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Micqaela Jones


Biography

Micqaela Jones, visual Artist

text taken from website

Hello, I have spent the last 12 years traveling and selling art with my husband Alex and our children. It has been
a privilege and a real adventure! Ten years ago when I started painting seriously, I never imagined that this would
be our life. Let me tell you a little about myself.

I am an enrolled member of the Temoak Tribe of Western Shoshone. I grew up on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation of the
Shoshone and Paiute Nations located 100 miles northeast of Elko, Nevada on the Idaho border. My youth was filled with
rich visual experiences, days spent hunting, fishing and enjoying the beauty of Nevada's outdoors with my sister and two
brothers . My Dad, also a painter, and Mom, made sure we learned how to work hard and play hard. Our family moved to
Elko, Nevada when I was 13. There I attended school and began working for my Dad's construction. The whole family was
involved, going to jobs with Dad and helping out. At that point in my life an art career was the last thing I thought I would have.

At 18 I met my soon to be husband Alex. We were married 2 years later and moved to Santa Cruz California where we live today.
We have spent time living and working in Mexico, Nevada and Utah. It was in Utah that I began painting seriously. I was
given an opportunity to sell art through a Gallery owner named Rod Erwin. He sold several pieces for me and my career
and life quickly changed.

In 2003 I began showing my art at various shows around the country. Some of the events I've participatined in over the years
include, the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Museum Indian art Market, Autry Museum Los Angeles, Cherokee Art Market, as
well as several Museum Exhibits and solo exhibits.

Today as always, I continue to work on new ideas, new paintings and new techniques. My work has evolved into an intertwining
of my Shoshone culture along with contemporary expressions,resulting in colorful vivid paintings. I hope you enjoy looking
at my art as much as I enjoy creating it!

Links:

Micqaela Jones Website

2012 Nevada Museum of Art Exhibit

Contact:

Sales Manager, Alex 831-331-8507