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)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Exhibition Opening Sunday, Oct. 5th

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Adams in Autumn" 22 x 36 inches. Oil on canvas
Here's the info from the  N.H. Magazine announcement:

"The Glory of the White Mountains" Art Reception and Exhibit


Oct 5, 2014
01:00 PM


 New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present The Glory of the White Mountains: The Landscapes of Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel, an exhibit and sale of paintings by contemporary New England landscape artists Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq. 
An opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 5, from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Enjoy wine, cheese and conversation with the artists while you view their original works and discuss their techniques. 
Koeppel and Sansaricq are nationally recognized contemporary en plain air artists — painting outdoors and onsite — who have created masterful paintings in the style of the Hudson River School movement of the mid-1800s. Believing in the expressive potential of traditional representation, both artists have striven to master the look and feel of the Hudson River School’s painters. These works, most notably created by Thomas Cole (1801-1848), possess a distinctive sense of air, dramatic light and distance.
This exhibit and sale of Koeppel and Sansaricq's works will be on view in the Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op through January 31, 2015. 


View map New Hampshire Antique Co-op
323 Elm Street/Rte 101A
Milford, NH

Here's the poster:
 This will be an extensive exhibition with more than thirty works from Lauren Sansaricq and I, in all sizes, focused on White Mountain subjects.

Here's is a small sampling of some of the paintings from the show:

Erik Koeppel "Mount Monadnock from Witt Hill Rd." 11.5 x 17.5 inches. Oil on panel
Erik Koeppel "Emerald Pool" 30 x 24 inches. Oil on Canvas

Lauren Sansaricq "Pastoral Scene with Mount Chocorua" 16 x 20 inches Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "By the Ellis River" 17.5 x 26 inches Oil on Canvas

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you at the show!