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Wes and Rachelle Siegrist at PWAF 2018
Beside our work at the 2018 Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

News for Friend!

December 2018 ~ Next Issue: January 2019 

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

Dear Friend,  

We sure had fun attending the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD and the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in Thomasville, GA last month.  A BIG thank you to all who came to see us and a heartfelt welcome to all our new collectors!  The shows are only getting more difficult to do with time as it seems the traffic only gets worse from year to year and we've certainly had our share of weather woes!  The fun of being with peers and our friends never wanes though and it seems we always manage to add a variety of wonderful new experiences and memories into our lives after each trip from home!  

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist at Waterfowl 2018
Back home and in our studio now for most of the next few months means we'll be painting, framing and trying to get out on hiking, kayaking and hopefully sledding adventures for breaks.  We'll be sharing new paintings on the website and Facebook as well as Rachelle's weekly blog.  As many may have realized, after over 20 years of mailed paper newsletters, we discontinued them last year.  Special notices may still be sent out via the mail but the primary method of keeping up with us will now be online.

We wish each of you a Merry Christmas and delightful Holiday Season with your family and friends!  Thank you for all the blessings knowing you has bestowed upon us and may they find their way back to you ten-fold!  Don't eat too much celebrating unless it's dark chocolate ... if so, you only live once!

Rachelle really LOVED getting to help care for three baby orphaned grey squirrels during our stay in Georgia!  Check out the blog post about the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival for more of the encounters!

Wes teaching class in 1988
A dear friend recently sent us this photo of Wes teaching a watercolor class down in Florida.  Wow, over 30 years ago!

Siegrist miniature paintings being framed
Some of the paintings that will soon be part of our exhibition
LAST CHANCE!  If you are near Stamford, CT: Until January 1st, 2019, the tour is at  The Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  

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.

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

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!
42nd Birds In Art Remaining Tour Venue  
Now thru 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
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, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

Painting by Rachelle SiegristPainting by Wes Siegrist
Admiring Bastien Lepage's "The Wood Gatherer" by Rachelle, The Avent Cabin, GSMNP by Wes
85th Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
Now thru January 6, 2019: Strathmore Hall, North Bethesda, MD
Gorilla Painting by Rachelle SiegristNiagara Falls painting by Wes Siegrist
Bonding With Mommy by Rachelle and ...And The Sun Broke Through by Wes
Rachelle received the 1st Place in Opaque Watercolor Award on her painting and Wes took 2nd Place in the same category!
44th Miniature Art Society of Florida’s International Miniature Art Show
January 20 – February 10, 2019: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL
MORE UPCOMING in 2019: The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC in February!  
We've also recently been invited to participate in what's being hailed as the "biggest" museum exhibition for 2019.  We're extremely excited to have received this invitation and will be sharing the details soon for the Fall 2019 exhibition.
Wes Siegrist in a fishing kayak
Wes trying out our new inflatable fishing kayak
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 page) and join 116 followers who receive our weekly updates via email.

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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