Arousing Biophilia Reception


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 –

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

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


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

New Gallery Representation


Ugallery.comI am happy to share that I was invited to join UGalleryan online art gallery of curated original artwork from the world's most talented emerging artists. I was recently featured on their blog introducing their new artists. You can check out that article here

Ugallery’s founder Alex Farkas shares “UGallery is shaking up the art industry. In the past, art was a black box - brick and mortar galleries tended to be intimidating and there was little price transparency. Generally, people who bought art were collectors with deep pockets. We created UGallery to flip the industry on its head and make art accessible to everyone. Our expansive online storefront features professional artists from around the world, offering clients a diverse range of art at accessible prices. Regardless of where a client is located, they can own an original piece by a professional artist.”

Visit my artist page on UGallery to see what works I have for sale. I will be adding more in the coming weeks.Shannon Amidon UGallery Page

For the love of trees

I love trees, always have. I still remember some of my favorite trees when I was growing up. One was a gigantic Eucalyptus tree.  It had an old owl living in it and I was always afraid it was going to fall on our house during bad storms. You could hear the branches rubbing together, creaking and whaling.  This tree was truly magnificent, and its fragrance was intoxicating.  I also loved a white mulberry tree. This was my climbing tree. I would frequently climb up and hide in its branches. The fruit was delicious and abundant. And I could never forget what we called the popcorn trees, which were flowering plum tress.  We would shake them and dance in the blossoms that came raining down. 

Im not sure if I will ever get over my fascination with them. I am currently reading the book - The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Wohlleben. Its a wonderful read so far and I am really learning so many new things about trees. 

Here are a couple of new pieces I recently finished. Trees of course.

Connection to the Divine by Shannon Amidon

Amid the Noise and Haste by Shannon Amidon

Soul Mending

Soul Mending

I thought about writing a gratitude post, something talking about all I am thankful for. There is a lot to be thankful for. I am so blessed and am really grateful for everything and everyone in my life. But these are turbulent times and despite all that I have to be thankful for I have also been feeling a lot of uneasiness lately.

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