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Rachelle and Sharon enjoying the lake
Rachelle and Sharon enjoying time at the lake

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

News for Friend!

July 2018 ~ Next Issue: August 2018 


Our Biggest Special Offer Yet!

Dear Friend,  

We hope you have been enjoying life in your part of the world!  It's summertime here in East Tennessee which means hot temperatures and sometimes stormy weather.  We've escaped the heat and rain inside at our easels (new paintings are on the website) and we've also been tubing at the river and kayaking at the lake at least once a week.  With everything so close to us, we can cool off in the morning and be back after lunch to get in painting time or more of the "not nearly as much fun" office work.  In addition to weekly hikes and bike rides we've been trying to do a lot of household jobs that have been put off for years.  The basement has been repainted and we plan to finish the upstairs soon.  It's EXCITING to use BIG brushes and rollers after holding teeny-weeny brushes for so long!  We've also painted our front porch and hope to finish the back deck over the summer.
Rachelle Siegrist painting her porch
Wes is officially the Executive Director for the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) as of July 1st.  He's been training since last fall and managing most of the Society's business since January. The SAA is the world's oldest and largest association of animal artists in the world.  Founded in 1960, they currently have over 500 members from around the world.

It's been awhile since we had a Special Offer for our collectors.  We started these back in 2001 when we moved to Tennessee to replace the annual Open Studio festivities we held in Florida.  This year, we're wanting to treat ourselves to new flooring upstairs and thought why not pass the treat on to our collectors and friends?  The framed paintings below will be available for purchase starting Monday, July 2nd at noon (EST).  Prices will include the framing shown, shipping, insurance and gift wrapping if you desire.  You can email us at to acquire a work.  (We'll try to update the page as quick as possible).  We'll begin offering the remaining works on our Facebook page later in July.  You can preview the offer via the images (linked) below which is our Collector's Corner page.

Siegrist Special Offer
Siegrist Special Offer
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.

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 

42nd Birds In Art 
Upcoming Tour Venues 
(Both paintings are sold)  
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

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

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!
Wes with our kayaks
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 in 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 page) and join over 110 followers who receive our weekly updates via email.

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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