New Gallery Representation

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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

Art and Grief

I was recently interview by Neville Harson LPC about art and grief. Grief comes in many shapes and sizes, and how grief is expressed can look very different from one person to the next.  Beware of anyone telling you specifically how you should or should not be grieving the loss of someone or something you love--there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to grief.

I recently spoke with visual artist Shannon Amidon about art and grief.  Shannon is a California based artist who creates mixed media artwork primarily using the medium of encaustic painting.  She often incorporates repurposed or "upcycled" materials into her work.  In a span of five years, she lost seven family members and three work colleagues.  I asked her about how her work was affected by these deaths, and if she consciously approached her art with the idea of working through some of her grief.

You can read the full interview here

Teen Art Workshops

I am very excited to be teaching a series of art workshops for teens at the Palo Alto Art Center. They can be taken individually or as a series. Compose Yourself –  This new initiative affords teens an opportunity to experiment with materials, techniques, and approaches to artmaking and self-branding. The workshops and projects not only provide participants with unique access to processes, places, and people, but also equip them to be makers in their own right. Through this initiative, teens will learn the skills and self-confidence to make their voice— and vision—heard. Workshops include:

Snap Your Story Workshop Photo Reimagined Workshop Paper, Paper Everywhere Workshop Sketch It Workshop ArtVenture Trip Graphic Sense Workshop – With Guest Artist Michael Foley Reductionist Poetry Workshop Basic Book-Binding Techniques Workshop Artist Statements Workshop Unique You Art Party

You can find out more and register here