Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She is a mixed media artist using alternative process photography, encaustic and paper ephemera as her main mediums. Her subjects often involve objects the artist has found in nature or collected in her travels such as: seed pods, insects, botanicals, fossils, feathers, bones, and vintage paper ephemera. Using these items and mediums, Amidon creates unique pieces that explore the beautiful, repulsive, and mysterious sides of natural history.
Shannon’s artwork has been exhibited worldwide with emphasis on the US West Coast. In 2011 she was named the Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate, receiving a Fellowship Grant in photography. She was also the recipient of an Eco Art Grant and studio make-over from the Art Inspector part of the Zero One Art and Technology Network. In 2013 Amidon was one of eight artists chosen to create a large, 400lb, 5ft x 6ft public art heart for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.
Amidon has been an artist in residence at the Herhúsid House Artist Residency in Iceland as well as the David and Julia White Artist Colony in Costa Rica. She is active in her local arts community contributing her time, knowledge and art whenever possible. She is also involved in arts education outreach for children and young artist mentoring through the SPARK program.

There Will Be Rough Weather by Shannon Amidon

There Will Be Rough Weather by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon There Will Be Rough Weather Mixed Media Encaustic, 11″ x 14″, 2015 $375. From the feature exhibit: In the End We All Return to the Earth, April 2015…

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Sunday Morning by Shannon Amidon

Sunday Morning by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Sunday Morning Mixed Media Encaustic, 24″ x 36″, 2015 $1,500. From the feature exhibit: In the End We All Return to the Earth, April 2015…

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Lonely Contemplation by Shannon Amidon

Lonely Contemplation by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Lonely Contemplation Mixed Media Encaustic, 8″ x 10”, 2015 $180. From the feature exhibit: In the End We All Return to the Earth, April 2015…

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In the Beginning by Shannon Amidon

In the Beginning by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon In the Beginning Mixed Media Encaustic on Vintage Book, 19.5″ x 11″ $450. From the feature exhibit: In the End We All Return to the Earth, April 2015…

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Hush by  Shannon Amidon

Hush by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Hush Mixed Media Encaustic, 12 ” x 15.5″, 2015 $400. From the feature exhibit: In the End We All Return to the Earth, April 2015…

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A Measure of Time by Shannon Amidon

A Measure of Time by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon A Measure of Time Mixed Media Encaustic, 18″ x 24″, 2015 $840. From the feature exhibit: In the End We All Return to the Earth, April 2015…

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Arithmetic and Roses by Shannon Amidon

Arithmetic and Roses by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Arithmetic and Roses Altered book encaustic, 16″ x 7″ SOLD…

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Age of Innocence by Shannon Amidon

Age of Innocence by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Age of Innocence Mixed media book sculpture, 11″ x 11″ SOLD…

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