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Wes and Rachelle boating with family
Wes paddling Rachelle, Tyler, and Haydyn around Grandpa's pond watching the alligator

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

News for Friend!

January 2020 ~ Next Issue: February 2020 

Happy New Year!

 Dear Friend, 
 
Are you ready for an exciting 2020?  We're sure getting eager to start another show season, travel to new places and celebrate in several anniversaries and birthday highlights! It's a big year for Rachelle and we'll celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary together in July. It will mark our 31st year together as artists and we have already been extremely busy at our easels. Sorry, we can't share the new paintings just yet as we plan to submit them to upcoming juried shows.  We will have 35 new to SEWE paintings in Charleston, SC this February and hope to see many of you there.

It's also the 60th Anniversary for the Society of Animal Artists and we're excited about being at the Bronx Zoo in October to paint a mural alongside fellow artists to celebrate! The Tennessee Magazine recently interviewed us and we loved the preview and are looking forward to sharing it with you soon!

 
Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, November 1989Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, December 2019
Us in 1989 and this past month.  We've been enjoying Highlands Hammock State Park in Florida for over 30 years together!

Rachelle Siegrist Four wheeling with her niece
Rachelle Siegrist Four wheeling with her niece Haydyn

Wes Siegrist Four wheeling with his niece
Haydyn drives a lot faster with Uncle Wes!
EXQUISITE MINIATURES 
 
Exquisite Miniatures will open at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina on January 25th. We will be attending an Opening Reception on the 24th from 5-7 PM and will be doing a Gallery Walk to discuss our paintings on the 25th at 2 PM.  The exhibition will remain at Brookgreen until April 26th. Exquisite Miniatures has continued to grow in its epic proportions. The Tour was recently extended into 2024 with the addition of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, AZ.

Would you like to see Exquisite Miniatures in your area?  Please feel free to suggest museum venues especially if you have a contact relationship with the staff!

Paintings are being sold on the tour and shipped to collectors at the close of that venue. Copies of our The World of Nature In Miniature book are usually available in the museum gift shops too!

NEW BOOK? We are considering publishing another book about our miniatures and the historic tour.  What would you like to see featured inside it?

 

The Siegrists' Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition

Exquisite Miniatures Blog

Please share our history-making tour with your friends and family! 

Overview of Tour Schedule 2010 - 2024
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

 
Be Wowed! Admire our paintings with a magnifier!
Just like diamonds, they dazzle in person!
 

Alligator painting by Rachelle SiegristHawk painting by Wes Siegrist
Stealthy Approach
 by Rachelle and Southern Sentinel by Wes
We are DELIGHTED to announce that Rachelle received her 3rd Award of Excellence on her painting!
Until January 5, 2020: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
February 1 – April 15, 2020: 
The Evelyn Burrow Museum, Hanceville, AL
May 22 – September 13, 2020: 
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT

45th Annual International Miniature Art Show
January 19 – February 9, 2020: Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
We have 7 paintings featured

38th Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
February 12 – 16, 2020: Charleston, SC
We will be demonstrating at a special program in conjunction with SEWE 2020 called "A Big Night for Small Works".

We will also be participating in a special exhibition at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN in March ~ Details to follow!
Rachelle Siegrist riding a tractor
Rachelle crossed another item off her bucket list - driving a tractor with her nephew Tyler
 
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
So Friend
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Recent Adventures & News:
Thelma, Louise, Laverne, and Shirley ~ A recent commission by Rachelle
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