Monday, July 31, 2017

Art and Land Conservation Symposium at Colby College, ME

Erik Koeppel "Monhegan Headlands" 12 x 18 in. Oil on panel
I'm honored to be a panel speaker, at the uncoming Art and Land Conservation Symposium, at Colby College in Waterville, Maine next weekend.

If you'd like to attend the event, it will be August 3rd-4th, 2017

I'll be speaking as part of a panel on Learning from Contemporary Visual Artists from 1:30-3pm on Friday, August 4th.

The other artists on the panel are Evelyn Dunphy, Xio Xiomara, and John Orcutt. The discussion will be moderated by Charles Tracy. Each artist will make a brief presentation introducing their work, and then the discussion will continue as a Q &A.

For registration and other general information, please visit the Symposium's website:
http://artlandsymposium2017.org/

I'm looking forward to an interesting event. Hope to see you there!



Monday, July 24, 2017

Florida Paintings from Spring

Here are some paintings from a trip to Florida this Spring. These were painted outdoors around Sarasota, FL.

Erik Koeppel, "Evening Light, Siesta Key Beach" 8 x 12 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Horse Pastures, Sarasota, FL" 4 x 7 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Live Oak, Myakka State Park, FL" 9 x 14 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Morning Light, Myakka" 12 x 8 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Morning, Myakka River, Florida" 9 x 14inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Morning, Red Bird Slough, Sarasota, Florida" 9 x 14 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel, "Sunset, Turtle Beach" 4 x 7 inches. Oil on panel 

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Art Talk: Sat., June 17th, 2017 Closing of Recovering the American Sublime


 


Local artists Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq will walk visitors through their current exhibition, Recovering the American Sublime, sharing the stories behind the artwork. 19th Century American landscape painting methods and theory will be discussed, in addition to the artists' contemporary response to that movement, and its relevance today. 

In this exhibition, the paintings of Koeppel and Sansaricq are displayed in conjunction with 19th Century landscape paintings of the White Mountains. The historic paintings are lent from the collections of the Jackson Historical Society and Bethel Historical Society, as a promised gift of Randall H. Bennett.

The Pace Galleries of Art is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm following the Fryeburg Academy academic calendar. Please call the box office at 207-935-9232, or email boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org to schedule a visit at a different time. 

This will be the last chance to see our Recovering the American Sublime exhibition.

Art Talk with Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq
When: 
Saturday, June 17th at 2pm

Where:
Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy. 
18 Bradley St., Fryeburg, ME
(inside the The Luera Hill Eastman Performing Art Center) 

Here are some of the sold paintings that will still be on display: 




 And here are some of my favorites still available (also still on display):

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Chocorua" 16 x 26 in. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Glen Ellis Falls" 23.5 x 19.25 in. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Nancy's Brook" 14 x 18 in. Oil on panel (to learn about the story of Nancy click here)

Erik Koeppel "Storm on Mount Washington" 18 x 24 in. Oil on panel
 There is much more to see, and Lauren and I look forward to speaking with you about ours and the 19th Century White Mountain paintings on display. Questions welcome. 

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

History Meets the Arts Exhibition, Gettysburg, PA June 9-11th

Erik Koeppel "Sunset From Little Round Top" 12 x 22 in. Oil on canvas
I'll have paintings at the History Meets the Arts Show once again this year. and Lauren and I will be in attendance. 

Here's some info:

SHOW HOURS

FRIDAY JUNE 9, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Opening night preview party - $35.00 entry fee)

(Free admittance Saturday and Sunday)

SATURDAY JUNE 10, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SUNDAY JUNE 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM(Artists are not scheduled until 12:00 noon on Sunday)

More info on the show, on the History Meets the Arts website:
http://www.historymeetsthearts.com/

Here are some more works I'll have at the show:

Erik Koeppel "An Oak at Gettysburg" 6 x 9 in, Pencil on paper

Erik Koeppel "Morning at Little Round Top" 9 x 14 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Autumn in Jackson" 16 x 12 in. Oil on panel


Erik Koeppel "Jackson Falls" 9 x 14 Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Wilcat Brook" 16 x 12 in. Oil on panel




And perhaps a few others...

Also don't forget our Gallery Talk at the Recovering the American Sublime show next week in Fryeburg, ME...

Saturday, June 17th, at 2pm at the Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy. 
18 Bradley St., Fryeburg, ME

Gallery Talk: Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq will walk visitors through their current exhibition, Recovering the American Sublime, sharing the stories behind the artwork. 19th Century American landscape painting methods and theory will be discussed, in addition to the artists' contemporary response to that movement, and it's relevance today. Questions will be encouraged. 



See you a the show!

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mohonk Mountain House, Artists Inspiration Week

Sanford Gifford The Shawangunk Mountains, 1864
I'm happy to announce that I'll be the featured artist at the Mohonk Mountain House's, Artists Inspiration Week, plein air painting event this year. I'll be giving both an indoor and an outdoor painting demonstration, and also will join participating artists for sunrise to sunset plein air painting on and around this beautiful, scenic, and historic property. This event could also be of interest for collectors, as there will be ongoing exhibitions throughout, and you can watch the artist's process as they are painting.

There is still room to join the event at the link below:
Artist's Inspiration Week
May 29 – June 2, 2017
Designed with art and nature enthusiasts in mind, this program features classes, demonstrations, and all-day plein air events.

Check out their photo gallery here to see how beautiful the area is:
/https://www.mohonk.com/gallery/

...and here are some more 19th c. Hudson River School that I've found of the Mohonk and surroundings:

George Inness

Sanford Gifford

Worthington Whitridge

Thomas Cole

Worthington Whitridge

William Hart

Worthington Whitridge

Worthington Whitridge
 I haven't painted there yet, so I'll show some of my paintings after the event. Here are some pictures of similar scenery from the Catskills and Hudson Valley:

Erik Koeppel Sunset at Olana 30 x 48 in. Oil on Canvas (on view at the Guild of Boston Artists May/June,'17)
Erik Koeppel Glory of the Hudson 48 x 72 in. Oil on canvas, Collection of Marist College
Erik Koeppel The Kaaterskill Clove from Twilight Park 12 x 18 in., Oil on panel, Private Collection
Erik Koeppel View from Tip Top, Onteora Park 9 x 14 in. Oil on panel, Private Collection

 Thank you for reading, and please join Lauren and I at the Mohonk Mountain House. Rumor has it that Miss Maybell and Slimpickin's will also make a performance. :)
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Should be fun! More soon on the great success of the Recovering the American Sublime exhibition.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Some Paintings from the Recovering the American Sublime Exhibition

Here are some of the paintings that will be included in our upcoming exhibition Recovering the American Sublime. More information on the show is in the poster below.

Erik Koeppel "Autumn Clouds in Jackson" 14 x 18in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Autumn on the Ellis River" 10 x 8in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Eagle Cliff" 11 x 9 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Emerald Pool in Autumn, Charles River" 18 x 24in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Nancy's Brook" 14 x 18 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Storm on Mt. Adams" 21 x 25.5in. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Crawford Notch, from Mt. Willard" 13 x 20in. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Washington Among the Clouds" 22 x 36 in. Oil on Canvas. 

Erik Koeppel "Sunset over Lake Winnipesaukee

Description for the show:



Recovering the American Sublime
New Paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq in Historical Context

Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg, Maine


Opening Reception - May 6, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.


The essential thesis of the 19th century American landscape painter was that by deep reflection upon the beauty of nature, one may ease their weary soul of the troubles inherent to a social being thrust into the industrialized world. Today, as humanity travels further from nature into stark modern interiors and cyberspace, artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel believe that a powerful vision of nature is more needed than ever before. They have thus devoted their minds to reviving an art whose intention is to bring the beauty of nature back to the forefront of human consciousness.

In this exhibition, the paintings of Koeppel and Sansaricq are displayed in juxtaposition with 19th century landscape paintings of the White Mountains. As the couple shares a studio in Jackson, NH, White Mountain subjects are prominent among scenes of New England, and even works from their travels west. The historic paintings are on loan from the collections of the Jackson Historical Society, and Bethel Historical Society, as a promised gift of Randall H. Bennett. Many of the contemporary paintings are available for sale.


The Pace Galleries of Art are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm (or by appointment). Call the box office at 207-935-9232 to schedule a visit.


 Thank you, and hope to see you at the show!

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