Eric Rhoads, the host of Fall Color Week
Eric Rhoads, the host of Fall Color Week

Enjoy a visual recap of the 2020 Fall Color Week, where 50 painters gathered to paint while they stayed at a classic, early 20th century hotel with a stunning vista of the mountains.

At this year’s Fall Color Week, the Publisher’s Invitational with Eric Rhoads, 50 painters gathered in Jackson, New Hampshire, at the Eagle Mountain lodge, a classic early 20th century hotel that has a stunning vista of the mountains.

The group of artists started with a cocktail party and opening dinner, and then gathered for morning and evening meals before they went painting each day.

The color was at its peak, giving them the opportunity to paint a rich scenery of mountains, rivers, and even waterfalls.

The artists had two days of rain and so they got creative (pun intended!) and painted under umbrellas or under the cover of the wrap-around porch.

One morning they had snow – make that a blizzard – on the mountains, giving them the unexpected opportunity to paint some beautiful winter landscapes.

The group also visited the local historical society to view “Autumn in the White Mountains,” a giant painting created by Erik Koeppel, who painted in some locations with the group. (Watch Eric interview Erik with the painting here.)

In the evenings they sang to the music of five guitar players, and on a couple nights we painted portraits for a change of pace.

Fall Color Week 2020 ended with a closing campfire, and a closing breakfast.

A year to remember!

Lifelong friends are made each year at Fall Color Week and our other art retreats and events. To learn about the next Publisher’s Invitational, please visit



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