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UPCOMING:

Exhibition: Resting Place: The American Landscape
Chautauqua Institution / Main Gallery, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
June 25 - July 16, 2017
Opening reception Wednesday, June 28, 3-5 pm
group exhibition / six artists

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

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Talks and lectures
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
Lecture and gallery talk, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, 2015
Lecture and gallery talks (three days), Quick Art Center, St. Bonaventure University, 2014
Lecture and gallery talk, Wildling Art Museum, Solvang, CA,2014
Lecture and demonstration, University Club of Santa Barbara, 2014

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

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 website.

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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 - 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 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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