The September Windlight Gallery Fellowship awardee exhibits are now open at the gallery for viewing ahead of the formal opening and reception, which will take place on Saturday, September 12th, at 12:00 noon.
The awardees for this month are: Bamboo Barnes, Canary Beck, Serenitee Bliss, Sparkie Cyberstar, Kayly Iali, Lala Lightfoot, Eeraftr Resident, Saoiriseheart Resident, Theadreem Resident, Wintergeist Resident, Trav Solar, and Theda Tammas. Between them, the offer a wide range of styles and images, although there is a strong leaning towards avatar-focused images.
Perhaps the one notable difference in the group is Kayly Iali, who offers a series of her physical world paintings and sketches. These combine abstract with portraiture and oils to present a display which is both eye-catching and breath-taking – as can be seen from the image above.
By Contrast, Trav Solar (below), the only male awardee this month (come on guys, let’s see you applying!), presents a series of avatar studies within a set of slide show displays allowing a broad and very striking range of images to be displayed and shared between them.
Crossing the divide between avatar studies and landscape images captured around Second Life is Serenitee Bliss, who presents one of the fullest displays of art I’ve yet seen at Windlight, making full use of the wall space to present a simply stunning collage of images one is instantly drawn to and drawn into as it entices the eyes to linger and capture every detail in turn.
It may seem a little unfair focusing on just three of the awardees for the month, and in truth, everyone selected has offered display that is both attractive and well worth viewing; I just confess to finding myself drawn to these three artists’ work in particular (although I confess to being very familiar with Kayly’s work).
The September Fellowship exhibition will be open through until the end of the month and the opening reception on the 12th has an open door invitation to all wishing to attend. It will feature the voice and music of Caasi Ansar and formal wear is requested. Hopefully, I’ll see you there!
About the Windlight Gallery Fellowship Programme
The goal of the Windlight Gallery Fellowship Programme is to provide promotional and artistic resources to artists in Second Life, and is open to both new and established artists. Space with the Windlight Gallery is provided free of charge for a period of 30 days. Applications for space can be made on-line, via the Fellowship application form, which includes all applicable terms for the use of space in the gallery.