Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A notice to all members -- Important!

The Art & Artist Network has been around for about 2 years now, and is still going strong. The art world in Second Life has grown immensely since then, and my moderators and I have decided that the time has come to update the group FAQ and the group charter.

- We have decided to re-emphasize the focus of this group to Fine Arts. Music acts, and musical performances, however important, have plenty of groups devoted to their promotion (for example, Live Music Enthusiasts). While all musicians and their associates are welcome to stay in the Art & Artist Network, we ask that you please do NOT post Group Notices about musical events, UNLESS they are directly related to a Fine Art event.

- Members who have not logged into SL for 6 months or more will be ejected. This is nothing personal, we simply want to keep the group populated with active members. If you have been ejected for inactivity and wish to join again, simply ask one of the Moderators to re-invite you.

Please visit the FAQ page for a list of the complete group guidelines.

I would like to thank the moderators, SunShine Kukulcan, Klink Epsilon, and Sasun Steinbeck, for their tireless help & support.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Important changes coming up

The FAQ and group charter will be updated soon. Notices will be sent out about those changes. Please check back for further details!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Taking a leave of absence

I am no longer taking an active role in the Art & Artist Network group.

Please direct all inquiries, issues, and invitation requests to one of our other moderators - Klink Epsilon or Sasun Steinbeck.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A couple of helpful hints about group notices

A group member IMed me earlier today and had a helpful suggestion for sending out Notices:

"I love staying up to date on openings and exhibits. I have a suggestion that may make it easier for everyone to reference notices....Can we suggest to members that they notecard their notices and paste LM in them for future viewing?"

I think it's a very wise idea, indeed. Many of our members DO send notecards with their Notices, but those who don't might want to consider the idea. You just might get more visitors to your events that way!

(Thanks to Gwen Carillon for the suggestion!)

Speaking of Notices, did you know that you can view the past MONTH of Notices? This is especially helpful if want to read the Notice again, or if you decline the attachment by mistake.

Here's what to do:
Open the Group Information box, and click on the Notices tab. You will see a list of the past month's group notices. Since there are so many, you may want to re-arrange the list to find what you want. There are three ways to do this:

1.) Click on 'Subject' to re-arrange the list alphabetically by subject;
2.) Click on 'From' to re-arrange the list alphabetically by sender's name; or
3.) Click on 'Date' to re-arrange the list by date (keep in mind that the date list is arranged by numerical order, NOT chronologically).

When you find the notice you want, click on it. You will be able to read the contents and accept the attachment, if any.

Hope you find these hints useful!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A quick reminder

Just a quick reminder: clothing announcements are not permitted -- this is a Fine Arts group. There are plenty of fashion groups for that purpose. Thank you for understanding!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Oh, btw, Happy New Year!

Happy fucking New Year!

Submissions to the Art & Artist Network Flickr group

To all group members who are also part of our Flickr group:

I just went through & removed pictures that I don't feel are relevant to the group topic. I want to reassure you that this wasn't done because the pictures were inadequate in any way, I simply want the group submissions to stick to theme as much as possible.

-- Submission guidelines --

YES: Gallery pictures; pictures of individual art works, snapshots of an artist at an event, live musical performances (excluding DJs unless it is accompanying an art event), installation pictures, gallery pictures, snapshots of artistically done builds.

NO: Glamor shots, landscape pics, random snapshots, portrait pictures (unless it is a picture of an artist in his/her gallery or event), photo manipulations of SL snapshots (unless it features art-related content).

I realize these restrictions might seem strict, but I do want this to be a specialty group for SL and not just another place to dump all SL-related snapshots. Thanks for understanding. :)

* Note:
If I have removed anyone's picture in error, please let me know, and you can re-submit it. I apologize for any misunderstandings!