3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Winners!


The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show has wrapped and here are the winners:


Best in Show 1st place– Bellissa Dion

Best in Show 2nd place – Sabine Mortenwold

Best in Show 3rd place – Fiore


3D Art 1st place – Fiore

3D Art 2nd place – Erkek Decuir

3D Art 3rd place – Secondhand Tutti


2D SL Based Art 1st place – Bellissa Dion

2D SL Based Art 2nd place – Dilligaf

2D SL Based Art 3rd place – Maaddi Benazzi


2D SL Based Art Finalists:  Aquarius Lowtide, Bri Graycloud, Eucalyptus Carroll, Freedom Voix, Gwen Enchanted, Jamee Sandalwood, Kody Meyers, Syphera Inaka, Wild Alchemi & Wintergeist.


2D SL Based Art Honorable Mentions: Avalon Chrome, CalystiaMoonshadow,  Chanasitsayo, Dakota Lavarock, Lucia Tophat, Myra Wildmist &Pipit Peacedream


2D RL Based Art 1st Place: Sabine Mortenwold

2D RL Based Art 2nd Place: Sheba Blitz

2D RL Based Art 3rd Place: Elle Thorkveld


Non Juried Exhibitor Awards: AJ, aht1981 resident, Bellissa Dion, Eleseren Brianna, Eviana Robbiani, GlitterPrincess Destiny, Hana Hoobinoo, iSkye Silverweb, Jasmin Currier, John Brianna, Kimblecoles Resident, M8ty Resident, Mangrovejane Resident, Slatan Dryke, & Veruca Tammas.


1st Place:  Booyashka

2nd Place:  Mystic

3rd Place:  Secondhand Tutti & Doubledenim – Tie

2018 Jury: Veruca Tammas, Artist, Kultivate Contributor & Sim Manager; Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Artist & Former Kultivate Contributor; Belle Roussel, Chop Zuey Owner; Beatrice Serendipity, Ghee Owner, Photographer, & Top Model; ReRe Sandalwood, Owner of The SL Parade; Eleseren Brianna, COO of Kultivate, 2D, and 3D Artist; Opal Faith, Kultivate Host; BB Schmooz, Kultivate Host & Cabaret Dancer; Sparkie Cyberstar, Photographer & Live Music Promoter; Caledonia Skytower, Storyteller & Manager of The Seanchai Library; Winter Loxely, Owner of Potomac Homes; Ariannajasmine Resident, COO of Model’s Workshop; Kaijah Chrome, Artist, Photographer, & Owner of ENT Radio; and Gemma Cleanslate, Writer for The SL Newser.

May & June Exhibition Opportunities!

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The registration form for May & June Exhibition Opportunities at the Kultivate Galleries is now open!

If you are an artist and seeking to exhibit, please visit the following website for more info about our galleries, the types of art that is exhibited in each gallery, and deadlines:

3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Press Release



3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show

Dates: April 6 to 14, 2018


The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show will take place April 6 to 14, 2018 and ss in previous years, the art show will featured both juried and non juried exhibitions, live performers, two hunts, and free learning opportunities! The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show is curated and managed by Kultivate Magazine.

Participating juried artists include: Aquarius Lowtide, Avalon Chrome, Bellissa Dion, Bri Graycloud, CalystiaMoonShadow, Carly Afterthought, Chanasitsayo, DAKOTA LAVAROCK, Elle Thorkveld,Erkek DeCuir,  Eucalyptus Carroll, FiordiligiDaPonte Resident, FreeDom Voix, Gwen Enchanted, Jamee Sandalwood, KodyMeyers Resident, Lala Lightfoot, Lucia Tophat, M8ty Resident, Maaddi, Myra Wildmist, Pipit Peacedream, Sabine Mortenwold, SecondHandTutti Resident, Sheba Blitz, Silverwind Tzedek, Slatan Dryke, Syphera Inaka, wild Alchemi,  wintergeist.

Participating non juried artists include: aht1981 resident, Bellissa Dion, Catalina Staheli, Eleseren Brianna, Eviana Robbiani (La Robbiani ), GlitterPrincess Destiny, Hana Hoobinoo, iSkye Silverweb, Jasmin Currier, Johannes1977 Resident, Kimblecoles Resident, M8ty Resident, Mangrovejane Resident, Slatan Dryke, & Veruca Tammas.

The following live performers and instructors will provide entertainment throughout the art show: Parker Static, Nina Bing, Wolfie Starfire, Lark Bowen, Melenda Mikael, & Dimivan Ludwig. Learning opportunities will exist in the form of one hour art, photography, and storytelling sessions. These free sessions will be provided by Veruca Tammas, Kaijah Chrome, John Brianna, Eleseren Brianna, and The Seanchai Library.

About Kultivate Magazine:

Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery of Black and White Imagery, The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Kandis Gallery of real life imagery, The Kultivate Select Gallery, Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association.

For More Information:

Call For Sailing/Nautical Images !

Kultivate Magazine is seeking Sailing/Nautical images for our April 2018 issue. If you would like to have your image published, continue reading:

  1. Images can be sailing/nautical in nature (boats, ships, fishing, lighthouses, beach homes etc.). Your images can feature avatars enjoying sailing/nautical activities.
  2. The images must feature something that relates to the theme
  3. All images must be moderate/mature/pg/g in rating. Adult images or nudity is not allowed
  4. You are allowed to submit exactly ONE image
  5. The image must be of your own intellectual property
  6. All images must be submitted to our Flickr group:
  7. All images must be submitted by April 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kandis Art Gallery’s March & April Exhibition Opening Event!

Join us this Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the March & April Exhibition Opening at Kandis Art Gallery! Kandis Art Gallery features real life art in Second Life! Live performer Erika Ordinary will provide the entertainment and the following artists are exhibiting:

Maaddi Benazzi
Pipit Peacedream
Sabine Mortenwold
John Brianna
Ember Wulfgar
Lala Lightfoot

The dresscode for this event is dressy casual and we hope to see you there! slurl:

Kultivate Magazine’s March 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The March 2018 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features The Butterfly Conservatory, an article on why you should use Flickr, spring art from various artists in Second Life, Bryn Oh’s new exhibition, the Bailey Norge’s sim, The Poet and the Prince of Denmark exhibition, the new Second Life mainland tier changes, a spring fashion photo essay by Jamee Sandalwood, and The Edge Stylists present their March fashions. Very special thank you to Veruca Tammas for the cover image! Click the cover below to read this month’s issue:

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Come see the superheroes of Second Life Dance: The Monarchs!

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Hi there! It’s your Dance Correspondent, R. Crap Mariner.

There’s big productions, and then there’s really really big productions. Monarchs puts together a few shows a year that are really big, people line up for hours to get into the sim early, and their upcoming Superheroes show is shaping up to be another feast for all senses.

Here’s the show announcement:

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO!
It’s dates and times for The Monarchs’ upcoming sim-wide production of SUPERHEROES.

Join us on a mad dash into the world of ultimate good and evil where superheroes always prevail – even if it means destroying a vehicle, a building, a city…or two.

April 20th 9pm // 21st 3pm // 27th 9pm // 28th 3pm

~ Monarchs

That’s the TL;DR, but I want to know more. Who are the Monarchs? What makes them different from the other dance groups…

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Out of Here in Second Life

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Nitroglobus Roof Gallery: Out of Here

“My images don’t have a bar code, from time to time they scream. Today is the first day of peace though,” Nevereux notes in her Preview to Out of HereNitroglobus Roof Gallery, an exhibition of her work now on display at , curated by Dido Haas. An evocative artist whom I’ve admired through these pages on a number of occasions,  Nevereux offers sixteen images which, as show notes in a mere general introduction to the exhibition, form something of a reflective, emotional journey.

Out of here is despair converted into media with intrinsic meaning and no pretenses,” she sates, “… it’s a spiritual thing, the individual perception of feelings after breakup. We seek in our beliefs sensory encounters, something beyond the words uttered. The words may reverberate subtlety, but the raw feelings, truth, irony and an imaginative point of view…

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Designing Worlds’ final visit of our 10th Anniversary Season – to 2017 – is now on the web!

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The final episode of this season of Designing Worlds, as we conclude our celebration of ten years of the show – looking back to 2017 – is now on the web!

DW367 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #10 – 2017 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look back to our visits to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare, Rosehaven, Feed a Smile, Octoberville and the Linden Endowment for the Arts. We celebrate another 10th Anniversary – that of Radio Riel, which occurred in 2017. And we travel off-grid to Inworlds, and we look forwards too with a visit to Linden Lab’s new platform – Sansar.

Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont Antfarm on Sansar, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia will be in discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann, and Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

And we remember some people we have known over the past decade who are now…

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show #177: richard a. bartle as arrived

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

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a legendary game designer has visited the sansar basement. richard a. bartle and drax spent an hour [much too short!] debating text vs. graphical interfaces, history vs. future and drax learned that this master of text actually enjoyed the ready player one movie version…

take a listen:

and now explore more:

  • richard’s book is still available and it is an important tomb to own in the physical realm….

read more books the drax library has it all….

  • …or in the basement where sansardrax is scratching his head!

draxtor reads.png drax reads in both worlds…

  • the original stream conversation:
  • richard’s taxonomy of players [there is one type missing = the draxtorius!] in animated form for generation z:
  • when richard was a n00b in sl:
  • very interesting = human rights and games?
  • what is happening with “our digital selves” you ask? well it is coming may 18th but a week before it drops at paramount…

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Salar de Uyuni in Second Life

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Maison de L’amitie: Salar de Uyuni

Maison de L’amitie, the Homestead region held by Corina Wonder, is generally associated with beautiful landscapes such as this 2017 coastal setting. So I was a little surprised when good friend (and region discoverer) Shakespeare, sent me a slightly cryptic IM suggesting I go take a look. Intrigued, I hopped over – and surprised by what I found.

Sitting on an endless, plain sit two Jeeps, one of which is occupied by a Labrador dog. Overhead is a blue sky under which fluffy clouds are passing, reflected in the shallow waters covering the plain – and that is all there is. I was initially mystified until I read the About Land description: Inspired by Salar de Uyuni.

Maison de L’amitie: Salar de Uyuni

Located in the Daniel Campos Province, in south-west Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s…

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Simploring 2018 (34) Serendipity Restaurant at Orchard Heights

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I was up for a short simploring tour Friday April 6th and this time I picked a place from the SL Desitnation guide again: Serendipity Restaurant. The description caught my attention “Serendipity Restaurant is a lush combination of amazing food and a stunning view. An open-concept structure provides Residents with a lovely dining atmosphere while the ocean breeze gently rolls through the restaurant. This is a luxuriously relaxing dining experience for everyone.
Why did it catch my attention? Because restaurants in Second Life are much rarer than in the physcial world. Well, I assume that’s because pixels have no taste and you can eat them literally. I remember that I searched for a restaurant for taking a picture and it took very long to find a suitable location.

Serendipity Restaurant – overview and impressions

Serendipity Restaurant is a nice place, in the physical world you would…

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March and April at Wanderlust Art Park and Cafe; Second Anniversary

Million Happy Endings

It began as a spontaneous whim on a 512 plot in Quentin, to have a space for a few avatars to show their current works since Wanderlust Project at the motel at Lollygaggers was closing. The land was claimed April 17 and the proposal for me to take care of the art space came soon after via IM. At that time I was way more likely to answer yes to suggestions than I am today.

Poppy art is in Quinn’s birdhouse, mostly digital art by Klaus Bereznyak plus a few pieces from his collection. (The portrait shaped hollyhocks picture in the center above is by me.)

In the loft space above are more poppy pictures from his collection, from left to right a photo by me, photo by Klaus and an acrylic on canvas pieces by Sisi Biedermann.

Two years ago there was a red lighthouse nearby, then none; now…

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Spring and romance at Luane’s World in Second Life

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Luane's World; Inara Pey, April 2018, on FlickrLuane’s World – click any image for full size

It’s been two years since I first visited Luane Meo’s Luane’s World and some fifteen months since a last visit to the neighbouring Luane’s Magical World – so a re-visit to both was long overdue.

Luane’s World, home to Luane’s store of the same name, tends to change with the seasons, offering visitors something new to see as each year progresses. At the time of our April visit, the region was sporting a springtime look, rich in greens on boughs and underfoot, with just a hint of summer blossoms to be seen and flowers blooming in the grass. A visit begins (as always) at the store, located in the north-east corner of the region.

Luane's World; Inara Pey, April 2018, on FlickrLuane’s World – click any image for full size

From here, three paths mark possible routes of exploration. Two, marked by stepping-stones, lead the way south and east…

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Linden Lab announces Town Hall series for Second Life

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Courtesy of Linden Lab

To mark Second Life’s fifteenth anniversary, Linden Lab has announced a series of Town Hall meetings at which Second Life users can hear members of Linden Lab and well-known groups within SL talk about the platform, their work, and answer questions offered by users.

The announced sessions will comprise:

  • Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg.
  • Members of the Firestom team.
  • Residents of Bay City.
  • The Designing Worlds team.

The first of these town hall meetings will feature Ebbe Altberg in a double session on Friday, April 20th, at the following times:

  • 09:30 SLT.
  • 13:00 SLT.

User are invited to offer questions for Ebbe via the forum thread A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg. Questions will be selected from those submitted, and as many as possible will be answered within the time frame set for the meetings.

Users can attend the meetings by teleporting to…

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SL15B Community Celebration applications open

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Via the SL15BCC website

2018 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Second Life opening its doors to full public access. It’s a milestone year for the platform, and this is reflected in the fact that there are actually two celebratory “estates” ramping up to mark the event.

The first of these is a special Lab-run series of regions – the SLB regions. These include attractions such as the Linden Bear Island and The Cornfield – although it’s not clear if the latter is modelled on the original “sin bin” Cornfield, or the more recent version used in the shoot-’em-game – but I’m leaning towards the former. The Lab will most likely be handling all the PR around these regions and the activities taking place on them.

The other big event is the one that’s become the staple celebration of every year since SL9B – The Second Life Birthday Community Celebrations (SLBCC)…

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2018 Raglan Shire Artwalk: call to artists

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Raglan Shire Artwalk 2017: Utterly Wizardly

The Raglan Shire Artwalk is one of the staples of the SL art calendar, and for 2018, it will take place between Sunday, May 13th and Sunday, June 17th, inclusive.

Every year over 100 artists and residents in Second Life display 2D and 3D art across a number of exhibition spaces across all the regions of the Raglan Shire cluster. 2D art is displayed on hedgerows in and around the regions, offering visitors the chance to view pieces as they explore the Shire, while sculptures and 3D art is displayed in a number of designated areas across the regions.

Those wishing to exhibit their work at the 2018 Artwalk are invited to complete the  Artist Registration Form, which should be submitted for inclusion no later than 21:00 SLT on Sunday May 6th, 2018.

General requirements for entry:

  • The event is a non-juried show

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Bringing Fallingwater to Isla Pey

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

A modified Fallingwater at Isla Pey

As friends know, I have something of an obsession with Fallingwater, the rural south-western Pennsylvania house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 for Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. and his family. For several years I worked on a reproduction here in Second Life. I’m not the first to do so – although while most tend to only focus on the “main” house, I opted to try for the whole thing: house, guest house, servant’s quarters and garages. Unfortunately, it’s the kind of build that requires a region in size to properly lay out, so since 2015, when it last appeared as the setting for an art display, it has tended to sit in its rezzing system in my inventory.

However, I recently suggested to Caitlyn that given the lie of our island home, it might be interesting to build a house that…

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Tales of fantasy in Second Life

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Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, April 16th 19:00: Fantasy Warm-Up A Wee Taste of Pratchett

Caledonia Skytower prepares for Fantasy Faire, readings selections from Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men (Discworld novel 30).

“Another world is colliding with this one,” said the toad. “All the monsters are coming back.”

“Why?” said Tiffany.

“There’s no one to stop them.”

There was silence for a moment.

Then Tiffany said, “There’s me.”

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother…

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Last Day @ The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show!

Today is the last day of the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today’s events are:

3pm to 4pm slt-live storytelling by Seanchai Library

430 pm to 6pm slt-Awards Banquet

Open all day: both hunts and all exhibits

For more info:

Day #8 @ The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show!


Today is day #8 at the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today’s events are:

Open 24/7: Both hunts and all galleries
4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Dimivan Ludwig at our stage. Dress code is dressy casual.  Event slurl:

Check our website for a complete listing of events:

Day #7 @ The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show


It is day #7 at the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today’s events are:

Open 24/7: All exhibitions and both hunts

4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Melenda Baptiste. Dress code is dressy casual and slurl to the stage:

For a complete list of events:

Day #6 @ The Spring Art Show!


Join us today from 2 to 3pm slt for another Coffeehouse Learning Hour! Eleseren Brianna will give you a few tools that are useful for “getting arty.” This presentation will be conducted via local chat. All are welcome! slurl:

All exhibitions, both hunts, and the photo contest are open 24/7! Check out our webpage for a complete listing of events:

Day # 5 @ Kultivate Spring Art Show!


It is day #5 of the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today’s events are:

Open 24/7-All exhibits, galleries, both hunts, and the photo contest

4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Wolfie Starfire. Dresscode is dressy casual.  Slurl:

For a complete listing of events:

Day #4 @ The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show


Today is day #4 at the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Our schedule today is as follows:

Open 24/7-The Art Treasure Quest Hunt, The Palette Hunt, All 2D & 3D Exhibitions, and the Photo Contest

4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Nina Bing

For a complete listing of events and locations, please see our official website: