Monday, March 9, 2009

Artists in Second Life

The A List! group has many interesting artistic avies. Not only do we try to network the promoters, but we also try very hard to include the artists as well. Most of them are connected with the music industry or performance art. It is rare if a dj, live musician or artist in Second Life wears only one hat or title. Most are multi-dimensional producing in SL with many aspects of the arts.

We have some stellar names that I would like to share. Of course, one of the most well-known artist in Second Life, Sabine Stonebender. Sabine created Zero Point. Enough said there. But, Zero Point is also a business with a retail store. So networking with this avie brings several dimensions. Sabine's work is cause enough for the rest of us to network with her and bring her art and retail space to the public on the grid.


Cienega Soon has been written about by many people including myself. A real world artist with a mile long list of credentials, she brings a viewpoint into the Second Life community unmatched by others. I love her philosophy of SL art; she tries not to have real life influences, instead, focusing on the technology available here for the creators. Her Juicy Gallery is located at Misali sim and features new SL artists. She is a supportive artist to others.


Others, such as Naofume Camel, who's catalogue of art includes videography, machinima and art performance is also a real life artist connecting with both the real and virtual worlds. He is networking with several other artists at Fiteiro Cultural, Casa de Millagroso. He is a networking machine.

art at naofume camel party

Stefanik Dagostino is a gallery owner with a huge stable of artists. S&S Gallery of Fine Arts is frequently sited among many art groups within Second Life. He has regular shows, events, and promotions at his beautiful gallery. Join his group and you will receive many free art offerings during the year. His recent show had me purchasing whimsical sculptures for my garden.


Brady Rowell is a well-known photographer in SL. His work is lovingly crafted with the care of someone who loves Second Life and the avatars themselves. He was chosen to do our photographs at our wedding. Xavier just loved his old world vintage look to the wedding pictures. He's also involved with Jake's Club Resort and holds regular events there. Contact him directly for photo appointments.

Mackenzie Koenkamp is another wonderful photographer. Her work is beautiful, and she also recently made the cover to the Second Life Magazine. Her Macks Studio & Model is by appointment only, so please look her up and contact her directly. She specializes in portraits and commercial work so consider her for your business images, too.

Another artist in our group is Chuckmatrix Clip. A young emerging artist making a name for himself because his work speaks to many people, and he is a smart artist who also knows how to network. You can find his artwork online at the virtual photo storage site at koinup or at his virtual gallery CMC Designs.


DaSaved Eros, who has focused on his own network of edgier artists has created the group, Underground Artist of Second Life. His dedication to underground artists is one we should admire. His space on his land is dedicated to music and art and he allows artists to create there. He is an artist, creator and networker with a true commitment to the arts.


Lennox Dollinger who creates stunning black and white images in real life is also a regular on the art scene in Second Life. Her work is executed with precision and craft. She is an accomplished artist in real life and shares her work here in SL. She has content and her portfolio at where several of our members have also networked, but she has also set up her profile picks as samples of her SL work.


Xavier and I met MarieLou deCuir while gallery hopping early in 2008. Her beautiful watercolors of young ballerinas caught my eye. Washed in light, the pastel colors highlighted the young dancer posed in gorgeous form. *Smiles* My angel bought my favorite painting for me, and the piece is in the corporate home on Bisque next to the piano. (Thank you MarieLou)


Zod Rau, a friendly and well-known avie is also a real life artist. Don't let the clubbing and avatar fool you. His work is abstract and thought provoking. I have one of his works in the bedroom of my home on WETLands. Everytime I look at it, I smile and remember all the fun times we have had in the past two years. He is currently networking with Jamadagni Lefavre's group, Independent Media Center.


Starz33 McCullough is a photographer from the mid-western USA. She caught on early, the power of networking her real life photographs into a virtual gallery here in SL. 
She now owns Locks&Starz Photography Gallery. She has a huge catalogue of her SL photos on flickr. She is now offering live music at her gallery and her club Evermore.

locks&starz gallery in second ...

DJxxMP Mapp is a creative dj who spins at Divaz Lounge. He is also a real life photographer who photographs musical events. His work is thoughtful and sensitive. Beautiful photographs showing his native country, the people and the music events. His photos are a story in themselves.


Artists today, including musicians, now have the power in their own hands. With the internet and networking with each other, you no longer have to rely on someone else to market you. You can take control of that yourself. These artists are creating a networking synergy using The A List! group and their own groups to market, network and advertise their wares.

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