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Submission Policies

Welcome to TheatreArtists!
This group is for theatre artists. Welcome!

Theatre Artists, when you add your work to your DA page, please state your relationship to the work you submit in your description or comment. When you submit it to us, we'll use the information to put it into the correct gallery.

This is a group for all types of theatre artists. Please submit your theatre related deviations: playwrighting, scenic design, theatre photography, costume design, lighting design, prop artistry, makeup design, poster design, etc.

To Contribute Artwork

1. Join TheatreArtists as a Member.
2. Click on the Submit Art Button on the front page.
2. Click on the gallery tab, then the + sign on the Featured folder.

All submissions go to the featured folder, and we place your artwork in the right category if it is accepted.

Submission Policies

:bulletblack: Please only submit one deviation per week.
:bulletblack: Mature content will not be accepted at this time.
:bulletblack: Designs and technical work should be for musicals or straight plays.*
:bulletblack: Two deviations of the same work or strikingly similar works may not be accepted. This is to keep variation in our gallery.
:bulletblack: Please state your relationship to the work in your description of the work you submit i.e. set designer, assistant lighting designer, properties artisan, properties designer, publicity manager and so on. We want to celebrate what work you have done on the piece you submit! It also helps us put it into the correct category.

*Check our affiliates for a place to show your work that is not exactly theatre and done for a play, such as Cos-Play, which we cannot accept. We have a very supportive group of affiliates! Many of our members also do Cos-Play and have found galleries in those groups to promote their wares.


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This challenge is for Scene Painters.  We’re looking for the most awesome photo of a technique used in a live theatre performance or theatre scenic painting class you’ve done. Give us the one that shows the best work, ever.  It must be a photo of your SCENE PAINTING that makes you the most proud of your work. You may use a “photo-call” production photo or a process photo or both! One image may contain several photos if you’re showing a scene painting process! Members may submit more than one image. DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015.

Our judges will be from our membership. If you would like to judge, send me a note!

Seriously, have a look at your portfolio, your body of work, and choose the best scenic art image. Anyone who paints for the theatre is encouraged to accept this challenge.  We want the best of the best images of scene painting. Scene painting is often hidden behind costumes and lighting in a production photo, so consider cropping the photo to show YOUR work.
Submit your entry to your gallery first, then go to our FAVORITES tab and select the Scene Painting Challenge folder to add your work.  Or, you may select our GALLERY tab and submit your work to our FEATURED folder. We’ll put it into the correct challenge folder.
If your work is already in our gallery somewhere, send us the thumb code and we will add it to the correct challenge folder. Tell us about your work in detail.

When you submit your theatre art, please include the following :
A. Title of Play
B. Was this for a class or production or both?
C.  Describe your paint workspace.  Here are some questions to help you: (1) Do you have a professional paint shop with a paint frame and a paint floor for large drops? (2) Do you paint scenery on the floor then set it up? (3) Do you paint scenery only after it is assembled? (4)Do you paint scenery off-site and truck it into the theatre? (5) Do you have access to water? (6) Do you have safety procedures in place for working with toxic materials? (7) How big is your paint space? (8) Do you have natural light or electric light or both? We’re sure you can think of other descriptions!
D. What kind of paints / products did you use? (1) House Paint? (2) Professional Scenic Art Paint? (3) Other?
E.  How long did you have to experiment with techniques and materials before committing to the process?
F. Describe your level of expertise: Professional, Graduate School, Undergraduate, High School, Community Theatre  or a mixture of these.
G.  How long did you have to paint your project before opening night?
H.  What was special about this production / project for you as a creative artist?
I.  What odd terrible awful nasty challenges did you have to overcome to make this project /  production as good as it was?

Questions? Send me a note.
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Has anyone noticed our upgraded LED color logo?
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LaylaRabia Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Very nice...and BYE!!!!!
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Please do not submit artwork if it is not for a theatre play. Please visit our fabulous affiliates for any cos-play or role-play costume and weapons. I love those things but they don't go into this particular gallery. It seems I must make that announcement at least once a year even though clear directions are in our submission policies.
Theatre artists do such a wide variety of artwork to put bread on the table and enjoyment in their lives...this gallery features theatre artwork only!  
We are looking for any CAD work (save as jpg) or pictures  scans) of your wonderful hand-drafting. for design or construction,  and any LIGHT PLOT work.  Of course, costume designs, lighting designs, scene designs, makeup designs and other designs done for a play can be submitted. Either production photos or your drawings! Or both. We also accept classwork of theatre projects that will never see the stage!
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
1. join the group if you're not yet a member
2. submit artwork to the featured folder
3. let me know if your art is for the challenge.
4. i will add it to the correct folder if it fits the criterion!
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