Cape Cod Days Inprogress

Images of commission “Cape Cod Days”. Under color has been added and now the focus will be on building the layers and pushing the value.

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Mystic Museum of Art Exhibition

Last week was the opening of the CAFA exhibition at the Mystic Museum of Art. My painting “Mindfulness of Tea” was awarded second place. It’s flattering and an honor to have my work chosen for this exhibition as well as given an award.

Jurors of Selection and Awards
  • Darby Cardonsky:
    Darby Cardonsky is Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Western Connecticut State University and Coordinator of the MFA in Visual Arts program. She currently teaches graduate courses in art colloquium, art history, practicum internship, and thesis exhibition. Prior to her work at WCSU, Ms. Cardonsky was co-owner and director of the Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery in Kent, CT.
  • Will Lustenader:
    Will Lustenader is an accomplished artist and currently teaches at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT. After majoring in art history and receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 1979, he went on to earn his Master of Arts degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 1981. He then became a full-time artist in 1982. Website:


"Mindfulness of Tea", 48" x 36", Oil Paint on Panel
“Mindfulness of Tea”, 48″ x 36″, Oil Paint on Panel

June Studio Update

Wow, the last two months have been really full and productive. I am finally sketching out one of the 5′ (152.4 cm) canvas. I plan on painting that piece with acrylic. Next week is the opening reception for the exhibition at the Mystic Museum of Fine Art. That should be a fun time.

The following image is just one of the oil paintings I am working on right now.

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Artist Shilo Ratner, “currently untitled”, 36″ x 36″, Oil Paint on Canvas, work in progress

10th Annual: Contemporary Woman 2016

10th Annual: Contemporary Woman 2016
This is Me, 12" x 12", Oil on Panel,
This is Me, 12″ x 12″, Oil on Panel

10th Annual : Contemporary Woman 2016

Chico Art Center
450 Orange Street, Suite 6
Chico, California 95928

Reception Date: April 8, 5pm – 7pm
Exhibition Date: April 8th – May 6th

Juror: Ruth Von Jahnke Waters, BA, President and Founder of the Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA

Image: “This is me”, showing this month at the Chico Art Center.


Triptych Reception: October 7 @ 7pm

Triptych Reception: October 7 @ 7pm

Upcoming: Triptych Reception on October 7, 2015 at 7pm.
1155 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Come have a glass of wine with me and check out the cool art. Artworks on display are by: Elizabeth Ashcroft, Rito Castellano, Michele de la Menardiere, Shilo Ratner and Gregory Vernitsky.

Artist: Shilo Ratner,
Artist: Shilo Ratner, “Dancer”, Acrylic and Ink on Paper, 9″x12″