Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Art in the Park Concert – November Contest Awards

Sunday, November 9, 2014, the crowd gathered to listen to the amazing sounds of Mark Seery & Fawn and Maximillion Kleene as the winners of the November contest were named. 

Congratulations to:

First Place: Sarah Barber, Indian Woman
Awarded L$2000

The judges felt that Indian Woman demonstrated a wonderful use of colors and textures. One judge remarked, “Love the feeling of serenity this work gave me.”

The judges felt that what distinguished this work was the effort and details.  The woman subject was more true to life than the others.  The primitive nature of the colors and artwork combine to produce an appealing authenticity.

Second Place: Meryll Panthar, Gvgeyu, “I love you”
Awarded L$1500

The judges felt that this piece displayed a wonderful use of color and lighting.  One judge remarked, “Also liked the coming together of nature and the lighting.” 

It was felt that this work really exhibited all the possibilities that the SL Art medium can create.  Animals were placed well and as naturally as could be done.  This piece was staged and carried an emotion and had more effort placed into the result.

Third Place: Hitomi Tamatzui, Apache Indian Woman (Sonoma, Mexico SL)
Awarded L$1000

The judges felt that this piece displayed a realistic choice of clothing with great background, lighting and shading. 

One judge remarked, “Lovely and serene artwork.”

Mark Seery & Fawn opened the day’s events at noon and performed before a very enthusiastic crowd.  As always their show culminated with an amazing pyrotechnic display.

Max Kleene took the stage at 1 PM and, as usual, delivered an outstanding acoustic performance.  The highlight for me was Max’s whistling which was simply perfect!

Portions of each show can be seen in this video:

Stellar performances!

Art in the Park Judges

Once again, we’d like to thank our panel of judges for their time and support:

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.

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.


  1. I love to listen performances of Mark Seery!! Do you know any future events NYC 2015 of Mark Seery? I am doing my business and I would love to attend events of NYC in this year. Please share concert details if you have to make my trip wonderful!

    1. Thank you for your comment. You can "like" Mark Seery's fan page on facebook to learn of any upcoming events.