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Playing Lavigne Tavern Friday June 20
I'm excited to be returning to Canada to perform a show at the Lavigne Tavern on FRIDAY, JUNE 20. I will have copies of my brand new acoustic album, as well as a few CDs from my band Mind's I available at the show. If you are in the area this Friday, stop out and enjoy the show! If you are in the area, please tune in to MOOSE 99.3 FM on Friday as well for an on-air appearance! See you soon!


Acoustic Session - CD is HERE! At last - my CD is done! To celebrate, I will be performing an intimate show at the Bottlebrush Gallery on FRIDAY, APRIL 11 at 7:00 PM. Seats will be limited, so please reach out to the venue early to get your tickets. The event will feature a lot of great guest musicians, some of whom performaned on the album. The Bottlebrush Gallery is a BYOB venue, so bring along some tasty beverages and enjoy the music! I hope to see you there!


SACRIFICE HAS A HOME My thanks to Fr. Len and everyone at St. Robert of Newminster Parish in Ada, MI for giving my Artprize 2013 piece a permanenet home in their building. Check out this nice video of the installation of my rendition of the Last Supper called SACRIFICE.


ARTPRIZE 2013 I am truly excited to again be participating in ARTPRIZE. The piece I will be showing this year is my own rendition of the Last Supper which I am calling SACRIFICE. I am honored to be showing / working in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum this year. If you attend Artprize, please stop by and say hello! Artprize runs from September 18 through October 7 in Grand Rapids, MI.


Spiderman mural Check out this spiderman mural I recently completed! This was a different sort of project for me, and I had a really good time doing it. The portfolio section has a few photos of the mural in progress, as well as the final product. This was completed in August (2013) for Bronder Technical Services. My heartfelt thanks to them for the opportunity!


Tom on the New Castle Street Plaza Stage in Butler, PA My solo album is in the finishing stages. The production has been a very lengthy process, but I am very proud of the way the material sounds. So many wonderful musicians provided their talents to the project, and I am excited to share it with the world. Please check back here for updates!


PGI Boom and a Blast Festival Show It's been a lot of fun playing a couple shows with my old band Mind's I this year - both on the Plaza stage in Butler, as well as the closing night for the Pyrotechnics Guild International's Boom and a Blast show at Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock.In case you missed it, the Mind's I site has been overhauled this year - so check it out!

About Tom


Tom Panei is an artist who is a life-long resident of Butler, PA. His work is ubiquitous in his hometown; appearing on official City signage, adorning walls of several local restaurants and other businesses, and even in Pullman Park, home of the Butler Blue Sox. Numerous pieces created by Tom are held in private collections throughout the United States (including Hawaii), Canada, Italy, and Germany.

November 2003 Butler Eagle Article

While known primarily for his large pastel-on-wood creations, Tom experiments with many materials and techniques. His annual Holiday Art Sale has grown into a major event showcasing Tom's mixed media creations, drawings, and many other works.

Although most of his work is done in the solitude of a tiny servant's quarters building on the property behind his home, Tom enjoys the many opportunities he has to leave the studio and work with aspiring artists. Tom has provided instruction for:

  • FAB Showcase (Fine Arts and Beyond), Butler High School – featured artist, live demonstrations - 2006-2011
  • Connoquenessing Elementary School – taught art classes and constructed mural with students - 2006
  • Butler Catholic - taught art classes, live demonstrations – 2009
  • Private Art Lessons – 2005 - 2011

A firm believer in giving back to the community, Tom has donated to numerous charities:

  • American Heart Association
  • Maridon Museum
  • Mars Home for Youth
  • Junior Women's Club
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Community Health Clinic
  • The Butler Downtown Organization
  • The Butler Chamber of Commerce
  • Butler Catholic Foundation
  • A.M. Rotary Club
  • American Cancer Society
  • Butler Artists' Association

Tom owned and operated his own galleries in both downtown Butler (2005-2007) as well as nearby Slippery Rock, PA (2007). Several pieces are currently on display at From The Hand Gallery in downtown Butler.


Tom is also a veteran singer and songwriter. With his band Mind's I, Tom has produced five albums of original material since the mid 1990's. Tom frequently performs solo acoustic shows, which are promoted through the Mind's I web site and Tom's Facebook page. The music of Mind's I can be purchased through CDBABY.COM, iTunes,, and other places.

Recent Works and Photos

The following represent a small sample of Tom's recent works:


Custom artwork for your home or business

I am able to produce custom pieces of virtually any size imaginable for private clients or businesses. I enjoy working with clients to develop artwork that both reflects their tastes and interests, and enhances the space in which it resides. If you would like a quote for a custom piece, please contact me.

Sculpture repair

Over the past year I have been repairing and refurbishing sculptures and statues. I have a few photos of pieces I've repaired in the portfolio secion of the site. If you would like a quote on this type of work, please contact me.

Art Instruction

Since 2005, I have been providing instruction in the myriad of techniques I employ in my work. If you would be interested in private art lessons, please contact me.

Contact Me


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Artist for Hire

If you are interested in having a custom piece created for your home or place of business, or if you would like to hire me to perform an acoustic set for your nightclub or event, please reach me via the contact page.