Category: Film Screenings

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUmzg6vRoX8&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=PeterSamis

2018 an Eventful Year for Elizabeth Sher

2018 has been an eventful year so far for Elizabeth Sher, one of our newest gallery members. She had her first solo show Icelandscapes at Mercury 20 and also participated in our group show Melting Point. She was selected to show at the first stARTup Small Works Fair in San Francisco the last weekend of September. In the spring she had a solo show at M. Chapel Projects in Sarasota, Florida and was included in two juried group shows at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sonoma County: Bibliophoria and Green. In February-March she was an artist in residence at Green Olive Arts in Morocco and had a screening with panel discussion of her film Rituals of Remembrance: Exploring the Art of Mourning co-produced with Magging Simpson Adams. Over Labor Day her latest short film Connie is screening at HamItUp in Sonoma County and will in included in the Oasis Film Festival in early 2019. You can follow Connie at “connie_the_film” on Instagram.