The ArtisTTable as of January 2018 is celebrating its 5th year. It is hard to believe that five years ago two painters, Tali Farchi from The Netherlands/Israel and Royce Deans from Michigan in the USA started with this idea. We wanted to create a new forum to show the work of artists from around the world and to make a way for artists to work together and share their energy while they were making new art. The ArtisTTable was born from the collect knowledge and experience that we gained while working together on many collaborative projects that included brought together artists of all disciplines since 2007.
We started out by presenting our ArtisTTable online exhibitions. They have been the mainstay of the ArtisTTable and continue to this day, in fact, our 5th year is starting off with our 28th exhibition. We are so excited to have met so many artists from all around the globe and been introduced to some very interesting art work. It has been our pleasure to present that work to the world through our exhibitions.
Three year ago we added a dream come true to the ArtisTTable. We started ArtisTTable Art Retreats in the short time that we have been doing them we have managed to host nine art retreats in the U.S., France, The Netherlands, and Israel. And we have eight more scheduled for 2018.
The focus of the ArtisTTable Art Retreats is most typical concerned with painting the landscape. We also have begun to focus on specific artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. On these retreats we go to the places where they worked and we draw and paint in the very same locations that inspired these great painters.
While being in beautiful places to paint far from your daily routine, and immersing yourself in new ideas and the lives of great artists were not enough, there is another quite wonderful side-effect of these retreats. As time is spent, experiences had and friendships forged with other artists on these adventures great things happen. We are continually impressed by the caliber of work that develops as the week goes on. Everyone sharing the experience and energy really inspires the work in ways that would be hard to replicate alone in your studio. And there here is the time we spend around the “table” sharing meals. This just might be the essence of the ArtisTTable.
We love what we do and invite you to come with us on our adventures in anyway that you can.