Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon has been a resident artist with KALEID Gallery since it began in 2006. She creates mixed media artwork primarily concentrating on the ancient medium of encaustic painting. She incorporates natural, upcycled and repurposed materials into her artwork, breathing new life into objects that would otherwise be destined for a landfill. Using environmentally safe and sustainable practices is very important to her. In addition to upcycling discarded objects and materials she also makes her own paints using natural earth pigments and binders.

Shannon’s artwork has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Shannon was selected for the 2017 stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco. In 2015 she received the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award and was identified by the curators of the Triton Museum of Art as an artist they feel are worthy of attention in the coming years. In 2011 she was named the SV Creates Artist Laureate, receiving a Fellowship Grant. 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.

Shannon has been an artist in residence at The Ayatana Artistic Research Program in Quebec Canada, TechShop San Jose, Herhusid House Artist Residency in Iceland as well as the David and Julia White Artist Colony in Costa Rica. In 2016, 2015 and 2013 she was selected to create large, 400lb, 5ft x 6ft public art hearts for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation; two of the hearts were purchased by Genentech and one by Wells Fargo Bank.

Shannon is active in her local arts community contributing her time, knowledge and art. She is the co-founder of My Art Resources; an online comprehensive source of business tools and professional practices for artists living in Santa Clara County and nearby cities.

50/50 Project Pieces by Shannon Amidon

50/50 Project Pieces by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon 50/50 Project Pieces Mixed Media Encaustic (showing 9 pieces), each 6″ x 6″ NFS…

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Emergence by Shannon Amidon

Emergence by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Emergence Mixed Media Encaustic, 10″ x 16″ NFS…

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Occhiolism by Shannon Amidon

Occhiolism by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Occhiolism Mixed Media Encaustic, 36″ x 24″ NFS  …

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The Space Between by Shannon Amidon

The Space Between by Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon The Space Between Mixed Media Encaustic, 36″ x 24″ NFS…

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