Netta Ganor

Activity Report for 2020-2021

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The last year has been challenging in almost every aspect. The COVID-19 situation has kept us all at home and opportunities have decreased, It’s been almost impossible to find group exhibitions to participate in, lectures and meet-ups have shifted to the virtual realm and basically a lot of activities got canceled.

That being said, there were also quite a few bright spots: I’ve started painting in oils for the first time, something which vastly contributed to the continuing evolvement of my artistic capabilities, I’ve managed to hold five solo exhibitions in between lockdowns, I've held quite a few lectures on Zoom, and, the brightest of all - my third children’s book, which I have both authored and illustrated, has been published and started selling very well!

To sum it up, the year of 2020-2021 has been challenging and difficult at times, but it taught me how to be more creative in finding opportunities and turn lemons to lemonade.

Personal Summary

Mar 12, 2020

Solo Exhibition

“From the Mouth to the Heart” - Solo Exhibition in Rishon Letziyyon’s municipality building – 12 March to 20 June 2020 (exhibiting over 10 paintings).

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Apr 1, 2020

Online Exhibition

"Nature" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the Grey Cube Table Online Gallery – 1 April to 1 May 2020 (exhibiting 2 paintings)
Link to exhibition: https://greycubegallery.com/shows/2020/march..html

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Apr 1, 2020

Online Exhibition

"Free Choice" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the Artist Table Online Gallery (exhibiting 5 paintings).
Link to exhibition: https://sites.google.com/a/artisttableonline.com/free_choice/gal2

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May 5, 2020

Lecture

Zoom online lecture during the Coronavirus outbreak – to two classes from a school in Tel Aviv, Israel – May 5th, 2020. Talked about my life story with emphasis on how I started painting with my mouth and the VDMFK. I let the children try mouth painting for themselves.

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May 10, 2020

Online Exhibition

"Bright Spirits" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the Gallery Ring Online Gallery – 10 May to 10 June 2020 (exhibiting 1 painting)
Link to exhibition: https://www.galleryring.org/bright-spirits.html

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May 15, 2020

Online Exhibition + Award

"Created in Isolation" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the LightSpaceTime Online Gallery + Special Merit award (see winning certificate below) – 15 May to 15 June 2020 (exhibiting 1 painting)
Link to exhibition: https://www.lightspacetime.art/created-in-isolation-online-art-exhibition-spring-summer-2020/

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Jun 14, 2020

Lecture

Zoom online lecture and Q&A session during the Coronavirus outbreak – in front of students in IDC Herzlyia College – June 14th, 2020. Talked mainly about the meaning of being part of the VDMFK.

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Jun 23, 2020

Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition in the "Central Park" tower lobby in Tel Aviv – 23 June to 10 August 2020 (exhibiting 10 paintings).

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Jun 29, 2020

Article

An article in the Yoocan collaborative platform. In the article I tell about being a mouth painting artist during the Coronavirus pandemic and about the VDMFK in general. The article was made story of the day and gained high exposure.

Link to article: https://yoocanfind.com/Story/2136/creating-art-as-a-disabled-mother-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

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Jul 2, 2020

Online Exhibition + Award

"Primary Colors" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the LightSpaceTime Online Gallery + Special Recognition award (see winning certificate below) – 2 July to 2 August 2020 (exhibiting 1 painting)
Link to exhibition: https://www.lightspacetime.art/primary-colors-art-exhibition-2020/

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Aug 2, 2020

Online Exhibition + Award

"All Botanicals" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online + 4th Place award (see winning certificate below) – 2 August to 2 September 2020 (exhibiting 3 paintings)
Link to exhibition: https://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery/2020-art-competition-all-botanicals

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Aug 9, 2020

Article

Featured in the 'Artist of the Week' page of the Universal Art Gallery. In the page I tell about being a mouth painting artist and about the VDMFK in general.

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Aug 13, 2020

Solo exhibition

Solo Exhibition in the "Kotar Shikma" library in Rishon Letziyyon – 13 August to 11 October 2020 (exhibiting 10 paintings).

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Oct 1, 2020

Online Exhibition + Award

"Open Theme 2020" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the Camelback Gallery Online + Finalist Award (see winning certificate below) – 1 October to 1 November 2020 (exhibiting 1 painting)
Link to exhibition: https://www.camelbackgallery.com/opentheme2020exhibition

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Oct 18, 2020

Solo exhibition

Solo Exhibition in the "Eshkol Payis" recreational center in Netanya – 18 October to 15 December 2020 (exhibiting over 30 paintings).

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Nov 1, 2020

Online Exhibition + Award

"Portraits 2020" - Virtual Juried Group Exhibition in the Camelback Gallery Online + Finalist Award (see winning certificate below) – 1 November to 1 December 2020 (exhibiting 1 painting)
Link to exhibition: https://www.camelbackgallery.com/portraits2020exhibition

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Dec 8, 2020

Lecture

Zoom online lecture and Q&A session during the Coronavirus outbreak – in front of teenagers in a youth movement in Kiriyat Shmona – December 8th, 2020.

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Dec 14, 2020

Lecture

Lecture in front of disabled young adults in a day center in Rishon Letziyyon  – December 14th, 2020.

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Dec 20, 2020

Lecture

Lecture in front of high school students with special educational needs in Netanya – December 20th, 2020.

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Dec 20, 2020

Lecture

Lecture in front of middle school students with special educational needs in Netanya (2nd lecture in the same school in front of a younger group of children) – December 20th, 2020.

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Dec 28, 2020

Lecture

Zoom online lecture and Q&A session during lockdown – in front of adults as part of Israel's Law Department's initiative to raise awareness to people with disabilities - December 28th, 2020.

Link to lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiK_afCpe2c

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Jan 3, 2021

Lecture

Lecture in front of disabled young adults at a perennial school in Rishon Letziyyon  – January 3rd, 2021.

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Feb 3, 2021

Children's Book

New children's book written and illustrated by me. Containing 14 designated paintings.

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Feb 5, 2021

Radio Interview

Radio Interview - talked about my life story, the VDMFK and my new children's book.

Link to personal recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g183A67_HhHinFq0SPEkg5JZ8cUWchJS/view?usp=sharing. Link to official website's recording: https://www.kan.org.il/radio/player.aspx?ItemId=196891 (1:14:05)

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Feb 8, 2021

Lecture

Zoom online lecture during the Coronavirus outbreak for pupils in middle school in Kfar Hashmonai – February 8th, 2021.

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Feb 16, 2021

Group Exhibition

Group exhibition together with another artist and a sculptor at a Sculpting Studio in Rishon Letziyyon – 16 February to 28 February 2021 (exhibiting 14 paintings).

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Feb 22, 2021

Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition in Eshkol Pais Rehovot – 22 February to end of March 2021 (exhibiting over 30 paintings).

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