Feeling by Tamar van der Wouden
Welcome to the 43rd online exhibition of the ArtisTTable, ALL MEANS ALL: Every Color, Every Gender
There has been a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion lately and rightly so. Without drawing direct attention to our differences because here we are all artists first and foremost. That is the beauty and bottom line of it. We believe that it is what is inside that is most important, and art is perhaps the best way to see what is inside of anyone. We celebrate that creative spirit that is inside of each of us.
The theme for this show was wide open so it was exciting to see what was submitted. It is always a task to consider all the art. We think you will enjoy this exhibition. - ArtisTTable Staff
First Place: Alley Cat - Netta Ganor
Alley Cat is set in perhaps the most incredibly beautiful alley the world has ever seen. Netta has indicated for us exactly what it felt like to be on this enchanted path with its dappled light, stepping stones, and potted plants. There is also a double point of focus in this painting. The obvious one is the cat that is walking our way, but cats being cats, we can assume that this feline will just walk right on past us. This will leave us to explore the second point, which is to find out what is the other end of this path. It's probably something wonderful.
Second Place: Dancing Tulips - Carina Imbrogno
This painting is masterfully executed. The delicacy of the flower petals is exquisitely rendered, and when Carina combines that with the simple elegance of the crisscrossing stems, she has given us an image that is as timeless and it is beautiful.
Third Place: Green Green Grass - Nikita Thakur
Nikita's collaged paintings are filled with texture and subtle color that conjures the notion of exploration of exotically remote and possibly dangerous terrain. From the title, Green Green Grass gives us a more peaceful and calm scenario, but like all of her work, Nikita's scrawling drawing marks provide delightful little paths to take our hikes in and around her compositions.
Fall - Mario Atias
Minimalism isn't dead. Some of still seek it. Mario has certainly set up camp there. What is so engaging about Fall is while he has created a curvy and syncopated line of leaves that maintains that minimalistic mantra yet it is all almost broken to pieces by the stunning contrast of neutral grey and that lovely warm yellow. What keeps it all in line is the softness of the leafy contours.
Collar String - Ronit Cohen
Ingenuity is the mother invention. Creating beads out of rolled paper is an overly simplistic version of what Ronit's necklaces are all about. Colors and textures combined to turn paper into jewel-like baubles that are fantastic as any precious ruby or sapphire. It is the definition of art don't you think? When we take raw materials that in and of themselves there is very little value, but when the artist works her or his magic on those materials, something is created from nothing.
Imprints - Marlen Ismalon
Imprints is another of Marlen Ismalon's epic paintings. in this visual tale, five human figures and two seated dogs are curiously inhabiting a stairway on a wooded path. The mystery of the setting and why this cast of characters is gathered is made even more intriguing at least one of them is melted into the steps. Great art opens a world to the viewer to be as creative as they want with whatever narrative they want to apply to the piece. Even if the artist has their own narrative it only is richer when we have multiple ideas swirling around.
Evening - Marina Levitan
Evening is a special time of day. Nearly all of us can agree on this point, and if you can't after spending even a very short period of time with Marina Levitan's painting, Evening we all can agree that if evenings were all like this we would all like them even more. Colors that relax us light than soothe us, and a perspective that sets us in a comfortable chair to contemplate the day we just had.
Tali's Choice: Sharon - Naomi Limor
This collage work of patience and dedication. Each piece of the collage, different texture brings "Sharon" landscape into life. I love the way Naomi deals with the sky, clouds, and the coloration of the reflection of the sun. No matter how you look at this piece, in an extreme zoom-in or as a small thumbnail, you can be fascinated by it.
Royce’s Choice: We'll Meet Again - Christina Jung
I have chosen We'll Meet Again by Christina Tung as my choice because for one, I don't know what it is, and I am not sure how Christina did, and it is not all that important to me right now. As I spend time with this piece I am taken by the order and the depth. I feel shapes receding it to the background as the delicately drawn feathers seem to repeat in silhouettes form. I keep feeling like there is chaos to deal with here, but the more I look order and structure take over and hold me in a place that I am happily lost in.
ALL MEANS ALL: Every Color, Every Gender People's Choice Award:
The winner of the People's Choice Award is Ronit Cohen for her piece As Blue As It Gets.
The artwork chosen to represent this exhibition is by the First Place winner, Tamar van der Wouden, titled, Feeling.
If you read this far, we thank you very much, we appreciate your interest and engagement in the arts and in particular the work that has taken to put this show together. We truly appreciate all the artists in the show and the great work they do.
ALL MEANS ALL: Every Color, Every Gender Artists:
MARIO ATIAS - USA
SANDY BELYEA - USA
RONIT COHEN - ISRAEL
ROYCE DEANS - USA
TALI FARCHI - NETHERLANDS
JANE FOWLER - USA
NETTA GANOR- ISRAEL
CARINA IMBROGNO - USA
MARLEN ISMALON - ISRAEL
JOSEPHINE JAMISON - USA
MARINA LEVITAN - ISRAEL
NAOMI LIMOR - ISRAEL
JUDITH LUNGEN - ISRAEL
TAMAR VAN DER WOUDEN - NETHERLANDS
GAYLE PRINTZ - USA
NAKITA THAKUR - MUMBAI
CHRISTINA TUNG - HONG KONG