Awarded, Best in Show

Fields, Acrylic Paint on Canvas

I’m thrilled to share the exciting news that my painting ‘Fields” received the “Best in Show” award at the Fall 2020 Bendheim Show . Imagine my surprise and delight when I received the email that my painting was chosen! The first thing I did was step outside, take a deep breath and say “thank you”. .I’m extremely honored and humbled to be amongst such a fantastic lineup of talented artists. Huge congrats to all awardees and everyone in this exhibition!


Award Winners

Shilo Ratner, Dagny Hultgreen Award-Best in Show
Eleanor Blanchard, Greenwich Art Society Award for Oil or Acrylic Painting
Carol Gromer, Buynoski Free-Hand Drawing Award
Sidra Hassan-Brown, Sonja Gerquest Memorial Award
Vladimir Nedkov, Gerquest GAS Studio School Award
Mikhail Gubin, May & Samuel Rudin Foundation Award
Saman Majd, Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card

Exciting News!

Ok, 2020! I am turning your lemons into lemonade!

New representation with GALLERyLABSs in Buenos Aires and New Haven, CT. What is incredible about this gallery is that it builds bridges between different cultures. Be on the lookout for more information about my upcoming solo show at oteaferia in Mexico.

Shilo Ratner created a geometric painting inspired by hope and peace.

Looking Within

Looking Within


Painting titled “Butterflies”.

I wanted to create a painting that felt joyful and free. In some cultures butterflies represent #endurance, #change, #hope, and #life. What a beautiful metaphor.


I’ve been hanging back from posting on my IG account the last week.

There is collective grief that feels so tangible and live. I’ve cried, felt shame, held space for others, felt helpless, and hopeful. I have been hanging out in my own emotional soup. The empath in me wants to help and heal everyone. So, I’m starting with myself. I’ve been sitting and looking within. Honestly, some of what I see isn’t pretty. However, I will continue to grow, learn, and lead with compassion. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Time for us all to be that change. We are witnessing the start of something beautiful. Yes, there have been lots of ugly but we are evolving in our humanity in our unity consciousness. I’ve been to so many protests over the years for different beliefs. This feels like a true (r)evolution. equality is a right.

Guess, I should talk about this painting! I had a dream that looked similar to this painting several weeks ago. After looking up the meaning of butterflies, I found out that in some cultures butterflies represent endurance, change, hope, and life.

This painting is titled “Butterflies“, 40 x 40 inches, Acrylic Paint on Canvas. To COLLECT reach out for more details.