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News article: "Spanning the globe: Paquette's work sees the world through Art in Embassies Program"
Article: TImes Observer PDF
Gallery talks and lectures
Gallery talk, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Friday and Saturday, June 10 & 11, 2016
Powerpoint talk, International Center for Watercolor, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, Friday, March 13, 2015, 6 pm. "Dialogues in Gouache"
Powerpoint gallery talk, Rockwell Museum, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 pm.
Powerpoint gallery talk, Evansville Museum, Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2pm.
Powerpoint gallery talk, St. Bonaventure University, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:30am.
Powerpoint gallery talk, St. Bonaventure University, Monday, October 6, 2014, 10am.
Powerpoint gallery talk, St. Bonaventure University, Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5 pm.
Powerpoint gallery talk, and book signing May 16 at the Wildling Museum, and on May 17 at the University Club in Santa Barbara.

Fine Art Connoisseur article: "Necessity for Life & Artist's Inspiration"
Article about Touching on Water at FineArtConnoisseur.com
ArtDaily.org article: Touching on Water exhibition at Rockwell Museum
Article about Touching on Water at ArtDaily.com

TV news spot: Touching on Water exhibition at Rockwell Museum
Short story about Touching on Water, interview with Beth Manwaring from the Rockwell Museum on WENY - HDTV News station. [Download mp3] [See video on WENY/YouTube]
Radio interview: On Nature's Terms exhibition at Quick Center for the Arts
Interview about On Nature's Terms by Jay Moran of WBFO-FM, National Public Radio news station. [Download mp3] [See story.] [ Story on WBFO site.]
Preview/interview for On Nature's Terms exhibition at the Quick Center
Interview about On Nature's Terms at the Quick Center by Karen Rene Merkle which appeared in the Showcase magazine of the Erie Times News on Nov 13, 2014.
Review of On Nature's Terms exhibition at the Wildling Museum
Review of On Nature's Terms at the Wildling Museum by Josef Woodard appeared in the Feb 21 Scene magazine of the Santa Barbara News-Press PDF download <4mb.
Interview about On Nature's Terms exhibition
Interview regarding On Nature's Terms by The Conservation Alliance Program Manager Josie Norris.
Recent Newsletter
See a sample of the most recent newsletter.
Museum Catalogues
A 40-page, 49-full-color images catalog for the 2014-15 traveling museum exhibition, On Nature's Terms: Paintings of Thomas Paquette commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act is available from Amazon, Eyeful Press, or through my site. Full version of the catalog is available free online.
January 2014 interview
There are sound quality issues, but here is an interview with Donato Cianci (his blog entry about me here), who has taken it upon himself to interview artists. Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4.
Recent Museum Collections
In addition to the 2016 purchase of a major painting, Shards of Winter, for their permanent collection, the Brinton Museum inWyoming has also purchased a gouache painting from my wilderness series, Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness III.
The
Erie Art Museum in Pennsylvania acquired an oil painting, Lincoln Highway I, Dusk Turn, for their permanent collection in 2015.
Painting video on YouTube
I took some photos as a large recent painting progressed, and made them into a short video. This process shows why sometimes the paint gets very thick in my works.

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Recent Exhibitions

October, 2016 - January 2017
As We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, Connecticut


September - October, 2016
Thomas Paquette: Itinerant Views
Solo exhibition. Oil and gouache paintings from travels around the world.
Thiel College
Greenville, Pennsylvania


June - September, 2016
Art of the State
State Museum of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

June - August, 2016
America's River
Solo exhibition. Paintings specially focused on the National Park that courses through the Twin Cities for 72 miles: the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. This exhibition was in cooperation with the National Park Service, celebrating their 2016 Centennial Anniversary. Download Minneapolis Star Tribune article on this exhibition.
Groveland Gallery
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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random information

Paquette paintings at United States Embassies

In late 2016, a new large painting went to Vilnius, Latvia., following three large oil paintings which were prominently displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow through 2016. The U.S. Department of State in fall of 2012 purchased for their permanent collection, Landmark Tree.

In 2012, t
he front page of the State Department's website for the Art in Embassies program (www.art.state.gov) highlighted Paquette with his biographical story and images. You can see their archived content here including details of some recent loans I made to them.

Other U.S. Embassies and Consulates for which Paquette paintings were selected over the past two decades include facilities in San Salvador, El Salvador; St. Petersburg, Russia; Athens, Greece; Vienna, Austria (OSCE); Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Santiago, Chile; and the American Institute in Taipei, Taiwan; Rome, Italy; Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; Havana, Cuba (US Interests Section), and Brazzaville, Congo, N'djamena, Chad.
More info: public art. Or download a news article about my embassy loans: PDF

Three large oil paintings werer installed at the US Embassy in Moscow. (Pictured below: Late Vermilion Light, 36 x 74; Birches Enveloped III, 39 x 54; and Highland Summer, 38 x 66.) More details.


December 2015
Museum purchase
The Brinton Museum recently purchased one of the major works from On Nature's Terms, my 2014/15 traveling museum exhibition.The painting, Shards of Winter, 40 x 48", depicts a Wyoming wilderness not far from the Brinton Museum. Their new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building adds 24,000 square feet to the Museum, in a magnificent eco-conscious rammed-earth arc design, housing a great collection of art.



The 'green' studio in the woods
paquette studio Not quite new anymore, I am keeping the story of my studio here for interested folks. Designed by InScale Architects, my environmentally sensitive studio was completed in 2009. To see photographs with commentary, visit the Studio page.

Paquette paintings in the Queen Mary 2 collection
The art collection aboard the Queen Mary 2 - the largest, most luxurious ocean liner to date - includes two Paquette oil paintings. You can see them personally if you book accommodation in the posh Windsor Suite and Queen Victoria Suite. Click here to see the paintings online.

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