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Virginia Paquette

An MFA graduate in painting from the University of Washington, Virginia Paquette has worked and exhibited internationally. Her art responds to motion and memory, and is inspired by natural forms and phenomena. Winner of numerous public art commissions, Paquette has collaborated with her husband, Bill Smith, on site performance installations here in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle area, as well as around the world, including “Deluge,” created for Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Australia, “Saffeides” at Teatro Greco in Rome, and with ARTKOAMIA performance consortium.

For a recent residency at the Conservatorio di Musica in Bologna, Virginia created mixed-media works as part of a collaboration with Bill Smith. They presented her visual responses to his works of music, influenced by their years together in Italy. Paquette responds to Smith’s music with color, line, rhythm, gesture, and collage of found images, salvaged from the streets of Italy.

In my art I have sought to depict motion, memory and contradiction. I am drawn to the sense of objects and space on the move, of color and shapes and lines in flux. And sometimes the connection between the shape of nature and the shape of the human gesture is an inspiration: The similarity of the tendril, the curve of the hip, the cascade, the vocabulary of posture. I often work with images of movement, from natural forms and phenomena: rain, floods, “deluge,” the vortex and spill of moving water in defined spaces, whirlpools. The “memory” is transplanting visual cues from one place/time to another, perhaps fragments of classical figures or architecture – or “time fragments” from my own history.



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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace, Green Pearls & Fossil Shell

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace, Green Pearls & Fossil Shell

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$198.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace, Kunzite and Sterling Silver

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace, Kunzite and Sterling Silver

Spectacular! A remarkable kunzite stone with antique African glass trading bead and heavy sterling silver chain and clasp.
$398.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Golden Rutilated Quartz

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Golden Rutilated Quartz

From wonderful Seattle artist Virginia Paquette, a stunning, sparkling necklace of faceted golden rutilated quartz rondelles and heavy sterling silver chain. Dimensions: 26 inches. For further information, please contact the gallery.
$398.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Turquoise

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Turquoise

Seattle artist Virginia Paquette's beautiful turquoise necklace with sterling silver-wrapped "clasp" bead of carved turquoise. Sterling silver S-clasp. Dimensions: 35 inches long. For further information, please contact the gallery.
$360.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: African Amber

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: African Amber

Antique African copal amber with bone, Chinese amber, coins, and silver.  Strung on leather.
$145.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Charms & Talisman Series

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Charms & Talisman Series

A stunning grouping of Ethiopian bone and metal charms and talismans, labradorite and pyrite beads, druse crystal agate, sterling silver beads and rings. Dimensions: 35" long on leather cord.
$385.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Charms & Talisman Series

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Charms & Talisman Series

Absolutely one-of-a-kind, this is a stunning grouping of collectible charms and talismans: old Tibetan crystal bead, French antique armoire key and fleur delis letter clip, Croix de lauren charm, antique commemorative souvenir coin, shell, silver rings, wires, and chains. Dimensions: 34" long on leather cord.
$485.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Fluorite

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Fluorite

Beautiful little faceted fluorite teardrops, dotted between sterling silver beads. Dainty and filled with summer sparkle! Dimensions: 27" long; sterling silver clasp. 903N.
$180.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Labradorite

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Labradorite

Sparkly little faceted labradorite teardrops, resting between sterling silver beads. A very dainty piece, yet subtle, to dress up any outfit, even a casual look. Dimensions: 27" long; sterling silver clasp. 904N
$180.00

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VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Coral, Kyanite

VIRGINIA PAQUETTE: Necklace: Coral, Kyanite

Beautiful red Mediterranean branch coral with a large green kyanite spike drop as its focal point.
$350.00

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