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.

 

 

Select Exhibitions

 

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

Awards

 

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

 

 

Education

 

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

 

 

Select Collections

 

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