Extremely successful finished the art contest "StillLifes between 3D and 2D" for the renowned artist Scottius Polke, who contributed a charming 3D scenery with the title "Drops of Life", showing a dropping tap nurtering a plant:
After the public and the jury voting he ended up with 126 points and got the 1st prize with 4000 L$, a sculpted rose trophy, a voucher and the book for the exhibition with all the entries as photos inside.
The 2nd and 3rd award with 2000 and 1000 L$ went to an artist couple, Tani Thor with her fragile and tastefully coloured still life "Abbandono" and her Partner Aloisio Congrejo, who created a still life with the title "Apples" in a similar style, but with more abstract elements. Both works convinced the public and the jury as well.
But also all other entries got votes and the admiration of visitors and the jury; because of the high quality of the artworks the jury decided to spend 100 L$ for every artist plus a voucher and the book as a memory and as a small appreciation.
The participating artists were soror Nishi, Silene Christen, Fuschia Nightfire, Molina Rhode, RAG Randt, Kolor Fall, Lagu Indigo, Arianna Mfume, Nish Mip, Vyoletta Guyot, Kyra Roxan and Steffy Lavender, who had her debut as an artist.
A controversy came up about the question, what a StillLife should be. Some visitors asked, whether a dropping water tap or a continuous rainshower could be defined as StillLife. As with anything in the field of art there is no way to define an absolute truth. The possibilities Second Life offers for artists are new and completely different from RL, so that there have to be found new definitions for RL traditions. Asmita, the curator, was giving an example: "The continuously dropping tap of Scottius' work has more StillLife atmosphere, although it is animated, than the unanimated work of Nish Mip, where a human arm is throwing some bottles - the background of the term "still" is not "unanimated" but "contemplative". Both entries were accepted in the contest as Still Lifes and it depends completely on the subjective mood of the onlooker to classify them as StillLife or not.
After the award ceremony a Salsa party started with the present artists and their friends and some guests. The sim-owner and sponsor Zewe Major showed his salsa competence together with Miriam Evanier, the second sponsor of the contest and leader of the press on the sim Meisterbastler. As a 3rd sponsor contributed Azrael Kass, artist himself and living on the sim.
Asmita Duranjaya, the curator of the gallery and organisator of the contest was happy with the result of the contest and with the event. The show is open until end of August and most of the art can be bought in the gallery.