"Everything's A OK"
February 23 - April 3, 2015
Paintings by Sheila Miles
The art exhibition, “Everything’s A OK,” by artist Sheila Miles opens Monday, Feb. 23, at the Apex Gallery and will remain up through April 3, 2015.
The exhibit will feature oils, collages and watercolor paintings with themes ranging from home and the prairie to odd characters and nature.
“The set designer who has used my work in his film productions calls me an outsider artist, (meaning) an artist who accesses the child within. … I draw from life experiences such as current news events, relationships, folk tales, animals, weather, landscape and the psychological, emotional, visual and intellectual world,” Miles said.
Miles has exhibited in over 300 shows, and 100 of her works are included in public collections such as the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, Holter Museum, Missoula Museum of the Arts and the Missoula International Airport.
For over 35 years, Miles has exhibited widely throughout the country. She is currently an Artist in Public Places, New Mexico Roster Artist and was a San Francisco Public West Coast Artist for the Public Arts Projects. In 1999 she received the $20,000 Gottlieb Foundation grant. In 2013, 11 of her oils, several of her drawings and studio accoutrement were used in a film “Big Sky.” Recently another 18 works were used in the movie “Jubilee.”
Artists Reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, including a gallery talk at 5 p.m.