Wednesday, October 14, 2020

UWA in Gratitude Art Show


From Chuck Clip's notecard

"This is a grand finale, a sad farewell to show our gratitude to UWA and all that they did for us as artists, curators, and residents of SL. Their work brought life and beauty to all of us and made the art world in Second Life a thing to behold."

The theme is "Gratitude"

This art show is open to everyone. The theme is “Gratitude” with a 150 prim limit per artwork, and limited to one entry per artist. (ed. the works may be 2D, 3D and/or machinima)

Why The Theme “Gratitude?”

For over a decade, the University of Western Australia has been synonymous in the minds of many residents of Second Life with the arts and the support thereof. Their work was unparalleled on the grid, and made waves in the art world that, even as they prepare to close their sim, resonate through the art world today.

There are so many people whose lives they touched in one way or another. So many artists found inspiration in their 3D Art Challenge themes, and support in the encouragement of the community they created.

I, Chuck Clip, am one of them, and I am honored and humbled to have been granted the chance to organize this event. I’ll attempt to carry their extraordinarily heavy torch, to continue to support the arts in Second Life in their stead.

Let us all come together this one last time to say thank you to the men and women of this great institution, to celebrate their achievements, their impact on our own achievements, and to mourn their departure. "

About Submissions:

ALL queries and questions about the Gratitude show should be directed to Chuck Clip or Mariposa Upshaw.

Dusty Canning, quadrapop Lane and Freewee Ling are UWA representatives in SL and may be contacted for general enquiries about the University of Western Australia in Second Life

Gratitude Show ESSENTIALS:

  • Artwork entered should be able to be interpreted by the casual viewer as being representative of the theme. Where the link to the theme is difficult to ascertain, this should be referenced in a NC accompanying the work.
  • There is a 150 land impact limit.
  • artwork may be 2d or 3d 
  • machinima artists please contact Chuck Clip or Mariposa Upshaw for submission info
  • one (1) entry per artist
  • Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Event Opening: November 11, 2020 12pm SLT - 4pm SLT
  • The exhibit will be taken down on or before December 31, 2020 before the sim closes.
  • Any questions should be sent in a notecard to Chuck Clip or Mariposa Upshaw in SL


Place the artwork in the UWA Art Show Submissions box located at the University of WA sim landing point


the Sinful Retreat landing point.

No specific perms required, but copy is appreciated if possible).
If you have problems with the box give artwork to Chuck Clip along with Artist NC:

To submit entries into the box, select the entry in your inventory (left mouse button) and then press CTRL & drag the entry while holding down that key to the UWA Art Show Submissions box. When the cursor is over the box (red outlines should appear around the receiver box), release your left  mouse button and the item is received. Do this for BOTH your entry and your Artist Notecard.

 If you have difficulties doing this, give the entry directly to Chuck Clip.

Contest Entry Rules:

  1. Any artwork can be submitted. They can be inanimate or have animation. They may contain scripts if you so choose - maximum script time of 0.2ms, and anything that runs at over 0.05ms is to have an on/off on touch with time out of 10 minutes max. 150 land impact maximum. Please keep the size to a maximum footprint of 20x20m.
  2. Note that by submitting an entry, you are giving permission to the University of Western Australia and Chuck Clip to place the objects anywhere on the UWA sim, and to have information and images of the entries placed on UWA websites and on websites promoting the UWA sim or events held on the UWA sim or to be filmed for Machinima purposes.
  3. A valid entry, is any object dropped onto the UWA Art Show Submissions box that fits the theme. Select your item from inventory while holding down the CTRL key, and drop it onto the drop box (release the left mouse button when your entry is in position to be dropped in).
  4. Alternate method of entry is to offer the entry and Artist Notecard to Chuck Clip.
  5. All work must be original.  Renderings of works by others, in part or in whole, whether or not they are under copyright, should be acknowledged and permissions secured when appropriate.