Spring Newsletter

I recently sent out my Spring newsletter - If you are not on my mailing list you can join here.
Happy Spring, I love this time of year. It’s a time of renewal and growth. I have lots of great news to share and events coming up.  If you want to keep up on what I am doing on a more regular basis, head over and “like” my Facebook page or subscribe to my Blog.

I am delighted to announce that I am now represented by the Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery in Ontario Canada. I will be having my debut international solo exhibition there in August. I will be exhibiting my Selcouth series and will have several new pieces for the show.

The Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery

Giant Hearts in San Francisco
The picture below is me standing on home plate of AT&T Park in San Francisco Yes, I do look out of place but I was there for a great reason.
 Shannon on Homebase I was attending the Hero’s & Hearts Luncheon  for the San Francisco General Hospital  Foundation. I was invited to the luncheon  fundraiser because I created a large heart to  be auctioned off to benefit the foundation. I was  happy to discover that Genentech purchased  my heart. You can read all about the event on the post below this one.

A New Creative Path 
Recently I began training to become a certified creativity coach. Creativity Coaches are similar to life coaches, but focus more specifically on creative work. They help creatives overcome the doubts, fears, anxieties, and worries that so often hinder the creative mind. They inspire you to think bigger and work more productively to develop your ideas and feelings into meaningful creative projects. I am excited about this new and challenging path in my career. I have always enjoyed helping people and this is a more formal way to do that.

10 Year Anniversary
Next month will be my 10th year participating in Silicon Valley Open Studios. This is one of my favorite events each year. I love the informal aspect of opening up my studio and sharing my workspace with everyone. I really enjoy talking with everyone who comes through and giving them a peak into my mind and creative process. This year I will have lots of new work including several encaustic pieces and altered book art. I will also be raffling off a piece of artwork and have live music. I really hope you can make it out, I would love to see you. All the details are below.

Upcoming events and projects

Creating with Encaustic Demonstration
Fine Arts League of Cupertino
May 12, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Quinlan Center Craft Room
10185 Stelling Rd.
Cupertino, CA
I will be giving a free encaustic demonstration for the Fine Arts League of Cupertino. The great thing is you don’t have to be a member to attend the demo. It is free and open to the public.

Silicon Valley Open Studios
May 17th & 18th 11am-5pm
Shannon Amidon Art Studio
This will be my 10th year participating
I will have lots of new original artwork, cards, prints, an artwork raffle and more.

Creative Insurgents Video Podcast Interview
June 18th
I participated in a podcast interview by the Creative Insurgents
We talked about artist residencies, grants and much more. It will be posted on the Creative Insurgents website on June 18th

Selcouth Solo Exhibition
August 1st – 29th
Opening Reception August 8th
The Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery
27 John St N, Hamilton
ON L8R 1H1, Canada