Summer Fun, New Paintings, and Exhibition Updates!

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Wes and Rachelle Siegrist enjoying the water
Having fun in our Smoky Mountain backyard

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

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August 2018 ~ Next Issue: September 2018 

The Good Ole Summertime!

Dear Friend,  
Well, it is strange given the internet and our worldwide following that some of our readers are experiencing winter weather but here in the Smokies, it's still summertime.  Fortunately, the oppressive heat and humidity seem to have abated and we've been enjoying more fun in the river tubing, swimming, and snorkeling.  We have also been relaxing in our kayaks and riding around Townsend on our bikes.  It's our 1-2 hour daily escape from the studio (which really we've been enjoying lately) and the grind of the office work.  Just this week, Wes spent a couple days at the computer downloading and organizing over 45,000 files for the Society of Animal Artists!  Hopefully, it will soon be as organized and easy to maintain as our own business.  Despite these tasks, Wes is also finding time to paint although not quite as much as Rachelle lately.

Here are some of our latest works off our easels:
Rhino Painting by Rachelle Siegrist

"Basking Behemoths" by Rachelle, 3.5 x 5.5 inches (for SEWE)

museum painting by Rachelle Siegrist
"Admiring Bastien-Lepage's 'The Wood Gatherer' " by Rachelle, 2.5 x 3.5 inches 
Hawk painting by Wes Siegrist
"Southern Sentinel" by Wes, 3.5 x 5.5 inches (For SEWE)
Thank you to everyone who took advantage of our Special Offer!  We hope to see you all at one of our upcoming shows!
From August 1st, 2018 – January 1st, 2019, the tour will be at  The Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT.  We will be at the museum Thursday, August 2nd from 6-8PM for the Opening Reception and also the following afternoon, Friday from 1-3PM for a Gallery Walk to discuss our paintings in the exhibition.  Wes will also be giving a presentation on the history of miniature art.

We're happy to announce the 37th venue has signed onto the historic tour!  The exhibition will now include The Evelyn Burrow Museum in Hanceville, AL in 2022!

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. 

42nd Birds In Art Upcoming Tour Venues  
Now thru 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

Uncomfortably Menacing by Rachelle SiegristLong-jawed Orb Weavers by Wes Siegrist
"Uncomfortably Menacing" by Rachelle and "Long-jawed Orb Weavers" by Wes
Society of Animal Artists' 58th Annual Art & The Animal Exhibition
(Both of our paintings were selected and we will be in attendance during the opening weekend in October!)
July 28 – October 23, 2018: The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg, FL
Siegrist paintings in the SAA's 58th Annual Exhibition
Our two paintings are to the left of the elephant ~ Thanks to John Brennan for sharing the photo with us!

Delighted to say we have accepted the invitations to return to the Waterfowl Festival and the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival this November as well as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition next February! Please visit our exhibitions page on the website for additional, upcoming shows.
Waterfall fun with the Siegrists
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
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Recent Adventures & News:
Rachelle Siegrist painting a dog commission
"Ace Mason" A recent pet portrait by Rachelle

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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