Time Traveling With The Siegrists

Time Travel Back A Decade to 2004!

By Wes Siegrist

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist at the 2004 Miniature Art Society of Florida's International Miniature Art Show
Wes and Rachelle Siegrist at the 2004 Miniature Art Society of Florida’s International Miniature Art Show at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL
Rachelle Siegrist at the 2004 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC
Rachelle Siegrist at the 2004 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC

We’ve been at our career as artists now for 25 years together and have participated in well over 700 shows ranging from outdoor craft fairs to prestigious solo museum exhibitions. We thought you might enjoy jumping back in time a decade to 2004 to see some of what we were up to that year. We took part in 26 different shows in 2004 and traveled to 10 of them around the United States!

Some of our 2004 highlights:

The Siegrists at the Smithsonian Institution for the 3rd WFM Exhibition
The Siegrists at the Smithsonian Institution for the 3rd WFM Exhibition, Washington, D.C.

~ We attended the 3rd Worldwide Exhibition of Fine Arts In Miniature and demonstrated our techniques to the public at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC with Wes’ parents joining us for the fun!

Horseback riding in Wyoming as part of the SKB Workshop in Dubois
Horseback riding as part of the SKB Workshop in Dubois, WY

~ We attended the annual Susan K. Black Foundation Workshop in Dubois, WY, which started our association with this fabulous group dedicated to the arts! We also met David J. Wagner in person for the first time at this workshop and subsequently became dear friends with the man who would become our personal Tour Director arranging for our miniature paintings to be displayed in 17 different museums and art centers around the States!

Rachelle Siegrist at Yellowstone Falls
Rachelle Siegrist at Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park

~ We joined our dear friends, Fred and Barb Weiser, in our first of several trips to Yellowstone National Park. We also traveled into Montana with them to enjoy more natural beauty.
~ We made the annual migration to Wausau, WI to join our peers at the Woodson Museum’s prestigious Birds In Art Exhibition. It marked the second time both of us had paintings chosen for the show in the same year.

Wes Siegrist and his painting that received the Best Miniature Award at the 2004 NatureWorks Art Show & Sale
Wes Siegrist and his painting that received the Best Miniature Award at the 2004 NatureWorks Art Show & Sale in Tulsa, OK
Rachelle Siegrist at the 2004 Southern Wildlife Festival in Decatur, AL
Rachelle Siegrist at the 2004 Southern Wildlife Festival in Decatur, AL
Rachelle Siegrist at the 2004 Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in Thomasville, GA
Rachelle Siegrist after setting up at the 2004 Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in Thomasville, GA. This was the last year that we each had our work displayed separately at a major show. From then on, we have exhibited our paintings together.
Siegrist miniature paintings on display at the Meridian Arts Gallery in Huntsville, AL
Siegrist miniature paintings on display at the Meridian Arts Gallery in Huntsville, AL. We so enjoyed the opening that night with miniature hors d’oeuvres and fabulous sales!

Did you know you can peruse our entire exhibition history via our website? Check out our SITEMAP on the website to locate a lot of hidden gems you may have missed with a casual visit to artofwildlife.com!

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