An invitation for a solo exhibition at DAG.

✪ First place winner:
10000 L

Runner up:
1500 L
Future invitation for a site specific exhibition.

The top ten to five entries will be chosen by myself and the DA Gallery Staff. The final five to three will then be presented to three to four independent candidates for the first place and the runner up positions.

✪ We are happy to welcome our first timers and welcome back the ones who have participated before.

This is an open event that will be held at DA Gallery from August 3rd through October 1st (11:59pm slt).

There are a few requirements for your photograph to be considered for first place or runner up.

  1. The photograph must be taken at Clandestine . Feel free to capture your work at the galleries above and on the ground below.
  2. All photograph submissions must be delivered to the DA Gallery mail box outside of the gallery entrance on the Clandestine sim.

A. Create a new note card and open it.
B. Drag the texture or photograph into a notecard (with copy, modify and transfer permissions).
C. Save the Note card.
D. Submit the notecard with the image attached by dragging it to the DA Gallery Mailbox.

ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OR NOTE CARDS SENT DIRECTLY WILL BE DELETED.

  1. All photograph submissions can be used by DA Gallery at free will, in the future. We will attempt to contact the photographer with information on the use of the photograph.
  2. All submissions must be in the DA Gallery mailbox by October 1st @ 11:59 pm SLT (we will use the time stamp for verification)
  3. For this contest photographers will need to contact . Art C (ar10a2.crescendo)
  4. Have fun and use your imagination!

✪ Helpful hints:
Artistic expression is appreciated!
Attention to details and creativity are highly recommended.
Multiple entries will be accepted but the first place and the runner up will be separate residents.

✪ More to see:

Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/188231516@N07/

Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/8378760@N07/

FB: www.facebook.com/art.crescendo

Hope to see you around!

Art C:
DA Gallery Curator

FAIR Gallery Opening at 6pm TONIGHT with LIVE MUSIC!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/140/126/22

Hi Everyone! Please join us tonight as we celebrate our FAIR Gallery Opening with very special artists including Syn Huntress, Lori Bailey, Kitten and April Louise Turner’s RL paintings. Can’t wait to see everyone tonight!

♥ Angela

FOCUS Magazine’s August Photo Contest! DUE THURSDAY, August 19th!

The deadline for the August photo contest is coming soon! Don’t forget to get your photos in by 11:59pm August 19th!

Photos must be moderate, artistic, and focus on representing an aspect of an amusement park. If you have any questions, please ask the chat group (click here to join) or Angelathespian.

Photos are always judged fairly and transparently by 4 qualified group members. There is also a popular vote, but the judges’ vote decides the winner. Beginning with this contest, the popular vote winners will also appear in the magazine!

Deadline is August 19th.

Please use the drop-off mailbox outside of the main FOCUS Gallery.
1st place wins 1000L, 2nd wins 750L and 3rd wins 500L. Have fun!

Angela♥

FOCUS Magazine’s August Photo Contest! JOIN US!

Amusement parks can be
nostalgic, scary, fun
— whatever you like!

Photos must be moderate, artistic, and focus on representing an aspect of an amusement park. If you have any questions, please ask the chat group (click here to join) or Angelathespian.

Photos are always judged fairly and transparently by 4 qualified group members. There is also a popular vote, but the judges’ vote decides the winner. Beginning with this contest, the popular vote winners will also appear in the magazine!

Deadline is August 19th.

Please use the drop-off mailbox outside of the main FOCUS Gallery.
1st place wins 1000L, 2nd wins 750L and 3rd wins 500L. Have fun!

Angela♥

The AUGUST 2021 ISSUE of FOCUS Magazine is here

Hi Everyone,

Our featured artist for August is Catherine Nikolaidis. She shares her steamy style with us, and discusses her inspiration and her message to her female fans.
Our second feature is another special article by Hermes Kondor. He met with Lord Kaya Angel, Duke of Angel Manor and creator of the infamous Rose Theatre — an architectural work of art.
CJ Hart has an especially uplifting article, Ilyra Chardin takes us on an SL summer vacation with her, Rob Renierd is willingly “Fotobombed,” and Chant Lyric interviews her best friend, live singer, Hedy Patrucci. And there is tons more!

Enjoy!

Also featured are the winners of the FOCUS Photo Contest! If you missed them, you get to see them here!

Angela Thespian ♥

6pm – FOCUS Gallery’s August Opening with Vinalyn LIVE!

Hi Everyone,

Today at 6pm SLT we will have our August FOCUS Gallery Opening with Vinalyn LIVE!

Here is your ride! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/140/126/22

FOCUS opens August exhibitions at 6PM with live music!

Focus Gallery:
– Catherine Nikolaidis

FAIR Gallery:
– Bamboo Barnes
– Elfi
– Kelsey Yuitza
– Tɔri Slaɣɛr

See you there!
Angela Thespian ♥

Marking a Pandemic, One Crane at a Time – The New York Times

“My son and I took on what seemed like a simple project: fold one origami crane every day during the pandemic. Together, we discovered over the year how making art helps people bear the unbearable.” This is exactly what our community at FOCUS Magazine and Galleries works toward: using the ART of photography in SL to help people bear the unbearable, during isolation due to covid and beyond.”

By Grace Loh Prasad, July 26, 2021

Inspired by a recent visit to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, I came up with the idea to fold an origami crane for every day we were in isolation. I thought that maybe we’d get to 100.

[My son] had developed an interest in origami long before I did and he patiently taught me how to fold the cranes. Given the absence of summer camp and an inability for him to see his friends, I was happy for any activity that didn’t involve screens.

Our first milestone — 100 days of lockdown — fell on June 22. We posted photos of our 100 cranes arranged in a mandala-like shape on our dining room table. After I posted the first photo on Twitter, many people responded with exclamations: “Wow!” and “Amazing!” Several people pointed out the deeper significance of the cranes.

The Japanese legend of senbazuru says that a person who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish. It’s often a team effort and the cranes are given as gifts to bestow good luck, long life or healing. The tradition was popularized by the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who folded paper cranes while hospitalized for radiation-induced leukemia. Traditionally a symbol of longevity, the crane has also come to represent hope and a wish for peace. Of course, if we ever made it to 1,000 cranes, I knew what my wish would be: that the pandemic would end and we’d not have to fold another crane to mark even a single extra day.

It was also a way to teach Devin about perseverance — the repetitive labor felt tedious at times but we were rewarded with beautiful photos as we completed each stage of the project. As the number of cranes grew it also gave us some perspective on the magnitude and strangeness of our ongoing experience.

Art that responds to tragedy has a long history — think of Picasso’s anguished “Guernica” lamenting the Spanish Civil War, or Ai Weiwei’s “Remembering,” an installation of thousands of colorful backpacks on the outside of Munich’s Haus der Kunst memorializing more than 5,000 schoolchildren who died in the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. But one doesn’t have to be an artist with a capital “A” to make art in times of upheaval.

One of the most moving examples of creative expression in response to adversity is the art made by Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. Inmates made their own furniture and tools out of leftover lumber, wood crates and any scrap materials they could find, then turned to making art to help pass the time: intricate wood carvings, paintings, sculptures, quilts, jewelry and other items. “The Art of Gaman,” a book and traveling art exhibit by Delphine Hirasuna, featured more than 150 of these artworks. Gaman is a Japanese term that means to bear the unbearable with patience and dignity.

Ultimately, when I look at the cranes now, boxed up, they exist to me as a symbol of hope and resilience and of what still remains. Each one represents a day we survived.