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Rachelle Siegrist with her paintings in 1990
Rachelle with her paintings in 1990.  Check out the recent blog posts with images of us from early in our career!

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

News for Friend!

April 2018 ~ Next Issue: May 2018 

Wes Siegrist in his greenhouse
2018 Will Be A Busy Year! 

Dear Friend,  

Time seems to be flying by for us here in the studio.  Poor Rachelle got sick after our last two back-to-back shows and it took her almost a full month to return to her 100% self.  Counting the weeks of the shows, it was the longest period of time in the last 29 years for her to be away from her easel.  Obviously, she's delighted to be back and is wrapping up a final submission for one of our juried shows.

Our Exquisite Miniatures touring exhibition is coming to Tennessee later this month and we'll be at the exhibition to demonstrate our miniature painting techniques and give a gallery walk.  The tour continues to exceed our wildest dreams in scope and duration leading us to refer to it as the "Energizer Bunny Show".

As many of you know, Wes is assuming the role of Executive Director for the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) which will keep him quite busy for our foreseeable future.  Don't worry ... he's still painting and intends to maintain our current exhibition schedule.  We're looking forward to attending the SAA's exhibition this fall at the new James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, FL.

Spring is one of our favorite seasons here in the Smoky Mountains.  Abundant flowers and birdsong accompany each day's amazing transformation in our yard and it feels so good to be back working in the garden and greenhouse!  Thank you again for being part of our circle of friends and family!  ~ Wes & Rachelle

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center
Come view the exhibition at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center!
(All artwork currently featured in the Tour is available for purchase!)

Starting April 15, and running though June 30th, the Tour will be at The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in Clarksville, TN.  We will be at the museum the afternoon of April 19th to demonstrate our miniature painting techniques to the public.  We will additionally be giving a gallery walk and discussing our paintings on display.  The "Art & Lunch" program begins at 12:15 CDT (Bag lunches are welcomed!).

WOW!  The Tour now encompasses 36 venues with this addition: Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, Quincy, FL ~ September 15 - December 15, 2022!  This addition opens three new spaces for venues and pushes Exquisite Miniatures into its 12th year!

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 (Less than a dozen copies remain!)

The Siegrists' Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition

Exquisite Miniatures Blog

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

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!
THANK YOU to the collectors who have recently added our paintings to their collections at the galleries and shows!  We've featured available paintings at each of the shows listed below. 

Turtle painting by Rachelle Siegrist Alligator painting by Wes Siegrist
"Aquatic Patterns" by Rachelle and "Lurking In The Pea Soup" by Wes 
(Both paintings are available for adding to your collection!)
The 57th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists
Upcoming Art & The Animal Tour Venues 
April 14 - June 3, 2018: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
June 30 - August 26, 2018: 
George A. Spiva Center For The Arts, Joplin, MO


42nd Birds In Art 
Upcoming Tour Venues 
(Both paintings are sold)  
Now through May 28, 2018: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
June 16 – August 13, 2018: Cumming Nature Center, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Naples, NY
September 4 – October 26, 2018: Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
November 20, 2018 – January 14, 2019: Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

A Cute Lil' Kid painting by Wes Siegrist
"A Cute Lil' Kid" by Wes 
13th Masterpieces in Miniature
May 2018: Picture This Gallery, Alberta, Canada
The show will be available to view and purchase online in May

"This Seat's Taken!" painting by Rachelle Siegrist
"This Seat's Taken!" by Rachelle 

27th International Miniature Show
May 5 - June 2, 2018: Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
The show may be viewed and works purchased now online.  Artwork is being added to the gallery's website as it is received.  Wes' "Life At Its Best!" has already SOLD!

"Afternoon On The Sound" painting by Rachelle Siegrist
"Afternoon on the Sound" by Rachelle 

The Art of Miniature XXVI
May 6 - June 10, 2018: Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
The show will be available to view and purchase online in May

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, our blog
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
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Rachelle Siegrist painting a miniature painting
Looking For A Favorite Subject?  Personalize the Art and Fun!
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!

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Thanks again to our supportive family of collectors and friends!

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