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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
:bulletpurple: All Pagans and those interested in Paganism are welcome.
:bulletpurple: If you wish to join this group, please select "Members" as you do so. When you click on a rank to join our group, you are applying to join that rank.
:bulletpurple: Requests to join as part of "Members" are automatically approved by the system. Applications to join higher ranks must be approved by group admins.
:bulletpurple: Art submissions, on the other hand, are subject to a vote by the admins.


MEMBERSHIP RULES
:bulletpurple: Be respectful to one another. We do not condone hate, prejudice or disrespect in any form. This includes expressions of hate in art.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
As a refresher here's the definition of paganism: "a religion that has many gods or goddesses, considers the earth holy".


Paganism is a very broad, wide, umbrella. I will not google your submissions so I can figure out HOW it fits in at our group. Be clear in either the title of your work or description: such as Norse God Odin, Slavic Mythological Creature Alkonost. Divination Ogham Cards, Ostara Altar, Leather Pouch with Norse God Thor's hammer Mjollnir, etc. Remember because there is such a varying knowledge base I can guarantee someone is learning about new deities and new traditions all the time in this group. I personally think it's neat when someone submits art for a God I've near heard of before! I love to learn, and many others in the group would value that too. ^_^ All submissions should be CLEAR in their title and/or description on HOW they are representative of actual pagan religious practices and lifestyle. If the admins have any doubt your piece will be rejected.


:bulletpurple: The focus of all artwork submitted to this group must remain within the scope of real-world Paganism. We will not accept work that does not contain elements of Paganism, or if the focus of which is overshadowed by irrelevant subjects.
:bulletpurple: PaganArts is not a group for fantasy artwork. The magick we weave is real. So send us Thor and Loki, but Marvel's Comic Book Characters Thor and Loki do not belong.
:bulletpurple: Art with mature content must have Mature Content tags. We won't accept it without them.
:bulletpurple: Submit artwork to their proper folders. Misplaced submissions will be rejected! Review all your options before you make a decision! See our folder directory below.
:bulletpurple: Please do not submit artwork to our Favorites section.
:bulletpurple: There is a two submission per day limit for every folder.
:bulletpurple: Direct submissions to the Featured folder are not allowed (nor are they possible).
:bulletpurple: All posts related to the monotheistic Abrahamic traditions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) will be rejected.

FOLDER DIRECTORY
Below is a complete directory of all our folders in this gallery. Here at PaganArts, we encourage our members to submit their art to folders based on subject matter over the type of medium used in its creation. For example, if you have an acrylic painting of Thor, we encourage you to submit it to Gods instead of Traditional Media. With this folder directory, there's no reason to misplace a submission.

:bulletpurple: FEATURED: This folder is currently dead.
:bulletpurple: TRADITIONAL MEDIA: Two-dimensional artwork done with tangible media, such as pencil sketches or acrylic paintings, that do not fit into any other folder. Traditional Media is not a catch-all folder. Do not dump all of your artwork here.
:bulletpurple: DIGITAL MEDIA: 2D or 3D artwork completed from scratch mostly using a computer or some other electronic means. This folder is reserved for digital media that does not fit into any other folder.
:bulletpurple: PHOTOMANIPULATION: Collages or photographs dramatically altered to appear different from the original snapshots. This folder is reserved for collages or photomanipulations that do not fit into any other folder.
:bulletpurple: PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs taken with minimal enhancements. This folder is reserved for photographs that do not fit into any other folder.
:bulletpurple: CRAFTS: Tangible three-dimensional artwork or trinkets. Not for ritual tools, talismans, or any component in altar setups. If a depiction of a deity, submit to the GODS or GODDESS folder instead.
:bulletpurple: DIVINATION: Photography, artwork, or literature depicting runes, tarot, zodiac signs, or any other tools or methods used to contact the supernatural.
:bulletpurple: POETRY AND PROSE: Closed at this time. General literature of a Pagan nature. Not for posting spells, rituals, invocations, or correspondence charts.
:bulletpurple: SPELLS AND INVOCATIONS: Photographs, artwork, instructions, and recipes for prayers, chants, potions, tinctures, and other practical magick.
:bulletpurple: FAERIE REALM: Photographs, artwork, and literature depicting the Fey folk.
:bulletpurple: ANIMAL TOTEMS AND SPIRIT GUIDES: Photographs, artwork, and literature depicting the animal kingdom and the spirit world. Anthropomorphic or "furry" animals are welcome here, as long as they're pagan.
:bulletpurple: MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES: Photographs, artwork, and literature depicting all manner of legendary beasts.
:bulletpurple: GODS: Photographs, artwork, or literature depicting masculine deities. If you have artwork of multiple deities (males, or males & females) submit here.
:bulletpurple: GODDESSES: Photographs, artwork, or literature depicting feminine deities.
:bulletpurple: ALTARS AND SACRED SPACE: Photographs of your personal or group altars or the sacred space you use regularly for spells, rituals, or ceremonies.
:bulletpurple: RITUAL TOOLS: Photographs of the tools you use in spellwork, rituals, or ceremonies.
:bulletpurple: RITUALS: Photographs, artwork, and literature of spells in action, ritual proceedings, or ritual instructions.
:bulletpurple: STAMPS AND OTHER MISCELLANEA: Miscellaneous artwork not fitting into any other category. Best reserved for Deviant Stamps to show off your Pagan pride!

Group Info

We're a Pagan friendly club looking to share and promote artwork with a Pagan theme.
Group
Founded 7 Years ago
Feb 22, 2009

Location
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Group Focus
Common Interest

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Poetry and Prose
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Stamps and Other Miscellanea
Hello everyone.

Since this group was started a few years ago, over time both the owner and the other admins have slowly disappeared. I believe that I'm the last active admin left, and real life keeps me fairly busy so I'm not able to check over here at DeviantArt as often as I'm sure you'd like me to respond to submissions.

But I'm still planning to stick around and keep up, (I'm personally always looking for new devotional images for both my self, and friends, and this is one of the ways I keep an eye out for that sort of content) but I ask that everyone has patience with me. To help streamline submissions, doing the following will GREATLY help me out, and thus help your submissions get processed faster. PLEASE read the below.

:bulletred: DOES YOUR SUBMISSION MEET THE CRITERIA OF THE GROUP?:bulletred:

As a refresher here's the definition of paganism: "a religion that has many gods or goddesses, considers the earth holy". All posts related to the monotheistic Abrahamic traditions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) will be rejected.

Art is subjective, lots of people submit pictures of a pretty forest, but what does that pretty forest mean to you? This also applies to crafts, how is it an expression of PAGANISM versus your love of dressing up in fantasy clothes, or participating in the Society of Creative Anachronism? When I review submissions I want to know that the artist isn't just trying to get as many eyeballs on their work as possible, but that they thoughtfully considered how their piece fits our community. How does it represent your PAGAN religious practices? If I can't tell, odds are it will be rejected.

GOTHIC does NOT EQUAL PAGAN. Similarly, STEAMPUNK does not equal pagan. You depicted the Goddess Hel in a Gothic way? You wanted to make a steampunk style necklace of the Wiccan symbol? That's awesome. But sending me artwork that's just Gothic, or Steampunk in general, and not pagan specific will be rejected.

Pop cultural representations of deities, mythological creatures, etc. will be rejected, as there's so many other groups out there for that content. Please submit your Thor and Loki artwork, but leave Marvel's Thor and Loki out. Disney's Tinkerbell doesn't belong in our Faerie Realm. This also applies to fantasy books, games, etc. that's not to say that if you have an anime/manga drawing style that your original depiction of content would not be welcome. But this isn't a club for fanart. This distinction was made because we want to keep a clear delineation that paganism is a RELIGIOUS PRACTICE and LIFESTYLE, not just fans of a consumerable entertainment media (tv, film, books, comics, games, etc.) having fun.

ALSO, as we have a range of ages following the group we will not accept any submission that features nudity UNLESS it has the mature content tag on the artwork. Failure to do so is an automatic rejection.


:bulletred: WHEN SUBMITTING CLEARLY IDENTIFY IT'S PAGAN THEMES:bulletred:

Paganism is a very broad, wide, umbrella. Don't make me google your submissions so I can figure out HOW it fits in at our group. Be clear in either the title of your work or description: such as Norse God Odin, Slavic Mythological Creature Alkonost. Divination Ogham Cards, Ostara Altar, Leather Pouch with Norse God Thor's hammer Mjollnir, etc. Just saying the 'name' of said entity or content isn't always helpful, especially for less well known traditions. Not to mention, because there is such a varying knowledge base I can guarantee someone is learning about new deities and new traditions all the time in this group. I personally think it's neat when someone submits art for a God I've near heard of before! I love to learn, and many others in the group would value that too.  ^_^


:bulletred: SUBMIT TO THE PROPER FOLDER:bulletred:

Please keep in mind that when you are submitting: the traditional media, digital media, photography, and photomanipulation should be your last resort. See if the subject matter of your submission is a better fit elsewhere first. Do you have a traditional media charcoal sketch of the Goddess Athena? Great, submit it to the Goddesses folder instead.  I know this is almost counter to how many other groups have their folders organized here on DeviantArt.

GODS FOLDER & GODDESSES FOLDER: if your submission features more than one deity and you have both male AND female deities represented, then please submit to the GODS folder. If you have a craft depicting a GODDESSES (maybe you made a statue of the Goddess Morrigan) we'd recommend that you submit that to the GODDESSES folder, before the CRAFTS folder.

The FEATURED FOLDER is dead. It takes votes from 3 different admins to approve anything in there, and since I'm the only active admin it's impossible at this juncture for items submitted there to be approved.

Remember, the front page of the group does have very clear descriptions of EACH folder, take the time to read them.


:bulletred: TEXTUAL SUBMISSIONS:bulletred:

I'm sad to say that with my limited availability approving textual submissions takes far more time than I have. For that reason I can no longer approve submissions in the POETRY AND PROSE folder. Entries to that folder will be an automatic rejection.

For the SPELLS AND INVOCATIONS folder, as well as any textual submissions to the RITUALS folder I will try as my time and availability permits to review those submissions.

:bulletred: TIMED OUT SUBMISSIONS:bulletred:

Sometimes it can be several days, or even a couple of weeks before I have a chance to get online and check all of the group's pending submissions. If an item times out, but I can clearly tell it's Pagan connection I'll send a message to the artist requesting approval to add it to our group. Please don't keep resubmitting artworks. It just bogs down the process.


:bulletred: WEEKLY TOP FOUR NOMINATION INFORMATION:bulletred:
On the front page of the group, there's information about the weekly top four nomination information, and membership spotlights. This is one of the aspects of the group that is officially dead.

:bulletred: IN CONCLUSION:bulletred:

Sorry that was so long winded, but I was trying to be as clear as possible, so that we can collectively help streamline the process a bit so I can get through the review of submissions faster, and everyone else understands what things slow it down, or may not be a perfect fit here. As the old saying goes, the devil is in the details.
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the request. :)
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I send this comment to the co-founder wanderingmage:

How am i suppose to answer you when you send me comments, or notes or whatever.. when you have blocked me for no reason 5 months ago?? i can't speak with you because you blocked me -.- so why do you send comments or questions?
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Thrym982 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the request, I really appreciate it!
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pompafunebris Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me!
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saemful Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for adding my portrait of Loki to your gallery.
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Gewalgon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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zimzim1066 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for adding "Witches Brew Kit" to your gallery.
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request :hug:
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the request of "Freyja Vanadis" :huggle:
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Brianda-Batchelor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Thank you for adding my work to your gallery. I'm honored that it is neighbor to such stunning artistry.
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