The Out of This World
Art Gallery is Calling You..
Ever wanted to have a real
art opening in cyberspace where you attract crowds and can stand by
your work just like being a real gallery? Want to go beyond a simple
"put them on a web page and hope people visit" approach?
Well then you should hang your works in the Out
of This World Art Gallery (OOTWAG)
at Avatars98, a 3D virtual gallery with your work or works
hung on the walls while guests mill around in 3D cyberpersonae called
"avatars". The show will open on November 21st and run for
one day (we may leave it up for a few weeks afterward for informal
What kind of works are
we looking for?
Well, just about anything from traditional painting, sculpture, line
art to computer generated pieces. At our 1996
and 1997 conferences, the OOTWAG
featured works that depicted some vision for virtual worlds or cyberspace.
Artists can show us a bolder and higher fidelity
visionthan we can make make real
in the virtual worlds of today.
What do I need to do
to submit my works? Well, it is pretty simple really to be make an entry to the show.
Any work can be submitted as a scanned image, which must be in the
JPEG format and optimally 60K bytes or less. This means a lot of compression
and some loss of quality but it does mean that the public will be
able to see your work in this unique setting. We prefer that you have
your JPEG file at your own website address. Next you must fill
out the form and submit your works. Curator Paul Klee and
the committee will consider your submission and get back to you. There
are a limited number of artists who can be accommodated a maximum
of 3 works per artist will be featured.
Got Problems? If you are having
problems or questions, send a brief email to curator
Paul Klee, an Active Worlds citizen and creator of the first ever
art gallery back in 1996.
Visiting Avatars98 and
To visit our first prototype gallery itself, you must download and
install Active Worlds, which
runs on Windows PC's only (sorry !). If you want to organize a show
in another of the Avatars98 platforms,
please let us know. We have resources only to create a gallery in
Active Worlds, which was chosen because of its easy building in a
3D environment. To visit the gallery on the big day, November 21st,
you will enter the AV98 world in Active Worlds, and click on the flashing
arrow teleporter "to Galleries and Avvy Awards". If you
want a tour of the gallery before then, contact curator
Please Note: this is
a public open space event, people may take pictures! Each artist owns their own copyrights but should understand that
this is a public showing, and that visitors may take screen shots
of their works. This is akin to visitors taking pictures at a 'real
world' open space gallery and users may take away visual mementos
in their rolls of virtual film. We will label your works with your
name so that proper credit will appear to the public.
Your name as you would
like it to appear on a title plate on your display area, like (4)
in the above example.
affiliation if any.
The web URL to your
homepage or web-based gallery which we can link to your works.
This will be linked to your title plate (4).
Your email address so
we can contact you.
The URL Web addresses
of up to three JPEG images of your work less than 60K each and no
more than 256 pixels in height or width (128 pixels will work better
for more users). These will be places on the panels in the example
above at (1, 2 and 3).
Web addresses for each
of the up to three images. These will link back to a specific location
containing a higher resolution version of your artwork might or
some further description of the piece.
The short title of each
work in 24 characters or less to appear on the panels at (5,
6, and 7) and on
pop-up text panels that appear when visitors hold their mouse over
your works (see an example above).
[Forms are no longer being processed
Please fill out all fields indicated in Bold:Your Name:
Your Affiliation (if any):
Web URL for your personal or art homepage:
Your E-mail address:
Web URL to JPG file for submission #1:
Web URL to special page for submission #1:
Title of submission #1:
Web URL to JPG file for submission #2:
Web URL to special page for submission #2:
Title of submission #2:
Web URL to JPG file for submission #3:
Web URL to special page for submission #3:
Title of submission #3:
[Forms are no longer being processed for Av98.]
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