Winter's Poetry - Oil

 

Winter's Poetry   oil on linen,  24" x 34"

 

FEATURED PAINTING and PRIZE WINNER !

 

One of my two entries accepted into this year's Laumeister Fine Art Competition at The Bennington Center for the Arts, Winter's Poetry was awarded Second Place by juror Brian Blood and the staff of The Bennington.  Although not 'fresh off the easel,' as are most of my monthly featured paintings, I still think of this as a recent piece (completed early this past spring), and also as one of my very favorite works from last winter season. The image was developed from a small digital photograph of a friend's farm, not far from home. But I took many liberties as I struggled to capture the 'poetry' and essential character of deep winter, which is my favorite time of the year.

 

Scroll down for additional information about the Laumeister, or click on this link to see the complete exhibit and to visit the Bennington Center's website. 

  

 
 

 


Scroll down for show listings, news, and other upcoming events.


  

JUST PUBLISHED

 

     

A terrific preview of my upcoming show at Shahinian Fine Art appears in the September 2014 issue of American Art Collector magazine.   Host of the venerable  annual  "Luminous Landscape" exhibitions, the gallery is this year featuring my work in a solo exhibition that opens on September 13, 2014.  As quoted in the magazine, gallery owner Albert Shahinian says of my work:

 

“As a painter [James Coe] melds high technical ability with a keen compositional eye. As an artist his work eschews the sentimental and the trite in order to create work that is deeply sensitive to the feeling of time and place—work that honors and speaks to the subjective realities underlying the ‘obvious’ in the everyday world around him.”

 

To read the full article in .pdf format, click here

(article courtesy of American Art Collector)


Scroll down this page to see additional information about the exhibition and gallery, including dates and times for the opening reception.

     
       
       

ON VIEW NOW


 

Audubon and the Art of Birds

The Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN 

 

NOW ON NATIONAL TOUR:

 

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY 

October 4 2014 - June 8, 2015

 

R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA

February 8 - April 19, 2015

 

Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

May 15 - July 26 2015


I am very proud to have been invited by curator Don Luce to be a part of this historic exhibition. Assembled by the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis, Audubon and the Art of Birds highlights John James Audubon and his continued influence on the art of birds—even now, more than 150 years after his death. Just a handful of contemporary painters were invited to participate in the show, so I am particularly honored that my oil paintings Reflections of April and Spring Seep, Woodcock (right) were included as representative of the particularly recent sub-genre of  "The Bird in its Environment."

 


Spring Seep, Woodcock,  oil/linen  14"x 17½"  (2002)

 


Full-color catalog accompanying the Audubon and the Art of Birds exhibit at The Bell Museum of Natural History.

   

 

 

On Tour With the 2013 Birds in Art Exhibition

 

Pond Lilies and Gallinule will be traveling with the 2013 Birds in Art tour, sponsored by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau WI, longtime host of the annual Birds in Art exhibition.

In 2011, the Woodson honored me as their 32nd Master Wildlife Artist. 

 

   

Pond Lilies and Gallinule, oil/linen, 24"x30"

For a listing of the 2013 tour venues visit the Birds in Art website.

 

And scroll down to see my entry into the 2014 Birds in Art show, which opens on September 6 in Wausau, WI.
   

 


   
       

 

   

Painting Birds to Save Them:

The Critical Role of Bird Art in the Conservation Movement

 

Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon

Canton, MA

 

June 1 - September 14, 2014

I am honored to be included in this new exhibition at the Museum of American Bird Art that traces the the history of the bird conservation movement, as seen through work by some of the most prominent wildlife artists of the past two centuries.  Included in the show will be my recent painting Salt Marsh Sun, which depicts a trio of well-hidden Least Sandpipers at low tide in the marsh at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod.

 

For more information about the exhibition and the newly re-christened MABA, visit the website.

Salt Marsh Sun, oil/linen,  16x20


   

 

 


IMPRESSIONS OF NEW ENGLAND

 

Bennington Center for the Arts

Bennington, VT

 

August 2 - September 14, 2014


 

 

 

 

Morning Clouds, Wellfleet,  oil/linen,  17"x 27½"


   

 

 

2014 TOUR OF AMERICA: ARTIST INVITATIONAL

 

Cortile Gallery

 230 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

 

August 29 - September 23, 2014

Opening Reception August 29,  6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Storm Clouds, Nauset Beach, oil/linen 14"x 24"



   

THE LAUMEISTER FINE ART COMPETITION

at THE BENNINGTON

 

Bennington Center for the Arts

Bennington, VT

 

August 30 - December 21, 2014

 

 

McCafferty Farm, Gray Day, oil/linen, 14"x24"

   

 


   

 

SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS

54th Annual Exhibition

 

The Wildlife Experience

Parker, Colorado

 

August 31 - October 22, 2014

 

 

Beaver Swamp Haze,  oil/linen,  18" x 26"

   

 

 

 

OPENING SOON

 

     


     

 

 

The Luminous Landscape:

JAMES COE -- PAINTINGS EAST AND WEST

 

Shahinian Fine Art

 

22 East Market Street

Rhinebeck, New York

 

September 13 - November 2, 2014

Opening Reception  September 13, 5-8pm

Artist's Talk:  TBA

 

 

Catskill Glow,  oil/linen,  22"x36"

   

 

 

   

BIRDS IN ART,  39th Annual Exhibition

 

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Wausau, WI

 

September 6  - November 16,  2014

 

Tidewater Evening,  oil/linen,   18" x 26"


   

 

 



 

 NEWS and EVENTS    

 

 

   

ICE ON THE CREEK Receives Award from Oil Painters of America

 

I was honored to have been accepted this year into what has become one of the most competitive and prestigious national group shows,  the Oil Painters of America's Annual Juried National Exhibition. Ice on the Creek, one of my favorite paintings from last year, is on display with this spectacular show through June and July at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont.  And I was honored again when the painting was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Animals category.   For more information and a list of all the awards, see the OPA website.


   

Ice on the Creek,  oil/hemp,  24"x36"  -  Recipient of  Honorable Mention/ Animals from OPA, 2014


     

 

 

 Article About Last October's Trip to Utah in Plein Air Magazine!


   
Friends Travel to Paint the Desert, featured in the March 2014 issue of Plein Air Magazine, documents the recent trip I took to southern Utah with a group of a dozen top notch painters (and good friends).  This same group has taken painting trips to special locations for several years now. I joined them in the fall of 2010 in Provincetown, MA, and was glad to travel again to Utah for this second adventure with the group.

 

Perfect weather and a magnificient landscape helped us all have a super productive 10-day stay in Moab, with daily excursions north to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, and south to the iconic Monument Valley.  Be sure to look for the current issue of Plein Air to read more about our trip!

 

 

The group at Monument Valley

 


Painting along the Colorado River canyon east of Moab (that's me in the middle), with Paul Schulenburg and Ernesto Nemesio, and my painting from that session Evening Sunlight below.

 

Evening Sunlight,  oil/linen/board, 8x12

   

"Spring Shower"  featured on the cover of SANCTUARY

   

For the third time, and for the second year in a row, my work is on the cover of the Spring issue of  Mass Audubon's Sanctuary magazine. Unfortunately, the Society has just announced that this award-winning periodical will cease its run with the current Summer issue, and will be replaced in 2015 by an annual publication. The good news is that editor John H. Mitchell will continue at the helm.



Spring Shower, Hass Hill, oil/linen, 11x16 - Full image

Spring 2014 issue of Sanctuary.

   

 

 

 

Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society

   

I am proud to announce that I have been promoted to Signature Member status within the American Impressionist Society.  I look forward to continuing to exhibit with this young, but already prestigious organization.

 

Wellfleet Morning (right) was my contribution to last year's Annual Exhibition of the AIS, held in Charleston, SC at the M Gallery of Fine Art (recently renamed Principle Gallery).

 

Wellfleet Morning, oil/muslin on board, 11x14

 

 

   

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT   (Older News and Events)  


 

Paintings Acquired by the Woodson Museum

   
 n late 2013, two of my paintings were acquired by the Woodson Art Museum.  Both were among the works shown in my Master Wildlife Artist retrospective that accompanied the 2011 Birds in Art.

 

The Woodson already owns an oil painting of mine, purchased some years ago from Birds in Art, as well as a graphite study for an illustration that was published on the cover of the ornithological journal Auk.  And added now to their amazingly rich permanent collection is River Reflections, Fire and Ice  (below), and a watercolor illustration from my 1994 Golden Field Guide "Eastern Birds," Gnatchatcher, Kinglets and Vireos (right).

 

Gnatchatcher, Kinglets and Vireo, watercolor, 1991


     
 

River Reflections, Fire and Ice,  oil/linen, 24"x 44"

     

   

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 
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