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Hentai and erotic art
Manga and Anime
Mixed Media
Other Media-Mature Content
Painting, Airbrushing-Traditional Art
Photo manipulation
Photography- abstract
Photography-Animal photography
Photography- architecture
Photography- artistic nudes
Photography- child Photography
Photography- cityscapes and streets
Photography- country and rural
Photography -Cosplay drama-queens
Photography- Dolls and Toys
Photography- flora"only flowers"
Photography- food culinary
Photography- fetish
Photography -Gardens and parks
Photography-Graves and Grave yards
Photography- horror gore
Photography- Landscapes and skylines
Photography- macro
Photography -Machines , vehicles and gadgets
Photography miscellaneous
Photography-Musical instruments
Photography- Nature Photography
Photography- People and Portraits
Photography- Pin up
Photography- stills
Photography Waterscapes
Photography-Stock And Pre-Made Backgrounds
Photography- x rated
Pixel art
POP art
Short film animations
Tattoos body art
Vexel and vector


Welcome to Gallery42. This group was established as a place to collect and house the finest photography, digital, and traditional art. It quickly expanded to include crafts, animations, and tutorials.

However, this group is closed. There will no new submissions or members accepted.





First,  a quick update.

For those of you who did not know, in August 2011, our original founder, corvus-sky,  left a few of us in charge of Gallery42  while she spent time trying to get her personal life back on track. As co-founders began to disappear, three of us stayed true, keeping the group going for corvus-sky. She has never been able to return. She had been in contact with me by email off and on for a while, still struggling,  hoping her life would change and she would once again be a regular at dA, but it wasn't happening. Then in July of 2012,  she asked me to take the group; but, she left without giving me Founder controls, and although I've written to her twice, I've yet to hear from her again.

Since then, I've lost Elle-Arden as a co-founder helping accept all submissions for all themes except for photography; and more recently, my photography co-founder, dark4Maxine, had to cut back on her online time.

That basically leaves just me.  

During that long period between corvus-sky and myself taking the lead, deviants forgot they were members of Gallery42.

Even though the group is constantly picking up new deviants, for one with nearly 3,000 members, we're just bobbing on the surface of the ocean that is the deviantArt community.  What was once a thriving exciting place to be, is now just a shell of what it could be.

I was going to keep the group going, but, now that I've sat here and read what I just wrote, I have to ask myself, why? Is this group really worth holding on to?

I'm sitting here shaking my head.

Over the years, at dA, I brought  ManipulateThis  from being a club art account to  Super Group, and picked up HumanConditions as Founder.  I started my own group, artistsofcolor, and I most recently kept Untold-Possibilities from being closed. I assist in some sort of capacity as co-founder at AlteredMixedCollages, Castle-of-Cards, and CRPhotomanipulation, and I'm a staff/contributor at fella, and iManipulate.

Do I really need to hang in there with Gallery42?

I've always loved the idea behind Gallery42. It was never meant to be a group that accepted anything just because it had been submitted, but it has never been an elitist group, either.

I hate to say this, but it's time to let it go.

Founded May 5, 2010   Closed  July 28, 2013
2,280 members
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From Our Member's Self Portraits November 2012 - July 2013

PROJECT RED: Emma. by DarkStarPoet:thumb385110504:Self Portrait130628-12 Pp by MartinGolleryKakashi by JEURO85Color is a touch out of darkness by ZuzuTurkovaSelf portrait 130621-34 by MartinGollery:thumb361449151:portraitcommission Girl and French Bulldog project by eydiiCome Swim With Me by LadyChristina:thumb377286812:Peaceful by lux69aeternayouth by safonovmaHave you ever lost yourself... by ZuzuTurkovaNaughty Girl by ToilettenMassakerSelf portrait under the rain... by AnneKathJust me... by ZuzuTurkovaAN OPEN MIND by PancreasSupervisorBlue Stache by Caen-NBeside Myself by MartinGolleryNo Regrets by femketjepic me 2013 by HUSSIENAL-SHTERISamus Aran by JEURO85alter ego by HewnlyStatic noise by Sarmistha-Talukdarcastaway by HewnlyAu'...27 by aurelianno1990:thumb362100125:Slough by SimplexificationFemketje by femketje:thumb357325981::thumb354667263:Nino by milangloMe by LimonTeaPanter by femketjeCircle of Fear by OsmanKarterPhoto hunting by RichardConstantinoff

Everyone, all current members, or you deviants who just wandered in to take a look, you're invited to join me at any of the groups where I am a founder, co-founder or just a lowly contributor. All of the groups I mentioned above are theme groups. Check them out and see if they suit your fancy.  Believe me, with all of the talent you've shown here, you'll easily be accepted there.

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katr14 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi :) Can I become a member?
OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
It was nice to walk a piece of path with you ! Thanks a lot :hug: !
doomed-forever Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very sad, i was here 3 years.....thanks way much....
ladyjart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwww.. i loved your group..Im so very sad to see it end..I would of helped you..Take care..:)
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Thanks for all the great work! :hug:
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