Sunday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery’s May & June Exhibition Opening!

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Join us on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the May & June Exhibition opening event at Windlight Art Gallery! This event will feature live performer Dimivan Ludwig and the following artists:

Kodymeyers Resident
Kapaan
Virtualnsanity Resident
ladmilla
Lena Kiopak
Reycharles Resident
Inara Pey
Syphera Inaka
FreeDom Voix
Neoma Vasilia

The dresscode for the event is dressy casual, we hope to see you there! slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26

Call for Summer Images!

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

  1. Images have to be summer in nature. Your images can feature avatars enjoying summer 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 May 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

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:

https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/

Day #2 @ the Kultivate Spring Art Show!

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It is day #2 at the Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today is the first of our Learning Cafe sessions, where you can participate in FREE learning! Today’s schedule is:

1pm slt to 2pm slt-Kaijah Chrome-Before & After Photo Editing Techniques

4pm to 5pm slt-John Brianna-How to Marketing Yourself as an Artist

slurl to the Learning Cafe: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/186/63/22

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

3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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/

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

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’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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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.

Call For Winter Images!

Kultivate Magazine is calling for winter images for our January 2018 issue! If you would like to have your image published, continue reading:

  1. All images must be of your own intellectual property
  2. The images must be of winter scenery, this can be of Second Life or real life scenery
  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 images can contain yourself or other avatars
  6. All images must be submitted to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography
  7. All images must be submitted by January 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

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!

Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge Winners!

Congrats to our Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge Winners:

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1st Place Image by Alex Avion
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2nd Place Image by Raizan Field
Teamwork
3rd Place Image by Boo Yakasha

 

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4th Place Image by Scarlett Karsin

Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge!

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The second annual Home For the Holidays Photo Challenge is back and with a combined total of 5,000L’s! Continue reading for guidelines and entry requirements:

Prizes (Winners will be announced on December 23, 2017 via Flickr messaging and in SL):
1st Place: 2,000L’s & image published on website and in Kultivate Magazine
2nd Place:  1,500L’s & image published on website
3rd Place: 1,000L’s & image published on website
4th Place: 500L’s & image published on website

Entry &  Contest Guidelines:
1. Entry is 100% free
2. To enter, take an image of your home or someone else’s home that has Christmas/Winter Decorations either inside or out. Your avatar should be included in the image, after all it is Home For the Holidays…
3. You can have family and friends in the image. Be Creative & Use your imagination!
4. Upload your photo to our contest group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivatephotochallenges
5. You are allowed to upload exactly ONE image to the group, so choose your best one
6. Images are reviewed before they show up in the photo pool, so please be patient
7. All images must be moderate or pg/g in rating, no adult images
8. All images must be 100% your intellectual property and taken by you
9. Editing in Photoshop or GIMP is fine
10. You must include the slurl of where you took the image in the Flickr description
11. You have until 1159 pm Flickr time on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1159 pm to enter your image. We will use the time stamps that are provided on Flickr.
12. By submitting an image to our Flickr group, you give us rights to publish the image if you win the contest.
Images that do not meet these guidelines will be deleted from the group.

Judging Criteria:
Your image will be judged on the quality, incorporation of the location, and creativity of the image.

Participate in Kultivate Magazine’s December 2017 Issue!

You can participate in our Kultivate December 2017 issue by either submitting an image for our end of year image photo essay or by submitting a second life prediction for 2018, a new years resolution, or a holiday recipe. To submit images: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography/ and to submit the other items: https://goo.gl/forms/gQUnLGVHXtDIWbY93

Image Guidelines:

-All images have to be submitted via our flickr group (url above)

-All images must be of your own intellectual property

-All images must have been taken in 2017

-Images that are offensive, contain racial or illicit material will not be published

-Only pg/g or mature/moderate images are allowed

**The deadline to submit all items is December 1, 2017**

 

Kultivate Magazine-November 2017 Edition is Now Published!

Welcome to the November 2017 issue of Kultivate Magazine! This issue will feature The Edge Stylists as they celebrate their second year in existence, the Khodovarikha sim, Animesh in Second Life, the Aspen Fall Sim, the United State of Mind Exhibition, and a photo essay by Euridice Qork. Click the cover below to view the issue:

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Scare Me Silly Photo Challenge!

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Back for a 3rd straight year is the Scare Me Silly Photo Challenge! This event has a combined 5,000Ls prize total and is only for one week! Continue reading for guidelines and entry requirements:

Prizes (Winners will be announced on October 30, 2017 via Flickr messaging and in SL):
1st Place: 2,000L’s & image published on website and in Kultivate Magazine
2nd Place:  1,500L’s & image published on website
3rd Place: 1,000L’s & image published on website
4th Place: 500L’s & image published on website

Entry &  Contest Guidelines:
1. Entry is 100% free
2. To enter, teleport to the Scare Me Silly event (slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/149/136/23)
3. Take a photo of you at the event. Use your imagination (get in costume, show yourself scared silly, or scaring someone else!)
4. Upload your photo to our contest group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivatephotochallenges
5. You are allowed to upload exactly ONE image to the group, so choose your best one
6. Images are reviewed before they show up in the photo pool, so please be patient
7. All images must be moderate or pg/g in rating, no adult images
8. All images must be 100% your intellectual property and taken by you
9. Editing in Photoshop or GIMP is fine
10. You must include the slurl of where you took the image in the Flickr description
11. You have until 1159 pm Flickr time on Friday, October 27, 2017 to enter your image. We will use the time stamps that are provided on Flickr.
12. By submitting an image to our Flickr group, you give us rights to publish the image if you win the contest.
Images that do not meet these guidelines will be deleted from the group.

Judging Criteria:
Your image will be judged on the quality, incorporation of the location, and creativity of the image.

 

Kultivate Images of the Day: 10/5/17

Below are the images of the day. Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for our image of the day: https://goo.gl/4kmn77:

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Image by Ali lavarock
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Image by Twain Orfan
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Image by Ornella Batriani
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Image by Holly Portland
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Image by Lunaneska Blackheart

Kultivate Images of the Day-10/2/17

Below are the images of the day for 10/2/17:

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Image by Jeff Goodnight
Image by Carisa Franizzi
Lay me down...
Image by Clary Congrejo
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Image by Ramsa Luv

The Brilliance of a fall time sunset ...
Image by Tori Resident

Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for our image of the day: https://goo.gl/4kmn77

Kultivate Magazine-September 17 Issue is Now Available!

The September 17 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features Avilion, one of Second Life’s longest roleplaying communities. We also have a virtual reality and Sansar update for you, a review of the Deciduous photography sim, coverage of the Art by Nature gallery, a glimpse of how you can have Savile Row male inspired fashions in Second Life, an end of summer photo essay, and coverage of the return of Team Diabetes of Second Life! Click the image below to view the issue.

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 8/25/17

After a long hiatus, the Kultivate Images of the day have returned! Check out these 5 images:

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Image by Wicca Merlin
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Image by Twain Orfan
Ammos Home 2
Image by Cate Vogel
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Image by Wanted By Your Style
Reaching out
Image by Kit Boyd

Join our Flickr group to have an image considered as our image of the day: http://goo.gl/c5HfuX