Friday, October 24, 2014

Jackson Historical Society, Museum of White Mountain Art Show

Friday, October 17th, the Jackson Historical Society held a reception  to celebrate their 12th annual art sale of White Mountain paintings and to open their new exhibition, “White Mountain Scenes: different Views different Artists, with Historic Maps."

In the sale there was a selection of sixty-five White Mountain scenes by 19th century artists and thirty-one by the best contemporary artists painting in the White Mountains. 

The new exhibition features paintings of favorite scenes - Mt Washington, Chocorua, Kearsarge, Jackson Falls, the Old Man, the Moats and Eagle Cliff - as interpreted by various artists. In addition, there is an excellent collection of 19th century maps loaned by collector David Carchedi and some from the Society's collection. A catalogue of the maps in the exhibition with essays by historians Peter Crane and David Carchedi is available for purchase.

Lauren Sansaricq and I have paintings in the Museum show from the Historical Society's collection, and also had a good showing in the Sale downstairs. Here are some of my photos from the reception in no particular order:

Asher B. Durand's Mount Chocorua (in the museum show)

A Benjamin Champney Winter Landscape in the Museum show

Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq in the Museum Show

Samuel Lancaster Gerry in the Museum Show

The Collection of Historic Maps (museum show)

The sale

One of my paintings that sold at the sale

A section of the Museum show including their 3D map of the White Mountains

The sale

Entrance to the museum space
It has been announced by the Jackson Historical Society, that they sold 41 paintings in the sale (now coming to a close). A good number of those were mine. 

Here are a selection of my paintings that were sold at the show: 

Erik Koeppel "Clouds Over Doublehead" 13 x 18 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Mount Washington in Autumn" 16 x 28 inches. Oil on Canvas
Erik Koeppel "Carter Notch from North Conway" 5 x 11 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Tuckerman Ravine" 8 x12 inches, Sepia and white Oil on paper
Erik Koeppel "Morning Moon Over the Presidential Rangee" 9 x 16 in. Oil on panel
Erik Koeppel "Moat Mountains in Winter" 10 x 20 inches. Oil on panel
Good times! This is always a wonderful event for the community of people interested in White Mountain Art, and I'm very happy to be a part of it. 

Thanks for reading! 

A second DVD is coming soon. Here's the first one:



  • Composition Sketch
  • Outdoor Plein Air Study
  • Outdoor Tree at Sunset Study
  • Glazing Demonstration
  • Studio Painting
  • Interview with Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher, B. Eric Rhoads
  • Exhibit of Koeppel paintings
  • 9:37 run time (hours)

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful, Erik. Maybe some day I'll figure out how to break into this world of making/selling awesome artwork and do what you're doing. congratulations on the show!