The Erie Art Museum recently received an addition to their permanent collection, Fox Creek Crossing [64 x 63 inches, shown here] from a private collector in Miami, FL, who owned the painting since 1990, when it was first shown at the Bass Museum of Art.
Current museum exhibition:
Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored
Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN, 2018
Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN, 2018–
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, NEW DATES – April 27 – July 28, 2019 – RECEPTION and GALLERY TALK Saturday, June 8, 1 pm
Three years in the making, this exhibition explores the nation’s most important river, from its beginning in northern forests of Minnesota to its finish at the Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. 84-page catalogues featuring all the paintings are available through EyefulPress.com. See the Publications page (click here). See the paintings here.
Recent interviews, articles and reviews
A conversation with painter Thomas Paquette by Katie Carter, KBXE-FM and Minnesota NPR affiliate stations, September 2018
Artist carries his work and its message to a wide audience by NPR Morning Edition host Jay Moran, WBFO-FM, Buffalo, NY, September 2018
The Mississippi and More. Thomas Paquette of Warren has his own style by Brian R. Sheridan, Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine, July 2018
Atmospheric Lands by John D. O’Hern, American Art Collector, September 2018
America’s River Re-Explored by Charley Parker, Lines and Colors, July 2018
What Might Happen? Thomas Paquette’s Mississippi River Odyssey by John Hulsey, The Artist’s Road, June 2018
Thomas Paquette’s Visions of the Mississippi River by Dean Klinkenberg, Mississippi Valley Traveler, April 2018
US State Department purchase for Brussels NATO:
Headlands, 50 x 40 inches, oil on linen (shown at left – click here for other Art in Embassies exhibitions)
In 2018, the State Department acquired one of Paquette’s largest recent paintings, Headlands, for permanent installation at the breathtaking new NATO Headquarters in Brussels (shown in photo). Headlands was created for Paquette’s solo museum exhibition about the nation’s wilderness areas, On Nature’s Terms.