Micqaela Jones For the past 21 years, enrolled Shoshone Tribal member Micqaela Jones has been creating paintings inspired by her Native Culture. She says, “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 3 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 honor she 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. In March of 2019, she was invited to participate in “Cowgirl Up!” and she is excited about returning again for the 2023 exhibition and sale. She had the honor to create a 16×60 foot mural on the side of a water tower. It includes 10 Northern NV tribal communities. This will be seen by millions of people as they travel either east or west bound on Interstate 80, in NV, She was able to complete the mural in 5 weeks, on October 1 2022. “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.” The results are paintings that are traditional in their subject matter, but contemporary in their approach, with vivid colors, layers and textures.