AFAE is more than a gallery. It is a community. The goal when creating AFAE was to bring together fantasy artists within Australia to help support and promote our work as a whole and support each other. Our focus is strictly on Australian and Oceanic artists due to the unique culture and isolation from the rest of the worlds artists and fantasy art culture.
Membership is only open to artists living in Australia. Some surrounding islands and countries (eg New Zealand) may be accepted. Approved members will receive a self-maintained gallery as part of the mail AFAE website. Please note that you are free to join the forums without becoming a gallery holding member.
Requirements/Rules- General Benefits and Obligations
You membership is free of charge, excluding any other internet and telecommunication fees.
You do not need to have any other website to join, although you will need an email address and internet access.
You must be a resident of Australia or surrounding Oceanic region.
Members artwork should be in the majority of a fantasy theme. Artists who work mainly in another genre, with a handful of fantasy works might not be accepted.
Images chosen for you gallery must be fantasy in theme. This includes sci-fi, some horror, steampunk and other similar genres.
Artwork may be of any medium, 2D or 3D, traditional or digital.
No copyright infringment, all work must be your own, no copyright characters or fanart.
You must give your REAL name. Abbreviations or pseudonyms may be considered if needed for privacy concerns.
You will need to provide a current and working email address, and keep it up to date.
You must be of at least 14 years of age.
You understand that AFAE will not be held responsible for any damage to members, including but not limited to theft of artwork images from the site.
Each artist is given a showcase gallery featuring maximum of twenty five images.
Images must be no larger than 700 pixels wide/tall. Images can/will be resized/optimised for the site (proportional only) by the gallery system when creating your gallery. Thumbnail images of the works will also be created by the automated gallery system when creating your gallery.
You give permission to AFAE and its editors to edit your work in the above ways, and to publish your work on this site.
No suggestive or explicit nudity- artistic nudity is allowed in some cases.
No materials will be allowed that encroaches the rights of others, including clear expressions of bigotry, racism, or hatred.
You are required to place a link on your website (if you have your own) back to Australian Fantasy Art Enclave.
Artwork Standards Guidelines-
Images uploaded to the gallery must be complete- no sketches or unfinished work.
If uploading a photograph rather than a scan, the photo must be clear and cleanly cropped.
No images on lined paper.
No duplicate digitally edited images, eg "inverted" colours, hue shifts, etc.
Final decisions are at the editors discresion to maintain the quality of the site.
The final decision on gallery placement, accepted content and memberships is made at the editors discretion. They will approve memberships and content at their best judgement.
Your application will be reviewed as soon as possible.