News and Events


Upcoming exhibitions
February 2020
SOLO: Thomas Paquette: From the SurfaceJames K. Schmidt Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, IL – February 24 – March 28, 2020. Opening reception Tuesday, February 25, 5-6:30 pm. Lecture: 8 pm.
April 2020
SOLO: New Paintings. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN – April 25 – May 30, 2020. Opening reception: Saturday,  April 25, 2-5 pm.
May 2020
Group: Spring. EVOKE Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – May-June, 2020


Recent exhibitions
Sep 2019
SOLO: Thomas Paquette: Defined by Water.  Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Nov – Dec 2019
DUO: Thomas Paquette & Mikel Wintermantel : The Enduring Landscape. Tri-County Arts Council, Olean, NY
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
SOLO traveling museum exhibition:
Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored
Paintings of Mississippi from Source to Gulf
• Minnesota Marine Art Museum

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


Recent museum acquisitions
Fox Creek Crossing [64 x 63 inches, oil/canvas] was recently acquired for the Erie Art Museum‘s permanent collection 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 [more complete bibliography here]
Wider views found in exhibition of small works, Jay Moran radio interview/article, WBFO-FM Buffalo NY, December 2019

Thomas Paquette, WPSU public television, July 2019
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
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US State Department purchase for Brussels NATO:
In 2018, the State Department acquired one of Paquette’s larger paintings, Headlands [50 x 40 inches, oil/linen], for permanent installation at the breathtaking new NATO Headquarters in Brussels. This and selected other Paquette paintings from twenty Art in Embassies exhibitions can be seen here. Headlands was created for Paquette’s solo museum exhibition about the nation’s wilderness areas, On Nature’s Terms.