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                    Elaletz
by Mario Atias

It is with great joy that we bring to you the ArtisTTable’s 26th exhibition - Sketchbook. Over the years we have put on some interesting exhibitions, and it is always fascinating to see how the themes have been interpreted. Sketchbook may be the most different one to date. Not because it is so abstract as a theme, but the sketchbook itself is so many things to every artist. One thing that you will notice in this show is that much of the art that you will find here is not finished art. In fact except that we are presenting this exhibition, much of the work you will see here was never really created with the idea that it would ever be seen by the public. So there is a certain intimacy you will see here and you will even get a small glimpse as to the artists thoughts and processes.

Some of the work here is truly preliminary sketches and studies with accompanying notes. While other works are drawings that may simply be figure studies made by the artist with no other purpose other than to draw. Of course there are pieces you will find that are indeed finished paintings.

As artists we use our sketchbooks in many ways, and no matter how we use them, they are for most of us very important to our artistic practices.


Juror's Results and Comments:
We want to thank Itzy Schwartz for serving as our juror for this exhibition. We appreciate his time and work in this effort to review this body of submissions. We invited Itzy to juror this show because as an artist himself he is a consummate drawer, and throughout his career he has always put such great emphasis on giving the subject in each of his drawings and paintings the utmost importance. He has done that through exhaustive studies and sketches. We knew he would be able to understand very well, what was happening in the artist’s mind as the work submitted to this show was created.

First Place:
Mario Atias - Elaletz
Mario Atias' mysterious sketches manage to transfer maximum information through the means of the sketchbook. Impressive work.

Second Place:
Jess Bettoun - Mont Dov 2
Another artist with impressive abilities. Jess Bettoun's work are juicy, voluptous sketches filled with volume and a sense of larger work.

Third Place:
Dania Latar -  Untitled 5
Great drawings that are highly expressive and would look so very different if they had been created in a larger format.

Honorable Mentions:
The following artists have submitted work that is worthy of praise and recognition.

Sarit Adari - Woman and Bird

Jacob Bernstein - Pipes

Anat Bodasher - Bezalel Yafe Melchett Street - Tel Aviv

Tali Gillan - Dropping

Edna Karniel - Two Dressed Models

Nancy Wolitzer - The Beginning of an Unnatural Journal

Staff Choice Awards:

Tali's Choice:
Yosef Wechler - Sitting Woman

Royce's Choice:
Danielle Doctor - Distraction
This introspective look into the heart and mind of the artist as she deals with serious issue becomes a fascinating image. By using simple pens colored lines on a flat surface become dimensional and nearly liquid as lines distort while passing under other shapes.  …royce

Congratulations to Yoav Peretz for winning the People's Choice Award for his painting, Selfie with the Kid I Used to Be. The SELFIE Show can be seen in our archives.

As you look here through the Sketchbook Show, be sure to vote for your favorite art by clicking the Vote Button found on every page of art.

Now, please visit the show by clicking on the image above, Elaletz by Mario Atias, or just click here.
Sketchbook ArtisTTable  Exhibition Artists:
SARIT ADARI
Israel

MARIO ATIAS
USA

JACOB BERNSTEIN
Israel

ANAT BODASHER
USA

ROYCE DEANS
USA

ADIVA OR
Israel

DANIELLE DOCTOR
USA
RONEY LEIGH DUBOV-RAZ
Israel

TALI FARCHI
Netherlands

TALI GILLAN
Israel

MICHAEL HASSIG
USA

EDNA KARNIEL
Israel

ORIN COMIDI
Israel

DANIA LATAR

Israel

BELLA LIFSHITS

Israel
RICKY MAISSY
Israel

YOGENDRA MODAK
India

ALLISON ROSE
USA

ROELI RUMSCHEIDT
Netherlands

SHIRA VAN DER WOUDEN

Netherlands

JOSEPH WECHLER
Israel

NANCY WOLITZER
USA