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The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

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April 2021 ~ Next Issue: May 2021

It's Garden and Show Season Again!

Dear Friend,  

We hope this newsletter once again finds each of you safe, healthy, and enjoying life with the onset of Spring for those in our hemisphere. We have been so happy to have the green leaves and blooms back outside even though Winter is still trying to reassert itself over the next few nights with below freezing temperatures. Rachelle has been busy painting on her latest commission and I've been kept active with various SAA shows and potentially exciting news in the future.  It did feel great to be busy again with framing and shipping paintings out to upcoming exhibitions.  All of these will be online so be sure to check them out via the links below.

So, did you learn something new during the pandemic if you had unusual free time? With mine, aside from doing house projects I availed myself to YouTube to learn Kratky hydroponics as well as general gardening tips so we've been enjoying fresh lettuce over the winter and are now about to transplant everything to the greenhouse and garden. I've also taught myself a variety of things pertaining to our financial retirement that seemed too perplexing and time-consuming before and we've both been really loving watching videos on farmsteads, house building, living in an RV or tiny home and general travel, which are all ideas and directions we may go in our future.

Siegrist hydroponic garden
The hydroponic garden is all growing in recycled containers. The larger lettuce has been harvested repeatedly over the past month while the rest were recently transplanted.

Siegrist garden seedlings
Our garden "babies" are all growing here in the studio beside me although they're moved to the living room window sill when the sun is shining. We have peppers, eggplant, basil, Thai basil, parsley, dill, and cilantro currently growing.  More will be planted soon now that the weather is getting better!

We do hope to get our vaccinations this month and if all goes well, we'll likely be flying to at least one reception later this Fall and will of course, announce our attendance here for those that live in the area. Our other trips are still pending.
 
~ Wes
 
Presidential portrait miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist
We have now completed four Presidential portrait miniatures for the Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, OK.  You can see a time-lapse video of Rachelle painting President Biden on YouTube via the link below.
Siegrist YouTube Channel
Have you been to our YouTube Channel?

There are almost 30 videos on our YouTube Channel for you to enjoy of us painting, playing and encountering critters in the field. Be sure to like the videos if you enjoy them as well as subscribe if you want to be notified when we upload a new one. Here's a link to the latest one showing her commission of President Biden for the Woolaroc's historic collection of Presidential portraits in miniature:
 
Watch a video of Rachelle painting this portrait
Siegrist Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition at the Norfolk Arts Center  
Exquisite Miniatures (display in Norfolk, NE)

EXQUISITE MINIATURES 
 
Covid continues to impact museums around the States so the exhibition is on a brief hold right now. The Tour will open at The Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL on June 1st running until December 15, 2021. 
 
Please be sure to check our website schedule for any updates if you plan to see the exhibition in person.
Exquisite Miniatures Video
Click the image to view on YouTube our mini-documentary about painting our Exquisite Miniatures, in which we share techniques, brush info, and insights into and behind many of the paintings that are or have been in the exhibition.

Paintings are being sold on the tour and shipped to collectors at the close of that venue.
 
Please share this 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 in person and admire our paintings with a magnifier!
 

 
You can view our work in these shows in person and online this month. We also have paintings on display in the Exquisite Miniatures Tour, Up Against the Wall Gallery in Kingsport, TN and Picture This Gallery in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. 
 
Enjoying the Warm Sun by Wes Siegrist
Enjoying the Warm Sun by Wes, 3 ½ x 5 ½ inches, $1575
Basking Behemoths by Rachelle Siegrist
Basking Behemoths by Rachelle,  3 ½ x 5 ½ inches, $1575
 
15th Masterpieces in Miniature
May 2021: Picture This Gallery, Alberta, Canada
We have four paintings in the show and three others in the Gallery


 
Among Cypress Knees
Among Cypress Knees by Rachelle,  2 ½ x 3 ½ inches, $1275
Serenity in the Swamp by Wes Siegrist
Serenity in the Swamp by Wes, 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches, $1275

30th International Miniature Art Show
May 1-31, 2021: Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
We have six paintings in the show
(We are the judges for the show this year!)

 
Smoky Mountain Icon by Rachelle Siegrist
Smoky Mountain Icon 
by Rachelle, 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches, $975
Waiting for High Tide by Wes Siegrist
Waiting for High Tide by Wes, 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches, $1275

The Art of the Miniature XXIX
May 2 – June 13, 2021: The Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

We have ten paintings in the show
 
Southwestern Fence Lizard by Wes Siegrist
Southwestern Fence Lizard by Wes, 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches, $1275

A Sun Loving Monster by Rachelle Siegrist
A Sun Loving Monster by Rachelle, 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches, $1575

Society of Animal Artists Animal Impressions Show
August August 21 – November 7, 2021: 
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

Purple Martins by Rachelle Siegrist
Rachelle's latest commission getting the final touches.  We post our works in progress on the blog.
 
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
 
So Friend
... what are our weekly lives like? You can join us on our fun adventures and get business insights via the blog! Search the archives to pull up shows and adventures from years' past. Subscribe to the blog (right-hand side of the blog's page) to receive our weekly updates via email and join 167 others that read Rachelle's blog each week via email.

Recent Adventures & News:
Siegrist 2021 Special Offer
Our Ongoing Special Offer for You

 
We've moved our Special Offer to DropBox so you can access the available paintings via the link below or photo above. The framing, shipping and insurance are all included in the listed prices. Email us to acquire any for your collection.
 
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