The five artists and teacher for the 2019 Goetemann Artist Residency program have been selected. It wasn’t easy! See them all here
We had more than 60 applicants this year for the positions. Most were for the Artist openings, but 10 were for the Environmental/Installation Artist spot, which is growing nicely. This is a program that’s only a few years old, so we were very glad to see so many wonderful artists apply.
While some artist residencies cater to a group at a time, ours lets the selected artist be the focus of our attention for the month. The entire Residency Committee lends a hand, from helping to get supplies to setting up the space for talks.
New this year are Sponsorship opportunities to help defray the cost. Special thanks to Goeffrey H. Richon Co and to Karen Ristuben to stepping forward to help out!
I want to thank everyone for being so generous and welcoming! I had wondered if it might be kind of lonely being the only resident, but you were all so lovely and helpful. I felt so at home, and as if I made some real friends. To be in a place where art is everywhere, and so valued, was tremendously inspiring. What a gift the residency was—I will treasure my memories of it forever!!
For more information on the history of the Goetemann Artist Residency, read our About us.
Maggie was our first sound artist. By layering sounds, she creates audio environments. Not only did she drop her 10-meter hydrophone in the Gloucester Harbor, but she experimented at Niles pond as well.
A resident of Washington’s, DC, Martin works in oil, focusing on haunting figurative works of friends and relatives (well, he started a portrait of his father for the first time while he was in the Residency).
The 2018 Goetemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher Workshop class. Left to right: Kathy Archer, Terry Del Percio, Janice Brand (front), Carol St John (back), Yhanna Coffin, Nick Endicott, Loren Doucette, Pauline Runkle, Distinguished and Fabulous Teacher Kathy Liao, Barbara Moody, Susan Emmerson
Visiting from Australia, Deborah scoured Cape Ann for metal objects that she could then deconstruct and weld into the graceful whale tail. Situated at Ocean Alliance, the tail wobbles gently in the wind. Her name for the piece: Dive Deep Within.
Born in Tehran, Azita has been on a year-and-a-half residency pilgrimage—she’s crossing the country, working on her art. Along the way, she’s getting to know Americans and letting them get to know her, someone from Iran. Her delicate work blends political and social statements.