Join us for Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist!
Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, of Tennessee, mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. The works typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own magnifying glasses to view the artwork. Visitors may bring their own magnifying glasses or check out sanitized magnifying glasses, available at the front desk. Over fifty paintings will include landscapes, portraits, still lifes, wildlife, and other subjects. A hallmark of their work is their ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvas or the essence of the natural world in miniature. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries and the current revival in its popularity has given rise to miniature art societies which in turn have given the Siegrists a platform for international recognition among peers and collectors.
Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are members of the Miniature Artists of America, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the Cider Painters of America, and the Hilliard Society of England. They are the authors of the world’s first standard definition of miniature art adopted by the Association of Miniaturist Artists. EXQUISITE MINIATURES is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., with company President, David J. Wagner, Ph.D., serving as Curator/Tour Director. You can enjoy viewing this exhibit in person or portions of it online at quincyartcenter.org.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 PM – 4 PM and by private appointment. To schedule a free private viewing, please call the Art Center at 217-223-5900. The Art Center is located at 1515 Jersey ST in Quincy, IL.
The health and safety of our community is a priority. The Art Center is following Restore Illinois Guidelines and requires all visitors to adhere to current guidelines when in the Art Center building. Masks are available for those without face coverings. Call us to schedule a free private exhibit viewing. Private viewing is available to everyone and specially created for those that are autoimmune compromised.
Generous sponsorship for Fall 2020 Exhibitions, Educational Programs, and Virtual ArtFest is provided by:
Tim & Trish Laffey, Katie Ambler, Bruce & Lori Kruse, Kevin & Krista Rankin, Spencer & Katie Schelp, Mark & Kate Schuering, United Systems, Inc., Winters Insurance Group, Mandar & Laura Dighe, Dr. Joseph & Denette Kuhlman, Dr. Kurt & Janice Leimbach, Dr. Linda Moore, Meg Nagel, Allen & Alison Shafer, Carol & Victoria Burns, Roger D. Leach, Joe & Janet Conover. Grant support was provided by Tracy Family Foundation, Arts Alliance Illinois, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Gardner Denver Education Fund through the Community Foundation, Michelmann Foundation, Quincy Noon Kiwanis, Gem City Breakfast Kiwanis, and Adams Electric Cooperative Penny Power.
Exquisite Miniatures Virtual Gallery View:
Exquisite Miniatures Behind the Scenes
Quincy Art Center Gallery Tour