Eric Jacobsen

 

Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen was born and raised in New England. He received a BA in History from Gordon College in Wenham, MA in 1989 and studied fine art at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT from 1991-1995. At the Academy he received training in the Beaux Arts tradition of drawing and painting from life.

Eric’s true inspiration is the amazing beauty that he sees in nature. Jacobsen is a “Plein Air” painter. He takes his oils wherever he goes, setting up on site, working until his painting is finished.

“It is most important to me that my paintings convey a certain mood”, Eric says. “I want them to be felt by the viewer without his or her having to analyze or think about them. As a general rule, I try to find strong compositions in nature and then paint the scene accurately while leaving out any extraneous details which would only busy up the painting and detract from the strength of the piece as a whole. My painting process consists of finding a painting site and setting up to paint for a couple of hours, or until the light has changed. For larger paintings, I will return on consecutive days at the same time, under similar lighting conditions to finish a piece.”

Awards

2015 “Second Place Overall”, October/November, Plein Air Salon, Plein Air Magazine

2015 “Artist Choice Award”, Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA

2015 “Third Place”, Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

2015 “2nd Place Quick Draw”, Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

2015 “2nd Place”, Smith Rock Paint Out, High Desert Art League, OR

2015 “Artists Choice”, “Weekend in the West”, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

2014 Best of Show, Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

2014 Artists Choice, Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

2014 Best Sky, NW Plein Air, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

2014 Artists Choice, NW Plein Air, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

2014 Best Body of Work, Plein Air for the Park, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Grand Teton National Park, WY

2014 Best of Show, Plein Air and More, Cannon Beach, OR

2014 1st Place Award, 6th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival, Cannon Beach, OR

2013 Artist Choice, Pacific NW Plein Air 2013, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2013 People’s Choice, Pacific NW Plein Air 2013, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2012 1st Place, Pacific NW Plein Air 2012, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2012 Artist’s Choice Award, Pacific NW Plein Air 2012, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2012 Artist’s Choice Award, Weekend in the West, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

2011 1st Place, Pacific NW Plein Air, Columbia Arts 2011, Hood River, OR

2010 Honorable Mention, Pacific NW Plein Air 2010, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2009 Finalist, FineArt Views Painting Competition July

2009 Best of Show, Pacific NW Plein Air 2009, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2009 Artists Choice Award, Pacific NW Plein Air 2009, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2008 Artist in Residence, University Club, Portland, OR

2007 Best Studio Work, Pacific NW Plein Air, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2007 Second Place, Pacific NW Plein Air, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2006 Second Place, Pacific NW Plein Air 2006, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2005 Best Studio Work, Pacific NW Plein Air, Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR

2005 Artist Choice Award, Paint the Town Red, Muse Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

2005 Utrecht Award of Excellence, OPA Fourteenth National Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2004 Award of Merit, OPA NW Regional Exhibition, Howard/Mandville, Kirkland, WA

2003 Third Place, Progress Energy Florida Invitational, MainStreet Galleries, Perry, FL

2002 Kahlil Gibran Award, Fall Members Exhibition, Copley Society, Boston, MA

2001 Juror’s Choice Award, 22nd Annual Artists of the Gorge Exhibition, Stevenson, WA

2001 Honorable Mention, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

1999 Purchase Award,20th Annual Artists of the Gorge Exhibition, Stevenson, WA

1999 Copley Artist” Copley Society, Boston, MA

1998 Jurors Choice, 19th Annual Artists of the Gorge Exhibition, Stevenson, WA

1996 Yankee Magazine Robb Sagendorph Memorial Award, Copley Society,Boston, MA

1995 ohn Stobart Landscape Fellowship, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT

1995 First Prize, Human Element Juried Show, Essex, CT

1995 Robert Brooks Memorial Student Scholarship Award, Copley Society, Boston, MA

 

Recent Exhibitions

2015

C.M. Russell Museum, “The Russell”, Great Falls, MT

Plein Air for the Park, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Grand Teton National Park, WY

Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA

Weekend in the West, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

2014

Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

Columbia Art Gallery, “NW Plein Air 2014”, Hood River, OR

High Desert Museum, “Art of the West”, Bend, OR

Columbia Art Gallery,”The Art of Still-Life”, Hood River, OR

Mockingbird Gallery, “The Life of the Paint”, Bend, OR

2013

Columbia Art Gallery, “The Crush”, Hood River, OR

Evergreen Fine Art, “Miniature Masterpiece 2013”, Evergreen, CO

Cooley Gallery, “All Paintings Great and Small”, Old Lyme, CT

M Gallery, “American Impressionist Society”, Charleston, SC

Art on the Boulevard, “Silent Musings”, Vancouver, WA

Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, “Oregon Coast”, Newport, OR

2012

Cogswell Gallery, “Baird, Chavez, & Jacobsen”, Vail, CO

Evergreen Fine Art, “Weekend in the West”, Evergreen, CO

Columbia Art Gallery, “NW Plein Air 2012”, Hood River, OR

NW by NW Gallery, “Jacobsen”, Cannon Beach, OR

2011

Art on the Boulevard, “Jacobsen and Kids”, Vancouver, WA

Columbia Art Gallery, “NW Plein Air 2011”, Hood River, OR

Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, “Salon International 2011”, San Antonio, TX

Mockingbird Gallery, “Masters”, Bend, OR

2010

Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, “Salon International 2010”, San Antonio, TX

Mockingbird Gallery, “Bold Strokes”, Collins, Jacobsen & Roth, Bend, OR

2009

Art on the Boulevard, “The Lure of the Landscape”, Vancouver, WA

Sovereign Collection, “Recent Paintings; Solo Exhibit”, Portland, OR

Mockingbird Gallery, Eric Jacobsen, Norma Holmes and Troy Collins, Bend, OR

2008

Mockingbird Gallery, “Art at the Canyons”, Bend, OR

Two Medicine Gallery, “Western Impressions, Jacobsen, Bitney & Tippets”, Whitefish, MT

University Club, “Northwest Landscapes”, Portland, OR

Columbia Art Gallery, “Common Ground,” Hood River, OR

Art on the Boulevard, “Quiet Places”, Vancouver, WA

Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, “Erika Reid Group Exhibition”, Atlanta, GA

2007

Sovereign Collection, “Plein Air”, Portland, OR

Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, “Erika Reid Group Exhibition”, Atlanta, GA

Two Medicine Gallery, “2007 Artists’ Invitational”, Whitefish, MT

Waterhouse Gallery, “Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition”, Santa Barbara, CA

Lake Oswego, “Lake Oswego Chronicle Invitational Exhibit”, OR

Mockingbird Gallery, “Three Painters”, Bend, OR

Englewood Civic Center,  “Englewood Arts National Juried Art Show 2007”, Englewood, CO

2006

City Hall,  “Oregon Landscapes”, Portland, OR

G.C. Lucas Gallery,  “Recent Paintings”, Indianapolis, IN

Yoshida Fine Art Gallery,  “Painterly Pieces”, Portland, OR

2005

Metropolitan Gallery,  “Recent Paintings Eric Jacobsen and David Grafton”, Arlington, VA

Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery,  “Erika Reid Group Exhibition”, Atlanta, GA

Lee Youngman Galleries, “Oil Painters of America Western Juried Exhibition”, Calistoga, CA

Mockingbird Gallery, “March Featured Show with Nancy Taylor Stonington, Eric Jacobsen, and Scott Switzer”, Bend, OR

 

Private Collections

Miranda Collection, OR
Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR
Nannie Warren, Prindle, WA
William G. Winterer, Essex, CT
Robert Joki, Portland, OR
Senator & Mrs. Mark O. Hatfield
Marty Stephenson, Rhododendron, OR

 

Magazine Articles

American Art Collector, “OPA Western Juried Exhibition”, September 2007
Southwest Art, “Pacific States of Mind”, August 2007
American Art Collector, “Old and New Favorites”, December 2006
Arts & Antiques, “Top 16 Emerging Artists”, December 2001
Southwest Art, “Artist to Watch”, September 2001
American Artist, “Painting in the Snow-Then and Now”, May 1999
American Artist, “John Stobart: Art Students’ Benefactor”, January 1999