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One of our recent lunch spots near our home

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

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May 2021 ~ Next Issue: June 2021

Upcoming Plans and Adventures

Dear Friend,  

It is with great relief, and slightly sore arms, that we thankfully received our second vaccination shot this week. We hope to potentially fly to some SAA openings later this fall. For now, we're staying close to home and enjoying yard projects, kayaking and time in our garden and greenhouse. We are looking forward to camping later this month with some friends.

As some of you already know, we have made some life decisions and have began acting on them in earnest now. Foremost, we plan to move froWes Siegrist fishing with familym Tennessee next year. No, we haven't decided where yet and the SAA may influence our direction at least temporarily but we'll share more once we know our plans. For now, we've been selling everything we don't plan to move with us in the way of furniture and household items. Our goal is to empty out most of the house to make it easier for us to remodel the rooms that we adapted to use as our studio and framing area. Like our miniatures, we're working a wee bit at a time to avoid a last minute rush. With the plan to move, and the condition of our vehicle, we did formally retire from our multi-day in-person shows. After 33 years of doing them, we will miss the interactions but as we noted above, we'll still be at public events for some of our shows. While our plans can change, we currently expect to be in our current home until this time next year.

So, we're striving to 
enjoy each day here in TN as the weather allows and have been kayaking and fishing enough that our freezer is full of fish for the summer! The garden is also doing fabulous thanks to YouTube learning and extra time on our hands. Painting at our easels is also still happening and we've submitted works to more shows with fingers crossed for favorable results. Thanks to all who recently added works to your collection or for gifts to others from our Special Offer or at our current shows. We have updated the website and the Special Offer removing works that have sold. ~ Wes

Siegrist garden
The hydroponic garden is doing great and we are still eating from our first batch of lettuce plants now two months later. We have have had some form of garden for the past 30 years and look forward to having a larger one including a bigger greenhouse when we move!

It's about time to transplant the green beans before they overtake the greenhouse!

We took advantage of some lovely weather to use our cinder block rocket stove to cook a bunch of potatoes and onions. It's just amazing how these stoves work considering small sticks we picked up in the yard cooked our food for free! Rachelle did a short video (Reel) of me cooking and put it on Instagram. Funny, but it's our most viral video yet with 41,000 views as of this writing!
Siegrist YouTube Channel
Have you been to our YouTube Channel?

There are over 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 Purple Martins being done in time-lapse.
Watch a video of Rachelle Siegrist painting Purple Martins
Siegrist Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition at the Norfolk Arts Center  
Exquisite Miniatures (display in Norfolk, NE)

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

Boykin Spaniel painting by Rachelle Siegrist
Portrait of a Boykin Spaniel by Rachelle,  2 ¾ inches, $975

hawk painting by Wes Siegrist
Sitting in a Spanish Nursery 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 with at least two sold already
(We are the judges for the show this year!)

hummingbird painting by Wes Siegrist
A Wee Shower 
by Wes, 2 ¾ inches, $975

wood thrush painting by Rachelle Siegrist
Wood Thrush by Rachelle, 2 ¾ 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 with at least one sold already
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

Rachelle Siegrist relaxing in the creek
Rachelle's delighted to be able to get back into the water
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
So Friend
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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. Sold works have been removed.
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