For the third summer, 20 landscape artists have been selected as Hudson River Fellows to spend three weeks in Jackson painting en plein air in the White Mountains. Former Fellows and Jackson residents Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansariq are instructors. The artists are selected each year by the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City. The Jackson Historical Society helps implement the program, which is supported by a grant from the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.
If you’re planning your summer vacation getaway for late July, stay at the Inn at Ellis River on Thursday, July 24, 2014, and hear Bob Cottrell speak on “A Tour of the Notches: Following in the Footsteps of the White Mountain Artists”. The free public lecture will be at 7:00 pm in the Whitney Center in Jackson village. Mr. Cottrell is Executive Director of the Conway Historical Society and the Curator of the Nella Braddy Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library. Visiting the Mt. Washington Valley later in July? Plan to view the art exhibition of works created by the Hudson River Fellows. The Hudson River Fellows exhibit will be at the Whitney Center on Thursday, July 31, 2014, beginning at 7:00 pm. Many of the pieces will be offered for sale at modest prices. If your travels to or from Jackson take you through southwestern New Hampshire, plan to visit Canvassing the White Mountains, an art exhibit at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene, NH, from June 21 – September 12, 2014.
Planing a foliage season getaway to Jackson? The 12th Annual White Mountain Art Sale will be held October 17-26, 2014, featuring White Mountain scenes by 19th Century artists as well as selected landscapes by contemporary landscape artists. The Museum of White Mountain Art’s Exhibition ~ White Mountain Scenes: Different Artists ~ Different Views will be open for a year from October 17, 2014 until October 31, 2015. You can see it in the Jackson Historical Society’s home in the Old Town Hall (built by Andrew Harriman who built the original Inn at Ellis River buildings in the 1890’s).