometimes she writes poetry, and more often than not she is suffering from some sort of insomnia.
`shell4art Community Projects GD-Some old lady who loves photography.
`skifi Anthro GD- One incredible cartoonist. I am envious to a point. I truly wish I had a smidgen of his talent. He is fun, lively , helpful and very involved in his gallery. He actually taught me what an anthro was because I had NO idea. He is a good friend and I hope you take the time to get to know him and check out his amazing gallery.
`ShoneGoldPixel Art GD--One tough cookie, let me tell you. Well I feel she is because I know her best by her avatar, a smoking lady in curlers, which reminds me of this superpowers ninja chick--hilarious movie! She knows her pixel art and runs that gallery like it is her family! It is certainly a challenge because she deals with a lot of rules and has to inspect many of the pieces. I look forward to learning more about it from her. She really is great.
`Sophquest Fractal Art GD-Sweetheart Sophie! Wow this doll is so very kind and a blessing to work side by side with. She just put on the The COHESIVE COLLECTION contest and it was a huge success. The fractal community is blessed to have her. She is very talented and multi faceted. She rallies up the deviants and gets them fired up, yet she is also gentle, personable and kind as can be. A true heartsong she is.
`stigmatattoo Traditional Art GD-I really like this guy! His art stands out because he is very, very talented but his kindess is even stronger. More about this wonderful man: He is currently working on and selling his own art, tattooing in his own little shop..... i stumbled upon this site four years ago, and I'm still as excited by it as i was back then. I think it is a unique opportunity to interact with all kinds of creative minds from all across the world, and to have a broad view of the different ways art is growing right now, to see where it's going at any given time or place.
`StJoan Literature GD-Another great go getter! She has her finger on the pulse of literature for certain. For the longest time, I thought she was the only Lit GD because she is so very active. Everywhere you turn she is doing or promoting something new! She has also released a book called "The Betrayers Promise." I have purchased it but still need to read it. Check her out folks, she is amazing!
`TouchedVenus Anime/Manga GD- A big Sasori fan. Altogether, she just loves Akatsuki in general. She has other fandoms as well mostly in anime and video games. An supurb artist whose illustrations boggle the mind. She is very inventive and original in her designs, one wonders where her mind travels too. It is delightful. She is a great treasure for the Anime/Manga community and has made me look at that genre quite differently! She is detailed and sophisticated in her deviations.
`thespook: Resources GD- He has taught me more than I can express and he doesn't even know it! I learn through his amazing tutorials. I can edit and doctor up my journals and before him I had never heard of CSS. In my "favorite" section you can see much of his work. He really is the greatest! Did I mention he was a superb photographer too? If you need resources he knows where they are!
`IreneLangholm PhotoManipulation GD- Girl after my own heart! High Spirited, mucho energy and she isn't gonna take any guff from anyone! My dear dear friend had this GD position before her and it was tough watching someone come in after her. That is one of the hard things as a GD-How people come and go. This young lady fit in like a hand in a glove and took the reigns of a very spirited gallery and kicked ass. It is impossible not to respect her and easy to love her.
`zeruch Traditional GD-He has been described as an open source geek, a policy wonk, and even a bit of a creative illustrator (the latter being what folks here are most likely familiar with). ....He has been called all manner of adjectives, most of them contraries.He was described once as a cross between Tucker Carlson and Lenny Kravitz.... I personally love his work! He has his hands full with Traditional but he has a great team working with him. I kinda think he is awesome.
Most of this information is snipped and edited from their personal bios and journals. Will there be a test?? Ohhh heck yes there will be. Remember the treasure hunt?? Uh huh!! Coming soon to a journal near you!! Big prizes. Loads of fun.
For information on Gallery Director position openings please check out $Moonbeam13's journal also.
Create an Icon for Change
This is a Logo Design Competition
In conjunction with Mary Lou Wallner-- creator and founder of T.E.A.C.H. an organization specializing in encouraging parents to accept and love their gay children, the Community Projects Gallery is hosting a "Create and Icon for Change" contest!
I contacted Mary in November after reading her story in People magazine. Her courage and strength is an incredible source of inspiration. She has chosen to fight against all odds against two sides that could literally slay her! The religious right, and the anti Christian. What courage she has and after losing her daughter to suicide, being surrounded by such hatred and controversy.
I knew without a shadow of a doubt that dA would be the place we could get something done. I went to her web site and it was drab, lifeless, no logo, nothing. Just the incredible message this woman is desperately trying to pass on. Unconditional Love. What could I/us give her? Our art of course!! This contest is for the logo, but I am also looking for Web design and anything else we might conjure up!! When I discussed this with her you could hear the joy, perhaps tears in her eyes that we would do such a thing. She just wanted to see us spread the news, awareness is the key to change. She is very excited. It was hard to put this on hold until the new year!
Mary was featured in the Nov 19th People Magazine, and her story is highlighted and featured in the 2007 Movie "The Bible Tells Me So" which has won the:
Kathleen Bryan Human Rights Award 2007
HBO Audience Award 2007
Sundance Grand Jury Prize 2007 (nominee) Outfest Audience Award 2007
Seattle Film Fest Award 2007
Mary and I are very excited to propose to you this Icon/Logo contest.
This is a site wide and crosses all galleries applicable.
When: January 9th 2008-Feb 22nd
Company name--- T.E.A.C.H. an organization specializing in encouraging parents to accept and love their gay children.
Design a Logo/Masthead
As of January 9th Upload your image to: contests & projects -> contests -> 2008-> icon for change - logo contest
You may enter as many times as you like! Please spread the news!
This will help spread news of this incredible movement and raise awareness and encourage deviants to create something of substantial worth.
1 T-shirt with Logo created offsite and paid for by donation.
1 Hat from deviantArt
Logo/image to be a gift as a charity item to be used by T.E.A.C.H.
2nd Prize 6mo sub Lanyard
3rd Prize 3mo sub buttons
4th honorary 1 mo subs
other assorted prices donations welcome
Friends and Commissions
My new CSS is lovely! It was created for me by my dear friend He is taking commissions! With times being tough for us all, I would appreciate it if you give his gallery a look and consider his amazing work for yourself! Commissions really help the deviant around here!! I purchased these two lovely images recently that are the talk of my friends and family. I hope that many of them come to deviant art to purchase their art and web design needs.
It is amazing asking an artist to design something and poof with their incredible talents they produce the image that is in your head!!
Thanks for reading!! Wooo long one this time.
Community Projects Gallery Director