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Hello members, supporters, affiliates, and visitors.

If you read my revised Welcome message on the upper right hand side of the group's home page, you'll find my goodbye message with an explanation as to why I'm closing this group to new submissions and new membership requests.  

However, I'm not closing the group's galleries because they are full of fantastic art by wonderfully talented deviants.

Thank you for being members of what started off as a project to showcase deviants of color and art that featured non-Western/European cultures. I wish it could have been more to this group, as I had originally planned, but I really spread myself thin as a deviant for ten years, and had way too many dA responsibilities.  Don't get me wrong, I loved my deviantArt world;  but it's time to move on in a different direction.  

You know, I've been known to do that all of my life, do a change every five to ten years.  I thought dA would be different, still, I guess that's the way life goes.

Visit my Home account and keep up with what I'm doing, okay?

Love you all and stay deviant.

Christy
TheFantaSim
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Welcome to Artists Of Color. This group was established to house and feature works of art by artists who originate from a non-Western/European background, and artists whose deviations embrace ethnic diversity here at deviantArt.

Hello members and visitors.

I have been deliberating for over nine months concerning what to do with this group, and the other groups that I've either started on my own, with a partner, and the ones that I've taken over since I started at dA 10 years ago. And, now, with a sad heart, I've come to a decision.

After receiving the news that the man of my life had lung cancer in December 2014, I went into a deep funk. After he passed on March 24, 2015, part of me went with him. He is known at deviantArt as Bark. I found dA for him in 2004 and joined myself in 2005, and we've been each other's biggest supporters all of these years. And even though I thought I could continue being TheFantaSim, continue to create photomanipulations and run groups after taking a break to get my life back on track, here is it, September 18th, and I'm finding that dA is no longer in me.

To help keep my mind off of my sorrows, I now have a full-time home base job and i'm taking online courses to become degreed freelance writer. I really do still have the time for dA, but I'm writing now, and that's the best I can do.

So, that means, I'm stopping the possibility for new submissions and new membership requests for this group.

I am very proud of what I started with Artist Of Color and what I accomplished with this small quiet group, so I do not want to delete the group itself. It will stand as a testament to the members, the wonderful and talented artist of color and deviants who embraced ethnicity in their deviant galleries, and to celebrate their art.

Thank you members, thank you supporters, thank you affiliates, and thank you visitors for keeping this group vital and successful for these past 8 years.

If this is your first time here, browse the galleries to see some of the best art at deviantArt, then visit the members gallery and add the artist who are still active deviants to your watch. It is well worth it.

Goodbye everyone. I love you.
Christy Waites
TheFantaSim

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Neo128 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017   General Artist
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lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Group & :iconcutieshots: :star: Would Like To Affiliate With :iconartistsofcolor: :star: Thank you xoLexxiiCutieShots
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RektMachine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
I am beige.
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016   General Artist
:lol: Sounds like the right color to me!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you Christy
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