More Fun Photos From the SAA Weekend in Vermont!

the society of animal artist annual exhibition
Talking with artists and patrons attending the opening of the SAA Exhibition at the Bennington Center For the Arts ~ Photo courtesy of John Agnew

After returning from our trip to Bennington Vermont, for the Society of Animal Artist Annual Exhibition opening, we finally got unpacked and caught up on everything, and have been happily back at our easels this past week. We’ve enjoyed several beautiful days of fall weather here in the Smokies this past week, and have taken advantage of it with daily walks or bike rides! All of my feathered and furry friends are most happy that I am home once again, feeding and spoiling them royally! A few mornings ago, while sitting on the back porch eating breakfast, my Titmouse Stubbs was nearby, eating from his personal peanut crunchy bowl, while another Titmouse, Timymouse, was sitting on top of my head and my little wren Peedeepeeps was begging for worms. I thought . . . how wonderful to be so loved . . . even though it is conditional! Needless to say, I’ve had to make up for lost feedings while we were gone to the SAA show opening last weekend. Not wanting to overload you with photos from our trip to Vermont last week, I saved a few, which I’m sharing with you this week. So sit back and enjoy . . .

Mt. Equinox
Wes’ mom, Jeanie, and I hug the beautiful Birch Trees on Mt. Equinox
First Congregational Church in Manchester, VT
The beautiful historical First Congregational Church in Manchester, VT
The Old First Church in Bennington, VT
The Old First Church in Bennington, VT
norman rockwells home
The covered bridge leading to Norman Rockwell’s home, which can be seen through the opening in the bridge
norman rockwell and grandma moses
Norman Rockwell with Grandma Moses, shown with her birthday cake, which he personally decorated!  How cool is that!
norman rockwells painting props
The props used in the only painting Rockwell ever did without people in it
norman rockwells props
Another prop used in one of Rockwell’s famous paintings

~ EXQUISITE MINIATURES Exhibition at the Kenosha Public Museum ~

We are really looking forward to being at the KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM this next weekend for the public reception of our EXQUISITE MINIATURES Exhibition. On Friday, October 18th from 6-8PM we will be leading a Gallery Walk to discuss our paintings in the exhibition. The next morning will be an adult painting workshop with us from 9AM to noon followed by a formal presentation by Wes on miniature art at @2PM. To register for the workshop please call Nancy Mathews at the museum at 262-653-4140. I’ll be sharing photos in my next blog!

Fresh off and on the easel ~ I finished my dog painting this week of a beautiful dog named Sugar Lily which use to belong to my sister, Hayley.  Wes is currently working on a painting of a Ruddy Duck.

dog painting image
“The Faithful Friend” by Rachelle

Siegrist Ruddy Duck Painting
Wes’ Ruddy Duck painting in progress

To view all our upcoming exhibits: http://www.artofwildlife.com/exhibitschedule.html

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Until next time ~ Rachelle

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