Changes to Kultivate for 2018!

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Changes to Kultivate 2018:

Foreward:

Dear Kultivate Family,

I want to first thank everyone for being patient during my and Eleseren’s absence the past couple of months. We hope that this message clarifies what is going on and explains our absence. First real life has caught up with us both. Eles recently inherited a home in the north of Scotland from a relative and has been going back and forth from Germany to the UK, to sort this out. Secondly, as I am in the military, training schedules and other military work related matters have thrown my schedule into a fix. Combine this with Eles traveling and two kids, I have not had time in SL, as I would have liked.

We have both decided to restructure again, in order to balance our real life with SL. We could simply close up everything and go, but we both feel that SL has a special meaning to both of us. It is where we met, it is where we have met some of our closest friends, it is also our love of the arts in both worlds, that makes us want to push on. We hope that these changes are the last time we have to change anything and that we keep pushing forward.

We do want to personally thank Vee (Veruca Tammas) for her patience, guidance, and advice as we have thought hard about these changes. Without her, we could not do what we do each and every day for Kultivate.

Please note that the changes below do not address the fashion aspect of Kultivate. Eles will address those in a couple of weeks.

Thank you for reading and understanding.

Sincerely,

John

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Changes to Kultivate 2018:

New Partnership with The Keys Entertainment Group:  -The Keys Entertainment Group will relocate to our sim. They will take up a quarter of the sim. -This partnership will allow us to bring new people to the sim and to also promote the music component of the arts. With this partnership, sim ownership does not change, everything is still ran by Kultivate, except the quarter parcel that the Keys will manage and run.

-You can find out more about The Keys at this link: https://thekeyslivemusic.wordpress.com/

-Gallery Changes: -As The Keys needs a quarter sim, we are redoing the galleries somewhat. The following changes will take place:

  1. The Windlight Gallery will have a new build (two stories, with The Windlight Gallery below and upstairs The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery & The Kandis Gallery, will both share space)
  2. The Select Gallery will remain in it’s same location
  3. The space currently occupied by The Edge Gallery will be where the restaurant on the sim will relocate to, as well as the fishing area on sim that is occupied every day at 605 pm slt by a group of dedicated 7seas fishers

-Other Sim Changes-As we hold fundraisers and big shows on the sim, we still will have half a sim free, so the adjusting of the galleries is to ensure that we can still support our main charity of Team Diabetes and have our week long gallery events

-Gallery Season: -Due to an increasing real life, we will run the galleries each year from August 1 to middle of June each year. As I have kids in real life, I spend a lot of time with them in the summer and holidays throughout the year. Real Life will always come first for me.

-With the changes in The Edge Gallery & The Kandis Gallery, the opening events for these galleries will always be held on the same date

-All gallery openings will be held on Sundays, with openings every other month, this will adjust when we have special events.

-The gallery form will go out again soon for a call for Artists for Rock Your Rack’s charity art show and for our upcoming gallery season

-Magazine & Website Updates: 

-The magazine will continue publication in August

-Based on the summer changes, the SL anniversary issue each year will be our summer issue, with a hiatus from June to August, due to my rl

-The website also will be updated during this time, we hope to have a system in place soon where you can promote your own galleries and events

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

Kultivate Magazine’s April 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The April 2018 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue will feature 15 Years of Second Life, a photo essay on sailing and nautical art, a photo essay on The 1900’s Paris Sim, a photo essay on spring safaris, The Luane’s World sim, The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Exhibition in Second Life, the latest exhibition at The Dixmix Gallery, and The Edge Stylists bring you their April 2018 stylings! Click on the cover below to view this month’s issue:

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

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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:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/206/140/22

Check our website for a complete listing of events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/

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

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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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/206/140/22

For a complete list of events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/

Day #6 @ The Spring Art Show!

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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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/186/63/22

All exhibitions, both hunts, and the photo contest are open 24/7! Check out our webpage for a complete listing of events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/

Day # 5 @ Kultivate Spring Art Show!

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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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/206/140/22

For a complete listing of events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/

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

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

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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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
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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

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

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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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.

Kultivate Image of the Day-1/8/18

Today’s image of the day is from Delssia moth:

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

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

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Join us this Sunday, at 1pm slt for the opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s January & February Exhibition Opening event! This event will feature live performer Melenda Mikael and the dress code is dressy casual. Below are the following artists who are exhibiting:

Bellissa Dion

CalystiaMoonShadow

DAKOTA LAVAROCK

Fafnir Kiranov

Jasmin Currier

JolieElle Parfort

Maaddi

Margo Hollak

Veruca Tammas

Sabine Mortenwold

Sheba Blitz

Sandi Benelli

Pam Astonia

Slatan Dryke

Bryndarkly Cazalet

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