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We are pleased to feature the prints of Sheila Coppola in the January 2020 exhibit at the Highline Heritage Museum.

Meet Sheila at the Highline Heritage Museum opening reception on Friday, January 3, at 6:00-7:30 PM. Her exhibit at the Museum runs through February. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-5:00.

Sheila was trained as a painter and print maker at the University of Washington, receiving a BFA in painting in 1982. After graduation, she received a scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME.

In 1986 she co-founded Ink on Paper, a custom print shop dedicated to the creation of original hand-drawn lithographs using power press technology. In 1996 she established Sidereal Fine Art Press, Tukwila, WA, where she continues to work today.

Her focus is a combination of printing, painting and collage. Current work reflects a fascination with the poetry of George Oppen, a member of the 1930’s Objectivist movement. William Carlos Williams defined the literary goals of this movement in part as “an objectification of significant particulars,” which struck a chord with Coppola. She is in search of her own “little forms” in visual art which would function like the “little words” of Oppen’s  poems. She classifies her current work as “Poetic Cartoons.”

Sheila’s works have been included in local, national and international group shows as well as private collections.

She lives and works in Tukwila,WA, and volunteers as a Tukwila Arts Commissioner.

All works on display at the Highline Heritage Museum are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.

The Highline Heritage Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA.