Best Contemporary Israeli Artists Compete in Global Social Media Art Contest
Winners featured in three Bay Area exhibits November 11 through December 21, 2014
San Francisco, CA: The global power and reach of social media has been used time and again to raise awareness and create a call to action for causes around the world. But in a twist that brings together artists and the viewing public in a dynamic virtual dialogue, a global, online competition – Social Network Artists Competition expo Israel (SNAC – www.snac-expo.com), has used social media to promote and judge Israeli artists and their work in a whole new way.
Many of today’s best emerging contemporary Israeli artists submitted their work to this competition, work that covers a wide range of subjects – http://www.snac-expo.com/gallery/ . Almost as diverse as the art itself were the art lovers around the world who engaged online to participate in the competition:
- Total Israeli artists participating in the competition: 72
- Total pieces submitted to the competition: 219 pieces
- Total likes and followers of SNAC’s Facebook page: 13,000
- Total unique visitors to SNAC’s website: 129,000
- Total votes cast worldwide: almost 8,000
Three Bay Area exhibitions will be the first stops on a four-month tour for the competition’s 30 works of art (exhibit hours vary per location):
November 11-16, ZK Gallery, 213 Jefferson Street, San Francisco (opening night reception 11/13)
November 21-30, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto (www.paloaltojcc.org)
December 2-21, Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco (www.jewishlearningworks.org/library/adult-events)
SNAC is the brainchild of two world-renowned Bay Area artists – Guy Clément Cohen (www.guyclementcohen.com) and Ali Meamar (http://meamar.com/home.html). Created to unite artists and art communities around the world, SNAC operates at the confluence of web technology and the traditional, physical experience of art in a participatory way.