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Rachelle Siegrist kayaking in Tennessee
Rachelle enjoying the clear water on a spring day at the lake
The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

News for Friend!

April 2020 ~ Next Issue: May 2020 

Together ... Looking for Blessings!

 Dear Friend, 
WOW! ... and then life was different. Wes has been dealing with the potential impact of the virus since February as part of his work as Executive Director with the Society of Animal Artists (SAA). It was weeks of conversations and agonizing decisions that ultimately led to the SAA leadership choosing to cancel the major 60th Annual Exhibition and all opening weekend events. This had proceeded weeks beforehand by the decision to cancel the April Board meeting. It's been a lot of work for Wes mostly with hundreds of email communications daily but it is nice being able to interact with so many around the world.

Personally, all of our shows and exhibitions for 2020 have been impacted. Some are now online only, others pending or canceled and at this time, we doubt we'll be attending anything until next year. Rachelle's still been painting and aside from the SAA, Wes has been framing works.  We regret that our "secret" paintings for upcoming juries may now be hidden for another year. Spring is finally here in the Smokies and we have enjoyed a couple of trips to the lake before the virus closed everything down. Now, we're enjoying working in the yard and garden as we isolate ourselves. If you are by yourself ... or even not ... feel free to reach out to us via email, Facebook or the blog. Those interactions do give us a sense of normalcy and deepen our appreciation of the blessings we have in each of you!
Rachelle Siegrist painting on a Black-crowned night heron
Rachelle has been spending a few hours each week on this painting as well as working on a couple of others that we'll share soon.  Below is the progress as of last month. These are low-resolution images but you should be able to see all the subtle work she's done enhancing the colors and stippling in likely a thousand more dots in the duckweed.

Rachelle Siegrist painting on a Black-crowned night heron
Wes Siegrist fishing for trout
Wes fishing for trout at one of our favorite kayaking destinations
Wes and Rachelle Siegrist discussing their work at Brookgreen Gardens
Us talking about our work during a Gallery Walk at Brookgreen

Exquisite Miniatures at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina closed to the public due to the virus but it was overwhelmingly received beforehand. Several paintings sold and others are pending sale.  You can watch a YouTube video via our blog with Robin Salmon discussing the exhibition and our paintings. At this point, we are unsure if the exhibition will travel to the next venue as it is closed.

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 The World of Nature In Miniature book are usually available in the museum gift shops too!


The Siegrists' Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition

Exquisite Miniatures Blog

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Overview of Tour Schedule 2010 - 2024
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

Be Wowed! Admire our paintings with a magnifier!
Just like diamonds, they dazzle in person!

Society of Animal Artists' 59th National Tour 
UNTIL April 15, 2020: The Evelyn Burrow Museum, Hanceville, AL (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
May 22 – September 13, 2020: The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT (PENDING)
A Mule In The Warm SunScissor-tailed Flycatcher by Wes Siegrist
A Mule In The Warm Sun by Rachelle and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher by Wes

Under Her Wings by Rachelle SiegristMountain Man Herb Herrick by Wes Siegrist
Under Her Wings by Rachelle and Mountain Man Herb Herrick by Wes
We each have 2 paintings featured!
Wonders of the West
March 14 – May 31, 2020: Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
Siegrist paintings on display at the Customs House Museum
Our paintings on display at the Customs House Museum
15th Masterpieces in Miniature (PENDING STATUS)
May 2020: Picture This Gallery, Alberta, Canada
29th Annual International Miniature Art Show (ONLINE ONLY)
May 2 – 30, 2020: Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
We have 6 paintings featured!
The Art of the Miniature XVIII (ONLINE ONLY)
May 3 – June 14, 2020: Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
We have 8 paintings featured!

A Sun Loving Monster painting of a Gila Monster by Rachelle Siegrist
A Sun Loving Monster by Rachelle

Making Their Mark: American Women Artists (EXACT STATUS PENDING)
May 23 – August 23, 2020: Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Unfortunately, all events associated with the exhibition have been canceled)

Wes with another great find!
Wes, sporting the latest in designer fishing attire and proudly holding the rod and reel he found in the lake!
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
So Friend
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