Author Archives: Shannon

About Shannon

I am a mixed media artist and jewelry designer. My subjects often involve objects I have found in nature or collected in my travels such as: seed pods, insects, botanicals, fossils, feathers, vintage books and maps. My artwork primarily consists of alternative process photography including historic printing processes and non-traditional techniques such as: Polaroid transfer, lumen printing, liquid emulsion, and hand painting. In addition I also use encaustic and vintage ephemera to create mixed media pieces. My jewelry is inspired by natural history and a desire to repurpose and reveal the beauty in uncommon objects. I often use bullet shells, fossils, bones, feathers, copper and semi precious gemstones in my designs. I have participated in many gallery, and alternative space exhibitions and my artwork has been exhibited nationwide with emphasis on the West Coast. I was born, raised and currently reside in the California Bay Area You can find me at the following places: www.shannonamidon.com www.shannonamidon.blogspot.com www.shannonamidon.etsy.com www.facebook.com/shannonamidonart www.twitter.com/#!/shannonamidon

Life Cycles

I created 3 pieces for The Healthy Art Program: An Energy Smart Exhibition. The trio is inspired by different life cycles; cycles of nature, animals, creating, etc. The pieces depict a bird’s nest with eggs = birth, bird wings = … Continue reading

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Art Supply Swap Meet & Hazardous Art Supply Drop Off

As part of the Healthy Art Program I am putting on an Art Supply Swap Meet and Hazardous Art Supply Drop Off. Who: Everyone is invited to sell, shop, barter or drop off hazardous art supplies. What:  To sell or … Continue reading

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Eco Friendly Paint Making Demo

In conjunction with Kaleid Gallery’s Two Buck Tuesday Event,  and the Healthy Art Program I will demonstrate how to make non toxic, eco friendly oil and egg tempera paint. Join me: Tuesday February 21st 7pm – 9pm Kaleid Gallery 88 … Continue reading

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Eco Art?

The past few weeks I have been working on my pieces for the Healthy Art Program: An Energy Smart Exhibition. Admittedly it’s been more difficult than I anticipated. I was struggling with the content/subject. Most of my artwork is already … Continue reading

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Pros, Cons, and Usage of My New Materials

For the Healthy Art Program Eco Exhibit my goal is to use as many of the products as possible that the art inspector gave me.  I will have to use more products than I was given but I am going … Continue reading

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New art materials

The Art Inspector came to my studio a few days ago and gave me some new materials and took away a lot of my current ones.   I was given Red River GreenPix Photo Matte paper, FSC wood panels, raw pigments, … Continue reading

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My Studio Inspection Experience – Shannon Amidon

Last night the Art Inspector Danielle came over to my studio with her crew, videographer Ryan and photographer Wendy. It was an interesting experience and I really learned a lot. We started out discussing me and the type of artwork … Continue reading

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