Monday, February 25, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Hudson River Fellows!

Jacob Collins painting at Jackson Falls (2012)

And the 2013 Fellowship Goes To....

Olena Babak, Brandon Beckstrom, Challen Berg, Alex Berrios, Sarah Bird, Terra Chapman, Hamborg Chapman, Leeanna Chipana, Mark Cummings, Daniel daSilva, Zoe Dufour, Sarah Gibson, Ione Hunter Gordon, Brendan Johnston, Robin Kappy, Rodrigo Mateo, James Morren, Charlie Mostow, Michelle Palatnik, Rachel Personett, Mark Popple, Kresten Smedemark, Savannah Tate Cuff, and Matt Weigle!

Christina Mastrangelo Sketches at Jackson Falls on the first morning of HRF 2012

Twenty-four landscape painters have been selected to study and paint the landscapes surrounding Jackson, New Hampshire in the White Mountain National Forest.  During this three-week fellowship in July, painters will work daily from dawn til dusk to produce field studies (pencil drawings, tonal studies, plein air sketches) that will inform larger studio paintings later. Weekly lectures will cover history, science and the methods and materials of 19th Century landscape painters who flocked to this region. 

Lodging five minutes outside of Jackson, fellows will bunk together in cozy ski chalets with stunning mountain views.  Besides collaborating artistically, fellows will also work together to keep food and garbage sealed up tight. Last summer, plenty of brown bear (plus moose, deer & fox) ambled around looking for their lucky sandwich (no worries, they are not interested dining on people -- painters or not!)

Each year the GCA schedules simultaneous landscape painting workshops. Workshops students and Fellows come together for lectures & other informal gatherings.  At the end of the three-weeks, the Jackson Historical Society hosts a Fellowship Exhibition in the Old Town Hall at the center of town.

2012 Exhibition: Zoey Frank (top left), Shihwen Wu (3 pieces bottom left), Rebecca Gray (sunsets and falls study) 

 Click here to view artwork from the 2012 Fellowship and a Thomas Kegler Glazing Demo!

Click here to view 19th Century landscape paintings painted in this area in New Hampshire!

Schedule of 2013 Landscape Painting Classes & Events: 

March 23 & 24 – Foreground Studies with Emilie Lee (NYC)
April 6 & 7 – Traditional Landscape Painting with Tom Kegler (NYC)

July 15 – August 3 - Hudson River Fellowship

July 17 – 20 – Traditional Landscape Painting with Tom Kegler (NH)
July 21 – 24 - Foreground Studies with Emilie Lee (NH)
July 25 – August 3, Techniques of the Hudson River School with Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq (NH) (shared housing available for 10-day workshops)

Erik Koeppel invites Fellows & Students to visit his Jackson Studio (2012)

Fellow Spencer Brainard sketches while a Jackson man takes an early morning dip behind the falls! (2012)

2014 Fellowship applications will be due in February, 2014. Stay tuned to Facebook & our Blog!

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