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:dance: Welcome to the Variety Club, a club dedicated to every kind of art work out there! We are here to bring together artists from all corners of DeviantART to meet and share ideas!

Our purpose is to expose the best art from a wide variety of artists on DeviantART. Do you have Fan art? Animations? Games? Emoticons? Photos? In this club, feel free to submit them all!

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How to Join
Membership is open to everyone, please select the "Join our Group" button at the top of the page if you would like to join :aww:. Membership applications are approved immediately.

How to Contribute
To submit to either VarietyClub's Gallery or Favs, first ensure you are a member of the group.

Submissions to the group's gallery will be accepted if they have 10 or more favs and are not marked as mature. To submit to VarietyClub's Gallery, select the "Submit to this Gallery" button located in this group's Gallery.

Favs will be accepted if they have 5 or more favs and are not marked as mature. To submit to VarietyClub's Favs, select the "Suggest a Fave" button in the group's Favs

The complete Submission and Fav guidelines can be found here: Contribution Guidelines
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We submitted nearly 40 submissions this week.  What do you think about that?  Is that level too much, or is it acceptable?  If you do not watch the group's submissions, what level would you find appropriate?  Do you want more exposure for your work?

My major concern at this point is whether anyone is really looking at the submissions being submitted to the group's gallery.  If submissions are simply being logged in the gallery and no one is looking at them, that's a waste of both the original artist's time submitting work as well as my time processing submissions each week.

I have two options running around in my head:
1. Clip the submissions to a constant across the group's gallery each week.  That means that each user would be limited to submitting 2 deviations and the group as whole would only select a constant number of submissions each week to be featured - like 30 submissions, leaving out a few that may not be the most noteworthy in terms of quality.  This would ideally ensure a standard quality of artwork (I would be filtering for works that do not appear complete [drawings with white backgrounds], do not appear to have required much effort [like snap shots] or are already listed in a large number of groups and already have been publicized).

2. Follow GimmeFeedback's lead and use a comment-submission trade-off.  That means you need to comment on some of the group's submissions before you will be permitted to submit artwork to the group.  I am… on an app) to automate this process so it will be easy to simply look up how many comments you have made and how many submissions you have made to see if you are eligible to submit.  This app is mostly for the admins though to check to make submission levels are adequate - the user doesn't need to do much more than comment on the group's submissions.  I believe this would be the most effective way to increase the publicity of the art pieces in our gallery since it requires users to visit several submissions to leave comments.

Anyway, your feedback on this matter is much appreciated and will  determine the future of this group.


Past News

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:bulletblue: My Favourite Colour Contest by Colour-Me-Happy (Feature) ends 4/30/10
:bulletblue: Somewhere Contest by Artakula (Feature) ends 6/21/10

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icediamond7 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
i wish i read the comments before joining, looks like im going to have to leave because of the group being dead *sigh* 
NicoleDaney Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, since I can't submit anything whitout it being expired since September, I'm leaving the group. Thanks for everything :heart: If the group goes active again, please reply to this message, I would love to rejoin. Greetings :heart:
NicoleDaney Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I got expired again....:(
NicoleDaney Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, the group still active? I got 2 deviations expired...
crumblecoochiie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Artist
hey dahling, everything ok ? :heart:
riamali Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
:poke: Hey, where'd you go?
Keko-Illustrations Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have liked to have joined your group and submitted stuff, but i'm one of those artists that doesn't get seen enough in the sea of deviations :(
I think perhaps you should re-think the number of fav's in the guidelines or maybe have an individual folder for other members of the club to submit to, and for other members to fav the works before its moved to another folder in the group?
Just suggesting is all :)
drskytower Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've submitted just one pic in like a month, but its been sitting there unapproved for days and is due to expire. What's going on?
Ru-tsuki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hello :D

would any1 mind check my works? 8D
RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Is something up? My submissions are starting to expire...
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