3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Press Release

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3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show

Dates: April 6 to 14, 2018

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/142/136/22

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:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/

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: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography
  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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/109/58/25

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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Sunday @ 1pm slt-The Edge Gallery’s March & April Exhibition Opening!

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Join us on March 18, 2018 for the exhibition opening of The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery! This event will feature live performer Melenda Mikael and the following artists are exhibiting their black and white imagery:

Talligurl Resident
Jamee Sandalwood
Chanasitsayo Resident
Peeter Tamerline
Myra Wildmist
Pipit Peacedream
Sheba Blitz
Inquisitor Titanium

The dresscode is dressy casual for this event. slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/33/230/27

Seanchai Library Celebrates a Decade of Stories with “Volume 10”

 

Issued: March 15, 2018

PRESS RELEASE
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MEDIA CONTACT

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
caledoniaskytower@gmail.com

Seanchai Library Celebrates a Decade of Stories with “Volume 10”

 

Second Life – On March 20, 2008 Shandon Loring presented the very first story in voice at the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Center, which would become Seanchai Library. A decade later, Seanchai Library is still presenting literature, stories, and poems live in voice every week. March 15th begins Seanchai’s ten day celebration of stories brought to life in virtual worlds, featuring a light-hearted quest, music events and, of course, stories. “Volume 10” kicks off today with the opening of a quest, and at 7pm PDT with Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring beginning the first of a two part presentation of Frank Delaney’s The Architect of Newgrange.

Continue reading “Seanchai Library Celebrates a Decade of Stories with “Volume 10””

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

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Join us this Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the Kultivate Select Gallery’s March & April Exhibition Opening Event! This month’s gallery theme is spring and 10 artists are showcasing their spring artwork! The event will feature live performer Parker Static and the dress code is dressy casual. The following artists are exhibiting:

Maaddi
CalystiaMoonShadow
Jamee Sandalwood
Eviana Robbiani
talligurl resident
retroye resident
Rasecel Masatada
Kodymeyers
bri silvercloud
johannes1977 resident
Veruca Tammas

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/18/39/26

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

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Join us this Sunday, March 4, 2018, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the March & April Exhibition Opening event at Windlight Art Gallery! This event will feature live performer Nina Bing and the following artists:

Eucalyptus Carroll
Maaddi
CalystiaMoonShadow
Jasmin Currier
Kit Boyd
Aubray Beaumont
paineful
retroye resident
Mangrovejane
Rasecel Masatada
John Brianna
Sandi Benelli
Pam Astonia
Brynedarkly Cazalet
Slatan Dryke

The dress code is dressy casual and we hope to see you there! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26

Call for Spring Images!

Kultivate Magazine is seeking Spring images for our March 2018 issue. If you would like to have your image published, continue reading:

  1. Images can be of a spring landscape or feature avatars enjoying spring activities
  2. The images must feature something spring in nature
  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: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography
  7. All images must be submitted by March 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

Kultivate Magazine-February 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The February issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features the Comhar Photography Studio and Photography Sim, the commerce features of vitual world Hi-Fidelity, From the Worlds to the World Art Exhibition, the Eternity Exhibition in Sansar, a photo essay on the Sanctuary Sim, February stylings by The Edge Stylists, and a special bonus feature—images from various couples in Second Life (after all February is the love month, so lets celebrate couples)! You can view the issue below:

 

3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Registration is Now Open!

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The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show will take place April 6 to 14, 2018. As in previous years, the art show will featured both juried and non juried exhibitions.

Please read the initial terms and guidelines carefully before signing up:

TERMS AND GUIDELINES:
-Only one registration per artist per section
-All artwork and artists must follow the Second Life TOS and Community Standards/Guidelines
-All artwork must be your own intellectual property
-All juried pieces must be new and have not been exhibited or shown elsewhere in Second Life
-There is a limit of ONE juried item that can be entered in our juried competition
-3D Artists will be allotted 100 prims
-2D Artists will be allotted 30 prims
-All space provided is as is, do not make any modifications
-All items must be in your provided space
-No poofers, chat spammers, automatic group joiners, or particle machines type devices
-All art work must be moderate/mature in rating, no adult themed art is allowed
-No art work that is political, offensive, racist, or derogatory in nature is allowed
-No using alts to enter more than one category
-You must set up during the provided set up time frame and derezz during the clean up time frame
-Judges cannot enter any juried contest, they can enter the exhibition only exhibit area
**Violators of these terms and guidelines will be given a warning, with the immediate removal of any artwork that breaks these terms and guidelines. Repeated behavior will result in forfeiture in the art show and future Kultivate sponsored and ran events**

Click Here For More Information & To Register for the
3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kandis Art Gallery’s Grand Opening Event!

 

KANDIS GALLERY

Join us on Sunday at 1pm slt or the grand opening of The Kandis Gallery of Real Life Imagery! This event will feature live performer Parker Static and the following artists: Bamboo Barnes, Sabine Mortenwold, Wintergeist Resident, Maaddi, Eleseren Brianna, and Johan Brianna. Dress code is dressy casual.

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/103/51/25

Artist Opportunities For March & April!

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Exhibition opportunities are now open for registration at the Kultivate Galleries (Windlight Art Gallery, Kultivate Select Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery, & The Kandis Gallery of Real Life Imagery) for March & April Exhibitions! To register: https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/

Call For Couple’s Images!

Kultivate Magazine is looking for couple images for our February 2018 issue. If you would like to have your image published, continue reading:

  1. All couples (irregardless to sexual orientation and/or demographics) are encouraged to submit images.
  2. The images must feature a couple
  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. You can submit images of you and your other half enjoying things in SL, such as dancing, sailing, dining out, or cuddling
  7. All images must be submitted to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography
  8. All images must be submitted by February 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

Sunday @ 1pm slt-The Edge Gallery’s January & February Exhibition Opening Event!

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Join us this Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the grand reopening of The Edge Gallery! The Edge Gallery will now house fashion and black and white imagery. This exhibition will feature live performer Jack Slade and the following artists:

Seershaheart
Glitterprincess Destiny
Paaie Resident
Maaddi
Hana Hoobinoo
Kapaan
Veruca Tammas
KharmaObscura

The dresscode for this event is dressy casual and the slurl is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/33/230/27

Kultivate Magazine’s January 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The January 2018 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features Winter Art from our great artists, the Fairhaven Sim, the 3 Artists at Gallery Cecile in Second Life exhibition, a photo essay on the R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S sim, the Ivy Fall sim, The Listening Room, Ach’s Garage in Sansar, Runway 101, and The Edge Stylists present Winter stylings. Very special thank you to Kodymeyers Resident for the cover image. Click the cover to view this month’s issue:

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s Jan & Feb Exhibition Opening!

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KULTIVATE SELECT GALLERY JAN AND FEB 2018 EXHIBITION:
Below are the following artists who are exhibiting:
Join us on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1pm slt for the opening event for the Kultivate Select Gallery’s January & February Exhibition! This event will feature live performer Parker Static and the dress code is dressy casual. The following artists are exhibiting Winter and 3D Artwork:
CalystiaMoonShadow
DAKOTA LAVAROCK
Paaie Resident
Jamee Sandalwood
JolieElle Parfort
Maaddi
Keira Lewellen
Sheba Blitz
FiordiligiDaPonte Resident
Veruca Tammas

Kultivate Image of the Day: 1/10/18

Today’s image of the day is from Sabine Mortenwold:

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Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for the image of the day.

 

 

SL Photography: JPG, BMP, or PNG?

Saving your photos to your hard drive is a handy option, allowing you to save your photos to your PC for easy cataloguing or editing. Second Life allows you to save your photos as either JPG, BMP, or PNG. Which file format is best for your photos?

When you take a snapshot in SL, either by pressing the camera icon or using the keyboard combination Ctrl+Shift+S, you will be presented with the snapshot dialog window. On left of the Snapshot window are a variety of options.

Under the Profile section, there’s a button called Selection. If you click on this, it gives you a variety of ways to save your snapshot: to your inventory, Flickr, your Profile feed, etc.

There’s also an option to save your photos to disk, locally on your PC.

Saving to disk you can save your photos in three different formats: JPG, BMP, or PNG. Which is best?

  • JPG is a compressed file format. Unfortunately, while it will save disk space, that compression costs image detail.
  • BMP is uncompressed and maintains image quality and accuracy.
  • PNG is also uncompressed and also maintains image accuracy and quality. Its file size is smaller than BMP, though.

The choice for photographers is PNG. It delivers the highest image quality and a smaller file size than BMP.

JPGs can be very good, though. If disk space is an issue for you, you won’t be giving up too much quality, but just be aware you are losing some image quality.

If disk space isn’t an issue, choose PNG when you save your photos to your hard drive.