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Wes and Rachelle Siegrist kayaking in Long Island Sound
Kayaking in Long Island Sound

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

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September 2018 ~ Next Issue: October 2018 

A Grand Time in Connecticut!

Dear Friend,  

Wow, we so enjoyed our time in Connecticut attending the opening festivities for our exhibition Exquisite Miniatures at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.  There are more entertaining and in-depth stories by Rachelle on our blog. (see the posts below) For now, here are a few pictorial highlights:
 
Jillian Casey and Rachelle Siegrist with a John Singer Sargent portrait
Jillian Casey, the museum's Curator of Collections & Exhibitions
and Rachelle with a John Singer Sargent portrait.  We were both honored and humbled to learn that this work, along with others by Thomas Eakins and Raphael Soyer was temporarily taken down to install Exquisite Miniatures!  We so enjoyed the personal tour of the Museum's collections especially all the historical portrait miniatures!
Rachelle Siegrist in the Yale Center for British Art
Rachelle enjoying the Yale Center for British Art.  We spent a full day at the Yale Museums and exploring the campus and city of New Haven.

Rachelle Siegrist with a Gutenberg Bible
A real treat was getting to see up close a rare copy of the first printed book: A Gutenberg Bible from 1455!  Those who have heard Wes' lecture on the history of miniature art know our particular fascination with illuminated manuscripts.

Here are some of our latest available paintings:
Carolina Sunshine by Rachelle Siegrist
"Carolina Sunshine" by Rachelle, 3.5 x 3.5 inches
 
Common Collared Lizard by Wes Siegrist
"Common Collared Lizard" by Wes, 2.5 x 3.5 inches
 
More new paintings can be seen on the website and on our Facebook pages.
EXQUISITE MINIATURES 
Siegrist Exquisite Miniatures Exhibition at the Stamford Museum
The opening reception was a hit with over 70 coming out to see the artwork and meet us!
 
From now until January 1st, 2019, the tour will be at  The Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT.  

We'll be updating the exhibition with new panels and artwork before it opens on January 20th, 2019 at The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.

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. 

  
42nd Birds In Art Upcoming Tour Venues  
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
Siegrist paintings in the SAA's 58th Annual Exhibition
Our two paintings are to the left of the elephant ~ Thanks to John Brennan for sharing the photo with us!

 
Enjoying the Warm Sun by Wes SiegristUnder Her Wings by Rachelle Siegrist
"Enjoying The Warm Sun" by Wes and "Under Her Wings" by Rachelle
Waiting for High Tide by Wes Siegrist
"Waiting For High Tide" by Wes

All three of these works were juried into the exhibition.

2018 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit
October 3 – November 29, 2018: Preston Arts Center, Henderson, KY

48th Waterfowl Festival
November 8 – 11, 2018: Easton, MD

We'll have @40 new paintings at the show!

23rd Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
November 16 – 18, 2018: Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA

We'll have @40 new paintings at the show!

85th Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
November 18, 2018 – January 6, 2019: Strathmore Hall, North Bethesda, MD

We've sent six paintings to the exhibition.
 
Wes Siegrist painting the studio
The studio gets a new look!
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
So Friend
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Recent Adventures & News:
"Zen Master of the Forest Floor", 4 x 4 inches, by Wes was reproduced by the Greenwich Workshop as a giclee.  We have only three artist proofs left available for purchase.  These originally sold for $75 each.  Now, only $30 each to our ENews subscribers and this includes shipping!
"Lily" is the current pet portrait by Rachelle in progress

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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