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October 20, 2007


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Traditional Art Day is here, and we want everyone to be a part of it!

Note: Due to issues with our ISP and common delay on hot topics this news article actually reflects the events of yesterday.  The Traditional Art contest is still going on and we ask that you take the time to continue to support and appreciate Traditional art today, though the chatroom activities may not still be running, we're still loving it Traditional style!  

Because when we think about Art we think about canvas, perspective, brushes, composition, palette, volume, contrast, depth, movement... no matter what your chosen media is, the very concepts we all work with have been developed by Traditional Artists of all times. All artistic disciplines are permeated by Traditional styles and its ways of defining images, and its masterpieces are part of the treasures of mankind.

Whether you are a Photographer or a Vector artist, a Fractalist or a Poet, a Filmmaker or a 3-D artist, regardless of the media you have chosen to express yourself, i know that at least once you have encountered in deviantART a traditional artist that blew you away. Well, today it's the day to let them know!

For Traditional Artists, this is the time to feel proud and celebrate the creative spirit within you, to strengthen your community, to give and receive encouragement and recognition.

The Traditional Gallery Directors and `sbaraci, together with a huge list of volunteers, have prepared a whole day packed with activities, giveaways, articles and features... and the launching of an all-Traditional contest with great prizes.

SandraPelly, the brains and heart behind this initiative, said:
"Everything starts with an idea, a sketch in the mind's eye, and then it takes a bit of push to get that idea out. We want to bring the spotlight to the Traditional Art community. We have organized a celebration of the physical manipulation of the physical medium – Traditional Art Day and Contest. For one day we want to celebrate Traditional Art and Artists on Deviant Art. We want to invite the deviantART community to help us explore and celebrate the diversity of Traditional Art, all amazing drawings, paintings, ceramics, collages, sculptures, mixed media...".

Here's what YOU can do!

  • Create a journal featuring your favorite traditional artist!
    Explain in a few sentences what you like best about this artist and how their work makes you feel.
    Take the time to select 3 of their traditional artworks and do a small writeup on those (going beyond "wow", "cute" and "beautiful"... This is the time to show you really care!).
    When you have finished this journal, please contact SandraPelly with the link to the journal and artist name you have selected so she can add them to Master "Traditional Art Day" journal index. We would also prefer if you would pick some of the lesser known artists, and not tell them that you have featured them, we would like to keep it as a surprise to make their day more special!
  • As you browse through dA today, go to at least 5 Traditional Artists, give them a hug and tell them you appreciate their work, spread the love!
  • Submit at least one piece of Traditional Art to Traditional Art Gallery. Yes, YOU! You don't have to be traditional artist to do this, the whole point is to have fun and do something wonderful for the fun of it. Go get messy, pick up your brushes, pencils, clay, go create!
  • Take the time to give at least one constructive criticism to a Traditional artwork, make sure you do bring up good points, as well as points one can improve on.
  • Report at least 5 miscats in Traditional Galleries
  • Participate in Critique Day on #traditional! Our volunteers will be manning the fort and providing honest opinions on traditional artwork. Bring in your work, kick back, share love, enthusiasm and good advice... there'll be subscription giveaways through the day!
  • Post the Traditional Art Day stamps in your journal

    Traditional Art Day by deathly-stillness or Traditional Art stamp Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer
  • Favorite a few Traditional Art pieces! Explore the Gallery or go visit Master Activity Index on SandraPelly page, containing up to date list of all journal artist features and news articles for the day. Browse and discover new Traditionals!

Keep your eyes on the news feed!

Traditional Art is taking over the news to make this a massive feature day! A great number of volunteers have been working on Traditional Art articles covering features of individual artists, as well as spotlights to different Traditional artists from various countries in the world, and different themes and styles of Traditional Art… We are hoping everyone will have fun exploring the features presented, and maybe even be inspired for features of their own. Keep checking Master Article Index so you won't miss anything!

The Contest!!!

This is an opportunity for the Traditional Art Community to celebrate what it is all about: the manipulation of the physical medium and creating wonderful pieces of art. Art, for most of us, is about expression of emotions, about opening our heart and soul and pouring it out through artwork for the world to see. It is not about favorites, it is not about page views, it is not about "omg" comments, it is beyond a thing of beauty: it is about emotion and letting yourself go.

We are giving you absolute artistic license to embody the "Creative Spirit of Traditional Art" by using your traditional media of choice. This is open to all traditional artists, be you a print-maker, painter, sculptor or other. Use your imagination to capture that spirit that thrives in all of us!

The Rules:
  • Your entry absolutely must conform to all deviantART TOS and Submission Policy standards.
  • This is open-themed, but strictly for traditional works.
  • Only cropping, borders, watermarks and digital adjustments destined to match the digital picture of the artwork to the traditional artwork you have done will be allowed.
  • No digital enhancements allowed aside from those in Rule 3, those works found in violation can be disqualified by the judges.
  • References, if used, must be credited on the description.
  • The piece must be new and created specifically for this contest
  • Any prizes can be declared not awarded if so decided by judges.
  • Multiple entries are allowed (up to 5) but only one prize will be awarded per user.
  • Submit entries to "contests & projects -> contests -> 2007 -> Creative Spirit Contest

Deadline is November 10, 2007 11:59pm PST

The Judges

:icondenis-peterson: :iconsandrapelly: :iconrockgirl1582: :iconthunderstatement: :iconduncanmcnicol: :iconstigmatattoo:

The Prizes!!!
  • 1st Prize devWEAR t-shirt or print up to $30 + 1 year subscription + a feature in SandraPelly's journal and 8"x10" Nude Painting by SandraPelly!
  • 2nd Prize Box cap or print up to $20 + 6 months subscription + a feature in SandraPelly's journal!
  • Highly Commended Lanyard or Buttons + 3 month subscription + a feature in SandraPelly's journal!

Now go enjoy the party!!!

This is a community-driven event, so we're counting on you to make it unforgettable!
"The whole point of this day is for the community to network, to explore, to get feedback, to surprise someone, to show the world what is the traditional art all about."

I specially want to thank SandraPelly for being the true, tireless engine behind this event, the wonderful team of volunteers who are making this happen, the Traditional Art GD's for their commitment, and the rest of the AR Team for their support. Traditional Art ftw!
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ivanaescapardemi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
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nurikane Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Check out my works, guys! 99% all traditional drawings!!! :party:
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red16block Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
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buck2buck Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Boo Hoo - I'm too old for competitions but I'd like to try. My Art is the oil/canvas kind and landscapes and seascapes - is that traditional enough?
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