Upcoming Exhibitions and New Paintings

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Wes Siegrist Working On A Model Railroad
Wes working on our latest project ~ a model railroad!

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

Exhibition Updates, Artist Residency & New Paintings

September 2017 ~ Next Issue: October 2017 
We're excited ... are you?  September marks the start of another show season for us kicking off with Birds In Art at the Woodson Museum in Wausau, WI next week!  We've both been keeping really busy in the studio working on paintings for upcoming juried shows.  Some of these we've shared via the blog only at this point in time.  Others are still hidden from view until we hear the results.  Rachelle's also recently  "finished" her last two commissions.  We'll share them once the gifts have been given!

In addition to working hard at the easels we've been spending many of our daily exercise periods at the river just down from our house.  We figure it's just about the end of "water season" now with the start of September both due to colder temps and us getting busier with the business.  We've both been working on a new series of paintings for the upcoming Waterfowl Festival and hope to see many of you there!  (We're supposed to be back in the Armory).  Please note, we will not be attending the show in Thomasville this November.

As you hopefully noticed in the newsletter header, or on the blog for those who follow us there, we've been spending extra time in the evenings working on an exciting new project:  A miniature railroad diorama!  Wes had one in his bedroom as a teen and we enjoyed one together when we lived in Florida and had kids in the family at that age to enjoy them.  It got dismantled when we moved to Tennessee and has been in a box for the past 16 years.  Not anymore!  With nieces, nephews and neighbors' grandkids visiting, we thought it was a GRAND excuse for us to build a new one for all to enjoy.  Rachelle's been sharing images of our progress on the blog so check it out below to see more!

Turtle painting by Wes Siegrist
Enjoying The Duckweed Spa by Wes
The exhibition is currently at The Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma, KS through September 3rd.   From September 21st thru December 21st, 2017 it will be at The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center in Chadron, NE

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!  Want to see our miniature paintings on display near you?  Please feel free to suggest museum venues especially if you have a contact relationship with the staff!  

The Siegrists' Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition

There's a new blog highlighting the exhibition: Exquisite Miniatures

Please share our history-making tour with your friends and family! 

Tour Schedule
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. 
Elk painting by Rachelle SiegristNautilus painting by Rachelle Siegrist
Stonefly Nymph painting by Wes Siegrist

Siegrist paintings on display in England
Our miniature paintings have a place of honor on the mantel in the museum!  
(Rachelle's Nautilus can also be seen to the left in the image)

Society of Animal Artists' Wildlife Treasures Show
July 25 - September 23, 2017: The Nature in Art Museum, Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, Gloucester, UK

Turtle painting by Rachelle Siegrist Alligator painting by Wes Siegrist
The 57th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists
September 2 - October 29, 2017: The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ.
We will be in attendance the opening weekend!  We're also excited to announce that both of our paintings have been selected for the Art & The Animal Tour!

Lake Side Perch by Wes Siegrist  The Usual Suspects by Rachelle Siegrist
42nd Birds In Art
September 9 - November 26, 2017: The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
~ We will be in attendance the opening weekend!

????? ~ We're still painting and deciding which works to send!
November 19, 2017 - January 6, 2018: : 84th Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, The Mansion At Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

Watch the website for additional shows we'll be sending paintings to this fall.  We will be returning to these major shows with @40 new paintings:  The Waterfowl Festival, The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and The NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show.
Painting of Canada Geese at Blackwater Refuge
Resting Geese At Blackwater by Wes is one of our latest paintings in preparation for the upcoming Waterfowl Festival.  We're going to have a whole series of paintings highlighting the area.  You can view many of them here.

Carolina Wren painting by Wes Siegrist
Mr. Spunky by Wes, 2¾ inches $975

SMALL WONDERS ~ A Woodson Museum Residency!
We're delighted to have been asked to teach, demonstrate and lecture for a week at the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI!  We'll be teaching techniques in miniature painting and lecturing on the history of miniature art in America.  We'll also be sharing a presentation on our 30-year career and how we niched into miniature art. The Birds In Art exhibition will be at the museum during this same time which includes work from each of us.  The Woodson Museum also has paintings and sketches from both of us in their Permanent Collection.  While more details will follow, here's a basic overview:

Saturday, October 28th: 10AM - 4PM ~ Miniature Painting Workshop for Teens and Adults
Sunday, October 29th: 10AM - Noon ~ Miniature Painting Workshop for Teens and Adults
Sunday, October 29th: 1PM - 2PM ~ Lecture by Wes on "The History of Small-Scale Painting In America"
Sunday, October 29th: 2PM - 4PM ~ Rachelle will be demonstrating miniature painting techniques inside the Birds In Art galleries at the museum
Thursday, November 2nd: 5:30PM - 7:30PM ~ Art 101/ Hands-on-Art - "From Big To Small"  We'll be sharing a presentation on our 30+ year career and how we transitioned from big to small in our paintings to meet with success
Contact the museum to register ~ 715.845.7010
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