Saturday, March 14, 2009

April Fool's Art Contest

Second Life is a place where the "picture" really does speak a thousand words. The creators and the artists make a wonder of each place, each site, each sim. We take pictures. Thousands of them. Individually and collectively as groups. 

Most of us have accounts with Yahoo's Flickr or Google's photo storage site, Picasa. I have almost 14,000 photos in my flickr account alone. It is an obscene passion... one that is relentlessly drawing me to that click of the camera button. I can't help taking the pictures. 

I'm not a photographer... when I see Antonio Goya's photography... that's art... or viewing Ancil Adam's photographs of Yosemite Valley... pure art.

I received this poster from premier artist and photographer, Cienega Soon, an artist and photographer. Tomorrow, starting March 15th through March 25th midnight, you can submit your photographic work to the April Fool's Art Contest brought to you by Jazz by the Sea Gallery. The winners will have their work featured through the month.

Grand prize is L$2,000 plus the entrance fees. A goodly amount for just a little bit of work. Second place and third place will receive L$1,500 and L$1,000 respectively.

For questions and information contact: Jazz Calhern and Cienega Soon.
Poster by Cienega Soon

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Upcoming Events! march 13, march 14, 2009

I just got a couple of cool announcements from The A List! group members. I love getting the updates and information from the peeps. These networkers and marketers are non-stop on the Second Life grid. They create events, they tie-in with other groups and they share their resources.

Just got one from Queen Coronet over at The Underground group. I included a screen shot of the flyer (how the heck do I get the flyer onto my desktop... help guys! LOL!) Anyway, I'm a marketer... not much of a techie... still looking for the plug to the laptop haha!

Crack Monkey Cove

The flyer is an announcement for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Queenie and Bridgitte Boucher (owner of The Underground) are coordinating the dj's and event. Contact them for more info on the event for Friday, March 13, 2009.

The line-up is impressive and non-stop from 10:00am to 8:00pm and includes DJ's from around the world: Clastix Enzo, Radi Roffo, Lara2x Nardoo, Artec Amat, Adamatic Aeon, GaryN Ansome, Wiu Bing, Init Hubble (personal fav!), Evermore Noel, and Jasminx Saenz (owner of Divaz). From Japan to the USA, these dj's will be pumping out the tunes!

An auction is happening, too. Bid on your favorites: Solange Daviau, Queen Coronet, Init Hubble, Lanne Wise, Magz Schmooz, Casha Fall, Ryz Uriza, TheArtfullone Skytower, Soreal, ProDee and more. This auction coincides with the annual gala for Prevent Cancer Foundation in the real world.

Black Box

Also coming up on Saturday, March 14, 2009, is Black Box's provacative event called, Electronic Music Militants. (5) dj's are lined up from 9:00am to whenever it ends after 6:00pm. DJ's included are Evermore Noel at 9:00am, Stefan Chrousch at 10:00am, Robot Recreant at 12:00pm, Martino Bamasian at 2:00pm and finally Tiari Eun at 4:00pm to the end of the event. Black Box is owned by Stefan Chrousch and partners from United Beats group.

NEVER boring on the grid. There is always a party or event. Get out there and enjoy and support these party and event makers. Event planners in Second Life work just as hard as they do in the real world. Their reward? ...the satisfaction that they made a fabulous event, and that we had a great time! Woot!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


There's a big party today at Dorian Gray on Aydat sim. Why? Because Dorian Gray is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on the Second Life grid.



That's freakin' remarkable. As I watch club after club disappear, Dorian Gray remains. It's a testament to Maximilian Stradling, the founder of this historical club.  Influenced by the original Dorian Gray in Frankfurt, Germany that was shut down in 2000, this club was lovingly built in Second Life to honor its memory.


Barbs Kurka, a well known avatar and dj of trance, electronica in Second Life has the honor of holding the title of the Dorian Gray builder. Her work is meticulous and refined. Posters from the club adorn the walls reminding us of the original club logos.


DJ Barbs Kurka was spinning when I got there. Trance at its best.  DJ Elisha Richez did the honors next, and I also got to hear Maximilian Stradling, the founder himself spin a set!


Hmmm, I see dj Healer, 8wall, Elisha, Dietmar, Shad, Lennox, Grip, Amber and a bunch of people I don't know. I can imagine how many people danced through this club in 2 years!


(TY to Bio for bringing me to Dorian Gray a long, long time ago...)