An Artist Reception for Sheila Coppola will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center.

Burien Arts Association will be featuring the litho and intaglio prints of Sheila in the December exhibit at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien (map below).

All the works on display at the Community Center are for sale.

Please email [email protected] for information on purchasing, or purchase via credit card at the artist’s reception on Tuesday.

The free exhibit at the Burien Community Center is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (map below).

Sheila was trained as a painter and printmaker 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.

For more info, visit http://burienarts.org.