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  Whale
by Alon Jacobson


It is our honor to present to you the ArtisTTable’s 24th exhibition - Man 2017. This is our second men’s show, for some reason the response to this call for entries is much less than what we get from the women’s shows. Still we liked the idea and this is why we are running Man 2017 simultaneously with the Woman 2017 show. But they were juried separately. While the numbers of entries were on the low side we did have 5 different countries represented, USA, Israel, India, Australia and The Netherlands.

This is an all media, open themed show, which translates to an exhibition that is open to any subject matter and any artistic discipline. We are please to feature two artists from The Netherlands, both of which have submitted videos. It makes us smile when we can be a part of presenting work that show such variety.

We want to thank Andrew Anderson for acting as our juror for Man 2017. He is a creative individual with a free thinking mind. His emphasis in the arts at the moment happens to be in graphic design with a particular focus on work on the web.

We also want to thank Andrew for his work as the juror of this show. It is always a much bigger task than anyone might think it could be to make the sorts of decisions that need to be made as a juror. We appreciate Andrews attention and efforts.

Juror's Statement:

The Man 17 Show contained art of all mediums and topics. It was exciting to shift so often between colors, contexts and concepts. It kept my mind alert and open to whatever would come next.

First Place:
Amit Manolkar - Mixed Emotions

For his ability to capture the essence of memory with all of it's smooth contrasting points that flow into a formulating story.

Second Place:
Stuart Meyer-Plath - The Book

This simple, unified and focused sense of joy in a single moment. And to think, I'm only seeing one side of this work!

Third Place:
Alon Jacobson -  Pipe

He is unashamedly highlighting the layering of human endeavor. It's as if all the hidden parts of our interactions were laid bare and exposed in a never-ending loop.

Honorable Mentions:

Mike Tummino - Nebulae III
I feel I'm looking at something very large and very small at the same time. There is brave color and texture here that breathes life.

Gideon Zur - A Moment Before
I like how he has instilled human emotion into inanimate, everyday objects that we are already familiar with. There is a story with your raw pieces. A Moment Before tells a story of a kind of union between two people and the thrill of the leap.

Rami Ater - On the Way 3.1
You turned time and purpose into an unending ribbon.

Luuk van de Klundert - Net Als (Video)
Often we see these moments too far away. You managed to bring them closer and pair them well corresponding emotions.

Denny Kline - Down by the River
I felt pulled into a solidly tranquil scene.

Nicholas Tijerina - The Cove
I liked this vibrant depiction of a drifting oasis.

Congratulations to Greg Lannin for winning the People's Choice Award in our previous exhibition, Landscape 2016 for his painting, Tranquil Woods.

As you look here through Man 2017, 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, Whale by Alon Jacobson, or just click here.

Man 2017 ArtisTTable  Show Artists:
RAMI ATER
Israel

MARIO ATIAS
USA

ROYCE DEANS
USA

MICHAEL HASSIG
USA

MARC HIMES
USA
ALON JACOBSON
Israel

DENNY KLINE
USA

AMIT MANOLKAR
India

DAN McCORMACK
USA

STUART MEYER_PLATH
Australia

IFTACH SHEMESH
Israel
NICHOLAS TIJERINA
USA

MIKE TUMMINO
USA

RUUD VAN DER WOUDEN
The Netherlands

LUUK VAN KLUNDERT
The Netherlands

GIDON ZUR

Israel