2008 GOLDEN PIXEL SHORT FILM AWARDS

•August 23, 2008 • 2 Comments

PORTUGAL CENTER is proud to present: 

 

2008 GOLDEN PIXEL SHORT FILM AWARDS

 

The Film Festival will take place between October 9 and 11, 2008.

Exhibition of the selected movies : October 9 and 10 at 2.30 pm PDT.

Closing ceremony and award delivery : October 11 at 2.30 pm PDT. 

 

Regulation of the Golden Pixels Short Film Festival

 

1. ELIGIBILITY:

a) Applications will be accepted from short films within the following categories : Animated Film,  Fiction Film and Musical Film.

b) Applicant films must have a minumum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 10 minutes.

c) Each Director/Producer may submit up to 3 films. Each work should include a corresponding “Credits” Notecard.

d) Eligible format: FLV-Flas, MP4 and MOV. The competing films should be placed in YouTube for ease of access in-world. The corresponding http:// address should be sent to : pixeldeouro@gmail.com

e) Films will be accepted into competition whether they were shoot in the metaverse or out of it.

 

2. DEADLINES

a) Films shall be delivered until September 24, 2008.

b) Applicants shall be notified of the jury’s decision on selected works until October 2, 2008.

 

3. AWARDS

a) International Competition: all awards include a Golden Pixel Trophy. The jury will grant these awards to the following works : Best Fiction Film,  Best Animated Film, Best Short Film (up to 3 minutes) 

b) Portuguese National Competition: all awards include a Golden Pixel Trophy. The jury will grant these awards to the following works: Best Short National Film (up to 3 minutes), Best Portuguese Speaking Film. 

 

4. JURY

The jury will be composed of a pannel of professionals and interested personalities in the area and will be charged with the responisbility of selecting the awarded films within each different category.

 

5. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

a) The Festival Sponsors will included a cash award.

b) The awarded films will be exhibited during the week immediately subsequent to the Closing Ceremony.  

 

6. EXCEPTIONAL SITUATIONS

The organisation of the Film Festival is entitled to :

a)    change the Regulation as necessary. Any ammendment  will be timely notified to the interested parties.

b)    refuse any film which does not fully respect this regulation.

c)    take any decision about non-regulated issues.

Any situation excluded of the clauses of this Regulation must be submitted to the Festival Organisation for evaluation and decision by means of an e-mail sent to pixeldeouro@gmail.com

Don’t miss it at:

Portugal Business – Ponto de ent, Portugal Center (221, 133, 24)

Official site: coming soon

Photo of the auditorium

CM Gallery new services

•June 29, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Due to lack of time in Sl, CM Gallery can no longer bear some activities, such as exibitions of artists in our gallery. However, the services remain functional, will soon publish new interviews and we will begin to suport other galleries of SL who have their exhibitions and artists.

 

At CM Gallery, may then, if you have a gallery in SL or if you are an artist, contact BeArtist Cioc, or Caty Matova or ScorpionSoul Paine to draw up a post to publish in our blog. Just submit a text to be published in English and the landmark of exhibition to your work, to be advertised as soon as possibly, so we can to go the place and take some pictures for better disclosure.

 

We continue always to support the art in SL, artists and cultural environments. Any display in another gallery will be posted and any artist who wants to get an interview or something relevant to their exposure will also be announced. Do not hesitate to contact us,

 

Greetings                           
CM Gallery

 

Or send your notices to

catyscorp@gmail.com

Exibition of Caty Matova in CM Gallery

•April 16, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Sl vs. Rl

The objective of this photo expo is to represent how can SL interfere in our sub conscience – where’s the boarder between the game and our real life? In Sl we share emotions, we make friends, we get disillusions, we fall in love, we get hurt. SL is no longer a game when deals with our real emotions. The question i propose, is, if you have or haven’t lived yet that kind of emotions? 
So, what i pretend with my photos it’s to connect the SL avatars, with scenes and situations from the real world, creating ambiences of tension, quietness and love.

All the pieces are for sale at a nice price, so, if you like any, feel free to take it.
If you would like a picture with your own avatar, that could be possible too, for that just contact Caty Matova in IM.
Thank you for your visit, and hope you bring your friends next time, so they can see and give me their opinion too.
Gratefull Caty Matova

 

Performance of Yman Juran

•March 11, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Dear SL citizen

We invite You to a Charity event created by Cypress Rosewood and Yman Juran from Changhigh Trinity Sisters Fireshow of Light, Life and Love
On thursday 20th of March at 2 PM
On friday 21th of March at 6 PM

We are gathered here tonight to collect money to help  Earth to  help us all to heal and restore the natural order of nature  on earth.
We ask You to give from your heart, your mind, your personality, your soul and spirit…cause please consider and remember….. If your children and their grandchildren  is going to live here and be the new caretakers, torchbearers and trailblazers of the future of planet earth, we the parents, the old ones must pave the way for the Light, life and Love which surely will come after us.

Together with Cypress Rosewoods live music, the ChangHigh Sisters will not only dance their beautiful firedances of an exotic and seductive nature, but will in the show, for the first time in SL and RL, present  the virtuals worlds first 2, 3, 6 and 7 acrobatic pyramids and  will jump up in  their rotating trapezes and show the harmony and elegance of an almost unseen kind ever before.

Come and see them while they are on fire, alive and in action they are the most unusual performing troup today in SL .

With Love, Light and Life from  Cypress Rosewood  & ChangHigh Trinity Sisters

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ivy%20Falls/239/51/24

Dear SL citizen

We invite You to a spiritual event created by Cylindrian Rutabaga and Yman Juran from Changhigh Trinity Sisters Fireshow of Light, Life and Love
On Saturday 22th of March at 11AM
On Saturday  22th of March at 3 PM

We “The Children of The Most High”. like to invite You to  an enlighted revelation of “The Most Highest Cosmic Consciousness” to the people of this strife-torn world; whether it be in Real Life or in Second Life.

The show is a mixture of  highly spiritual music and cosmic speech blended with universal insight, wisdom and  philosophy.
Only the best scripters available in Second Life have been used to create the ultimate firetools and a fantastic assortment of lighting effects, the pyramids and trapezes. 
But really, the best thing to do is to come and see for yourself and experience the magic!

It is our wish and desire that Light, Life and Love may prevail and sustain within you on your journey through the labyrinth of knowledge, understanding and wisdom, as you progress forward  into immortality, and on into eternity for eventually one day to be a child of The universe in Love with it all and The One.

We ask You to give from your heart, your mind, your personality, your soul and spirit…cause please consider and remember….. If your children and their grandchildren  is going to live here and be the new caretakers, torchbearers and trailblazers of the future of planet earth, we the parents, the old ones must pave the way for the Light, life and Love which surely will come after us.

Part of the incoming Linden will be given to various organisations who help children and who work on restoring earth

Together with Cylindrians  live music, the ChangHigh Sisters will not only dance their beautiful firedances of an exotic and seductive nature, but will in the show, present  the virtuals worlds first 2, 3, 6 and 7 acrobatic pyramids and  will jump up in  their rotating trapezes and show the harmony and elegance of an almost unseen kind ever before.

Come and see them while they are on fire, alive and in action they are the most unusual performing troup today in SL .

With Love, Light and Life from  Cylindrian Rutabaga   & ChangHigh Trinity Sisters

Sincerely   Yman Juran…………  on behalf of my  sisters  and together we are  The ChangHIGH Trinity Sisters of Light, Life and Love.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/THE%20BEST%20OF%20BOULEVARD/26/181/539

Exibition of Schmonson Dalglish in CM Gallery

•March 10, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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“ABOUT THE ART

The style of this artwork is called Neo-Synthetism. It means that the artist uses personal symbolism to portray the subject matter.
    
This style is a combination of several different influences. Having been born in South Dakota, the first art that the artist saw were paintings done by Sioux artist Oscar Howe. Oscar painted in gouache (opaque watercolor) and he broke the drawing into separate sections and filled each one in with color.  Dennis, however in his early years, drew from life or copying other artwork. Later after absorbing the life style of the late 60’s he began to draw his subject matter right out of his head. The influences grew to include art from the Middle East, China, Japan, traditional African art, India, Mexico, and various other native cultures. The work is also based heavily on some of the modern art styles of the time, poster art from the 60’s, Op Art along with Abstract Expressionism, and various forms of classical painting. All of these are combined in an original style.

The media used is gouache on watercolor paper and acrylics on canvas for the paintings. He later picked up the use of a new media, gemstones, as well as various other rocks, and minerals. The style remains the same only the media varies. The gouache and gemstone pieces tend to be small, whereas the acrylic paintings can be much larger. In the future, do to modern technology; the gemstone pieces can be cut by a water jet in far less time and allow for an increase in the size of the artwork.

The artist draws the cartoon on the surface and then numbers many of the sections to keep track of the color modulation. The first image of an American gemstone mosaic he saw actually was copied from a “Color by Number” kit, the kind used by children. The artist conveys what he wants to express by the use of lots of color variations and simple geometrical design.

In this exhibition are samples of the range and diversity of both media and subject. The artwork is placed in chronological order.
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dennis Paul Batt was born on April 20, 1952 in Woonsocket, South Dakota. His family moved to Massachusetts during his youth. He started creating art at the age of three and continued throughout his childhood. After graduating High School in 1969 he traveled around the country and then abroad. A year of living in Istanbul, Turkey imbued him with a sense of universal harmony. There he started painting and developed an original style using complex geometric patterns to represent natural objects. Dennis began painting in tempera but soon worked primarily in gouache.

During most of his stay in Istanbul in 1971 he painted almost one painting every day to learn his craft and experiment with ideas. Within this exhibition are several examples of those early years. He gave away dozens of these paintings to his friends and family. He then moved onto Boston, Massachusetts where he began his formal art education.
 
Dennis attended the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston. He painted during the day and attended classes at night. After leaving school he went on to exhibit in several one-person, invitational, and juried exhibitions throughout the greater Boston area. Several paintings produced during this time are shown here.

In February of 1976 Dennis noticed a “Lapidary Journal” with a commesso (intarsia) on the cover. He immediately saw a style similar to his own and realized that stone was an ideal media for him. He then left Boston in June 1976 and moved to San Diego, California where coincidently both his family and the “Lapidary Journal” were located.

For 18 years while working as a commercial artist Dennis collected articles on commessi. He got to meet William Grundke in 1984 at the Pacifica Gem Show in Long Beach, California, where he saw his first commesso; William’s magnificent “Silent Night”. In 1994 at the local Vista Gem Show Dennis met William’s son, Conrad Grundke and saw his beautiful artwork. Conrad invited him to attend the Saddleback Community College Emeritus Lapidary class where he taught Dennis how to make commessi.

With the assistance of hundreds of lapidaries and their families, Dennis created a comprehensive database of stone-to-stone artwork called “American Masters of Stone.” The work was published on a CD and distributed to hundreds of Art Libraries throughout the continent. The purpose of this work is to introduce lapidary as a fine art. A few years later, with the help of Conrad Grundke, this project evolved into a new website featuring hundreds of artists and thousands of images, biographies, how-to articles, and commentary. The site is www.americanmastersofstone.com. In 2005 Dennis was inducted into the National Rockhound & Lapidary Hall of Fame in the Lapidary division.

His paintings have been sold to many national and international collectors in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, New Haven, Providence, San Francisco, Chicago, Istanbul, etc. Now Dennis has added the Commesso di pietre dure e tenere to his repertoire.

Dennis is a Past-President of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild and a former trustee of the San Diego Museum of Art. He is the author of “The Living History of the Guild” and was the creator of and contributor to a cutting-edge online magazine called the Artists Ezine.

Now a long-term resident of Carlsbad, California, he is currently the co-managing trustee of the Outdoor Art Foundation. He also serves on the boards of COFAC (Consejo Fronterizo de Arte y Cultura – Border Council of Arts & Culture) and the Synergy Art Foundation. Dennis works with the committees of the San Diego Visual Arts Network and Oceanside Museum of Art Artists Alliance. He is the founder and web-person for the San Diego Visual Artists Guild, and aided in the creation of a cooperative artist gallery in downtown San Diego (1098 9th Ave.) called the SDVAG Fine Art Gallery. Dennis also is the founder and the executive director of a charitable organization called, the Museum Artists Foundation (MAF).

As director of MAF, in accordance with its policy of sharing with other organizations, presented an elegant fundraiser called “Façade” in conjunction with the Small Opera of San Diego on May 21, 2005. He helped create and designed a multi-phased curated Wildlife Art Exhibition & Sale, which was open to all regional artists, in the San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park, dates August 12, 2005 – January 1, 2006.

Recently he assisted in the creation of two Carlsbad Masquerades, held on February 25, 2006 and February 24, 2007, to benefit the Outdoor Art Foundation’s Outdoor Art Initiative. He also partnered with Doctors Offering Charitable Services (DOCS) to create “The Unveiling” an Art and Opera fundraiser held on May 19, 2007. He created and keeps current a comprehensive database of over 2,800 regional visual artists including 2,000 email addresses. This database has been shared with several organizations looking for artists to donate work or enter exhibitions. It is growing, kept current, and is made available on request for museums and qualified art organizations.

In January 2007 Dennis launched a new business venture called Virtual Fine Art. He is the owner and President of the company, which features a 3D Interactive Virtual Art Museum. Dennis recently became a member of the executive steering committee for a local think tank, Imagine Carlsbad. In May 2007 Dennis was invited to join the San Diego Group Leaders, a multi-organizational networking group of professionals and leaders of various charitable organizations. He was then put on the Campbell Networks with his own events list, which provides information on events for artists, fans of art and those who wish to support the arts, primarily those with an interest in the visual and performing arts.

Since then, Dennis assisted Martin E. Petersen, curator emeritus of the San Diego Museum of Art to publish his manuscript called “Alice Klauber” online. He also has become the curator of a new art gallery, part of the New Village Arts Theater, in Carlsbad.

EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS

Senator Edward Brooke (R. Mass.) 2/5/74   “Dennis Paul Batt’s bold exciting ‘Vibrations’ bespeaks a powerful, original artist at work”. 

Richard Dymond “New England Business Journal” 6/25/74   “These paintings are poly-chromatic: colors laid side by side in flawlessly engineered geometric configurations… The individual patches of color seem to vibrate like the strings of a harp trembling long after the last chord has become audible”.

Mary Lou Kelly “Christian Science Monitor” 5/18/76   “His most distinctive compositions are horizontal rows signifying land, water, and sky, each decorated with repeated details such as mountains, waves, and clouds, often garnished with one or more figures”. 

Richard Reilly “The San Diego Union” 3/27/77   “Gouache is a difficult technique, but one that is particularly suited to the work of Dennis Batt, for his compositions draw one’s attentions to the freshness and lightness of ‘things’… all creating a unique harmony of colors, rendered with the artist’s own stylization”. 

Jan Jennings “The San Diego Evening Tribune” 1/19/79   “Dennis Batt plays with a myriad of disciplines in visual expression… Particularly impressive are his renderings of interiors where he juggles the inspirations of Picasso, Pollock, and Vaserely, as well as primitive influence and comes up with strong compositions, which invite eye movement all over the canvas… he fuses a variety of artistic approaches, he is also cunning enough to blend them skillfully and gracefully… In each of Batt’s paintings there is precision and color modulation”.

www.dennispaulbatt.com  ”

Schmonson Dalglish

You can visit Schmonson Dalglish exibition at CM Gallery: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Steine%20Gardens/47/92/31

Exibition of RAG Randt in CM Gallery

•March 10, 2008 • Leave a Comment

“100% rag is artist/designer/illustratorRag
In SL, RAG Randt.

Rag creates art for the commissioned and licensing markets as well as stand alone art for art’s sake. rag’s humorous outlook is the basis of his work whether it is for a corporate, advertising, publishing, manufacturing, or individual client.

For his commercial work, rag is an excellent and skilled problem solver and collaborator. His many years of experience has helped all kinds of clients create unique images to sell thier products and services.

WEBSITE: http://www.ragmedia.com

RAG grew up under the influence of Mad Magazine, Warner Brothers cartoons, and the New Yorker Magazine. RAG creates artwork for publishers, advertisers, and corporations. His style translates concepts into humorous, thought provoking art which enables his client’s  messages to be memorable and effective. RAG also supplies the licensing industry with images that will amuse, enlighten, and hopefully make the world a better place for manufactured goods. RAG also has a deep appreciation of single malt whiskey.

Artist gallery in SL http://slurl.com/secondlife/Artropolis/203/197/81

RAG Randt”

In CM Gallery the slurl is: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Steine%20Gardens/47/92/31

Unprofessional behave of Zephyru Zapedzki

•March 6, 2008 • 5 Comments

Dear readers, the CM Gallery, clarifies some situations that happens in the artistic community in Second Life, not that we wanted to give importance to certain issues because we feel that they have not so much relevance, however, the dedicated readers of this blog deserve a clarification on our part. Feeling that this is a post that beyond the purpose of the blog, the CM Gallery, does not stop to explain what happened. During the exibition of Violetta Biziou, when we first meet Zephyru Zapedzki, he don’t went to the gallery to see the work of the artist but to self-advertise in open chat without previously greet someone, much less the artist or the owner of the gallery. From here, we can formulate an idea of the Zephyru character.

Meanwhile the CM Gallery was contacted by a person, which promoted the artist (Zephyru), which proposed the exposure it in the gallery, so through an act of good faith, we accepted. However, the gallery was closed for change of location, when the new gallery was ready we contact Zephyru and another artist Jayalli Hawthorne, to express their work (during the period that the gallery was closed we still advertise the artist through the blog). In a first reaction, Zephyru, proved to be very helpful and nice. As soon as it was assigned the space for its work, its conduct changed dramatically (for those who do not know the gallery, it is divided into three levels, Zephyru was in the first, where people entering the gallery, is the first image of the gallery). Despite this, Zephyru showed displeasure about their space, however the Jayalli had its exhibition mounted. 

The following day, Zephyru addressed in a “arrogant” way to both owners of the gallery, saying that the paintings of oil Jayalli were false and mere photographs of the internet processed by software, using a similar effect of oil to convert the photo in a painting. Zephyru, argues with mere speculation and say that leave the gallery and their works because he’s next to a “Fake artist” (their words). After a meeting between the owners of the gallery and previously confront Jayalli, and she said that paintings were real we decided that without sufficient evidence we couldn’t take a position for any of the artists, however, we respost Zephyru’s position without any opposition, respecting its pointing.Unfortunately, after the Zephyru know this decision, his not limited to withdraw their works but he starting to seek evidence to support their argument. After several attempts presentation of evidence (which not passed from mere speculation), including disturbing jayalli with another avatar trying to take him information by force, which could not, even then did not hesitate to send the conversation to owners of the gallery (to us, a profound lack of character and an extreme cowardice). Even after Jayalli having submitted photos witch prove the veracity of his paintings in oil, Zephyru decide ultimate the owners of the gallery to take a position for or against it “if you are not me, then they are against me!” 

Thus begins of the quest “against the fake artists,” which is characterized by abusive notices in groups of Art accompanied by notecards to defame both, the artist jayalli and the own gallery. This attempt to give a bad name to the gallery and the artist Jayalli, can only have one interpretation, in our opinion, an frustrated attempt to self promotion and  by a childness act. With the “open war” to the gallery by Zephyru, even after Jayalli feelling extremely offended and humiliated, and runing the risk of undermining the exclusivity of their paintings in the RL, send us more photos of their work that were no doubt that it is authentic works and not attempts to forge art. The CM Gallery, knowing what Jayalli‘s happening and may suffer will not publish any of these images, however, as we had said, our readers deserve to know the truth, and we focus that at no time was used other suport of comunication in Second Life by CM Gallery contrarily to Zephyru, to defend or attack this one.

We want to leave now the impartiality side for a moment, and analyze the situation, we have self-conscience that we never acted incorrectly, with bouth parts, just (although we are portugueses as Zephyru is); we just decided only be impartial, what to Zephyru is an affront and shows a lack of intellectual ability (though Caty Matova is licensed in Art History and ScorpionSoul Paine is Designer), even after being shown for the owners of the gallery and to be said that the works are authentic to Zephyru’s, it continues its demand. We all know that 90% of SL artists expose false art (question: scanning a paiting is already tamper an artistic work?). We know that art is an expression and creativity, we know that the monetary value assigned to art in the SL is infinitely lower to the RL, why Zephyru chose to Jayalli to label as “Fake Artist”? And a gallery run by people linked to the area? By the way, why do you pick someone, instead yourself? 

In way of conclusion, the blog and the gallery, CM Gallery, has since its beginning the purpose of gathering the Artists in the SL (whatever the term of the Art) and add a community artists, we regret greatly that in our quest of this objective, we chose this artist who goes against this principles, ignoring all the facts and dont caring about ruining the artist career in SL to win reputation. So we give our apologies…

Caty & Scorp