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A Not So Still Life: The Film

Seattle artist, Ginny Ruffner, can’t be summed up in one word, but the most commonly used term is “inspiring”. In keeping with Ruffner’s own rejection of irony, pretension, and the high and lowbrow dichotomy,  her use of lampworked glass for her unique and globally acclaimed art form revolutionized popular and critical opinions about this formally “kitsch”.

Adding to Ruffner’s extraordinary story is her astounding recovery from a near-fatal car accident in 1991 which left her in a coma for five weeks and confined to a hospital for five months. Doctors were convinced that she would never walk or talk again, but true to her indomitable spirit, Ginny Ruffner transformed a potentially tragic accident into a career of even more imaginative creations. From pop-up books, to room-sized installation pieces, to public works, Ruffner’s art has blossomed and continues to expand. Ginny Ruffner: A Not So Still Life marks ShadowCatcher Entertainment’s first feature-length documentary, and one sure to challenge you to see the world from a new and unexpected perspective.

A Not So Still Life: The Film


Complete List of Screenings of "A Not So Still Life":

  • Public Art Documentary Film Series, Palm Desert Center, February 19, 2015
  • Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MA, August 17, 2014
  • Horizon House, Seattle, WA, March 3rd, 2014
  • Sunset Club, Seattle, WA, Nov 4th, 2013
  • Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA, May 28, 2013
  • Corning Museum of Glass 51st Annual Seminar on Glass, Corning, NY, October 18-20, 2012
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, August 24th, 2012
  • FOCUS Film Festival, Chico, CA, March 22, Spring, 2012
  • Sun Valley Film Festival, Sun Valley, ID, March 15-18, 2012
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum at the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., Feb 29, 2012
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, Feb 24, 2012
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, Dec 11, 2011
  • Tofino Film Festival, Tofino, BC, Canada, Oct 20-23, 2011
  • Santa Fe Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM, Oct 20-23, 2011
  • Abilities Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada, Oct 15, 2011
  • Volterra Restaurant, Seattle, WA, Oct 2, 2011 (SIFF Dinner & a Movie Series)
  • SIFF Cinema location, Seattle, WA, July 22 – 28, 2011
  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, July 16, 2011
  • Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, July 9, 2011
  • Washington State Convention Center, Glass Arts Society, Seattle, WA, June 3 & 4, 2011
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA, May 17, 2011
  • Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, CA, April 30, 2011
  • The Clyde Theatre, Langley, WA, April 29, 2011
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma Int'l Film Festival, Sonoma CA, April 8 & 9, 2011
  • National Art Education Association Conference, Seattle, WA, March 18, 2011
  • San Luis Obispo Int'l Film Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA, March 12 & 13, 2011
  • Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, February 18, 2011
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, February 6, 2011
  • Seattle Country Day School, Seattle, WA, February 2, 2011
  • University of Washington, UW Club, Seattle, WA, January 29, 2011
  • Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, January 13 & 15, 2011
  • Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, December 2, 2010
  • The Arts Club, Chicago, IL, November 5, 2010
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, September 30, 2010
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival, Seattle, WA, June 11 & 19, 2010
  • Kirkland Performing Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, June 12, 2010
  • Majestic Bay Theatre, Seattle, WA June 8, 2010

Movie Awards

  • 2017 - Added to the Library of Congress
  • 2011 – Palm Springs International Film Festival
             2nd place – Audience award – Best Documentary Feature
  • 2010 – Seattle International Film Festival
             Winner - Golden Space Needle Award - Best Documentary

Press, Healing Through Creativity with Dr. Desiree Cox

Read the article, A Not So Still Life: The Fall and Rise of local artist Ginny Ruffner, Brian Miller, Seattle, WA

Read more, Meeting someone extraordinary - beyond Karen Stanton is Ginny Ruffner, Jo Diaz

Read more, Healing Through Creativity with Dr. Desiree Cox

Read more, Style Spotlight: Inside the Mind of an Artist, Claire Patterson Blome, Issue 74

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AmericanStyle Magazine, "Style Spotlight: Inside the Mind of an Artist," Claire Patterson Blome, Issue 74

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