Jim Slater (jimslater75) is RL photographer and started a really interesting project. From his note card:
"This is a sim dedicated to all passionate artists to come and learn, share, inspire and be inspired.
Some of the great opportunities offered here will be:
* Mini-galleries for artists to express and expose their work
* Communal Studio's, sets and props
* Discussion areas for learning from others, and assisting others.
* Location, Urban and Creative locations for shoots"
The acceptance and result is more than impressive. When I talked to Jim some days ago, already 98 artists, mainly photgraphers, used the chance to exhibit! Almost daily are coming more. Not only the number of artists is impressive, even more the fact that it truly represents the high level of SL photography and digital art nowadays.
When I took the photos for the blog I realized, that most images show avatars. I was looking for still lives or landscapes, which sell surprising good in Second Live (for virtual homes and other structures). But I found just a few. Artists should take this as recommendation to look for other motifs too in order to raise the sales.
But it was a learning for me too. That, what makes Second Life really unique is the beauty and endless variety of avatars! Avatars are obviously a deep source of inspiration for artists in SL.
Opensim never can beat this!
I know, why I stay in SL.