Author Archives: Wolfgang Ertl

Art Guild of the Kennebunks: Awards Show

The Art Guild of the Kennebunk’s annual Awards Show at the Community House in Kennebunkport, ME took place Oct. 9 – 11. Happy to report that “Monhegan” received the First Place Pastel award and that it found a new home. Also sold two unframed pieces (“Winter Marsh” and “White Crest Beach 2”):

Monhegan, Pastel, 8″ x 8′ (2021) – Sold
Winter Marsh, Pastel, 5″ x 7″ (2020) – Sold
White Crest Beach 2, Pastel, 5′ x 7″ (2021) – Sold

Pastel Society of America

I’m honored and excited to have my painting “Foss Mountain” juried into the Pastel Society of America’s 49th Annual “Enduring Brilliance” exhibit (2021). Many thanks to the jurors Richard McKinley, Colette Odya Smith, and Otto Stürcke. The show opened online September 7, 2021.

Foss Mountain, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2020)

Newburyport Art Association / Firehouse Gallery – Love is Love

Pleased that “Fantasia” (Pastel, 11″ x 14″) was selected to be included in this exhibition in collaboration with the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA. Like many of my abstract or semi-abstract pieces it is based on observed landscapes that are expanded and transformed into an imaginary world in the process of painting.

Fantasia, Pastel, 11″ x 14″ (2020)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA) – “Perfect Pairings”

These are two pastels, based on a view from the cliffs of Monhegan Island in Maine, which I transformed in various paintings of my “Looking Down” series. Most of the pieces in this series, which encompasses works in pastel, oil, and acrylic, are in private collections, but some are still available. These are my first paintings fresh off the easel this year, framed and ready to go to the New Hampshire Art Association’s “Perfect Pairings” show, which runs February 3 – 28. They can be purchased separately or with a 10% discount as a set.

Downward View 1, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2021) – Sold
Downward View 2, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2021) – Sold

Also available at this exhibit: a pair of abstracts in acrylic:

Improvisation 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 11″ x 14″ (2018)
Improvisation 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 8″ x 10″ (2017)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA) 80th Anniversary Auction

The New Hampshire Art Association is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a silent auction and fundraiser (in the open gallery in Portsmouth NH and online). The exhibit runs Nov. 6 to Jan. 2. Here are my 3 works available for purchase:

Waterfalls 4, Pastel, 16″ x 20″ (2018) – Sold
Autumn Falls 9, Pastel, 16″ x 12″ (2017) – Sold
Blue Musing 3, Pastel, 7″ x 13″ (2019) – Sold

Also a new piece in the Small Works Gallery, a recent addition to my abstract “Fantasia” series:

Fantasia 2, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2020)

NAA Fall Members’ Juried Show, Part 1

“In the Park” (Oil, 9″ x 12″) and “Loisach River” (Oil, 9″ x 12″) at the Newburyport Art Association’s Fall Members’ Juried Show, Part 1 (Oct. 18 – Nov. 2). Excited that “In the Park” received the Newburyport Bank Award for Best Work in Oil and that it also sold. Many thanks to juror Lauren O’Neal, the organizers of the exhibit, and the collector.

In the Park, Oil on Panel, 9″ x 12″ (2019) – Sold
Loisach River, Oil on Panel, 9″ x 12″ (2019)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA)

 Pleased that these two paintings have been juried into the 20th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition. New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH, Oct. 30 – Dec. 1:

Sawgrass Lake Park 3, Pastel, 12″ x 18″ (2019)
Sylvan Rhapsody, Pastel, 7″ x 13″ (2019)

Pleased that “Sawgrass Lake Park 3” received an Honorable Mention award.

Summer paintings from Bavaria

Here are five new pastels done on location this summer in beautiful Kochel am See and Walchensee near the Bavarian Alps. Another one needs finishing touches and is on my easel in my studio back home in Hampton, NH. “Walchensee, Bavaria” sold at the August Show of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks in Kennebunkport, ME.

Kochelsee, Bavaria 3, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2019)
Kochelsee, Bavaria 4, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2019)
Loisach, Bavaria 3, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2019)
Walchensee, Bavaria, Pastel, 5″ x 7″ (2019) – Sold
Walchensee, Bavaria 2, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2019)

Art Guild of the Kennebunks – June Show

The Art Guild of the Kennebunks’ June Show at the Masonic Lodge, Kennebunkport, ME runs June 14-16. These are my two pieces in the exhibit. Happy that “Seagrass Lake Park 3” received the First Place for Pastels Award.

Sawgrass Lake Park 3, Pastel, 12″ x 18″ (2019)
Bash Bish Falls State Park, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2019)

Also two matted unframed pastels and “Whirl,” a new unframed Acrylic:

Black Forest, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2019)
Two Palms, Pastel, 6 x 9 in. (2014)
Whirl, Acrylic, 8″ x 8″ (2019) – Sold

Pastel Society of New Hampshire

The Pastel Society of New Hampshire‘s 14thMembers’ Exhibition (Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH) runs June 2-28. Opening reception: Sunday, June 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Here are my two paintings in the show.

Happy and honored that “Waterfalls” received the 2nd Place Award. Many thanks to juror Robin Thornhill!

Bay of Fundy, Low Tide 3, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2019)
Waterfalls, Pastel, 10″ x 14″ (2017)

Art of Great Bay Show

The Great Bay Stewards’ 15th Annual Art of Great Bay Show (89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH) runs April 5-7. These are my paintings in the exhibit:

Salt Marsh 2, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2015)

Looking Down 27, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2019)

Cormorants, Pastel, 4.5″ x 6.5″ (2015) – Sold

Autumn Scene 10, Acrylic, 7″ x 5″ (2018) – Sold

Newburyport Art Association – Winter Members’ Juried Show, Part 1

The Newburyport Art Association’s Winter Members’ Juried Show, Part 1  in Newburyport, MA, runs Jan. 11 – Feb. 2. Reception: Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Here are my 2 pieces in the exhibit. Happy to announce that “Marshland” received the Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation Award for Best Work in Oil.

Illumination 7, Oil on Canvas, 12″ x 16″ (2018)
Marshland, Oil on Canvas, 11″ x 14″ (2018)

Exhibition at G. Willikers

G. WillikersExhibition of Families First’s “2019 Artists of the Seacoast” calendar’s artists, Portsmouth, NH, Jan. 2-31. My painting “Monhegan Island 8” was selected for the month of May. Since the original sold, “Winter Light” (Pastel, 12″ x 16″), which was in the 2014 Artists of the Seacoast calendar, was included in the exhibition. Happy to hear that it just found a new home as well. Now on display and for sale: “Monhegan Surf 3″ (Pastel, 9″ x 12”).

Monhegan Island 8, Pastel, 11 x 14 in. (2015) – Sold
Winter Light, Pastel, 12″ x 16″ (2013) – Sold
Monhegan Surf 3, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2015)

Pine Tree Pop-Up at Woodman Museum

This show at the Woodman Museum in Dover, NH, curated by Elena Sarni of Pine Tree Pop-Up, runs Nov. 23 – Dec. 23 (Fridays through Sundays). “Monhegan Surf 3″ (Pastel, 9″ x 12”) and “Cormorants 2″ (Pastel, 5″ x 7”) are two of my paintings in the exhibit. Also note cards with reproductions of my works.

Monhegan Surf 3, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2015)
Cormorants 2, Pastel, 5″ x 7″ (2017)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA) – A Holiday of Art

The New Hampshire Art Association’s holiday show in Portsmouth, NH, runs Dec. 5 – 30. These are my pieces in the exhibit:

Evening Glow, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2018)

Storm Brewing, Pastel, 7″ x 13″ (2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Falls, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″ (2018)

“Autumn Falls” is a new addition to my waterfall series based on New Hampshire White Mountain scenes in autumn, this time done in acrylics.

 

 

Newburyport Art Association – Holiday Show & Sale

Here are my paintings in this exhibition in Newburyport, MA, which runs Nov. 23 – Dec. 23.

October Marsh, Pastel, 6″ x 12″ (2017)

Horseshoe Falls 2, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2018)

Happy that “October Marsh” found a new home. In its place is now:

Marsh Radiance, Pastel, 6″ x 10″ (2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also for sale: Note cards with reproductions of my works.