Thank you

Artist Shilo Ratner "From Within" Exhibition

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend my Fort Mason Open Studio last weekend. It was a fabulous event that really showcased some amazing Bay Area talent.

If you weren’t able to attend don’t worry there is still one more chance to see my work in person! This upcoming weekend will be the last time I open my San Francisco studio up to the general public before I move to the New York Metropolitan Area.

Saturday and Sunday from 11-6pm, Studio #21
(2377 San Jose Ave, San. Francisco, CA)
(Entrance to the building is the first left on Niagara Street), about a one block walk from the Balboa Park Bart Station.

“From Within”, October 24th-25th at Fort Mason Herbst Pavillion

Shilo Ratner Presents:
“From Within”
October 24th & 25th, 2015
Fort Mason Herbst Pavillion

Shilo Ratner Presents:
“From Within”

Booth 133
October 24th & 25th, 2015
Fort Mason Herbst Pavillion
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

Special Reception: Friday, October 23 from 6-8:30pm

Images from left to right:
My Zen, 20″x20″, Oil on Panel, 2015
Waiting to Dance, 10″ x 10″, Oil on Panel, 2015
Relaxed, 12″ x 12″, Oil on Panel, 2015

Percentage of art sales will be donated to Huntington’s Disease Society of America. To volunteer locally or for more information visit

Art Journal

Open Studio

The creative process can be so solitary that when I show my work a nervous excitement overcomes me. That was me this weekend at the beginning of my Open Studio weekend. The conversations as well as the feedback I received was appreciated and a much needed change from my daily routine. I am truly grateful that after this past weekend I was able to donated a percentage of my sales to HDSA Research.

The next two weeks I have two major projects that I am working on. I have started the site merge and although I am behind my soft deadline the end result will be worth it. The SF General Hospital, Hearts and Hero project is almost completed. I can see the completed project and have started making the final touch ups before the protective coating gets put on. After this project has been completed and picked up by the shipping company. I plan on getting back into the routine of attending live figure drawing workshops.

A quote that has been coming up a lot at the most random times is one that may or may not be factual but I like the jist of it. When they asked Michelangelo how he made his statue of David he is reported to have said, “It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.” -Michelangelo.