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October 31, 2014 - January 19, 2015
Rooms with a View: Three Decades of Yosemite Artists in Residence
Works by 28 selected artists from their month-long residencies in Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite Museum
Yosemite National Park, California

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Gallery talks and lecture schedule
Powerpoint talk, International Center for Watercolor, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Powerpoint gallery talk, Rockwell Museum, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30-7:30 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, 5-8 pm.
Powerpoint gallery talk, and book signing May 16 at the Wildling Museum, and on May 17 at the University Club in Santa Barbara.

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.
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
The Brinton Museum in Wyoming has purchased a gouache painting from my current series on wilderness, Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness III. And the Erie Art Museum in Pennsylvania has just acquired an oil painting, Lincoln Highway I, Dusk Turn, for their permanent collection.
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.
Review / Preview
Charley Parker wrote about my recent solo show in Philadelphia in his blog, Lines and Colors.

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December 13, 2014 - March 8, 2015.
On Nature's Terms
Solo show. Traveling to three museums. Over 60 large and small oils and gouaches from wilderness areas all around the United States. See the Santa Barbara News-Press Review of this show. You can purchase a physical catalog for this show, or see a full online catalog for free. You can see a virtual tour of the show at the Quick Center in this slideshow.
Evansville Museum of Art
Evansville, Indiana
Opening reception Saturday, December 13, 6 pm.
Gallery talk Sunday, December 14, 2 pm.

January 23 - March 29, 2015.
Touching on Water: Paintings by Thomas Paquette
Solo show. Water - in its ubiquity and importance - shown in all paintings.
Rockwell Museum
Corning, New York
Opening reception and lecture: Wednesday, January 28th, 5:30-7:30 pm

March 13, 2015.
Dialogues in Goauche
Powerpoint lecture.
Friday March 13, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Center for the Arts
Buffalo, New York

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Recent Exhibitions


August 28 - November 22, 2014.
On Nature's Terms
Solo show. Traveling to three museums. Over 60 large and small oils and gouaches from wilderness areas all around the United States. See the Santa Barbara News-Press Review of this show. You can purchase a physical catalog for this show, or see a full online catalog for free. See a slideshow virtual tour of the show at the Quick Center.
Quick Center for the Arts
St. Bonaventure, New York

January 17 - May 26, 2014.
On Nature's Terms
Solo show. Traveling to three museums. Over 60 large and small oils and gouaches from wilderness areas all around the United States. Review of this show. Purchase catalog for this show. Full, free online catalog.
Wildling Museum
Solvang, California
New studio

Constructing 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.

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gouache book

Thomas Paquette: Gouaches book
128-page hardcover and softcover books with 110 full-color gouache paintings reproduced at full scale. Essay by art historian and curator Sally Mansfield.
Available in Paperback and Hardcover from Amazon.
Personally signed copies are available through on this site or through
Eyeful Press.
Thomas Paquette - Gouaches book

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Available paintings

Available paintings  /  Newsletters
To see the latest paintings as they become available, you need to register (your info is private and never shared). At the same time you can also sign up to get occasional emailed newsletters, which announce new exhibitions, open studio events and other news.
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Paquette paintings at United States Embassies
U.S. Department of State in fall of 2012 purchased for their permanent collection, Landmark Tree. Prior to that, they borrowed "Sky Ascending" for exhibition at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, and "Changing Land" for exhibition at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, from late 2011 until 2014. "Last Reach of Light" is hanging now in the U.S. Embassy in Athens 2010-12. This is the second time Paquette paintings have hung at the embassy in Athens, once before from 2005-2008.
In 2006, Thomas was invited to give talks in Athens and elsewhere, and was flown to Greece for the opening of the exhibition at the Embassy.
Other U.S. Embassies and Consulates which have selected Paquette paintings 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; Havana, Cuba (US Interests Section), and Brazzaville, Congo, N'djamena, Chad.
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.
(More info: public art.)

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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