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!

 

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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

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

January & February Windlight Art Fellows!

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Kultivate is pleased to announce the following artists who are exhibiting at the Windlight Art Gallery for January and February:

Bellissa Dion
CalystiaMoonShadow
DAKOTA LAVAROCK
Fafnir Kiranov
Jasmin Currier
JolieElle Parfort
Maaddi
Margo Hollak
roxaane Fyanucci
Sabine Mortenwold
Sheba Blitz

This exhibition will open on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1pm slt! slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/63/132/26 Live performer Melenda Mikael will provide the entertainment!

Kultivate Magazine’s December Issue Is Now Available!

The December 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features oYo Breedables, the many artists of Kultivate, A photo essay featuring winter animals, The Mill Sim, The Haze Exhibition, The Hollywood Art Museum in Sansar, A Colors of Winter Fashion Photo Essay, and the Edge Stylists present their December stylings. Very special thank you for Veruca Tammas for the cover image! Click on the cover below to view the issue:

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Sunday @ 1pms lt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s September Exhibition Opening Event & Gallery Reopening!

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Join us this Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the September Exhibition Opening event and gallery reopening of Kultivate Select Gallery! The gallery has received a complete makeover and is now an outdoor gallery and venue! Kultivate Select is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is Fall has returned! Live performer Nina Bing will provide 1 hour of entertainment and the following artists are exhibiting:

Eucalyptus Carroll
emberdearheart Resident
Bri Graycloud
Veruca Tammas
Gwen Enchanted
ilyra chardin
retroye resident
CalystiaMoonShadow
John Brianna

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

**The dresscode for this event is casual**

Black & White Exhibition-Day #1

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Today is the first day of the Black and White Exhibition! Over 40 2D and 3D combined artists have created a variety of black and white art work! Todays day will kick off at 4pm slt with a special performance by Parker Static! Dresscode is casual!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/137/140/23

Complete listing of artists and performers: https://kultivatemagazine.com/black-white-exhibition/

 

Kultivate Magazine-August 2017 Issue Is Now Available!

The August 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published!  This issue will feature Sansar via an excellent article by Inara Pey, three photo essays by Illyra Chardin, Sandi Benelli, and Wicca Merlin, a great article by Myra Wildmist on who is an artist, and commentary on the behavior of models in the Second Life fashion industry by Stav Gracemount. This issue also features an exhibition on Bryn Oh at the Serena Arts Center and a visit to the Marfa sim by Veruca Tammas. To round off things we have The Edge stylists who have presented a variety of Summer and fun fashions for you. Click on the cover below to view the issue:

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Bailywick Gallery’s July & August Exhibition Opening!

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Join us tomorrow at 1pm slt for the grand opening of the July & August Exhibition at Bailywick Gallery!

This gallery features the black and white imagery from the following artists:

Solana Python

KodyMeyers Resident

Lulyboop Resident

GlitterPrincess Destiny

The dress code is formal and live performer Melenda Mikael will provide the entertainment!

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bailywick/121/93/21

Windlight Art Gallery’s July & August Exhibition Opening Event!

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Join us on Saturday, July 29, 2017 for the formal opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s July & August Exhibition! The event will be from 1 pm to 2pm slt and will feature live performer Dimivan Ludwig and the following artists:

Xilion Iceberg
Ghosty Kips
Blip Mumfuzz
Coltonvond Resident
CalystiaMoonShadow
Sabine Mortenwold
Booyakashaka Resident
Kapaan
angyel Resident
Veruca Tammas
Sandi Benelli
Pam Astonia
Slatan Dryke
Byrnedarkly Cazalet
Tiszo Cioc

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26

**The dresscode is 100% formal**

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s June Exhibition Opening!

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Join us on Sunday @ 1pm slt for the June Exhibition opening of Kultivate Select Gallery! This event will feature live performer J Lively and the following artists:

Bri Graycloud
CalystiaMoonShadow
captainofmysoul
Catalina StaheliInara Pey
John Brianna
Karma Weymann
talligurl
Tisephone
Veruca Tammas

The dress code is formal and everyone is invited! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/18/39/26

Kultivate Anniversary Summer Art Exhibition is Now Open!

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At the Kultivate Anniversary Summer Weekend, we have a special art exhibition set up! The exhibition is now open for viewing and the following artists are taking part in this special exhibition:

Ilyra Chardin
KodyMeyers Resident
Slatan Dryke
Tisephone Resident
Sheba Blitz
Sandi Benelli
Veruca Tammas
Jaime Poutine
Jamee Sandalwood
Wintergeist
Catalina Staheli
Wild Alchemi
Anouk Lefavre
Syphera Inaka
Sabine Mortenwold
Pam Astonia

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/187/177/21

Kultivate Magazine – June 2017 Issue Preview!

On June 1, 2017, the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This issue will feature 2D and 3D artist Slatan Dryke. Inara Pey has stories on the last exhibition for UWA and an update VR and MR. Veruca Tammas brings a voyage to the La Vie sim. Myra Wildmist comments on the competitive nature of art. We also have several photo essays: Amy Beebe covers Summer art, while Illyra Chardin brings you a secret garden photo series, and Falbala Fairey offers summertime fashions. Rounding out our photo essays is Paradox Messmer with abstract fashion imagery. For our fashion division, The Edge, Eleseren Brianna presents Haute RP Couture, and The Edge stylists present their June 2017 stylings.

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Black and White Women in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, curated by Dido Haas, is Black and White Women, and exhibition of photography by Christower Dae.“Chris likes to explore, experiment, is curious and loves making pictures. Photography for Chris is immortalizing avatars in ambiguous attitudes,” Dido states in the liner notes for the exhibition. “His dedication to the avatar portraits, to the capture of those expressions that a skin can offer by giving (according to many people) a soul to the avatar and its personality begins.”

The result is a series of stunning avatar portraits presented in black and white, focusing on the female face. Presented in the familiar large format for Nitroglobus. However, these are no ordinary portraits. Each offers a considered, unique moment in time captured in the life of each subject; that all are presented in black and white services to heighten the beauty within it.

Each of the images is perfectly framed to offer a story; what that story might be is left entirely up to us: there are no visual clues within the pictures themselves; those which do offer any background do so in soft focus, ensuring attention remains on the face before us. Shown in close up, every detail of each face is presented to us: the brush of freckles across a cheek, the reflection of light within an eye, the spread of eyelashes, the fullness of lip – all are beautifully captured and rendered.

I’ve seen many images of avatars in Second Life, both through exhibitions and via Flickr, but Black and White Women is one of the more remarkable sets of such studies I’ve seen. The natural cast to each is – to repeat myself – genuinely unique. This is an eye-catching exhibition, one I recommend visiting.

Source: Black and White Women in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Saturday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s May Exhibition Opening Event!

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Join us this Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the formal exhibition opening of the May Exhibition at Kultivate Select Gallery! This event will feature live performer Wolfie Starfire and the following artists:

 

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

DRESS CODE: FORMAL

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
wintergeist resident
Jamee Sandalwood
Aradia Aridian
Tisephone
retroye resident (Pipit Peacedream)
Lucia Tophat
ilyra chardin
M8ty Resident
Calystia MoonShadow
Catalina Staheli
Wicca Merlin
John Brianna (johannes1977 Resident)

Saturday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery May & June Exhibition Opening

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Join us this Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the formal opening of the May & June Exhibition at Windlight Art Gallery! This event will feature live performer Nina Bing and the following artists are exhibiting:

Catalina Staheli
CalystiaMoonShadow
Gwen Enchanted
Kat Feldragonne
kat4er
KodyMeyers Resident
Emberdearheart
Ry Heslop
Sabine Mortenwold
SeasidePurcell Resident
Sol Jinx
Sandi Benelli, Lead Artist in Residence
Pam Astonia, Artist in Residence
Byrnedarkly Cazalet, Artist in Residence
Slatan Dryke, Artist in Residence

The dress code is formal and the slurl to the gallery is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26

Kultivate Images of the Day: 4/26/17 to 5/1/17

Here are the images of the day for 4/26/17 to 5/1/17:

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Image by Holly Portland
Crystal Garden Estates
Image by Ornella Batriani
Le problème Frenchtouch
Image by Arno Planer
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Image by Skippy Beresford
Is the way i am!!
Image by Kimeu 007

 

"Life is a long preparation for something that never happens..."
Image by Amouk Lefavre

Summer’s colours and sensual moods in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at DixMix Gallery are two new exhibitions which, although not in any way intentionally paired, offer studies in the two most popular forms of Second Life photography: landscapes and avatar studies. Between them, they feature the work of Lam Erin and Tintin Tuxing.For Colours of the Summer, Lam Erin presents ten images of landscapes within Second Life, the majority of which have been tinted / enhanced with colours associated with summer – notably gold, yellow and green – but which should not be taken to be simple photographs of summer scenes. Rather, these are studied pieces, carefully processed to present a range of responses and perhaps suggest certain ideas for narratives behind them.

In particular, each of the pieces is marked by a broiling, active cloudscape; a dramatic, even foreboding, cast to the skies which even in the more restful images among the ten (such as Autumn Trace and Italian Countryside) adds an edge to the picture. They serve to make us reconsider each image after we’ve first cast our eyes over them, drawing us into the narrative behind the scene presented. Sometimes this can be direct – such as the brooding sense of a rising storm in Neverfar, through to a more subtle reminder that the ship lying calmly at anchor in Bal Harbour can have a capricious mistress with the seas on which she sails….

Source: Summer’s colours and sensual moods in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Last Day @ the Spring Sensuality Exhibition!

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Today is the last day of the Spring Sensuality Exhibition!  This special exhibition has over 30 artists who have created a variety of adult, erotic, and sensual art. Today’s events:

12pm to 2pm slt – Spring Sensuality Ball w/ DJ Paradox. (Blindfolds and/or masks, and formal attire is required. We will have give aways to some of your favorite adult stores in Second Life)

2pm to 3pm slt- Live performer Melenda Mikael

**Please note that this exhibition is adult themed and the sim is adult rated**

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/162/156/3820