What is this gallery restructure about?
How many of you get confused about which gallery to submit your art? I know I do sometimes, and I hear frequently that others do as well. This is your chance to help reduce that confusion!
The overall goal of the dA-wide gallery restructuring project is to reduce redundancy and make submitting art a lot more straightforward by making sure there is a home for every type of art. Moonbeam13
gives more information about the project here:
For our part of the project, we will be considering restructuring the Photomanipulation and Mixed Media galleries.
In other words, we are looking for:
Sub-categories that are superfluous and can be removed
Sub-categories that need to be added
Sub-categories that could be merged
Sub-categories that are great and should be left alone
Both the Photomanipulation and the Mixed Media galleries have the following categories:Abstract
: Focus on the formal, non-representational aspect of imagery, emphasizing lines, colors, and generalized or geometric forms.Animals & Plants
: Feature animal or plant life as the main focus Conceptual
: The idea or message, and not the execution, is the main focus. Dark
: Dark theme or mood; having a mystical, obscure, sombre, grim or sinister expression. Emotional
: Intended to portray, evoke, or represent emotion. Fantasy
: Depict supernatural or magical themes, often relating to legend, myth, and enchanted creatures Humorous
: Intended to be satirical or amusing. Landscapes & Scenery
: Places or scenery, real or imaginary. Macabre / Horror
: Portray or evoke extreme fear, such as represented by blood and gore, or psychological terror Other
: Artwork that does not fit into any other category People
: Human characters, emotions, or actions as the main focus Political
: Represent current or historical events in the political arena or depicting political figuresPop Art
: Display objects or scenes from everyday life that employ techniques of commercial art and popular illustrationSci-Fi
: Science fiction art depicting speculative scientific discoveries, space travel and scenes, and otherworld life forms Surreal
: Defy the laws of logic and/or physics, creating often dreamlike scenery in which the impossible and implausible are depicted
Here's what I need from you
What is missing? Is there a category you always wish you could submit to but it's not there?
If something needs to be added, what kinds of things would go into it? Give me a description.
What is superfluous (unnecessary)?
Is there anything that needs to be combined?
Ideas MEMBERS have come up with so far: Get rid of:
Animals and Plants
Pop Art --> Nothing but miscats and manipulations of illegal images Add:
Photo retouching (This would be in Mixed Media, but would it be its own category or be sorted into Abstract, Fantasy, etc.?)
"Morphs" (into Digital Art > Other?)
"Religious" as a new sub-category?
"Children" as a new sub-category?
"The Natural World" (with subcategories for Landscapes & Scenery, Animals, and Plants)
"Action" as a categoryWhat do you think? Do you agree? Let us know how you feel.
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!