Artist Information

Website: donajello.com

email: ajellodonatello@hotmail.com


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Don Ajello


Artist Statement

Group shows

1976      Design West, Museum of Science & Industry, Los Angeles, CA

1976      Group show, California State University, Fresno Art Gallery, Fresno California.

1977      California Crafts X, (Merit Award), E.B. Crocker Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1977      Union Gallery Group show, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

1978      Container Show, Mill Valley Arts Guild, Mill Valley, California

1978      C.E.T.A. Group Art Show, San Jose Museum, San Jose, California

1978      California State Fair Art Show, (Honorable Mention) Sacramento, CA

1978      “From the Real to the Surreal”, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

1978      Los Madonas Junior College Art Gallery, Los Madonas Junior College, Pittsburg, CA

1982      Group Show, John Bolles Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

1984      Sonoma County Arts Council Group Show, Petaluma Mill, Petaluma, California

1992      “The Container Show”, Santa Rosa City Council Chamber, City Hall, Santa Rosa, CA

1992      Small Works Group Show, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

1998      Sebastopol Library Show, Sebastopol Library Gallery, Sebastopol, CA

2003      “Fortunes”, Group Show, Santa Rosa Cultural Arts Center, Santa Rosa, CA

2004      “Artists as Activist”, Group Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2005      Small works, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2005      “Born Of Fire”, Group Show (Best Of Show Award), Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2006      Backers Dozen, Quicksilver Mine Company, Forestville, CA

2008      Form & Function, Artistry in Wood, (Most Creative Award) Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

2008      Art & Impermanent, Sebastopol Center of the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2009      Dualities, Sebastopol Center of the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2009      Out Of the Box, Sebastopol Center of the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2009      Artistry in Wood (Most Creative Award), Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

2010      Artistry in Wood (Award of Excellence), Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

2010      The Box Show, Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2010      Funeria Show, The Funeria Art Gallery, Graton, CA

2010      Members Show, Sebastopol Art Center, Sebastopol, CA

One Artist Shows

1981      Los Madonas Junior College Art Gallery, Los Madonas Junior College, Pittsburg, CA

Donations

2006–2010      Art For The Heart, Fund Raiser, Sonoma State Gallery, Sonoma State University, Cotati, CA

2005–2009      “Calabash” Food For Thought, Aids Food Bank, Forestville, CA

2011      The Imaginist Fund Raiser, Imaginist Theater Troupe, Santa Rosa, CA

Art in Public Location

1980      CETA Grant, Overfelt Gardens, San Jose, CA