Sunday, October 19, 2014

Art in the Park – A New Contest Begins

We’d like to thank all of the artists who participated in the October Art in the Park Contest.  It has been a pleasure to display your art in our park.  A new contest is beginning with a deadline of October 31 at 5 PM PT / SLT. Details are below.

With the October contest entries cleared from the park, our Judges’ Art is now on display and is available for viewing until November 1.  Neeks Karu joins us a judge, bringing a wealth of talent and experience, along with a different perspective.  Hailing from the Southern Hemisphere, where autumn is spring-like, a time when orchids bloom, she will balance out the Judging team, which currently spans North America and Europe.  Her bio can be found below amongst the other judges’ bios. 

On display at Temprus from now until November 1, 2104 (in alphabetical order):

Adrian Harbinger’s Silver Surfer
Argus Collingwood’s Native Dreams
JMB Balogh’s All Fired Up!
Neeks Karu’s (winning October entry) Dancing Orchid
Slatan Dryke’s Atlantis Fish
Toysoldier Thor’s Conquered

Art in the Park - November Contest

Theme: Native Culture and Art

In the United States, November is Native American Heritage Month.  Our theme is based upon this, however since SL is a global community, we invite artists to submit artwork relating to any Native, Indigenous or Aboriginal peoples.  Artwork submissions should either celebrate the rich, unique style of art of the Native Peoples or demonstrate their culture and tribal way of life.

Exhibition begins on Sunday, November 2, 2014, with winners announced on November 9.  Exhibit closes on November 16, 2014.
There is no entry fee.

Submission deadline: 5 PM SLT on October 31, 2014
Limit one submission from artist
We are accepting only 2D art for this contest

Submit art in-world to ilyra chardin with permissions of mod/no copy/trans

Judging will be done by a panel of five judges (see Art in the Park Judges)

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st Place = L$2000
2nd Place = L$1500
3rd Place = L$1000

Contest Rules and Submission Guidelines:

-       All work must be original, unpublished art created specifically for this contest
-       Artists may submit one and only one piece
-       Submissions need to be accompanied with Artist information (notecard,) which should include your website (and / or flicker or Digital Art, etc.)  If you have an in world gallery, or an in world or MP store, please include that as well
-       Artist retains all rights to their work, which will be returned to them at exhibit completion
-       Art should be set with permissions of no copy / mod / transfer
-       Art must not depict explicit sexual or violent content.  Racist or hate content will not be tolerated.
-       We will not accept any geopolitical or religious statements.
-       Temprus owners, admins, shopkeepers, hosts, performers, contest judges, and their families are prohibited from entering the contest
-       Art will be judged based upon adherence to the theme, originality, and use of art media
-       Art will be judged under the linden default sky set at midday
-       Judges decisions are final
-       Art must have a Prim Equivalence of no more than 3 (allows for artists to customize their display with a frame, a shadow or the like.)
-       2D Art plus display must fit within a 3 X 3 meter area

Art in the Park Judges (in reverse alphabetical order)

ToySoldier Thor

ToySoldier Thor is an artist, content creator and builder, whose work began in Second Life and transitioned into the real world.  In April 2010, thanks to inspiration from other amazing creators / artists, he caught the "ARTIST" bug. Toy's art quickly expanded from an SL Photography passion into a full-fledged presence as an SL Artist.  In 2011 he built a large 5 floor art gallery where he now displays over 80 of his wide range of art works - both 2D wall art and 3D mesh sculptures.  His art has been exhibited in several other SL public & private art galleries.  His art is uniquely known for providing his "Artist's Comments" into each work.  All his work is for sale.  In July 2014, a customer from Deviant Art contacted Toy, requesting his Shattered 3D model so he could make a 3D Print on his own personal "MakerBot Replicator 2X" 3D Printer.  Toy agreed on the condition that the customer would print a second copy for Toy. 

Slatan Dryke

Slatan Dryke is an artist, builder, photographer, and sculptor.  He is a mentor and a linguist, whose talents are like an ever flowing spring.  He is an RHN Mentor and Community Linguist and Translator.  His roots in mentoring reach back to the time when the Mentoring Program was officially managed by Linden Labs.  He is currently a Mentor and Educator for several groups, but feels a special kinship to the Virtual Ability Group.  The purpose of this group is to simplify Second Life for those residents with different abilities.  Slatan is a volunteer for LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts.)  His sculptures have been featured SLB and BURN, and are displayed in Art Galleries, including UWA Art Space.  His photography can be viewed on his flickr page.

Neeks Karu

Neeks has been involved with real life Arts in Australia for almost 20 years, including managing Galleries and Mentoring Artists.  She has exhibited in real life group exhibitions before, displaying her Digital Media.  Second Life is her first venture into creating sculptural works.  Neeks feels that Second Life provides a fantastic freedom in expression and ideas which she is enjoying.  She says, "My works evolve on their own, I will have a vague idea to what I am going to create, but as I work it takes on a life of its own and almost creates itself".  Neeks has been featured in galleries all across Second Life and her work can be viewed on her flickr page. 

Argus Collingwood

Argus Collingwood is an artist and a designer, who has been a member of Second Life since 2005.  She and her husband were the Internet operations team for the rock band, Journey, and in 2008 their RL work bridged into Second Life for a one year experimental immersive Journey SIM experience that coincided with the 2009 release of the band’s album, “Revelation.”  Argus is involved in the music and art community as a SIM owner, event coordinator, club owner, photographer, fashion designer, host and dancer.  She is an active member of Deviant Art, Pinterest, Flickr, and Facebook, as well as being an active blogger.  Argus’ passion for capturing the moments of Second Life events has yielded an extensive portfolio of 3D photo art. 

Adrian Harbinger

Adrian Harbinger is a real life artist and writer, whose work in the real world includes Acrylic and Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Charcoal, Pastels, and Air Dry Clay Sculptures.  He made the transition to the world of digital art when he joined Second Life in 2005.  His early sculptures, comprised entirely of prims, included such fine works as: Predator, Orion, and Iwo Jima (The Raising of the Flag.)  His early sculptures were featured in Second Life Art Museums.  In 2008, Adrian was commissioned to build statues representing each of rock band Journey’s albums, which were featured on Journey Island from 2008 through 2009.  He also built unique sculptures to promote diabetes awareness for the five years that Bid4aCure raised money on Second Life (2007 through 2011.)  Adrian was a partner in the popular Harbinger’s Haven Builder’s Sandbox, a free secure sandbox that he and his business partner, Bellissa Dion, operated from 2006 until August of 2014.  Harbinger’s Haven offered tutorials and free textures for builders both new and seasoned.