Blind Insect

A wonderful new art gallery opened up 2 blocks from my house on Alberta St.

Blind Insect is a multicultural art gallery and shop that features the artwork of people of color and local artists. I am thrilled to share that my artwork will be included in this new space.

They are having their grand opening on July 24th and 25th (Alberta St. Last Thursday Art Walk) 6pm-9pm. I will be there both days and would love to see you.
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Blind Insect
2841 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR

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Arousing Biophilia Reception

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8 months of planning and 50 hours of installation led up to the opening reception of Arousing Biophilia. This exhibit has been a labor of love and the opening reception exceeded all of my expectations. Despite the pouring rain and bad parking the place was full of wonderful people excited about the art and artist.   The exhibition will be on view until April 22nd and Art Ark Gallery will be open from 11am-3pm the following dates: March 3rd, 9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st and April 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st    For private tours on other days you can contact me directly at – shannon@shannonamidon.com

You can see images from the reception and artist talk here on Flickr

Arousing Biophilia

Arousing Biophilia

After a really inspiring artist research residency this past June I wanted to further explore the idea of art, nature and science and also push myself to do something different and new. So after some brainstorming and talking with great artist friends I decided that I wanted to curate an art exhibition. I am really passionate about these subjects and want to share them with the world.  Although I have done some curation before it never has been on this scale with something so close to my heart.

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Article about San Jose Artists

I am thrilled and flattered to be a part of the list "10 Emerging Contemporary Artists from San Jose to Know"  by the website Culture Trip. San Jose is often praised for its contributions to technology, but it’s also home to a plethora of creative types. The city’s flourishing artist community draws in talents from all mediums, whose works are often showcased throughout the Bay Area. From photographers to painters, here are 10 emerging contemporary artists to know from San Jose. Read More...

10 Emerging Contemporary Artists from San Jose to Know

stARTup Art Fair SF 2017

stARTup Art Fair SF 2017

I’m thrilled to have been selected by a prestigious panel of art professionals for the stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco, April 28-30. It is a huge honor to be chosen out of a record number of applicants this year. This 3-day event is a rare opportunity for independent artists to exhibit in an Art Fair setting. I will be exhibiting with my friend and colleague Christine Rasmussen.

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Art for a Cause

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Heroes and Hearts luncheon at AT&T Park. It’s always such a wonderful event for a great cause. I was there because I was one of the heart artists. I created a large heart titled Tree of Life that was purchased by Wells Fargo. This is the third heart I have created for the SFGHF and my hearts have raised over $150k for the foundation. I am honored to be part of such an important organization. Another cool thing was that Wells Fargo has a mural outside of the office in SF that includes a big picture of my heart. Shannon Amidon Heart at ATT Park

Shannon Amidon with Heart at Wells Fargo Building