Don Van Amerongen
These current works are the accumulation of my personal art history. I began as designer but was drawn to large format photography. I moved to San Francisco
to study with Ansel Adams, Judith Golden and Richard Misrach. After creating and showing B&W photography I diverted to study painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and was influenced by Robert Colescott and others. Color soon overtook my paintings in a expressionist style. Living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico further increased my joy in color and traveling to Asia for extended periods of time had me returning to photography. As a painter I wanted more from the straight photos. I began working color into the photos by the computer. Over the years I have brought in more color into the work.
Christie Marks Gallery Santa Rosa, CA 2016
Graton Gallery Graton, CA 2015
Gallery Route One Point Reyes CA 2015
O'Hanlon For The Arts, Mill Valley CA 2014
Riverfront Art Gallery Petaluma, CA 2014
Cinco Gallery San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2013
Victoria Story Gallery Denver, CO. 2004
The Benefit Show Santa Rosa Museum 2003
Kunsthaus 22 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 1997
Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1997
Marin County Fair Marin County, CA. 1997
Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1995
Canard Fine Art Napa, CA. 1994
Gango Gallery Portland, OR. 1994
Press House Gallery Sonoma, CA. 1993
Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1993
Gango Gallery Portland, OR. 1993
Fine Art Gallery Santa Rosa, CA. 1992
Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1992
Bridge Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1991
Rodney Strong Windsor, CA. 1991
Axis Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1991
Q Gallery Santa Rosa,CA. 1990
Falkirk Cultural Center San Rafael, CA. 1989
1078 Gallery Chico State University, CA. 1989
Sonoma Hills Gallery Petaluma, CA. 1988
Artist Gallery Inverness, CA. 1988
Wilshire Ebell Art Salon Los Angeles, CA. 1987
The Mill Gallery Petaluma, CA.1987
Falkirk Cultural Center San Rafael, CA. 1986
Diego Rivera Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1986
Golden Rose Gallery Boulder, CO. 1984
Southern Exposure Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1983
Intersection Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1982
Cameravision Gallery Los Angeles, CA. 1981
The Darkroom Gallery Denver, CO. 1981
Marin County Fair Best in Division 1997
Sonoma County Community Foundation Fellowship 1991
Marin County Fair Best of Show 1990
California Arts Council Grant 1987
Sobel Scholarship 1986
San Francisco Art Institute BFA painting 1984-1986
Santa Rosa Junior College Drawing 1984-1985
Sonoma State University Painting and Print Making 1983-1984
Kendall School of Design BFA Graphic Design 1969-1971
Ansel Adams Workshops 1979-1980
Natural Resource Group Petaluma CA.
Kunsthaus 22 Gallery San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Wells Fargo Bank Portland, OR.
Craddick, Candland and Conte Danville, CA.
City of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, CA.
Private Collection South Korea
Private Collection, Minneapolis, MN.
Private Collection, Petaluma, CA.
Copyright Don Van Amerongen 2019