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ABOUT O/ART AND THE CITY ATLANTA

The O/Art and the City Atlanta virtual auction is an online art auction, featuring one-of-a-kind art created by emerging and nationally recognized Atlanta artists, individually selected and sponsored by local art collectors. The theme of this year's art challenge is "Inspiration by Education," as ORT's mission is to create education that leads to job opportunities in the 21st century. Participating artists were challenged to produce an original piece, reflecting on what is important, influential, central, or vital to them with the theme in mind. Please scroll down to view this year's Event Sponsors, Artist Sponsors, and Participating Artists. 

 CLICK HERE to watch the video that inspired our artists

"INSPIRATION BY EDUCATION"

To view O/Art and The City artists' Magazine click here https://online.flippingbook.com/view/242204/

VIRTUAL AUCTION

BIDDING will BEGIN on MONDAY, January 25, 2021, at 10:00 AM

BIDDING will END on Tuesday, February 1, 2021, at 10:00 PM

Winners will be notified immediately

You MUST register to preview and bid, but registration is FREE.

 

AUCTION ITEMS IN-PERSON VIEWING AND PICK UP INFORMATION:

PRIVATE VIEWING or VIDEO CALL by appointment only at the ORT office.

To make an appointment please call (404) 327-5266

All artwork is to be picked up at the ORT Atlanta office no later than Feb, 23 2021: 

3495 Piedmont Rd NE, Building 12, Suite 418, Atlanta, GA 30305

WE WILL SHIP: ORT is happy to ship anywhere in the continental US  at the buyer’s expense.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS & ARTIST SPONSORS 

Ugo Agoruah - Amy & Robert Arogeti

Andie Ashe - Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Stacy L. Atwood - Rachel and Lior Baron

John Baune - Daniel Berman and Justin Lunin-Pack

Darren E. Baylor - Brian Berman Mortgage Atlanta, LLC

Carla Contreras - Rachel and Todd Orston

Nadia Deljou - Mitzi and Steve Waronker

Tracy Estabaya - Gavin and Thea Cohen

Barbara S. Flexner - Barton and Michelle Day

Susan K. Friedland - Amy and Chuck Fox

GW Harper - Robin Panovka and Alexandra Korry z"l

Liz Haywood - Susan and Marshall Gerstel

Bailey Hunt - Oliva Restaurants: Bellina, Aziza, Rina and Falafel Nation

Yulia Jeltuhin - Etta Raye Hirsch

Lynette Joel - Laurie and Sid Besmertnik

Jenny Kalmin - Norman Kalmin

Shelly Katz - Beth and Jared Friedman

Idit Kolan - Eydie and Steve Koonin

Cate Larkin - Mira and David Liniado

Aaliyah Letriece - Susan and Michael Londe

Mavis M Manganelly - Merlin Wealth Management

David Martynenko - Rhoda and David Gould

Jerrold Mobley - Sari Marmur

Kathryn Nee - Mr. Brad Kozak and Ms. Natalia Migal

Esteban Patino - Carey and Jason Guggenheim

Adam Podber - Beth and Gavin Brown

Susan Proctor - Village Idiots

Josette Redwolf - Sheri and Alon Panovka

Whitney Rivers - Andrea and Ken Smith

Judy Birnbrey Robkin - Andrea and Andy Lipman

Toby Rosing - Harvey Spiegel and Ellen Spitz

Paola Seguel - Allen and Merna Stein

Abby Seipert - Tamar and Mark Stern

Donna Sherman - Maya and Michael Sunshine

Patricia Silbiger - Arin & Lorne Tritt and The Joyce and Ramie Tritt Family Foundation

Aviva Stern - Hope and Craig Kaufman

Zuzka Vaclavik - Diana and Daniel Cohen

Sharon Weiss - Lefkoff, Rubin, Gleason, and Russo, P.C.

Jett Willams - Barbara and Bill Klineman

Remy Joy Zimmerman - Julie and Jeff Rotenstreich

How to Register

Impact Stories

  • Eden

    Student, Kfar Silver Youth Village

    Eden

    Student, Kfar Silver Youth Village

    I came to Kfar Silver last year when I was 15 years old. I come from a large Ethiopian family, and I am the youngest of eight children. Ever since the seventh grade, I wanted to go to a boarding school, because I knew it would provide greater opportunities for me. My life has changed since I have been at Kfar Silver. Last year was very difficult for me, but I have actually improved in my studies since I arrived. My favorite subject is mathematics, but I also love agriculture and I have discovered that it is something I am really good at. On the farm, I feed the goats and clean the barn. Through this experience, I can work on overcoming my fears. Before coming to Kfar Silver, agriculture was not a part of my world, or anything that I understood. I was afraid to interact with and care for animals. Thanks to this experience, I have the confidence to know that I can conquer something I am afraid of and handle myself well when trying new things. I am not sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I know no matter what profession I choose, I would like to be successful. Kfar Silver gives me the tools I need to be successful in any profession because my teachers believe in me. They truly encourage me and push me in a positive direction. I am fortunate to have really great teachers here. My teachers are always here for me to give me the support I need. My parents are so proud of me for how far I have come in school. Ever since the beginning of this year, I have turned my life around. I have worked hard to bring up my grades, and I have worked hard here on the farm. This is the first time I have put effort into something, and it is really paying off. I am a different person - a better person because of Kfar Silver.

  • Amjhad

    Student, Kfar Silver Youth Village

    Amjhad

    Student, Kfar Silver Youth Village

    My name is Amjhad Abu Mosla and I am 17 years old. I have been studying at Kfar Silver for the last five years. In Rahat, the Bedouin Village where I grew up, my life was very different than it is here at Kfar Silver Youth Village. When I began living and studying here in the eighth grade, I barely knew Hebrew. It was very difficult for me. With the full support of all of the teachers and students here, I became fluent. After learning Hebrew, I started excelling in all of my classes and made all of my teachers proud. I am proud of what I have accomplished, and I know it will help me in all aspects of my life. I love the atmosphere here at school, including the open space and the ability to work with animals on the farm. My brother Karem also studied here and has now graduated. He is currently volunteering in the IDF. Here, our student body is very diverse. I have friends from a range of different cultures. I am proud to say that students get to learn about my culture during our annual Bedouin Culture Day celebrations. Students get to taste special Bedouin food and experience highlights of my culture. If I had not come to Kfar Silver, my life would have been completely different. Kfar Silver helped me realize my identity as an Israeli Arab, and gave me a sense of pride in knowing exactly who I am. I love learning about civics and politics. It has helped to change my political views and I have gotten a stronger sense of the Knesset and how it works. Since I have been here, I have discovered new interests. Three years ago, Kfar Silver sent me to participate in a national theater course in Tel Aviv, and ever since then I realized that I would love to study and pursue acting when I grow up. You never know, you might see me in the movies one day!

  • Faina

    Student, Yitzchak Rabin Junior High School

    Faina

    Student, Yitzchak Rabin Junior High School

    I was born in Belarus, and when I was 11 years old my family and I made Aliyah to Israel. We came to Israel in search of better opportunities for all of us. When I came to Israel, I didn't know a word of Hebrew and I didn't know any English. I started studying in the accelerated track at Yitzchak Rabin Junior High School when I began 6th grade. When I first arrived, the biggest challenge for me was studying at a higher level of academics than my previous school in Belarus. Physics, biology, and English were all taught at higher levels, and it was not something that I was expecting. The language barrier was difficult, but I tried my hardest to do well in all of my subjects. In order to adjust to my new school and to the higher level of learning, I met with teachers before and after school in a one-on-one setting to try to get help and additional support with each of the lessons. After about two months, I became used to the lessons and the high level of learning and I tried to meet the challenge. My proudest moment here has been when I had the opportunity to fly to Argentina as part of the World ORT Kadima Mada delegation to the Scholas World Youth Encounter. It was very empowering to have an opportunity to represent Israel and my school as part of the ORT network. I had a chance to meet different teens from all over the world, from all different cultures and religions. We got to share our experiences together and it was meaningful to me. My school gave me the opportunity to think critically and think independently. Throughout my education, my teachers have encouraged me to stand up for who I am and what I believe in, and here my opinions are valued and respected. While studying at Yitzchak Rabin High School, I have already simultaneously started pursuing my college degree. I study political science, diplomacy and international relations at the university level and I when I graduate I want to work in this field.

  • Mateo

    ORT Argentina, Almagro Campus

    Mateo

    ORT Argentina, Almagro Campus

    I am also the CEO and co-founder of Asteroid Technologies, a company with a goal to develop projects that help introduce the world to the fourth industrial revolution. The moment I stepped foot on ORT's Almagro campus, I knew it was the perfect school for me. Nine years later, and after studying for eight years on-site, I am now working as ORT Argentina's Head of Innovation. ORT has changed my life in many ways and has provided me with everything I need. It taught me to get involved in things that matter and the impact you can make with your contribution. Robotics club was a big part of my school life; I traveled around the country on behalf of the school team. In 2016, my classmate Matías and I were champions of the International Robotics Tournament at Technion University in Israel! ORT teachers prepare you for the jobs of the future, by helping develop key skills such as critical thinking, innovation, and complex problem-solving. The education was orientated to our interests, not the other way around. We had the ability to learn whatever we wanted as long it was enriching for our future careers. At ORT I was taught to be curious, to always be ready for failure but never to give up, and that I could use technology to change the world. After graduating, I wanted to use my knowledge to help others, so in summer 2018 I developed Hablalo!, through my company Asteroid Technologies. It is an app that helps more than 40,000 people with communication problems. One of my favorite stories came when I was sitting around a table with high-ranking executives from different companies, and suddenly we realized that we were all ORT alumni! It’s incredible how many successful alumni ORT has, and it really builds a great feeling of community that benefits young people who are searching for a job, entrepreneurial or educational opportunities. Being an ORT alumnus has been an incredible asset to my professional career, and since graduating, I have received many job opportunities and have been offered a few scholarships from several universities. All the different opportunities that I was presented with at ORT, such as the national and international robotics competitions, have helped me develop a great career so far, and have also meant I have never stopped working in the technological field. ORT has given me a sense of belonging and a feeling of being part of a bigger community with a greater purpose of shaping a better future for our societies – aspects that I believe no other institution could provide me with. I always say in my talks in various countries: I wouldn't be who I am, or where I am if it wasn't for the best educational institution in the world: ORT!

How To?

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1. Registration is at the top of this page. You must enter your mobile phone number to receive the necessary text messages for your personalized link and pin. 2. Watch for 2 text messages from QTEGO, confirming your registration. The text will come from a 5 digit number. 3. Look in the second text for the link in the confirmation text message. You will then enter your pin into "Sign In". 4. You're all set to bid, donate on January, 25 - February, 1! *In order to bid, a credit card is required upon registration. Your credit card will not be charged unless you have the winning bid and you are prompted to check-out of the auction. If you are interested in paying by check, you will have the option to change your payment method upon check-out, and the ORT office will contact you to complete the payment.

Watch "How-To" Register Video

A few easy steps to show you how

Click Here

1. Registration is at the top of this page. You must enter your mobile phone number to receive the necessary text messages for your personalized link and pin. 2. Watch for 2 text messages from QTEGO, confirming your registration. The text will come from a 5 digit number. 3. Look in the second text for the link in the confirmation text message. You will then enter your pin into "Sign In". 4. You're all set to bid, donate on January, 25 - February, 1! *In order to bid, a credit card is required upon registration. Your credit card will not be charged unless you have the winning bid and you are prompted to check-out of the auction. If you are interested in paying by check, you will have the option to change your payment method upon check-out, and the ORT office will contact you to complete the payment.

Make a Difference

Support Students and Educators where needed most

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Students and Educators where they need it most. For 140 years, ORT has confronted the most difficult circumstances to ensure our beneficiaries in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Asia, South Africa, and Europe have access to high-quality education. Today, as the challenges of Covid-19 continue, your support is more crucial than ever. You can make an impact by helping ORT respond to the immediate needs of thousands of students who are counting on us.

Make a Difference

Support Students and Educators where needed most

Click Here

Make a Difference in the Lives of Students and Educators where they need it most. For 140 years, ORT has confronted the most difficult circumstances to ensure our beneficiaries in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Asia, South Africa, and Europe have access to high-quality education. Today, as the challenges of Covid-19 continue, your support is more crucial than ever. You can make an impact by helping ORT respond to the immediate needs of thousands of students who are counting on us.

O/Art and the City Atlanta

Co-Chairs: Lesley Berman, Delilah Cohen, and Justine Cohen

Planning Committee: Hannah Amick, Liat Avisror, Rachel Baron, Yossi Ben-Haim, Keren Ben-Haim, Nicole Borsuk, Beth Brown, Sid Besmertnik, Steven Cohen, Michelle Day, Steven Eisenstein, Beth Friedman, Rhoda Gould, Miriam Haviv, Jamal Jones, Keri Katz, Andrea Lipman, Sari Marmur, Jodi Mekyten, Eva Ribak, Lynn Oves, Julie Rotenstreich, Gayle Rubenstein, Nata Saslafsky, Lana Severinsky, Dana Shemesh, Harvey Spiegel, Lauren Sturisky, Sharon Wolf

MORE ABOUT ORT

ORT is one of the largest non-governmental education organizations globally, whose network of schools and training programs provides students living in under-resourced communities with a high-quality education and marketable job skills so they can enter in-demand professions and lead self-sufficient, productive lives.  Founded in 1880, it has always been ORT’s mission to help level the playing for students. 

Find out more about ORT, www.ortamerica.org