Fall Art and Film News

Back from my second residency at Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Laugarvatn, Iceland.   This island nation continues to inspire with its gorgeous panoramic vistas, bubbling “hot spots”, rocks, lakes, horses, sheep, cliffs, sunsets and so much more.   With their current push for tourists (1 million this year for 330,000 citizens), the popular sites are now more crowded with bus tours each day.  Reservations are required where none were 4 years ago.   It is still vast and idillic in many parts but if you are thinking of going – soon will be better than later.


Gullkistan Residency – new digs in former restaurant – great studio space, great kitchen!


My wall of drawings came home in this orange box

The West Fjords inspire – still pristine as it’s a bit out of the way for tourists. 



Paintings inspired by West Fjords vistas, Iceland

PENNY screens in Iceland – and as always Penny Cooper garners new fans.


Article from Penny screening in Iceland. Hope it’s good.



Rituals of Remembrance – the art of mourning made with Maggie Simpson Adams over the last 8 years is on the home stretch!   Work-in-progress screening in Iceland was followed by a vibrant discussion of death and mourning practices and ideas – just like we hope it always will.  Watch of upcoming screenings this fall – check Rituals of Remembrance Movie on Facebook for details.


Stills from Too Young (left) and Wash It (right)

Sher’s short films Too Young and Wash It and will tour this fall in a program of short films curated by Tess Takahashi – Stand By for More Info!

May Art and Film News

Elizabeth Sher: Crossing the Digital Divide

April 19 – May 19

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibit! At Los Medanos College Art Gallery


Mineral Water from the Geothermal Series   22″ x 30″

Los Medanos College Art Gallery
2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565 (The gallery is located in the Library Building.)

Essay in Experiments in She-ness

My essay has been included in a book of essays, Experiments in She-ness: women & undependent cinema, published by Basement Films.

Basement Films, Albuquerque, NM


PENNY on KRCB TV 6/27 @ 9pm

PENNY the Documentary airing on KRCB TV June 27th at 9pm!

Penny at work

KRCB TV is seen in most of the 9 Bay area counties via over the air, cable or satellite.
Here’s how to watch!

  • Over the air on digital channels 22-1, 22-2 and 22-3.
  • Comcast Cable, you will find us on Cable Channel 22 in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties as well as the city of Oakland.
  • DISH Satellite on channel 22 or 8233
  • DirecTV on Channel 22.
  • AT&T U-Verse-TV, you will find KRCB on Channel 22 as well. 

KRCB Television, North Bay Public Media

Video Streaming Project

Each month, Sher’s programs – new (and old) – will be streaming on VHX. (you can reach them from the store at www.pennythedocumentary.com and from the store at www.ivstudios.com, also directly from VHX.

Available now:

  • Alma’s Jazzy Marriage
    All three are also available in the Three Unforgettable Women package


    Three Unforgettable Women (Stills from PENNY, BELLA BELLA, Alma’s Jazzy Marriage)

Newly added:

  • Brainwash and Beyond – featuring Flipper

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    Still from Brainwash

  • What’s Inside These Shorts? – the short films of Elizabeth Sher, including Juggling featuring Sue (Mutant) White

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    Still from Juggling

  • Interviews with Artists: Volume 1 – featuring M. Louise Stanley and SRL
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    Still from Interviews with Artists: Vol 1

    And more coming each week!!!

New PENNY Screenings

PENNY Screening at UC Hastings College of Law


Click here for tickets.

UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McCallister Street, Sam Francisco, CA 94102

PENNY presentation with Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee

for penny

Thursday, March 15
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee presents PENNY with filmmaker Elizabeth Sher, and a panel of women lawyers from Santa Barbara.

Unitarian Society, Jefferson Hall, 1535 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara

BAMPFA Gala and Grand Re-opening


As a generous supporter of artists and long time Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive board member, Penny Cooper was singled out for her indefatigable work in making the new museum building a reality.

for BAM opening

BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA


January News

Watersong Summit, Sunday, January 17th
The De(con)struction of the River

6-10 pm

The De(con)struction of the River will be exhibited at the Watersong Summit in Oakland
www.watersongsummit.ca Impact HUB, 2323 Broadway, Oakland

Still time to see BLOG in Ten Years of Artists Books until January 24th


Sher’s BLOG in upper left corner

10 Years of Artists Books curated by Donna Seager features BLOG at the Brooklyn Public Library has been picked up by Hyperallergic. Read the review here, http://bit.ly/hyperallergic_brooklynshow

Next summer, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art plans to travel the show – stand by for more information and dates of opening reception.

brooklyn show jpgThe exhibition catalog is available at

Three videos now Streaming !!!! $5 each


Stills from (L to R) PENNY, BELLA BELLA and Alma’s Jazzy Marriage



Alma’s Jazzy Marriage

Or get all 3 in the package “3 Unforgettable Women  $12

More programs streaming soon….