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Exquisite Miniatures

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

From July 12 through October 31 the Roger Tory Peterson Institute is hosting Exquisite Miniatures, an extraordinary exhibition of fine art unlike anything seen before in our area. Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are an American husband and wife team who mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than nine square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification! A hallmark of their work is their ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvas or the essence of the natural world in miniature.

Basking Beach Babe

Pale Reflections in Pink

The Beachcomber

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are members of the Miniature Artists of America, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the Cider Painters of America, and the Hilliard Society of England. They are the authors of the world’s first standard definition of miniature art adopted by the Association of Miniaturist Artists. Small wonder that the Siegrists have been referred to as “World Ambassadors for Miniature Art.” Exquisite Miniatures consists of 50 signature paintings including landscapes, portraits, still lifes, wildlife, and other subjects by the Siegrists. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title about Wes and Rachelle Siegrist and their art, with an introduction by the show’s producer and curator, David J. Wagner.

Early Morning Run

Los Pescadores

American Coot Among the Reeds

The exhibition premiered at the prestigious R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana, home to one of the great museum miniature collections in the United States, in 2010. Please see our contact page here for more information or for directions to RTPI so that you can enjoy these wondrous works in person. All artwork and images pertaining to this exhibit are © Wes & Rachelle Siegrist.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator