News and Events

Major work at Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Fall 2020
Thanks to a generous donor, a keystone painting from my touring 2018-2019 museum exhibition America’s River Re-Explored has just been procured for the permanent collection of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota, where it was first exhibited. Alma’s Buena Vista, a 40 x 60 inch oil painting, depicts the “good view” of the Mississippi River valley as seen from Buena Vista Park in Alma, Wisconsin. Its new home is in the grand entrance atrium of the museum.

Back in California
Fall 2020
As of November, my paintings are now available again at Winfield Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Of all the galleries in this town famous for its art galleries, I feel Winfield has the most eclectic yet discerning art available. Check it out.

Brinton Museum / Big Horn, Wyoming
November 7 – December 21
Small works exhibition at the Brinton Museum titled The Brinton 101, including some of my small oils and a gouache painting.

Erie Art Museum Quarterly
Summer 2020
that is my painting Stay In taking up the inside cover of this summer’s Erie Art Museum Quarterly magazine. Though apropos of COVID-19 days, it was painted for the 2018-2019 traveling museum exhibition Thomas Paquette: America’s River Re-Explored. If you want to know the story behind this unusual painting, check it out here.

Recent exhibitions
June 2020
Group: Here and There. EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
April- May 2020
SOLO: Near Horizons. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN  / Video here.

Feb-Mar 2020
SOLO: Thomas Paquette: From the Surface. James K. Schmidt Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, IL
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

COVID-19 exhibition/book
Cero Gallery in Longwood, FL, is creating a survey of works produced by painters in response to, or reflective of, these pandemic days of 2020. The online project and future book is titled The Great American Paint-In. You can see one of my paintings on their project site here.

A short video introducing the paintings in my 2020 Near Horizons exhibition.

Recent acquisitions
In fall, 2020, Minnesota Marine Art Museum procured Alma’s Buena Vista for the permanent collection.
In spring 2020, Erie Insurance purchased the large oil painting, Cleft [60 x 46 inches, oil on linen] for their collection.
Dubuque Museum of Art and Principia College added small oil paintings to their permanent collections in 2019 and 2020.

Fox Creek Crossing [64 x 63 inches, oil/canvas] was acquired in 2019 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.
In 2018, the State Department acquired the large painting, 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.

Recent interviews, articles and reviews [more complete bibliography here]
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
More Bibliography here>