Category: Awards

The San Jose Project

We are thrilled to share that Pantea Karimi is the winner of the Window Art Display competition in San Jose’s Alameda St.
This project was funded by the Knight Foundation and created by Safely Social San Jose to boost businesses affected by Covid-19, in San Jose’s Alameda street district. Ten artists were paired up with ten businesses in San Jose Alameda St. Karimi, a Mercury 20 artist, was paired up with Crema Coffee Company. She designed 5 botanical banners for window displays. Karimi’s botanical art will surely beautify the street and inspire the community to support small business.

Congratulations Mary Curtis Ratcliff

With great excitement we share the news that Mary Curtis Ratcliff won first prize in the 2020 Berkeley video and Film Festival in the “Elder Producer” category for her Healing Circle Artworks video. This is yet another great accomplishment to add to her long and noteworthy career.

The Healing Circle Artworks video is used as a tool to help relieve stress and restore inner balance. It features a guided relaxation meditation led by James Baraz, author of “Awakening Joy,” soothing music and nature sounds composed by Jason Reinier, and visuals of Ratcliff’s kinetic sculptures, which are also inspired by nature. May it continue to be a healing force for so many. During these exceptionally stressful times it is essential that we all hold space for calm and continue to nurture our well being. This short video is designed to do just that. It is 5 minutes of serenity for the soul. Feel free to share the video with anyone that you know that could benefit from it.

Watch the video here:

Julianne Sterling Semi-finalist for National Portrait Gallery Competition

Julianne Sterling’s painting “Specialist Murphy” has been selected from 2,675 entries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for the semifinalist round of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2019.