Global Social Media Art Contest


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.

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