Thursday, June 20, 2013

Exhibition: Painting to be Auctioned by the Thomas Cole House

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, will be hosting a silent auction and group exhibition (of paintings for auction).

Here's the info:

Saturday June 29 at 7 pm

An unforgettable evening with cocktails, dinner, music, dancing, a live auction and fireworks at a private estate featuring a 180-degree view of the Hudson River. Hosted by Lisa Fox Martin and Dick May, 152 William Street, Catskill, New York. The auction will begin at approximately 9 pm.  Individual tickets for the event are $175 or $150 for members, and sponsorships are available at $2500, $1500, $1000 and $500. Reserve your spot by sending a check made out to the Thomas Cole Historic Site, PO Box 426, Catskill, NY, 12414, or call Sheri at 518-943-7465 ext.4.

Here's the painting I'll have up for auction, sales will benefit the Thomas Cole House (Cedar Grove):
Erik Koeppel "Birch of the Kaaterskill Clove" 12 x 8 in. Oil on panel
 Lauren Sansaricq will be auctioning this painting:
Lauren Sansaricq, "Hart's Ledge" 10 x 8 in. Oil on panel
There will be many other paintings in the show. Please click here to see them.

More upcoming exhibitions:

July 6 to August 31 Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured  at the Bethel Historical Society click here

-The 2013 Newport Antiques Show will run July 26 – 29 with Rehs Galleries Newport, RI

-The 2013 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show August 22-25 also with Rehs Galleries, in Baltimore, MD

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Article in The Epoch Times about me "Painting the Spirit of the Landscape"

Erik Koeppel "Winter in Jackson" 14 x 24 in. Oil on Canvas (available at Rehs Galleries)

Please CLICK HERE to link to the full article.

Here's an excerpt, from Painting the Spirit of the Landscape by Mary Byrom for the Epoch Times.

"Beauty is at the core of Koeppel’s work. He paints tranquil, lazy summer days and raging thunderstorms with curtains of rain racing across the scene. The skies are expansive, the mountains are magnificent, and the light is soft and golden.

“These visual objects have this power to affect us with the greatness of human potential and this knowledge that there is a higher sense of beauty out there that we can strive for,” he said."

Thanks for reading, and please use the link above to read the full article, and see images of paintings.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Images for "Pictures Serene and Sublime" Exhibition

These  paintings will also be included in the Exhibition Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured at the Bethel Historical Society in Bethel, ME

Erik Koeppel "View of the Presidential Range from Artist's Curve" 14 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel " Autumn on the Peabody River" 10 x 14 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Glory of the Presidential Range" 15 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Washington from Tin Mine Rd." 20 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Moon over Mt. Adams" 12 x 10 inches. Oil on panel

And a few of the many 19th Century paintings that will be on view:

Benjamin Champney "Artist's Falls"

Benjamin Champney "Pinkham Notch"

D.D. Coombs "Androscoggin River"

 Franklin Stanwood "Franconia Notch"

J. Spaulding "Baldpate Mt."

George Lorring Brown "Moat Mt."

John White Allen Scott "Mt. Chocorua"

Samuel Lancaster Gerry "Mt. Washington on the Saco"

Aaron Draper Shattuck "Mt. Madison"

The above historic works will be lent by private collections, and will not be for sale. The Jackson Historical Society has generously lent a number of these works.  Very special thanks to Randall H. Bennett, Director of the Bethel Historical Society, for lending his collection, and making this exhibition possible.

More images from Lauren Sansaricq, and I will be added soon!

Thank you for reading! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Upcoming Exhibition:"Pictures Serene and Sublime"

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Washington and Tuckerman's Ravine" 18 x 26 in. Oil on canvas
Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured

July 6 through August 31, 2013
— Mason House

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists (including many from the so-called Hudson River School) captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine.  Including many of these early landscapes, this exhibit also highlights the work of Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq, nationally-recognized plein air artists who create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation.  The eight-week exhibition will feature a variety of White Mountain landscapes, including several from the collection of the Jackson (NH) Historical Society.  The contemporary works by artists Koeppel and Sansaricq will be available for purchase.  (All sales will benefit the Bethel Historical Society.)   Shown here: On the Androscoggin River, by Erik Koeppel; oil on canvas, 16" x 24"; Private Collection.
At the Bethel Historical Society, Mason House
10 Broad Street, P.O. Box 12, Bethel, ME  04217
Lauren Sansaricq "Mt. Adams in Autumn" 16 x 20 in. Oil on panel
Lauren and I are very proud to be the subject of this show, which will be the most extensive exhibition to date comparing our work with the historic school that inspires it. Our sincere wish is that this show will reveal not only the revival of a lost method of landscape painting, but also of the the transcendental thought, that accompanied it historically. Pictures Serene and Sublime are intended to remove the veil of modernity from our world revealing one more conducive to high thoughts of Beauty.  

Here are a few more paintings that will be included:

Erik Koeppel "Grafton Notch" 20 x 27 inches, Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Sunrise on the Saco" 7 x 11 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Meadows of the Saco River" 18 x 28 in. Oil on Canvas

More to follow.

Thank you for reading! 

More exhibitions this summer:

-The 2013 Newport Antiques Show will run July 26 – 29 with Rehs Galleries
-The 2013 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show August 22-25 also with Rehs
Techniques of the Hudson River School DVD click here