Combining the elements of place, education and games within our local community, we hope to initiate a new kind of relationship with art…
About Treasure Art
Treasure Art Hunt is an annual event that has been growing and developing for the past five years. Its purpose is to connect people to art and art in our environment in a fun interactive way and to create a new market for Artists. In addition to the game, where art is given away, visitors are encouraged to purchase art directly from the artists in a pop-up store at the same cost of a nice dinner, or good pair of shoes.
We want to assist people in starting their own art collections, in a fun and engaging way.
Treasure Art Hunt is a non-profit project, created by volunteers, most of whom are artists, or game designers. Most of our staff return year after year to help make TAH better and better. Below are most of the people who have made TAH what it is today. For specifics on who worked on which project, go to the specific year to see.
Debi Oulu - Founder, Manager
Debi Oulu has been creatively developing this project for the past five years. "I love exploring Art as a language, and this project investigates how we converse through art. It is my goal that this project will increase appreciation of art and artists, as well as community. Oulu is a full time interactive artist.
Kalia Pissaro-stern - Curator
Kalia has been with Treasure Art from the beginning, her skill as a curator is as awsome as her personality. She is currently combining fashion and art with her unique creativity and amazing skill.
Sander, Alexander, Sikander or Salamander as he is variously called, abandoned a perfectly reasonable future as a physicist to co-found Logic Locks and create price-winning real-life gaming experiences. Now, instead of solving the mysteries of nature, he creates mysteries to unleash upon the world at large to instill a sense of playfulness and wonder into peoples souls.
Daniel Klein (fox) - Game design and production
KISS DRY ("Keep it Simple, Stupid" and "Don't Repeat Yourself") are two of his many mottos, and that's what he does. fox has an uncanny ability to grasp a complex situation and come up with simple clear cut solutions. It's super nice having him on our game team this year... Daniel is getting rid of any bugs we may have had in the past, and making sure that your game experience this year is more streamlined and fun!
Michal is a lead Game designer in the entertainment and educational sectors. Loves to work on experimental projects that research the form of PLAY.
Naomi J. Malka - Chief Editor
When Neomi has some free time, after managing Omer Tiroche Gallery, and founder of ARTticulator (online blog of art), she is helping us with writting and editing (did we mention she is fluent in English, Hebrew and French?).
Naama Gilad - Exhibition Coordinator
Naama has been part of this project for two years now, and she brings to it her boundless energy, love of art, organizational skills, and.... did we mention her winning smile?
Micol Brunelli- photographer and retoucher
Micol is an artist from Italy, living in London and will be participating for her first time in Treasure Art as an artist. She has also joined our team in making our new logo. Micol can be contacted at email@example.com
Irit Caspi - Translator/Editor and Generally Amazing
Irit has been a player/artist/volunteer on this project from the first year. She makes sure our print doesnt look like it was written by a 5 year old, and helps with organization on the day of the event. Without her sharp mind, and big smile, this project would not run so smoothly.
Maayan Oulu - UX designer
Maayan is making sure that our registration and game procedures work as smoothly as possible for the participants.
Keren Segal - Assistant Curator, General Assistance
Keren has been one of the participating artists in Treasure Art since the beginning. In addition to being doing street art, drawing and painting lessons, she also has produced a group exhibition this year and is planning on producing more.
Dina gives tours and lectures about street art in Tel Aviv. She is also one of the artists participating in the exhibition.
Ofek will be joining us this year as an artist and one of our team photographers. Her work speaks for itself.
This amazing venue opened thier doors to host Treasure Art this year. Thanks to them, we are able to move the game this year from Florentine to Jaffa.
Burning Man Arts Grant
Treasure Art V is supported in part by a grant from Burning Man.
Niso Cohen - expert clue maker
Niso is a licensed Tour guide, who has already made a few interactive games in Jaffa. He joined the gaming team this year to help us find some interesting spots to hide the coins, with some new clues...
Ori is an actor, a director, and a creator of alternative theater. His most current project is an innovative interactive theater called, "Crime Pays". We are super lucky to have him auctioning off the art pieces in his most obnoxious way possible.