Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Siegrists World of Nature in Miniature Exhibition Tour and Workshop

When you think of wildlife art, large paintings comes to mind almost automatically. But this is not the case when you are talking about Wes & Rachelle Siegrist. They are two of the nation's premiere miniaturists and we are honored to have them as members of the Society of Animal Artists. They have many museum exhibits coming up along with a workshop in January of 2011. If you are near any of these venues please take the opportunity to view the exhibit.

The World of Nature in Miniature
Paintings by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
December 11, 2010 - March 13, 2011
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

Three day workshop on miniature art
"The Techniques of Working in Miniature Art"
Friday, January 14 - Sunday, January 16, 2011

Explore the enchanting world of miniature art with two of the nation's premiere miniaturists, Wes & Rachelle Siegrist. Watch them demonstrate techniques and try your hand at creating one of these diminutive gems of the art world. Learn about the guidelines contemporary miniature art shows and societies follow to preserve and promote working "in little". While all media are acceptable the instructors will be specializing in watercolor on a variety of surfaces.

The class will include a gallery walk by the Siegrists to discuss and field questions about their 50 paintings concurrently on exhibit at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum as well as a Power Point presentation on the history and scope of miniature art today. Miniature Art Society exhibition catalogues will be displayed in the classroom to illustrate the variety of media, technique and styles acceptable in modern miniatures.

This class counts towards the Art Institute's Nature Illustration Certificate. Individuals following this course will need the prerequisites Pencil I and Watercolor I. The workshop is open to all individuals working in their preferred medium. Cost is $365 for Museum members and $405 for non-members. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. 

For more information:
Email Wes & Rachelle at
Or contact the Institute directly at:
Phone: (520) 883-3024
Fax: (520) 883-3043
Mail: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Maps & Classroom Location (PDF)

Please contact Wes & Rachelle if you have any questions concerning the workshop.
This exhibition will feature 50 of the Siegrists' miniature paintings of wildlife drawn from their book The World of Nature in Miniature: Paintings by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist.

A Traveling Exhibition of

Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
Each of these exhibitions will feature 50 of the Siegrists' miniature paintings.

The Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
Friday, June 10 through Sunday, August 28, 2011
THE MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST, 1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, TX 79701-6516
(432) 683-2882

The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
Saturday, November 5, 2011 through Sunday, January 1, 2012
THE DENNOS MUSEUM CENTER, 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 995-1055

Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX
Sunday, April 7 through Sunday, June 2, 2013
MUSEUM OF THE GULF COAST, 700 Procter St., Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 982-7000