Micqaela Jones – Watertower Mural


From the Artist:

“Yes, this was my first mural and it was a huge challenge. I was commissioned by NGM; they were amazing to work with. It took 6 weeks to complete and I had a huge outpouring of community support. I also am looking forward to completing more murals.”

– Micqaela Jones





About the Artist:

Micqaela Jones 

For the past 21 years, enrolled Shoshone Tribal member Micqaela Jones has been creating paintings inspired by her Native 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 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.

Recently 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 attend the “Cowgirl Up!” art show sponsored by the Smithsonian. This show features the top 65 Western Women artist in the country. She was invited to attend as well for the 2020 show and again for the 2022 show.

“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.

Micqaela Jones Recent notables

2018 “Red Earth Festival” Poster Artist

2018 “Red Earth Festival” 1st place award in Paintings

1) Reno Museum of Fine Art ( Reno NV )

2) Heard Museum ( Phoenix AZ )

3) Northeastern Nevada Museum ( Elko NV )

4) Red Earth Organization ( Oklahoma City OK )

2017 “SWAIA Indian Market” Poster Artist

2017 “SWAIA Indian Market” 3rd place award in Paintings

2021 “Art of the West” Solo Exhibition

Recent art acquisitions for permanent collections:

2019, 2020, 2022 “Cowgirl Up” Artist at the Desert Caballeros Museum

Micqaela is currently producing between 75 and 90 paintings per year depending on size and is selling in each of the last 5 calendar years 90% of those works in the year they are produced.