Second Life boasts a plethora of spaces for the display of two-dimensional art, and among the newest on the map—and growing at lightning speed—is Artists for SL, founded by Jim Slater. In ever-expanding galleries, the works of more than 100 artists are now featured. It's part of Jim's philosophy that the galleries should feature the work of not only established but also emerging artists: "The concept of a communal area for artists (photography, painting, 3D art etc.) came from the realization that majority of art galleries in SL showcase accomplished, and experienced artists...and a space is needed for those with the drive and intention, but not necessarily the resources."
Artists are grouped three to a space, and my great friend Jessica Belmer and I are in Gallery 18 (direct teleport here). I have only 4 pieces up right now—I prefer to give works room—and will probably rotate them frequently. Among other artists featured will be names familiar to many who roam the halls of flickr: Annie Klavinham, Corinne J. Helendale, Melusina Parkin, Emaline, Tess Falworth, Tweeze Tyne, Alles Klaar, Anita Witt, Jack Parkin, WuWai Chun, Olympes Rhode, Dido Haas, Hugo Zelle, NatG, Ilanit Orsini, Phillip Sidek, Crystal Rehula, Isa Messioptra, Petra Messioptra, Rolando Giha, my awesome friend Juno Angerona, and many others. (Hopefully I won't be tarred and feathered for not mentioning someone's name—there are just too many to list!) Most if not all items are on sale.
With literally hundreds of pieces on display it can take a few trips to enjoy everything the galleries have to offer. You'll find a directory at the landing point, or you can just start exploring. Jim plans to have some regular events at Artists for SL—we had a great dance party there just a couple days ago—and hopes to eventually expand from a homestead to a full sim. There's a donation box at the landing point.