--NEWS--18th July 2008
A brave soul has joined the administrative powers of this group: please welcome
He is a highly motivated and capable person. He even has a project for the group, which you'll hear about soon.19th February 2008:
New member! News of January 27:
Since our failure to put up a contest, we came back with a new idea. This next project is not a context, but a means to work together on the same theme. Thus, in the gallery, you will find a folder baptised "Yearning", and that is the theme we propose you to work on. Every piece must be titled "Yearning" and of course must be about it. Your work will be gathered in that folder. Good luck with your work!News of January 23rd:
Due to lack of participation, the contest was cancelled; indeed, two candidates is not enough. Only one of you actually sent an official note with a piece of art to participate, while two others suggested they might run. I assumed that with such a number of participants, you'd not really want the contest, and I don't feel like putting in the effort. I guess this contest was a test (no pun), and we failed.
We have some serious questions to ask ourselves now. First of all: is anyone here? I know about a dozen of you are, but we're supposed to be more in this group. Secondly, why are we together and is there a reason for this group to exist? While other groups can gather around a certain type of art (abstract painting, black and white photography, portraits, glass works, etc.), we only have an art philosophy, and I come to wonder if that is enough, because it gives us little unity at bottom, in what we actually produce as artists.
I feel things this way: either we really do something drastic, or we let this group slowly die and wither away. I'm of the mind to opt for the first of these options, yet I am relatively clueless as to what kind of drastic measure we could take.
The contest didn't work, the majority of you don't care - and whether I blame you for it or not isn't the point, I don't blame you for it, you certainly have excellent reasons not to care, and that's what I'd like to change - and now we're in a situation where we need a massive kick in the butt.
Know that our subscription has expired. (Thanks to the kind soul who bought us one; that was more thoughtfulness than we deserved; and please don't waste your money on us again!) Therefore, I recommend you use my personal forum to discuss forgetfulrainn.deviantart.com/…
(if we can't produce art together, we can at least discuss our common philosophy of art). We need to be more together and do more things together. It isn't a problem to start small, as we aren't very many, but we ought to be proportionally motivated, by which I mean, the less we are, the more motivated we have to be, because no one else will be motivated in our stead.News of January 7:
A contest is now open! One piece per artist, submit it with CONTEST in the title of your note to me. All the art for the contest will be gathered in the same file in the gallery, and people will vote via a poll. Since our subscription ends on the 20th, the 19th will be the day when I take a screenshot of the poll results and announce the winner. Have fun with the contest!News of December 21st:
After two months at the head of this group, I am a bit disappointed by the lack of life to be found around here. I am ever thankful to all those of you who participate, however.
To be honest, I feel no desire to merely be the person who submits the work of the "Remodernists" if that is the only thing that happens within this group. As you must understand, getting extra exposure and extra pageviews is not the main goal of the group, and I wish we did more.
Therefore, we need to do more. Anything, as long as it gathers us into something. Be it a contest, or else, I think we should do something. There is a forum for suggestions on this account, and you can use my personal forum as well.
Any suggestion for other projects is most
welcome and I beseech you to participate! There is no point in being part of a group if you do nothing with it. For instance, I addressed a number of issues in the forum, and the large majority of you didn't speak out about them, and you should, because short of any opinion-voicing, I will act according to the opinion of those who did voice their opinion, as it should be.
I hope many of you will actually read this note and that something will get in motion. And if nothing happens, I will take decisions on my little own, and you will not be allowed to say that I did not offer options. NEWS of 22nd October 2007:
Make sure to know about the two forums available for the group: the one in this group's journal, and the one in
's. Issues are being discussed there and you don't want to be left out of them, as they will be influential on the group. It's YOUR group so raise your voice!18th October 2007:
members no longer have to submit their work themselves, the new administrator will do that for you. So just send a note to the group, or his personal account, and he'll do the work. Just write "Submission" as the title of your note, and add a link to the piece, and pure magic will happen.
is now the administrator in charge of the group, as Laniru is too busy with his new job as art teacher; he will nevertheless remain the official leader, while ForgetfulRainn will be the official secretary of the group (he is typing this himself). So, expect some new stuff happening soon, and... more in a note if I can manage to write one to everyone.
ForgetfulRainn opened a thread on his own forum for a discussion among Remodernists. Check it out and speak out! Here: forgetfulrainn.deviantart.com/…
has offered to take on some administrative responsibilities for the group! This is great, since I am pretty strapped with other responsibilities lately. Thanks, Rainn!