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Goetemann Artists in Residency Program
2013 Distinguished Artist / Teacher : Barbara Moody, May 12 - 16, 2013
Each year the Goetemann Artist in Residency Program sponsors a distinguished Artist/Teacher who comes to Rocky Neck to give a lecture at the Cape Ann Museum, and leads workshops and makes studio visits. This program benefits the Rocky Neck artistic community.
Workshops by Barbara Moody on Rocky Neck
Painting, Mark Making and Materials
at the Residency Studio 51A Rocky Neck Avenue
Session I (6 hours): Monday and Wednesday, May 13 & 15, 9-12 am $50 for RNAC members- $100 for non-members
Session II (3 hours): Monday, May 13th 7-10 pm $30 for RNAC members- $60 for non-members
at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street
Session III (3 hours): Thursday, May 16th, 2-5 pm, Group Critique, Artists are invited to bring work for development and sharing of ideas. Limited to 10. Must register.
$30 for RNAC members- $60 for non-members $30 for RNAC members- $60 for non-members
6 studio visits available
free to members on a first come basis
studio visit cost to non-members $25.
Contact Kathy Archer at Kgerdonarcher@mac.com for more information or to register
A free to the public artist talk will be held at The Cape Ann Museum on May 12, at 2 pm
3:30 reception to follow at The Cultural Center of Rocky Neck 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester
First Goeteman Artist in Residence : Allison Hornack, May 31 to June 27, 2013
Artist introductory Slide talk Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7pm at the Cultural Center
A Wasp and the Stirring Sea 2013 by Allison Hornack
wasp nest, foam, pine, plywood, paper, acrylic, oil and aerosol paint 9 1/4" x 7" x 8 1/2"
Studio conversation with the artist Wednesday, June 26, 7pm at the Residency Studio
Allison Hornak is a painter. In addition to earning a BFA from Montserrat College of Art, she has had varying types of involvement at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, The Puppeteers’ Cooperative, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. She lives, works and walks in Connecticut.
Painting and building are my practice. I have devotion toward material, and I am as devoted to aerosol paints as I am to mud. All material is flesh and connotes promiscuously within society and nature. Then there is the problem of the impulse to order. As an artist I need to still stuff. Each piece acts as a halt—a submission, as a person, to the need to resist chaos. What chaos? Every artwork, every mark: a deceleration. Every one a breaking. Since, still, at the end of the day, at a turn, rupture is in the lull. This is my protest. I (am) matter too.
Second Goeteman Artist in Residence : Mollie Goldstrom, July 8 to August 6, 2013
Artist introductory Slide talk Wednesday, July 10, 7pm at the Cultural Center
If I miss, I miss but a little II. The medium is intaglio with hand-coloring 22" x 22"
Studio conversation with the artist Wednesday, July 31, 7pm at the Residency Studio
Mollie Goldstrom grew up in Swampscott, MA. She received a BFA in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and just completed her MFA in printmaking at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Her work has been exhibited in Boston, Baltimore, NYC, San Francisco, Columbus, Des Moines, and Iowa City, where she currently resides.
I aim to depict alternate realities built by human error and misunderstanding as they apply to the natural world and natural systems. They are alternate realities informed by (mis)observation; both my own and that of others; individual figures both historical and fictitious that in some way embody the desire (and often failure) to shape and understand the world around them. These figures are in many ways stand-ins for myself, as well as my own artistic practice, and in telling their stories I seek to illuminate failure, futility, and imperfection, in their most poignant, beautiful, and absurd expression.
Drawing is a form of translation and a form of labor, a means of synthesizing numerous, seemingly disparate topics. It is an attempt to bridge a gap, fill the space between perception and what is perceived. Through the labor of my hand, science and fiction, history and fabrication crowd onto a single page, the narrative and the encyclopedic exist side by side, become equal and indistinguishable. I seek to act as a translator and moderator between these complex histories and you, the viewer.
Third Goeteman Artist in Residence : Brett Gamache, Sept 9 to Oct 4, 2013
Artist introductory Slide talk, Wednesday, September 11, 7pm at the Cultural Center
"The Lifeguard", oil on canvas, 8" x10", 2012
Studio conversation with the artist Friday, October 4, 7pm at the Residency Studio
Brett X. Gamache is an oil painter who earned an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2001. He studied at The Art Students League, NY and abroad as a Fulbright scholar in Italy. His work has been shown in New York, Boston, Italy, and throughout New England. A solo show of his work will be held in York, Maine this summer at the George Marshall Store Gallery.
My current painting process involves creating small scale oil paintings outdoors from direct observation. In these small works I aim to capture the life and light I see before me, quickly and aggressively. Using a palette knife and large brushes to apply the paint, I strive to build images that embody energy and movement. Formal issues such as composition, shape, color and movement are also driving forces in my work.
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.
About the Goetemann Artist in Residency & Distinguished Artist/Teacher Programs
Originally called the Rocky Neck Art Colony Artist in 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 in Residence program was established in 2005 by Gordon Goetemann. It reflects principles stated in the RNAC by-laws to
- 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.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past 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.