Happy Holidays Everyone! Welcome to yet another ArtisTTable Newsletter. We truly hope you have had a really marvelous 2017. Ours has been pretty darn amazing if we do say so ourselves. As you know by now, there is always around the ArtisTTable, it is sometime hard for us to keep up with ourselves so it is really our pleasure to send you this newsletter to keep you in the loop. If you thought 2017 was action packed, wait till you see what we have in store for 2018! Read on and then go make some art!
In This Issue

• ArtisTTable 2018 Calendars
• Upcoming  ArtisTTable Art Retreats
• ArtisTTable Exhibitions
• Art Openings and Exhibitions
• TTtv
• Famous Artists Birthdays
• Follow us on Social Media

ArtisTTable 2018 Calendars now available!

You can have your very own ArtisTTable calendar (2' X 3.5") with a mini easel all for only $10 USD. Each month features a different piece of art created by Royce Deans or Tali Farchi. It is the perfect addition to your actual desktop. Email us at if you are interested.

Upcoming ArtisTTable Art Retreats

The 2017 ArtisTTable Art Retreat season was really a wonderful experience. Thanks to every one that joined us on each of them. We really appreciate that you shared that time with us. We feel so fortunate to count each of you as dear friends. We look forward to the times when we can see more of your art online or in person, and hope that our paths will cross again soon.

Tali and Royce have been working non-stop since the end of October to line up everything that has to be lined up for the 2018 Retreat Season. Most everything is in place, so we want to announce just what is scheduled for the new year. It is going to be a busy one.

First off you should know that you can go to our website and click on the Retreat tab or you can click here to go directly to the Retreat site:
We are so excited to be going back to Néot Semadar to “Paint in the Desert.” Last time we had such a rich experience discovering all the colors that are to be found there. It really is a magical part of the world. As painters it is as challenging as it is enriching. There is no doubt that you will grow in ways that you never expected. There will of course be painting demos and instruction available. We are happy to have Ilana Weiler with us again, and she will be leading an all new Mindfulness workshop.
Finding Expressionism is a new retreat experience that we are really looking forward to. March 20, 21, and 22 will be action packed days and nights of artistic exercises that are designed to allow you to access your creativity and be amazed by the sources of inspiration that you will be able to find right under your nose. This retreat is going to be held in the Orly Dvir Gallery located in the Jaffa Port in Jaffa/Tel Aviv, Israel. Come prepared to paint a lot, and in the end there will be a very special art show and reception in the gallery.
Art of Rehabilitation and Healing is a very special retreat that is designed specifically for those under-served members of our community that have certain disabilities. Through the years we have realized over and over again the healing power that art found in the arts. Just  looking and visiting a gallery or museum can lift your spirits, but when you create your own and explore the possibilities the results are miraculous. Check out our web site to see how you might join us in Kfar Hess, Israel for this 2 day experience.
We had such a delightfully magical time on our “After Van Gogh” retreat this last year that we are doing it again. The only thing is that we are going to make it even longer because there is just so much about Vincent that we think you JUST HAVE to experience. We will start in the south of France in Arles and St. Remy where Vincent painted so many of his masterpieces. Your head will spin as you stand in the very places the he did with his easel. Then we are traveling to Auvers, which is just northwest of Paris. This is where Vincent met his tragic end after only being there for 6 weeks. This amazing place is filled with emotion and inspiration.
We want to announce that the travel agency, Shiluvim in Shderot, Israel is organizing two different groups that will be flying from Israel each for a week in the far north of the Netherlands. We will be taking our Genuinely Dutch retreat up to the shores of the North Sea and will be drawing and painting this very special landscape. If you can fly from Ben Gurion you can join us for one of the beautiful adventures.
We have just announced and are looking for anyone that is interested in joining us on another all new retreat we are calling “Following Cézanne.” Aix-en-Provence is where Paul Cézanne’s studio was, and the surrounding area is where he spent so much of his career painting from. We will visit his studio and paint all around the Mont Sainte Victoire. We are still organizing details about this retreat, so let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in being there with us.

ArtisTTable Exhibition News
Our current show is Sketchbook and it will run until 14 December. Check it out today on our website. The voting is still open for the People’s Choice Awards, click the vote button under your favorite art and you will help to determine the winner of this award. (Sketchbook poster image: Elaletz by Mario Atias) Click here to see the exhibition.

The call for entries that we currently have out there is for our 27th exhibition, we are calling it, Anything Goes. It is an all media show with a completely open theme.  You may submit up to 5 pieces for the single entry fee of $25 US. The submission deadline for this show is December 5th. Click here to register.

Art Exhibitions Around World

Douglas Newton at Art from the Boros V at Denise Bibro Fine Art.
The exhibit opens Thursday, November 30, 5:30 to 8:30.
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 W. 20th St. between 10th and 11th Aves.

Tali Farchi Landscapes
10 December - 7 January
Receptions on December 10 and 17 from 13:00-18:00
Alex Manassen & Gerard Zuyderhof
Ankummerdijk 6, 7722 XJ Dalfsen, Nederland

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait
Through 28 January 2018
11 West 53 St., Manhattan, NY

Edvard Mumch: Between the Clock and the Bed
15 November to 04 February 2018
The Met Breuer
East 75 St. & Madison Ave. NYC

28 November to 02 April 2018
Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG   UK

Loving Vincent
at a theater near you.
Go see this film.

Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views
17 November to 18 March 2018
Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980
17 November to 11 March 2018
Keith Haring: The End of the Line
17 November to 11 March 2018

3 Exhibitions at Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI

(If you have a show coming up, let us know, we will be happy to put it on our Facebook group as well as in this section of our newsletter. We love to hear about shows and exhibitions that you are involved in. Send descriptions and a jpeg of the poster or invitation to:

ArtisTTable TV – TTtv

On the 9th of June we had our first broadcast of TTtv. Since then we have had several broadcasts that have gotten better and better. The technology created by Be.Live has gotten more stable and so we are able to talk with every one on a weekly basis about what we have going on. It is fun to give our weekly updates to our activities.

You can tune in by going to the ArtisTTableOnline Facebook page. Watch on your favorite social media platform for announcements as to our next shows.  If you are able catch us while we are live, you can chime in with comments and questions, in fact, you can even join us on the air if you like. We would love it! Join in and we can bring you on the show and talk to you about your art, your studio or any upcoming shows you have, or exhibitions you have seen recently.

In 2018 we will continue to give painting demos and we will have special guests from time to time. Check the show out and you can watch our older shows there on the Facebook page too.

Famous Artist’s Birthdays in December

December is filled with birthdays of some amazing artists. Here are just a few of the highlights of this amazing month birthday wishes. Find out whose birthday it is on any given day by visiting our birthday site. Don’t see your favorite artist in our list? Tell us and we will be more than happy to do a bit of research and get that artist included. Join the celebration!

02 - Georges Seurat 1859 (Paris , France) d: 29 March 1891 (Paris, France)
04 - Wassily Kandinsky 1866 (Moscow, Russia) d: 13 December 1944 (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
05 - Walt Disney 1901 (Chicago, Illinois) d: 15 December 1966 (Burbank, California)
08 - Diego Rivera 1886 (Guanajuato, Mexico) d: 24 November 1957 (Mexico City, Mexico)
08 - Lucian Freud 1922 (Berlin, Germany) - July 20, 2011 (London, UK)
12 - Edvard Munch 1863 ( Adalsbruk, Norway) d: 23 January 1944 (Oslo, Norway)
12 - Helen Frankenthaler 1928 (NYC, NY) - Dec. 27 2011 (Darien, CT)
18 - Paul Klee 1879 (Bern, Switzerland) d: 29 June 1940 (Muralto, Switzerland)
22 - Jean Michel Basquiat 1960 (Brooklyn, NY) d: 12 August 1988 (Manhattan, NY)
23 - John Marin 1870 (Rutherford, New Jersey) d: 2 October 1953 (Addison, Maine)
25 - Louise Bourgeois 1911(Paris, France) d: 31 May 2010 (New York City, NY)
28 - Stan Lee 1922 (Manhattan, NYC, NY)
31 - Henri Matisse 1869 (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France) d: 3 November 1954 (Nice, France)


Follow Us on Social Media

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All the best,
Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
The ArtisTTable Celebrating Art & Artists from Around the World

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