Painting In The New Year!

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The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

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January 2019 ~ Next Issue: February 2019 

 The Excitement of a New Year!

Happy New Year Friend! 

There's nothing like the clean slate of a new year.  The hopeful optimism that life will be better for us and those around us as well as ...perhaps, resolutions that we will be able to keep!  For most of us in the Eastern part of the United States there's also the dream for more sunshine and less clouds and rain.  We'd much rather have a couple days of clouds and rain with the rest clear skies and sunshine!

The first day of the New Year finds us both getting to spend time at our easels which is a great way to start #1 of 365 opportunities.  We have trips scheduled or planned to North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida and Indiana already.  Most will be exhibitions with the rest visits to family.  Of course, camping trips in Tennessee are also planned along with our regular kayaking, hiking, tubing, snorkeling and biking adventures.

Rachelle Siegrist looking at a miniature cabinet paintingWe ended the year with a visit to Wes' family for Christmas which included a trip to once again be amazed at the Speed Art Museum.  Almost every museum in the country has a collection of miniature paintings but unless they are featuring them in an exhibition, they are usually hidden away in storage.  The Speed has had some great spotlights on miniatures during previous visits and this time we found a couple including one rendered in gouache from the 1600's and this one that educated us on an early meaning for "cabinet".  To learn more, check out the blog on the Speed.

Siegrist Exquisite Miniatures Crates
After eight years of them traveling, Wes is redoing and replacing the crates too!
We are updating the exhibition with new panels and artwork before it opens on January 20th, 2019 at The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.  We will be present for the Opening Reception at the Hickory Museum of Art and will be doing a Gallery Walk and possibly a presentation on Sunday afternoon on the 20th.  The exhibition will be on display until March 17th.

Exquisite Miniatures will be on display April 1st – August 15th of this year at The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ (greater New York City Metropolitan area) and September 15th – December 3rd at the Kennedy-Douglass Center For The Arts, Florence, AL.

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 books are usually available in the museum gift shops too! The EM Tour is the only place where you can still purchase copies of Exquisite Miniatures by Wes & Rachelle Siegrist (Only a few copies remain of the original 500!)

The Siegrists' Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition

Exquisite Miniatures Blog

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Overview of Tour Schedule 2010 - 2022
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

Be Wowed! Grab a magnifier and view our work in person!
Uncomfortably Menacing by Rachelle SiegristLong-jawed Orb Weavers by Wes Siegrist
Uncomfortably Menacing by Rachelle and Long-jawed Orb Weavers by Wes
We are extremely excited to announce that Rachelle received the SAA's highest award, an Award of Excellence, on her painting!  This is Rachelle's second time to receive the coveted award on one of her miniature paintings!
Society of Animal Artists' 58th Annual Art & The Animal Exhibition Tour 
Now thru March 15, 2019: Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
April 6 – August 25, 2019: The Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas

Still life painting by Rachelle SiegristOtter painting by Wes Siegrist
Still Life With Granny's Pheasant II by Rachelle and The Backstroke Made Easy by Wes
44th Miniature Art Society of Florida’s International Miniature Art Show
January 20 – February 10, 2019: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL
Now thru January 6, 2019: Strathmore Hall, North Bethesda, MD

Songbirds on Silk series by Rachelle will be featured at SEWE!
37th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
February 14 – 17, 2019: Charleston Place Ballroom, Charleston, SC
In The Audubon Tradition Exhibit & Sale
Fall 2019: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH
We'll share more about this exhibition soon but we will have a significant collection of our miniatures featured and hope to attend the reception!
Deer Photo
If you missed our "Once in a Lifetime" experience, be sure to check out the post below!
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
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Recent Adventures & News:
Pet commissions by Rachelle Siegrist
A selection of pet portraits by Rachelle on our website
Rachelle is currently free to work on new commissions and eager to do something special for you!

Looking For A Favorite Subject?  Personalize the Art and Fun!
We recently updated the website with over a dozen more examples of pet portraits. We anticipate doing only a few commissions later this year so do let us know if one will be yours!  
Portraits of Family, Homes, Pets or Your Own Special Subject ~ We can email samples of previous works too!

View Dozens of Select Commissions On Our Website!
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Thanks again to our supportive family of collectors and friends!

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