For the past 20 years, enrolled Tribal member Micqaela Jones has been creating paintings inspired by her Shoshone Culture. She says, “I remember growing up, always being surrounded by art and artists. Many of my family members made baskets and cradle boards or created various types of bead work, however the idea of making a living selling art seemed a distant dream.”
“From the beginning, my goal has been to create paintings that people connect with, art that tells a story,either about nature or my culture. As a self taught artist, a lot of my time early on was spent trying various techniques, playing with color and texture, trying to put on canvas what was in my mind”.
In 2005, Micqaela participated in her first juried art show in Saint George, Utah. The following year her work was featured at three major juried shows including the “Santa Fe Indian Market”, the “Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market”, and the “Autry Museum Art Market”. Those shows were a real platform for her career.
Since then, Micqaela has shown her award winning work all over the country at juried art shows and Museums. Her work is on permanent collection at the Heard Museum, the Museum of Fine Art in Reno, and the Northeastern Nevada Museum as well as several Corporations and in major Global collections.
Micqaela was awarded the “Design Fellowship Award,” at the Santa Fe Indian Market. Along with this honorshe was asked to be the 2017 Poster Artist for the Santa Fe Indian Market and took first place at the “Red Earth Art Show”, show in Oklahoma. She is especially excited at the opportunity to return to the 2022 “Cowgirl Up!” show, and views it as a great honor.
“Today from my studio in Elko Nevada, I continue to work on new concepts, ideas and techniques, always trying to push my boundaries as an artist. I am truly excited with every new painting I create!” The results are paintings that are traditional in their subject matter, but contemporary in their approach, with vivid colors, layers and textures.
Currently her work can be seen at Galleries in; Ivins, Ut.; Santa Fe, NM, as well as several Resorts in Santa Fe, NM, Scottsdale, AZ, Vail, CO, and Jackson Hole, WY.
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