2006 Goetemann Artist Residency
The 2006 Goetemann Artist Residency strives to encourage artists from outside the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) to come to Rocky Neck to interact in a collegial and mutually beneficial way with the artists and other interested residents of Rocky Neck and Cape Ann, and
extend the range and reputation of the plein air, marine, and landscape traditions of the RNAC and Cape Ann through interaction with artists of other traditions and media.
The 2006 residency artists were selected because they demonstrated high-level accomplishment, originality, and seriousness of purpose. One applicant was selected for each of four one-month residency terms, beginning May 21, 2006. The program includes prime studio, gallery, and living space in Rocky Neck; opportunities to lecture and show their work; and access to the rich cultural community of Rocky Neck and Cape Ann.
Stephen Soitos (May 21 – June 17)
Soitos paints large colorful oil paintings of New England landscapes and owes a debt to such artists as Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove and John Sloane. He hopes to execute a series of oil paintings of Gloucester motifs in his unique style while participating in the Residency Program.
Aithan Shapira (June 25 – July 22)
Shapira is an abstract painter and first generation American who lived in Jerusalem, currently residing in Allston, Massachusetts. His work explores the symbol of the “American dream”: the romantic landscape, imbued with concepts of infinity, opportunity, and fantasy.
Sarah Hardesty (July 30 – Aug 26)
Hardesty is a sculptor who investigates skin as a metaphor for protection, comfort, containment, and the fragility and resilience of life, from Tucson, Arizona.
Alexandra Rozenman (Sept 3 – 30)
Rozeman is a bilingual artist who emigrated to American from the Soviet Union, now living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Through immigration, multiculturalism, traveling and rediscovering her own roots, her mixed media paintings turned into nostalgic fairy tales as lines from an unfinished play.