2019 Residency, Blog posts

Artists Selected for 2019

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!

2019 Residency

Preview for 2019 Goetemann Artist Residency

The application process for 2019 is now closed.

Curious about last year? Visit the Wrap-up, 2018 Goetemann Artist Residency.

We are set in an idyllic, and inspiring, seaside location on the working harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts:



The Artist Studio offers a quiet live/work space:


In addition to three, month-long residences for selected artists, we also offer an Environmental Artist Residency.

Feedback from 2018 Artist Maggie Dubris:

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.
2018 Resident Artists, 2018 Workshop

Wrap-up, 2018 Goetemann Artist Residency

Time flies when you’re having fun and are surrounded by great art!

Terry Del Percio, Gloucester Invitational Artist, May

Terry is a local Gloucester artist whose work ranges from delightful drawings to large complex paintings (above left). Her closing talk took place in the Goetemann Artist Studio on Madfish Wharf

Maggie Dubris, Goetemann Residency Artist, June

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.

Martin Swift, Goetemann Residency Artist, July

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).

Kathy Liao, 2018 Goetemann Distinguished Artist Teacher Workshop. August 6-9

Teacher Kathy Liao at top left and her students.

Deborah Redwood, Environmental Installation Artist, September

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.

Azita Moradkhani , Goetemann Residency Artist, October

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.