2020 Residency

Updates for 2020 Residency

What a difference a couple of months make. Who could foresee that everything would end up so tipsy-turkey.

Because of Covid-19 concerns, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the May, June and July Goetemann Artist Residencies for 2020. We’re still waiting with crossed fingers for what August may bring and if we can host our Distinguished Artist Teacher, as well as our September Environmental Artist and October Resident. If we could predict the future, there’d be lots of people eager to talk to us.

As the year progresses, we’ll post updates here.

Until then, stay in touch with all Rocky Neck Art Colony has to offer.

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Gearing up for a Great Season

The applications have all come in. We’ve been busy evaluating and judging submissions. Wonderful work from many people! So inspiring.

We’re finalizing dates for Opening and Closing talks now, and will post the schedule soon. When we finish notifying all applicants, we’ll announce the winners on the website.

Stay tuned! It’s going to be a very interesting 2020 season for the Goetemann Artist Residency.

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Applications for 2020 are Open!

The application process for the 2020 Goetemann Artist Residency is now open for submissions.

Here’s your important roadmap:

Step 1: Read about the Residency, the studio and setting here. It’s our Residency online home page.

Step 2: Read about How to Apply here.

You’ll need to submit through the SmarterEntry system — details are on the How-to-Apply page, so be sure to read that and get the link to it there.

Above are some highlights from 2019.

Looking forward to seeing your application this year.

Questions about the Residency, write to info.garesidency@gmail.com.

Technical questions about the Smarter Entry system should be sent here: entry@rockyneckartcolony.org.

Good luck!

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JJ Baker, October 2019 Artist

Where did 2019 go?  Seems like we were just jurying artists and, suddenly, there’s JJ Baker, our October artist, giving his closing talk.

Few residents have reached so deep into the community as JJ has. He gave our Monday life drawing group a class on drawing portraits:


He painted portraits of many of us in the community (each holding their “original JJ” at the closing talk):


He not only gave his closing talk, but stuck around an extra few days to host a pop-up gallery on Madfish Wharf.


Time to pack up, head home and get ready for next year. Bookmark this blog and our website home page, where there will be updates about the 2020 Residency application process by the end of the year.

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Residents for 2020 Announced

Congratulations to the artists who will be the 2020 residents of the Goetemann Artist Residency.

You can find details about each on the Rocky Neck Art Colony Residency home page .

Also announced is this year’s Distinguished Artist/Teacher: Deborah Dancy. She’ll be teaching a four-day workshop in August—stay tuned for details on dates and sign up.

Artists this year represent a broad range, from painters to a sculptor, a photographer and a muralist. If you live nearby, please plan on attending one (or all) of the artist Opening talks, which are taking place this year at the enhanced-AV facilities of 1623 Studios (11 Pleasant Street) in downtown Gloucester.

Closing talks take place at the Goetemann Studio. The Environmental/Installation Artist closing talk takes place onsite at Ocean Alliance — always a beautiful evening on the water (even when it poured rain last year!).

A special thank you to all who applied. It was a tough choice. And thank you to the seemingly tireless Residency all-volunteer committee!