Films of 2015















Lots of films good (and bad) have graced the big screen this year. I’m not deciding on best films because I haven’t seen most of them, but that doesn’t stop my interest from seeing them. Here is a list of films that have made an impressionable impact, while others have made a big splash (The Martian or Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and it’s a long list…..


  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • Inside Out
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Room
  • Spotlight 
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens *
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Foxcatcher
  • Selma
  • Crimson Peak
  • It Follows
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya
  • Listen Up Philip
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Walk
  • Macbeth
  • Spectre
  • Chi-Rag
  • Creed
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Ex-Machina
  • The Revenant
  • Dope
  • Tangerine
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Everest
  • Siccario
  • Black Mass
  • Concussion
  • 45 Years
  • Secrets in Their Eyes
  • Beast of Nations *
  • The Midnight Swim *

If you haven’t seen some or most of these films (and if you have a two-week Christmas Holiday off) it would be a great idea to see them.

*Films I’ve seen





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The Scene Wednesday: Art Business Workshop Scholarships

The Scene Wednesday: Art Business Workshop Scholarships


Good Afternoon! I didn’t forget about Wednesday’s post, just have a lot to do this week for Shadowbox. I’ve posted the Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop (ABI) back in November and the deadline has already passed, but you still have a chance, please read on…..


(from ABI email)

The Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop 2016 has three full scholarships available for artists and makers who are interested in growing their small businesses. Deadline is December 23, 2015.




Are you interested in attending the upcoming Art Business Workshop in Washington, DC on January 16-17, 2016? Our workshop roster is filling, but The Arts Business Institute has set aside three seats in our program to be filled by scholarship winners. The three scholarships awarded will be for the full tuition of $250 for the weekend event, but do not include travel, meals or other expenses.

The workshop program includes interactive presentations on Art Marketing, Sales Strategies, Wholesaling, Pricing Your Work, Copyright Protection, Selling Art Online, The Corporate Art Market, and Creating an Art Website. In addition, there will be an artist panel discussion, an opportunity to walk the American Made Show (trade show for handmade goods, taking place concurrently with the workshop) and to participate in an emerging artist exhibition which will be critiqued by gallery owners, ABI faculty, and arts leaders. A limited number of personalized business consultations are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship applications must be received by the deadline of December 23, 2015 to be considered. Please share this opportunity if you know a deserving artist who should attend our workshop!

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If your interested please apply now! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed!



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