Transformed by Silence by Eshwan Winding
Welcome to the Art of Women exhibition. This show has now become an annual event here at the ArtisTTable, it is an open themed show with the only criteria being that only women are eligible. We were overwhelmed with the response that the Call for Entries received. As if we weren’t impressed enough by the number of submissions and the amazing depth of the and variety of the work with it’s many styles, techniques and approaches; artists from 30 countries around the world registered to be a part of the show.

We want to thank all those artists that submitted, and congratulations to those that have had work selected for the exhibition. Of the over 350 pieces of art submitted, there are 252 works in the Art of Women show.  Many of the artists are new to the ArtisTTable and others have in other of our exhibitions. Congratulations to Vivian Le, Marta Tiesenga, and Rebecca Uilasz for being awarded First, Second and Third prizes by our juror, Michaela Mende Janco.

We want to thank Michaela for the monumental job she did in jurying this exhibition. We realize the weight that is placed upon every juror’s shoulders, and we truly appreciate Michaela’s time and effort.

Michaela is herself an artist and an art therapist. She lives and works in Israel. She has her training in fine art when she began her graduate degree in art therapy she felt like she needed to challenge her definitions of what art was. Her thesis was about Art Brut and Outsider Art, she added, “Art for me is a means for communicating and expressing the Self. I see it primarily as a need, an impulse to leave a mark in the world in a physical form. Cave Painting is what I return to when I look for a pure art form seeking self-expression.”

Juror’s Note:
I was honored to be asked by Tali and Royce to choose which works touched me most and I tried to consider both the aesthetic and the content aspects of the works submitted.

The works I saw were very versatile in their subject matter as well as in their visual form and artistic media. I felt a richness of experience and was intrigued to get to know more about the artists and the experiences that were at the heart of the art works they presented.

Vivian Le: Her work intrigued me. The association I had was with children's storybooks and a juxtaposition of naiveté and beauty with an onlooker's gaze and the sometimes cruel  reality of our world. I felt Vivian constructed a world that I wanted to dive into, theatrical, whimsical and yet painfully aware of itself.

Marta Tiesenga: She draws and etches lines on paper and builds constructs of her imagination, at once magnificent and simple, whether it represents a natural scenery, a portrait or an abstract drawing. The artist writes in her statement that she explores themes of interconnectivity through the repetition of line. Her lines certainly connected with my heart and soul.

Rebecca Uliasz: Through her photographs and paintings Rebecca deconstructs reality and rebuilds it again. Through this act emotions are expressed and communicated. The scenes of a woman standing naked in the kitchen looking out-of-place, her eyes fixed in a non-discerning gaze, are powerfully drawn. They relate to the tradition of Expressionism and seem to tear the mask of Bourgeois house-wife-in-kitchen scenes and reveal the truth behind such facades.

Honorable Mentions:
Aixa Oliveras: Her realistic drawings convey a haunting quality to everyday scenes. They have psychological depth and an other-worldly feeling to them.

Michal Ben Zeev: Her work celebrates the ordinary, the mundane and infuse depth and meaning into it. Her works are rich and sensuous.

Julie Richards: The tractor and its environment seem interconnected. The atmosphere of the farm comes through as well as the rust on Old Faithful.

Lesli Bell: Watercolor paintings on different intricate backgrounds, beautifully painted in watercolor, the works exude a dream-like otherworldly quality.

Aneta Novicka: Her video work takes us on a journey touching upon an intricate relationship with her body. Intimacy, shame, guilt, eroticism, vulnerability and tenderness, all woven together.

Edna Levy: Her sculptures very successfully manage to capture and express the gestures and movement of life in bronze.

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Elli Albrecht - USA
Paula Bannerman - USA
Linnea Barnes - France
Nieves Barrenshea - Spain
Izabela Beisert - Germany
Lesli Bell - Australia
Ayellet Ben Ner - Israel
Michal Ben Zeev - Israel
Bitta Bøthun Bjønsdotter - USA
Asami Bluefudge - Japan
Chezy Chencinski - Israel
Orna Chic - Israel
Candice Chovanec - USA
Katherine Colborn - USA
Laura Collins - USA
Dor Confino - Israel
Anita Cunningham - USA
Stella de Genova - USA
Antonia del Olmo - Spain
Marsha Doran - USA
Kerry Doring - USA
Ank Draijer - Nederland
Tali Farchi - Nederland
Mary Flack - USA
Mary Gilman - USA
Jessica Goehring - USA
Suzanne Gonzales-Smith - USA
Aliza Gutman - Israel
Adrian Hern - USA

 Lodela Hidlago - Philippines
Donna Howard - USA
Cat Jackson - USA
Kathleen Joyce - USA
Micky Kirchen - Luxembourg
Kaisu Koski - Finland
Louise LaChance - Canada
Régine La Fata - France
Dilaruba Latif - Bangladesh
Isabelle Le Pors - France
Vivan Le - USA
Laurie Lehman - USA
Ruslana Levandovska - Canada
Edna Levy - Israel
Nelli Lorch - Israel
Paula Louw - South Africa
Belinda Low - Singapore
Charlann Meluso - USA
Sue Midlock - USA
Laura Moore - USA
Daylene Moss - USA
Lauren Moss - USA
Katherine Muller - USA
Aneta Nowicka - Poland
Aixa Oliveras - Puerto Rico
Meishan Pan - China
Peggy Radcliff - USA
Cheryl Rau - USA
Sylvia Raz - USA
 Julie Richards - Wales, UK
Mathilde Renes - Netherlands
Helen Roowalla - Switzerland
Laura Rosseter - USA
Roeli Rumscheidt - Netherlands
Brenda Salamone - USA
Nelly Sanchez - France
Maria Santacecilia - Argentina
On Kyeong Seong -South Korea
Tamar Shavit - Israel
Brenda Sipe - USA
Lauren Michelle Stewart - USA
Priyanka Tewari - India
Alycia Thompson - USA
Marta Tiesenga - USA
Rebecca Uliasz - USA
Asli Uludag - Turkey
Judith Verheij - Spain
Marcy Ann Villafana - USA
Zita Villanueva - USA
Mary Vivo - USA
Jemina Watstein - Germany
Ilana Weiler - Israel
Nicole Westbrook - Canada
Ezshawan Winding - Mexico
Nancy Wolitzer - USA
Sheryl Yeager - USA
Nava Zak - Israel
Michal Zalzman - Israel