Art and Work Resume

Sheila Miles
Santa Fe, NM



  • Masters Degree in Painting and Drawing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; (Dean’s List)
  • Hans Hoffman School of Art, Provincetown, MA, full scholarship
  • John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, IN, full scholarship
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Middle Years Certification


Awards and Achievements

  • Selected Artist, Large Scale Purchases ($35,000-$125,000),                              NM Arts in Public Arts Purchase Program (2016)
  • Paintings included in Movies: “Big Sky” (representing the lead’s art), “Warren Jeffs”, and “Five Bucks a Day”
  • 2007 Rancho Linda Vista residency, Oracle, AZ
  • Selected Artist, NM Arts in Public Arts Purchase Program (Purchased) (2015)
  • Selected Artist, West Coast Artist Pool, San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Program (2005)
  • 2004 Paintings selected to travel for several months to Australia and New Zealand
  • Museums; US Department of Commerce and the World Trade Center
  • Awarded Public Art Commission for Missoula in Motion, City of Missoula (2004)
  • 1999 Selected by the Missoulian as one of the 100 most influential    Montanans of the 20th century
  • 1999 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship, ($20,000)
  • Missoula International Airport Commission competition, (1999)
  • 1984 Individual Artist Fellowship, Painting, Montana Arts Council, ($2000)


Public Collections

  • Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis, MN (three works)
  • Montana Museum of Art and Culture, University of Montana (12 works)
  • Missoula International Airport, Missoula
  • University of Joensuu, Rantasalmi, Finland
  • Holter Museum, Helena, MT (two works)
    Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula (15 works)
  • Law School, University of Montana, Missoula
  • Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, MT (ten works)
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings (seven works)
  • Saint Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula, MT
  • Custer County Art Center, Miles City, MT
  • Planned Parenthood, Billings (fifteen works)
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (five works)
  • Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, MT
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA (two  works)
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, MT
  • North Central High School, Indianapolis



(Over 100 exhibitions) Selected One-Two Person Shows

  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, MT one person show, September-January 2018
  • Dahl Art Museum, Rapid City, SD (one-person show) March-June 2018
  • White Apple Gallery, Whitefish, MT
  • “Light and Shadow”,  Missoula Art Museum (Feb-June 2017)
  • School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, one person, (2015)
  • Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT (brochure), (2003 and 1988)
  • Emerson Center for the Arts, Bozeman, MT
  • The Wonder Salon, Santa Fe, NM
  • 60 painting Retrospective, exhibited at: Montana Museum of Art and Culture, APEX Gallery, School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD (catalog), and Silver Bow Arts Chateau, Butte, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, (catalog)
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT (catalog), (2000 and 1984) Meloy Gallery
  • Cruz Cruz Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • University of Montana, Missoula, (catalog), University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI (37works)
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, MT (brochure)
  • Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, MT
  • Custer County Art Center, Miles City


Selected Two Person Exhibitions

  • “Wheelhouse Gallery, Santa Fe (two person; 2015)
  • Baker University, Baldwin, KS; March 2016 (three-person)
  • Sutton West Gallery, Missoula
  • Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman
  • Sutton West Gallery, Missoula
  • Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
  • Artifacts Gallery, Bozeman


Selected Invitational Exhibitions (participated in over 300 exhibitions)

  • Pii Gallery, Philadelphia (4 artists) (2015)
  • Collages, Collage Gallery, Bigfork, MT (2015)
  • art x mail: Ausstellung, Messe Dresden 2014 and 2015
  • For the Love of A Tree She Went Out on a Limb, Women in the Art of the Northern Plains, Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Grand Opening of Missoula Art Museum
  • The Animal in Art, Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula
  • The Contemporary Horse in Art, Holter Museum, Helena, MT
  • The Aesthetics of Water: Print Portfolio, University of Joensuu during the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics, Rantasalmi, Finland (twenty artists, edition of 23)
  • “Montana, Myths and Reality”, The Center for the Rocky Mountain West,  Sutton West Gallery, Missoula
  • “Faculty Exhibition”, University of Montana
  • Sutton West Gallery, Missoula (four person show)
  • “Miriam Sample Collection”, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings
  • “Ten Montana Artists”, Holter Museum of Art, Helena (5 works)
  • “Montana Artists”, Idaho Commission on the Arts, Boise, Idaho (5 works)
  • “Narrative Painting”, Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula(5 works)
  • “Montana Arts Council Fellowship Recipients”, traveled from 1994-1995 to Anaconda, Kalispell, and Bozeman
  • “Day of the Dead Shrines”, Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
  • “Yellowstone Art Museum Permanent Collection Exhibition”,Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, CO
  • “Screens”, Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe
  • “Poets and Artists”, Beall Park Arts Center, Bozeman
  • “Group Show”, Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe (1987-1989)
  • “Montana ’89: Our Place and Time”, Ryegate, Montana
  • “One Hundred Years of Women’s Art”, Custer County Art Center, Miles City,MT “In BLACK and WHITE”, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • “Montana Artists”, Blake Gallery, Seattle
  • “Montana Artists”, Chamber of Commerce, Seattle
  • “Works on Paper”, Owings-Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe
  • “Faculty Exhibition”, Montana State University, Bozeman; Billings
  • “Montana Current Ideas”, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings
  • Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, MA (1975 -1978)
  • Long Point Gallery, Provincetown
  • Four Winds Gallery, Ferrisburgh, VT
  • “4 X 4”, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown,(thirty works)
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown (1974-1978)


Selected Competitive Exhibitions (participated in over 100 exhibitions)

  • “Electrum XIX”, Holter Museum of Art, Helena (Award: Best of Show)
  • Contemporary Juried Show, Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA (Best of Show)
  • “Resources: Plenty and Plundered”, The Brunswick, Missoula(Award)
  • “Montana Draw”, Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell (traveled)
  • “Indiana Artist’s Exhibition” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Curator: Patterson Simms
  • “Northern Rockies Regional Exhibition”, Sheridan, WY (and 1981, Award)
  • “11th Annual National Print and Drawing Exhibition”, Minot State College, ND (Awards)
  • “Indiana Artist’s Exhibition”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • “American Art: Challenge of the Land”, Pillsbury Company Headquarters, St. Paul, MN
  • “Appalachian National Drawing Exhibition”, Boone, NC (also selected to travel for “ANDC On the Road,” under the auspices of the North Carolina Museum of Art)
  • “Works on Paper”, Yellowstone Art Museum


Former Gallery Affiliations

  • Owings Dewey, Santa Fe (since 1988)
  • Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle
  • Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID
  • East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • Bebe Kezar Gallery, Whitefish, MT
  • Marshall Noice Gallery, Kalispell, MT
  • Stremmel Galleries, Reno, NV


Professional Affiliations

  • Who’s Who in American Art (since 1992)


  • Press and publications
  • Albuquerque Journal, 5. Gallery, art featured NEW MEXICAN Santa Fe PASA “Exhibitionism”, and the Summer feature (2015)
  • Billings Gazette, Billings, MT (numerous times ; articles and art), 1980-present
  • Missoulian, Missoula, MT (numerous times , articles and art) 1995-present
  • “Keep Going”, Independent, Missoula, MT (and numerous times, Articles and art); 1995 – present
  • Outpost, Billings, MT
  • Montana Arts Council publications
  • Custer County Art Center
  • Deaconess Billings Clinic
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital, Billings, MT
  • Pithead Chapel cover art (three covers)
  • Montana Living Magazine, Artist Profile: Sheila Miles
  • “Sheila Miles, Featured artist”, Caroltv, Santa Fe, NM
  • “Sheila Miles”, Cutbank Pioneer Press
  • Artist in the Schools, MOntana Arts Council
  • Permanent collection, Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Permanent Collection, Missoula Art Museum
  • Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • The business of Art: Pen and Paige, Billings, MT
  • Speak your Peace”, Missoulian, Missoula, MT
  • Linda Durham, Salon artists



  • “Inside Out”, Yellowstone Art Center, 1984 and 2001
  • Missoula Art Museum 1988, 1995, 2003
  • Pii Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Artifacts Gallery, 1986
  • Holter Museum of Art, 2000
  • Wheelhouse Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2105
  • Collage Gallery, Bigfork, MT, 2015
  • “Wings of Man: the Heart of the Artist”, Holter Museum, Helena, MT
  • Brochures, cards, and poster Missoula in Motion, Missoula (public art commission), 2003



  • Big Brother Big Sisters Billings, MT
  • Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, MT
  • Blue Mountain Clinic, Missoula, MT
  • Apex Gallery, School of Mines and Technology, 2015
  • Movies featuring my work:
    • “BigSky” (representing the lead in the movie) 2015
    • “Warren Jeffs”, 2014
    • “Five Bucks a Day, 2007



  • Sheila Miles, Missoula Art Museum “In the Neighborhood”, 2003
  • Sheila Miles, Montana Museum of Art and Culture , 60 painting retrospective; “Inside Out”, Museum of the Rockies, Yellowstone Art Museum, Apex Gallery, School of Mines and Technology, Silver Bow Arts Foundation, 2001-2002
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, anniversary book, 2014
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, MT, 1986
  • 100 paintings by women, Western Heritage Center, Billings, Mt, 1985
  • “What artists say”, 1989
  • Miriam Sample Collection, Drumlummon Institute
  • Sheila Miles, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT


Book Illustrations

  • “Whisk Lyric Logic”, Poetry by Shaun Gant, illustrations by Sheila Miles, 2004
  • Linda Durham Wonder Project (2015)


Curatorial publications (contributions)

  • Edwin Dickinson’ Provincetown Art Association and Museum (1976)
  • Fernanda D’Agostino, Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Richard Diebenkorn, Yellowstone Art Museum (traveled)
  • “Edwin Dickinson: A critical History of his paintings”, by John Lawrence Ward (2003)
  • “The Copper Kings”, Yellowstone Art Museum



  • Chair, Visual Arts Desert Academy, Santa Fe (2006-2017)
  • Flagship After School Program , Missoula Art Museum (1998-2005)
  • Teacher, Sussex School, Missoula (1998-1999)
  • Artist in the Schools, Montana Arts Council, (1983-2005)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Montana (1995-1998)
  • Adjunct Professor, Gallery Director, Montana State University (1985-1986)
  • Adjunct Professor and Gallery Director, Montana State University, Billings, MT (1980-1983, 1984-1985)
  • Artist in Residence, Montana Arts Council, Miles City, MT (1983-1984)


Museum and Gallery Work:

  • Director of Exhibitions, University of MT, Missoula (1997-1999)
  • Senior Curator, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT (1986-1990)
  • Director and Curator, Haynes Art Gallery, Montana State University
  • Director and Curator, Provincetown Art Association and Museum (1975-1978)