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Group exhibition:
A River's Journey

February 17 - July 9, 2018
Wildling Museum, Solvang, CA



Solo exhibitions coming soon:
Thomas Paquette: America's River Re-Explored:
Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf

April 20 - August 26, 2018:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN

September 7 - October 31, 2018
Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN

February 15 - May 5, 2019
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

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News Items
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Recent US Department of State acquisition for NATO Brussels Embassy
"Cleft" (60 x 46 inches) was purchased in 2018 for the Permanent Collection of the US Embassy, NATO Brussels, Art in Embassies, US Department of State.

Recent museum purchase
"Field Day, Adirondacks" was purchased in summer 2017 for the permanent collection of Adironack Experience museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Recent 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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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.


February 2018
Museum / Embassy purchases
"Cleft" (60 x 46 inches) was purchased in 2018 for the Permanent Collection of the US Embassy, NATO Brussels, Art in Embassies, US Department of State.

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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