from summer 2017 Chautauqua Institution exhibition:
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"Resonance of Place - Painting America's Wilderness Areas and the Mississippi River"
Wild America Nature Festival,
Panama Rocks, NY
July 30, 2017 - 12-1pm
July 2017 museum purchase
of Field Day, Adirondacks
Acquired for the permanent collection of Adirondack Experience, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
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|About the artist, in brief
Thomas Paquette is a full-time artist whose paintings have been shown in more than fifty solo exhibitions in prominent galleries and museums from coast to coast, including galleries in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington DC. Solo museum exhibitions include Erie Art Museum, Evansville Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Quick Center for the Arts, The Rockwell Museum, Wildling Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, among others.
Paquette holds an MFA degree in Painting, earned on full fellowship at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a BFA degree in Painting from Bemidji State University (graduating summa cum laude).
Artist-in-residence awards include three National Parks (Acadia, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain), the American Academy in Rome, the Aegean Arts and Cultural Exchange (Greece), Blue Mountain Center, and, for three years, at the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (Miami).
Paquette paintings have been commissioned by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Queen Mary II, and the governments of Minnesota, Montana, Maine. His paintings have been selected to hang in eighteen U.S. embassies on five continents, including Rome, Athens, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Taipei, and Santiago.
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