Current solo museum exhibition:
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
April 27 – July 28, 2019
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
Three years in the making, this is a major exhibition of over 40 oil paintings exploring the nation’s central river, from its beginning in northern Minnesota to its finish at the Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. Complete catalogues are available through EyefulPress.com. See the Publications page (click here).
Two interviews/articles about America’s River Re-Explored:
What Might Happen? Thomas Paquette’s Mississippi River Odyssey by John Hulsey
Thomas Paquette’s Visions of the Mississippi River by Dean Klinkenberg
US State Department purchase for Brussells 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 above left). Headlands was created for Paquette’s solo museum exhibition about the nation’s wilderness areas, On Nature’s Terms.
A special group exhibition:
The River’s Journey
February 17-July 9, 2018:
Wildling Museum, Solvang, CA
Six painters in Santa Barbara County have joined together under the banner of Rose Compass to produce an exhibition at the Wildling Museum about the Santa Ynez River and the water challenges that are endemic to the region. The gouache paintings in Paquette’s 2014 solo exhibition at the Wildling (On Nature’s Terms) inspired these six women to use the medium exclusively for this exhibition – and so a few of his gouache paintings were invited to be “special guests” in the show. Catalogues are available.