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The Art Galleries in Sapphire Mirror Lake

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The Art Gallery in Sapphire Mirror Lake, picture by Alisaundra Andel.

One of the wonderful things about fantasy, almost its defining feature, is the magic of transformation. Within fantasy you can be whatever and whoever you want, whether you wish to grow a mermaid tail or gallop around as a centaur. Do your undead armies cover your lich lands, or is your garden inhabited by fairies? In fantasy it is all possible.

To celebrate the diversity of fantasy and to show what all you can be in Second Life, Fantasy Faire hosts its third fantasy art collection. The first gallery was located in the Palace of Tears 2014, the second in Poseidon’s Abyss 2015 and this year’s art galleries are set in the beautiful Sapphire Mirror Lake by Haveit Neox.

There are two galleries, one beneath the waves and one above them. The art included reflects their position, the underwater gallery holding exclusively pictures of various mer creatures and the one on the surface those beings that need air to breathe.

The galleries feature art from nearly 40 artists and we are extremely grateful for their permission to use their pictures this way, and for their enthusiasm about the exhibition.

The artists in the galleries are: Adra Braeden, Alisa Perne, Alisaundra Andel, Aloriana Shadowstar, Amelie Fravoisse, Betty Rogan, Caitlin Tobias, Cereza Chan, Coober Galicia, Devin Vaughn, Duchess Flux, Ermandalee, Filomena Quinnell, Freyja Nemeth, Keliah Angelis, Kennadeigh, Kimbra Iridescent, Kynne Llewellyn, LaDonna Oceanlane, Mery M, MiTo, Nebraska Oddfish, Nekotto, Nish Grey, Rainbow Mubble, Rey, Reya Darkstone, Roxi Firanelli, Skye McLeod Fairywren, Skye Nefekalum, Sorcha Irelund, Spyder Silverfall, Tamarind Silverfall, Tamzin Xigalia, Thus Yootz, Ursula Floresby and Ziekling Bunnyhug.

Visit the Gallery on the Surface | Gallery Beneath the Waves

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Underwater gallery @Sapphire Mirror Lake
Underwater Gallery at Sapphire Mirror Lake, picture by Caitlin Tobias

Invitation to Imagination: Fantasy Art in the Faire

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Fantasy Faire has always showcased the best of fantasy in Second Life. This strange shared world of ours is perfect for shapeshifting avatars and environments to whatever our imagination calls for.

For two years now Fantasy Faire has hosted a Second Life fantasy art gallery during its event-filled days. The first year the paintings lined the walls of the Palace of Tears, the second they were carefully stored in the galleries of Poseidon’s Abyss, evacuated from the sea king’s wrath.

This year the gallery will emerge in the Arts and Entertainment sim built by Haveit Neox. We are planning to have more artists than ever before, and we are asking for help in finding more Second Life fantasy artists!

We are looking for — in all its simplicity — fantasy art for Fantasy Faire. We are not interested in any other forms of art, this is FANTASY Faire. We are looking for Second Life pictures that look like illustrations for fantasy novels, pictures that inspire imagination, pictures that tell a story.

We want to display fantasy in Second Life, show how many different forms you can take here, how many wondrous worlds you can live in. The ideal picture for this would be taken in-world and featuring fantasy avatars interacting with each other or their environment, a capture in the middle of some events. Many other types of pictures are welcome, too, from cute pixie closeups to haunting sorceress portraits.

Since Fantasy Faire is a Relay For Life event, all the art displayed there has to be PG.

We never use art without permission. If an artist seems like a good match for the Faire, I will be in contact with them by sending them flickr-mail. We use the art in the galleries only if I hear back from the artists and they give us the permission to do so.

All that said, now we just need a lot of new names!

Feel free to suggest fantasy artists to us through this form.

The Galleries of Poseidon’s Abyss

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“The enemy’s superior power can no longer be held off. The city struggles to save its arts aboard the fleet of living galleons. To protect its valued paintings, music, literature, and all the company of its theater, the ships must sail on the hour if their culture is to survive. But 40 fathoms beneath those waves, Poseidon spies the underbellies of the ships, and readies his own advance for the bounty.” – Haveit Neox, the designer and builder of Poseidon’s Abyss

The Arts & Entertainment sim, Poseidon’s Abyss, is a treasure trove of fantasy art set into a sim-wide installation by Haveit Neox. Within the living story of attempting to save what is most precious — beauty, art and culture — the visitors can find four different art galleries. Two of these are on the surface, two more in the depths of Abyss.

In these galleries there are paintings of fantasy art work from 26 different Second Life fantasy artists that have their work displayed in Flickr. Each of the artists was contacted for permission and only the art that we received the permission for is displayed in the Faire.

The galleries display the art of Alisa Perne, Alisaundra Andel, Caitlin Tobias, Carthalis Rossini, Catchafire Shilova, Cyrus Knight, DevinVaughn, Duchess Flux, Filomena Quinnell, Freyja Nemeth, GiaNikai Juliesse, Hephaesteon, Irina Strazytski, Jikiro Silverblade, Kimbra IridescentKynne Llewellyn, Mikali Giovinazzo, Rainbow Mubble, Roxi Firanelli, Sorchiee, Spyder Silverfall, Sunny George, Tamarind Silverfall, Twerk Caboodle, Ursula Floresby and Zeke Jestyr. Fantasy Faire would like to thank all of them once more: every painting makes the treasures Poseidon vies for more valuable, every piece of art adds to the spirit of beauty to be cherished and saved.

Go join the preservation of beauty and life, go explore Poseidon’s Abyss!

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The Art Gallery in the Palace of Tears

A Siren's Call by Naniel Finlayson
A Siren’s Call by Naniel Finlayson

If you have visited the Palace of Tears while hunting, you might have noticed that the Emperor’s palace is fittingly decorated with amazing fantasy art pieces.

Secret Garden at Imaginaria by Peace Edenflower-Switchblade
Secret Garden at Imaginaria by Peace Edenflower-Switchblade

These pieces are all from various fantasy groups in Flickr, chosen to represent the multitude of fantastic ways the people of Second Life see, perceive and live fantasy in our shared virtual world.

Lamia by Kynne Llewellyn
Lamia by Kynne Llewellyn

Each artist has been contacted beforehand and has given their permission to use their art in the Palace. If you edit-inspect a painting you can find out the picture’s title, the artist’s name and the flickr-address. Almost thirty fantasy artists have their art on the walls of the Palace.

Up by Gidge Adagio
Up by Gidge Adagio

The Art Gallery stays available to delight you as long as The Palace of Tears does, until May 18th. While you are hunting within the Palace, take a moment or two to pause and admire the art on the walls, to appreciate the ways how we all can be exactly what we wish in here: dream, be, and share it with others.

The Secret Lives of Dwarves by Davie Frequency
The Secret Lives of Dwarves by Davie Frequency

Fantasy Faire wishes to thank the following fantasy artists for their permission, contribution and help in creating the Palace as it should be: Anabelle Marquis, Caitlin Tobias, Carthalis Rossini, Chromium Praga, Crystal Rehula, Dagmar Haiku, Davie Frequency, DevinVaughn, Dita Actor, Duchess Flux, Eliza Quixote, Filomena Quinnell, Freyja Nemeth, Gia Nikai, Giada Brentley, Gidge Adagio, Halfwraith Caerndow, Irina Strazytski, Kynne Llewellyn, Lilith Heart, Mena Lancaster, Naniel Finlayson, Peace Edenflower-Switchblade, Phire Zuhra, Spyder Silverfall and Vixen Darkrose.

Highgarden by Duchess Flux
Highgarden by Duchess Flux