The Painters and Sculptors Association in Israel - branch of Beer-Sheva and the Negev includes painters, sculptors and photographers who live and create in the Negev desert, towns, kibbutzim, moshavim from Kiriat-Gat to Eilat. As any area in Israel, there are in the Negev many communities, peoples and cultures. The purpose of the Association is to emphasize the differences between the identities and to express the endless competition of these cultures now transferred in the desert.
Art will have to deal fully with life and nature’s phenomena. Its goal is to achieve the best possible realization of our must intimate impression of our surroundings. An artist doesn't examine the nature of the physical world but the nature of his reactions to it. He builds art of and for his specific locality. He putts onto the canvas what he experienced subjectively, without concerns of style. His modern sensibility is attached to a simple experience of the natural realism of his time and reaches a world enriched by the new media and technology.