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                                   Self Portrait
by Michael Fortier
It is with great pleasure that we announce the ArtisTTable’s 25th exhibition - SELFIE. While we have held a portrait show and a couple of figurative exhibitions we have never presented an offering featuring the self portrait. Of course self portraits have been a mainstay of the art world since the beginning of image making. Self examination in this way is a fascinating study, and with the flood of selfies that barrage us everyday on social media, we just had to see what would happen with this call for art.

This is an all media show with the only stipulation being that the work must represent the artist's self. As you wander through this show you will see the theme interpreted in traditional ways and some ways that might make you wonder. Take the time to read the artist's statements that you will find by clicking on the artist's name that is under every piece of art in the show. We might add that this is the first show in which First Place was won with the submission of a video.

We want to thank Phil Gubert for serving as our juror for this exhibition. We know what it takes to review all the art and then make those difficult decisions that juror's need to make. We truly respect and appreciate Phil's work in our behalf.

Juror's Statement:

The most personal work is often self reflective. What I love about self-portraits are their ability to capture the now within an artist's mind. I think exploring yourself - specifically your body - pushes any artist to let down boundaries and be vulnerable. "Selfies" are an everyday, often exploitative experience now. Making something personal and real is more difficult and I believe these three selections explore and achieve just that.

Elinora Schwartz's short film broke my heart, Wayne Higgs using his body as a muse is an inspiration, and Ravit Haviv's expression captivated me. These three, while all different, tell a story about the artist and the emotions they are experiencing.
Thank you for allowing me to view and experience all submitted work.

First Place:
Elinora Schwartz - Hallelujah


Second Place:
Wayne J. Higgs - Self Portrait with Female Model


Third Place:
Ravit Haviv -  Up or Down


Honorable Mentions:

Sarah Engelhard - Self Portrait 2

Peter Broitman - Johnny Sprockets

Kathleen Ford - Tuesday's Gone

Haim Shapir - Selfie 2

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Tommy Bermboim - Wonderment

Staff Choice Awards:

Tali's Choice:
Judith Tummino - Self Portrait with Red Braid

Royce's Choice:
Judith Kindler - Self Portrait

Congratulations to Racheli Latvin for winning the People's Choice Award in our Woman 2017 Exhibition for her collage, Yael. Also we congratulate Iftach Shemesh for winning the People's Choice Award in our Man 2017 Exhibition for his painting, Materni. Both the Woman 2017  and the Man 2017 exhibitions can be seen in our archives.

As you look here through the SELFIE 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, Self Portrait by Michael Fortier, or just click here.

SELFIE ArtisTTable  Exhibition Artists:
SYLVIA ADEL
Israel

RALPH ANNUNZIATA
USA

TOMMY BERMBOIM
Israel

AMY BROCK
USA

PETER BROITMAN
USA

DINA BROS
Israel

SARAH ENGELHARD
Israel

SARI FISHMAN
Israel

KATHLEEN FORD
USA

MICHAEL FORTIER
USA

RAVIT HAVIV
Israel

WAYNE J. HIGGS
USA

JUDITH KINDLER
USA

MAAYAN KRAIM

Israel

BELLA LIFSHITS

Israel

ILAN MIZRAHI
Israel

YOGENDRA MODAK
India

AVI NACHUM
Israel

DIANA NEMOLKIN
Israel

RONI RUTH PALMER
Israel

UNIQUE POWELL
USA

RACHEL ROME
USA

YUVAL SASSON
Israel
ELINORA SCHWARTZ
Israel

GUENEVERE SCHWIEN
USA

DALIAH SEGAL
Israel

HAIM SHAPIR
Israel

HANI SHEFFER
Israel

ASTRID SLETTEVOLD
Norway

JUDY SPIGIEL
Israel

NICHOLAS TIJERINA
USA

SAM TUCIBAT
USA

JUDITH TUMMINO
USA

SVETLANA YORDANOVA
Bulgaria

NITZAN ZIMIRY
Israel