Israel’s Best Artists Use Creative Talents to Support Special Education

Genesis – one of the artworks that will be sold at the auction. A 3D artwork by Yael Pardess, based on an old laptop that is no longer in use. Pardess is a production designer for theme parks, museums shows, theater, environmental design, and more. She has received awards from the New Orleans WW2 Museum, the Austin History Museum TX, and more.

The Athena Fund, an Israeli nonprofit empowering Israel’s teachers, announced that more than 50 of Israel’s best artists, have donated their artworks to a charity art auction to benefit Israel’s special education teachers. Each artist received an old laptop that is no longer in use (contributed by high-tech companies), and turned it into a unique 3D artwork.

The works will be auctioned off at a gala evening, called ARTiPAD, organized by the Athena Fund. The event will be held at the First International Bank headquarters in Tel Aviv, on June 22. Proceeds will be earmarked for purchasing iPads for special education teachers in Israel.

Top Israeli businessmen, industry leaders, philanthropists and art collectors will participate in the live and silent auctions. Bidders outside Israel are able to place bids before the auction. These bids must be in writing and must be submitted at least two days before the auction to The value of the works ranges from $2,000 to $20,000. Bidding will start at $2,000.

Further information about the ARTiPAD auction can be found online here. The digital version of the complete auction catalog is available here.