Miller’s works on display in new SHOCASE exhibit

Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment, or SHOCASE, is sponsoring an exhibit of local artist Elda Miller’s paintings and other artwork at the Sweet Home City Hall Gallery through Jan. 24 at the SHOCASE Gallery in City Hall, 3225 Main St.

Miller’s work is well-known in the area; she was the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the gallery’s grand opening in 2019. The painting of a 1934 roadster was inspired by a photo on a calendar.

This painting of lilies is one of Miller’s works on display, which also include landscapes, antique cars and wildlife.

The eclectic, largely self-taught artist has been painting for several years, working with a wide variety of subjects, including animals, flowers and still lifes. She also creates works with gourds, cutting and staining them then shaping them into bowls, lamp shades and birdhouses. Her other mediums of expression include acrylics and oil paints as well as paper tole and glass mosaic.

Miller is as one of the founders of the art workshop at the Sweet Home Senior Center where some of her paintings now hang. Her work has also been seen in several art and craft shows including the Oregon Jamboree, the Sisters “Walk in the Park” and holiday bazaars.

SHOCASE is Sweet Home’s arts and education organization whose mission is to promote and support all arts in the community: visual art, music, theater, film and more for adults and students. Volunteers have been active with the art shows and also with events like the Rio Theatre Short Film Festival and with booths at the annual Fall Festivals.

For more information about the organization, visit https://shocase.site/ or follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shshocase/