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UPCOMING September 6, 2019 – opening reception for solo exhibition: Defined by Water at Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Show continues through September 28, and works may be previewed at the gallery.


Current museum exhibition:
Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored
Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf


Dubuque Museum of Art now through July 28, 2019
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN, 2018
Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN, 2018

– An exhibition of paintings from a three-year project, exploring the nation’s most important river from its beginning in the northern forest of Minnesota to its end in the Gulf of Mexico.
84-page catalogues featuring all 45 paintings are available through EyefulPress.com – see the Publications page (click here).
See the paintings here.


Videos about this exhibition:
Gallery “Walk and Talk” at Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Introduction to America’s River Re-Explored narrated by Thomas Paquette


Museum acquisition
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.


Recent interviews, articles and reviews
Life on the Mississippi by Rochelle Belsito, American Art Collector, April 2019
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 leftclick 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.