Netta Lieber Sheffer is the winner of the 2023 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Netta Lieber Sheffer is the winner of the 2023 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art
The False Prophets Boat 2023. Photo by Avi Amsalem.

TEL AVIV.- The Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art Committee has awarded this year’s prize to Netta Lieber Sheffer. The prize carries a US$ 10,000 grant and a solo exhibition with a catalog at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (TAMA).

One-hundred and twenty-one artists submitted applications for the prize this year; the Prize Committee included TAMA’s Director Tania Coen-Uzzielli and Chief Curator Mira Lapidot, curator Emanuela Calò, TAMA Board of Directors member Doron Sebbag, Professor Ariel Hirschfeld and Dr. David Graves.

The Committee noted that “Netta Lieber Sheffer (born 1972) presents an oeuvre that is outstanding in size, wealth of detail and the ambition of the frame story or idea at its core. This is especially astounding when considering that the medium she uses is pencil, charcoal or watercolor on large sheets of paper. Lieber Sheffer masterfully shifts between works that cover the gallery walls and deceive the eye (trompe l’oeil) to view the drawings as the extension of the gallery’s architecture; works that detail laden shelves in an eclectic, fictional cabinet of curiosities, amassed with delightful treasures, sculptures and objects from various cultures; and a new series featuring drawings of boats carrying “historical preemies” of various political and cultural figures that have been abandoned and not realized. Lieber Sheffer uses drawings as an effective tool to create a thought-provoking and poignant viewing experience, as well as for researching and documenting cultural vestiges, better- and lesser-known histories and resurrecting that which has been doomed to oblivion and annihilation.”

Lieber Sheffer holds an MFA (with distinction) from the University of Haifa and a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

Haim Shiff (1924–2000) was a businessman, hotelier and collector of Israeli art who was a staunch supporter of young and unknown artists. His son, Dubi Shiff, also a keen collector, decided to commemorate his father with an annual prize awarded at TAMA to a prominent Israeli figurative-realist artist.

The Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art was established in 2008 and has since earned a key position in Israeli art, drawing large numbers of viewers to the exhibitions of its winning artists. It has been awarded so far to: Amnon David Ar, 2008 | Maïa Zer, 2009 | Eran Reshef, 2010 | Orit Akta Hildesheim, 2011 | Sigal Tsabari, Eldar Farber, 2012 | David Nipo, 2013 | Leonid Balaklav, 2014 | Ofer Rotem, 2015 | Fatma Shanan, 2016 | Matan Ben Cnaan, 2017 | Samah Shihadi, 2018 | Tigist Yoseph Ron, 2019 | Israel Hemed, 2020 | Shira Zellwer, 2021 | Roni Taharlev, 2022

Today's News

June 28, 2023

With slashed funding, British museums turn to philanthropy

Princess Leia's dress from the original 'Star Wars' is up for bids

After cutting ties with Russia, a Hermitage Museum outpost rebrands

At a German museum with Russian trustees, teamwork is tense

Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr explores Paris and the Arab World in new sale

Artist STIK to raise money for Southbank Centre free children's programme

Allegory featuring Villa Medici in Rome stars in Bonhams Old Masters sale in London

BMA acquires LaToya Ruby Frazier installation celebrating Baltimore's community health workers

AstaGuru's Collectors Choice Auction a remarkable success with impressive sales and several records

Africa Supernova: The collection of Carla & Pieter Schulting now on view at Kunsthal KAdE

1st major U.S. exhibition of Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti now on view at CCS Bard

Michaan's July Auctions sparkles with collecting gems

Netta Lieber Sheffer is the winner of the 2023 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art

Review: A Jew and 16 'Nerf Nazis' meet cute in 'Just for Us'

Intoart announces its summer collection exhibition 'A Lion in the Studio' at Copeland Gallery

Yves Dana & Richard Höglund open exhibition today at Waddington Custot

'Klara Kristalova: The Cold Wind and the Warm' being presented by Lehmann Maupin

Berlin based Portuguese born artist Leonor Antunes' solo exhibition opening at Fruitmarket Edinburgh

Weinberg/Newton Gallery to permanently close doors with public, celebratory closing

Million-dollar Revolutionary War hero's gold medal on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

Cooee Art to relaunch as Art Leven marking new era for Australia's oldest Indigenous gallery

Last chance to see Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic painter, closing at The Met on July 16

The first biography of pioneering female pop artist Pauline Boty

MCA Australia partners with 3XN/GXN architects on sustainable exhibition design in 2023-24

How Learning Art History Influences Modern Education

7 Best Gambling-Inspired Paintings by Greatest Artists

Easy Ways to Improve Your MetroNet Internet Speed

Unveiling SBOBET: The Trusted Choice for Indonesian Football Betting

Is SBOBET the Best Platform for Football Gambling? Find Out Here!

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful