I take most of my photos at my homemade studio in SL but there are some location shoots as well. I create my own avatars for models and try to give them an unconventional kind of beauty, a sex appeal that seems more real than cookie-cutter barbie doll avies. I usually focus on shapes, shadows and light, with overall composition and balance being the desired goal. Lastly, I try to depict my models doing ordinary things with a seemingly innocent natural sensuality. Don’t forget to visit my other galleries in SL!
Thanks for a great 2021 Kultivate Spring Art Show! Below are this year’s juried winners:
BEST IN SHOW: 1st Place – Kapaan Resident 2nd Place – Jamee Sandalwood 3rd Place – Roxccee Resident
RL BASED ABSTRACT ART: 1st Place – Sabine Mortenwold 2nd Place – Matt Thomson 3rd Place – ViktorSavior Resident
RL BASED LANDSCAPES: ViktorSavior Resident
RL BASED PORTRAITS: Sevant Anatra
SL BASED LANDSCAPES: 1st Place – Jamee Sandalwood 2nd Place – Kapaan Resident 3rd Place – Tie – Roxxcee Resident & Vita Theas Honorable Mention – Phoenix (doasilike Resident)
SL BASED BLACK & WHITE ART (MONOCHROMES): 1st Place – Ohara (SoraiaRodrigues Resident) 2nd Place – Kapaan Resident 3rd Place – Myra Wildmist Honorable Mention – Tie – Vita Theas & Eucalyptus Carroll
SL BASED PORTRAITS: 1st Place – Vita Theas 2nd Place – Kapaan Resident 3rd Place – ViktorSavior Resident 4th Place – Sandor (Bagnu Resident) Honorable Mention – Tie – Amanda (Aht1981 Resident) & Myra Wildmist
SL BASED ABSTRACT ART: Kapaan Resident
Very special thank you to all of our artists who exhibited this year!
The 6th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show will take place June 7 to 13, 2021 and will feature art, photography, live music, and giveaways! This event will feature both a juried and non juried competition component, where artists will compete for prizes in a variety of categories.
This years participants artists are: 4pril Resident, Amanda, Angel Heartsong, Anouk Lefavre, Cutewillow Carlberg, Dandilyon Jinx, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Deynira Yalin, Elise Sirnah, Eucalyptus Carroll, Eve Petlyakov, Jamee Sandalwood, Johannes Huntsman, Kacey Macbeth, Kapaan Resident, Klint Kord, Lena Kopiak, Matt Thomson, Myra Wildmist, Ohara Takamori, Phoenix, Roxcee Resident, Sabine Mortenwold, Sandor, Sevant Anatra, Sheba Blitz, Slatan Dryke, Tempest Rosca, Vanessa Jane, Veruca Tammas, Viktor Savior, & Vita Theas.
The following live vocalists and musicians will provide entertainment throughout the art show: Mimi Carpenter, Abby Jaidov, Lyric Serendipity, Rapid Randy, Bubbles Song, Suzen Juel, Ziggy Sixpence, Jackie Lefko, Dee Timeless, Thunderfoot, Aislen Sings, J Lively, Sarita, and Sam Qenda.
Join us on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 12pm to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate Select Gallery’s June Exhibition! Kultivate Select Gallery is Kultivate’s only themed gallery and this months’ theme is Summer! The following artists are exhibiting this round:
Join us this Sunday, May 30, 2021 from 12 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of the Edge Gallerys May Exhibition! The Edge Gallery houses only black and white imagary from both real life and Second Life! The following artists are exhibiting:
Lena Kiopak Hana Hoobinoo 4pril Resident Solana Python SabrinaCooke Resident Vanessajane66 CalystiaMoonshadow Tempest Rosca Johannes Huntsman Sisi Biedermann
Join us on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 12 to 2pm slt for Kultivate presents the Art of Vanessa Jane! The exhibition will take place at Kultivate Select Gallery and will feature live performers Bubbles Song (12pm to 1pm slt) and Lyric Serendipity (1pm to 2pm slt).
Casual dress code at both events and you can learn about Vanessa Jane below:
Beginning to exhibit as a 2D and 3D Artist in SL just this year though I have done various forms of Art and Crafts for many years in RL and have an Art degree.
In my SL 2D Art I strive for ‘painterly realism’ and have a passion for capturing the elusive light and life in a scene, which brings a unique atmosphere. I bring my real life training as an artist to my aesthetic sensibility in the images I create in SL. When I get the chance I also enjoy opportunities to do 3D art using tortured prims.
“Photography… My Photography is not an Art Expression. It’s only a way to bust from myself… however, being closer to my Kernel”. – Slatan Dryke –
“The suspended moment intervenes during the action, and suddenly it blows up in a sharp lapse into yore”. – Slatan Dryke –
Slatan is Italian and he grew up surrounded by the best Art expression at 360°, and probably the best in the world.
Slatan loves Art in every form, but he is most fond of paintings and sculptures, following his classical education. Slatan is also a photographer in RL.
Always the traveler, Slatan loves to wander across the grid, finding new pockets of beauty for his pictures, thanks to the creativity and imagination of fellow residents.
Slatan is a perfectionist in taking his pictures, never missing a single detail. The ratio, the framing and light are quite an obsession, until finally the right image is in his viewfinder. Slatan rarely uses an editor to modify his pictures, so he likes to say his works are “natural”.
On the other hand, Slatan admits to have limited skills in building, so he creates his sculptures, not following a real scheme, but only indulging his instinct and his love for abstract forms, which are often slight but become alive with a creative use of textures, lights and movements. Slatan likes to use old-school SL building methods, with a preference for prims in their multiple aspects rather than mesh.
His buildings, sculptures and photographies have been exhibited in Art Galleries and at a number of main SL events:: University of Western Australia (UWA), BURN2’s, Santalarity, Burnal Equinox, Conception; SL Birthday, Raglan Shire’s ArtWalk, Art in the Park, Emphatic Eccentricia, Seaside Gallery, Oxford @rts Gallery. Pop-Up Art, Cape Able Art Gallery, VWBPE (Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education), Ethnographia, Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA), Kultivate Windlight Art Gallery, Holly Kay Art Park, Phoenix Artists Collaboration, Ani’s Gallery, La Maison d’Aneli, Argentum Artem, ArtCare Gallery, International Photography Festival, One Billion Rising, Relay for Life, Rock your Rack, Second Life Endowment for The Arts (SLEA), and many others including collaborations with artists in Second Life and Educational Institutions in Real Life as EduNation and Dublin Institute of Technology.
Join us Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the opening of Kultivate Edge Gallery’s March 2021 Exhibition! Kultivate Edge Gallery is Kultivate’s only gallery that features black and white imagery. The following artists are exhibiting this month:
Vanessa Jane Jamee Sandalwood Maaddi Benazzi Veruca Tammas Reycharles Resident Soraia Rodrigues Anders Franizzi Saskia Reiko Johannes Huntsman Justice Pedroia
Join us at Windlight Art Gallery on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the March exhibition opening at Windlight Art Gallery! The event will feature live performer Lyric Serendipity with a casual dress code! The following artists are exhibiting:
Jessamine2108 Doris Johnsky Vita Theas Reycharles Resident SoraiaRodrigues Anders Franizzi Moora McMillan
Join us this Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate Select Gallery’s February Exhibition! Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is portraits! The following artists will exhibit at this exhibition:
Join us this Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 12 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Anouk Lefavres exhibition at Kultivate Signature Gallery! This exhibition will feature 3 floors of art work by Anouk and will feature live performers Abby Jaidov (12pm to 1pm slt ) and Jesie Janic (1pm to 2pm slt). Casual dress code.