See past program residents:

2013 Residency Program
2012 Residency Program
2011 Residency Program
2010 Residency Program
2009 Residency Program
2008 Residency Program
2007 Residency Program
2006 Residency Program
2005 Residency Program

Goetemann Artist Residency Program

The application period for 2014 program is now closed.

About the Goetemann Artist Residency & Distinguished Artist/Teacher Programs

Originally called the Rocky Neck Art Colony Artist Residency, the program was renamed the Goetemann Residency Program in 2010 in honor of its founder, Gordon Goetemann. The Rocky Neck Art Colony accepts applications from visual artists in the late winter and early spring of each year. The artists selected will evidence high-level accomplishment, originality and seriousness of purpose. One applicant will be selected for each of three four-week residency terms. The program includes prime studio/gallery/living space (including utilities), press coverage, art sales opportunities, and access to a rich cultural community.

The Artist Residency program was established in 2005 by Gordon Goetemann. It reflects principles stated in the RNAC by-laws to

  1. Acknowledge the importance of the traditions upon which the Rocky Neck Art Colony was founded and work to keep them vital in the context of contemporary culture.
  2. Provide opportunities for educational and professional development in the arts, which might include lectures, workshops, exhibitions, scholarships and residencies.

The artists in residence live and work at the Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.
For more information, contact the director of the program, residency@rockyneckartcolony.org.

About the Rocky Neck Art Colony

Situated on a peninsula in the working fishing harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Rocky Neck and neighboring East Gloucester present a dramatic stimulus to visual artists. Long renowned for their light, this harbor and coast have been a magnet for the most distinguished artists America has produced. From Fitz Henry Lane and Winslow Homer, to Childe Hassam, John Sloan and Edward Hopper, this place has inspired some of the most revered realist paintings in American art. A catalyst for the progressive ideas of modern artists Theresa Bernstein, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among others, this physical setting continues to attract artists to a current thriving creative community. The Rocky Neck Art Colony organization serves a mission to nurture excellence in the visual arts, and to provide educational and professional development opportunities to its members and the greater community.



Mass Cultural CouncilPast funding for the Rocky Neck Art Colony Residency Program was in part from the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts made possible by The Massachusetts Cultural Council John and Abigail Adams Arts Program.