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Welcome to all new members! Thank you for joining our group. This group is for anyone who considers themselves self-taught, and all skill levels are welcome!


:bulletred: This group is for self taught artists, though we are not strict on what our definitions of 'self-taught' means.
:bulletred: Please be respectful. Do not bash other people and/or their artwork. We accept everyone and all forms artwork here!
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:bulletred: Members are allowed to submit 3 deviations per folder per month. If you submit a deviation that gets declined, it will still count towards your monthly submission limit.
:bulletred: Please remember to submit to the correct folder! If you do not submit to the correct folder, your deviation will more than likely be declined. We will politely ask you to submit your deviation to the correct folder.
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Thank you for reading, we hope you enjoy your stay here! We're always here and happy to assist you!

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Hello, all you fellow self-taught artists!

We admin of SelfTaughtArtist hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving for those of you living in the USA, and a wonderful weekend for those elsewhere.
And with that aside, this journal will unfortunately have to take a darker turn. I have to acknowledge all those submissions to the group's gallery which have been expiring as of late. Firstly, I apologize deeply for my own negligence, that of our staff, and the inconveniences this has caused for all you artists out there trying to share your work.
I'm asking you to have patience with us, we're a group of 5 working to sort through the submissions of 32k members while dealing with our own personal issues. Now I'm not saying any of that is an excuse for a few expired requests, nothing would be a feasible excuse, but I am saying this:

If your submission has expired, PLEASE resubmit it. We'll do our best to get to it on the next attempt. If we're constantly ignoring or missing it, let us know. We cater to each and every member here.

Thank you for your time and patience, and as always, stay deviant.

- DR427
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nevs89 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I would like to submit some artwork, but it looks like all folders are closed to submissions. 
DemonResurrect427 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm terribly sorry about that. I'll try my best to help fix this, since you should be able to submit art. Firstly, are you a member of the group?
nevs89 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Yup, I am a member! :) DA makes it tricky sometimes with unlocking the group folders for members to add. That is what I am seeing, none of the group folders are open at the moment
DemonResurrect427 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm well in that case they might unlock for you in time, but until then why don't you link me to the deviations you want to submit along with what folders you want to submit them to. I'll be able to add them for you. :)
AthenaBassett Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I keep on trying to submit art and it keeps not getting submitted. The art is traditional (However it may look digital if you don't look closely, but that's only because I got a good quality photo) and I am putting it in the right category. But it keeps not getting accepted.
What's going on exactly?
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