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Reviews from July 2017 exhibition: Resting Place: The American Landscape
PDF- review 1 | PDF- review 2

Summer 2017 Museum purchase: Field Day, Adirondacks - Adirondack Experience, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Lecture presentation: "Resonance of Place - Painting America's Wilderness Areas and the Mississippi River"
Wild America Nature Festival, Panama Rocks, NY, July 30, 2017 - 12-1pm
Hosted by Panama Rocks Scenic Park and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

News Items
for a more complete listing of reviews, see this page
Recent/upcoming talks
Lecture, "Resonance of Place - Painting America's Wilderness Areas and the Mississippi River", Wild America Nature Festival, Panama Rocks, NY, 2017
Gallery talks (two days), Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, 2016

Lecture, International Center for Watercolor, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, 2015
Lecture, Rockwell Museum, 2015

Review: "'Resting Place' reminds us that 'this country, regardless of its struggles, is home'"
by guest critc Melissa Kunst - Chautauquan Daily PDF
Article: "Resting Place: Artists keep eyes on the horizon in Strohl landscape show"
by staff writer Adrianna Jereb - Chautauquan Daily PDF
NPR radio feature story: "Artist remains committed to cherished landscape"
Morning Edition host Jay Moran of WBFO-FM, National Public Radio news station affiliate.
[Story/audio on WBFO site.] [Download mp3] [JPG of WBFO story] - 2017

News article: "Spanning the globe: Paquette's work sees the world through Art in Embassies Program"
Article: TImes Observer PDF
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

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.]
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 Scene magazine of the Santa Barbara News-Press -- PDF download <4mb.
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 website.

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Recent Exhibitions

June - July 2017
Resting Place: the American Landscape
Six-artist exhibition. Nine Paquette oil and gouache paintings. Reviews from this show:
PDF- review 1
PDF- review 2
Chautauqua Institution Strohl Art Center Gallery
Chautauqua, New York


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. Sharon Herald review
Thiel College
Greenville, 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

From 2016-2020, a Paquette painting went to the U.S. Embassy in 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 which were 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.


July 2017
Museum purchases
In July 2017, Adirondack Experience, formerly the Adirondack Museum, purchased Field Day, Adirondacks, 16 x 24" for their permanent collection.

For their permanent collection, the Brinton Museum 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 an alpine Wyoming wilderness.



Older, But Still Interesting, Stuff

The 'green' studio in the woods

paquette studio Not quite new anymore but still feeling that way, 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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