2017 Artist Fellowship Program
The RNAC and GAR are excited to welcome artist Nathan Thomas Wilson as the initial Goetemann Fellowship recipient. The Goetemann Fellowship is a new award, established in 2017 as a vehicle for bringing public art to Rocky Neck.
Nathan Thomas Wilson 2017
Goetemann Fellowship Award Recipient
· Opening talk Wednesday July 5, 2017
· Closing talk Thursday July 25, 2017
This year, in partnership with Ocean Alliance, GAR hosts Nathan Wilson in the residency studio as he installs artwork on the grounds of Ocean Alliance, site of the former Wonson Paint Factory. His work will illuminate the mission of Ocean Alliance that “strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education.”
Wilson arrives on Rocky Neck for the month of July. He received an MFA at The University of Pennsylvania and earned a Post Graduate diploma in Visual Arts at Goldsmith’s College, London. He currently teaches at Emmanuel College in Boston and Curry College in Milton, MA in addition to a class in Collaborative Sculpture at MIT in Cambridge, MA. He received a Lawrence Shprintz Award at The University of Pennsylvania and was a nominee for a Joan Mitchell MFA Award among others. Wilson has installed several works of art in and around Boston and the RNAC/GAR is proud to welcome him to Cape Ann. Information about his work may be found at http://www.nathanthomaswilson.com/.
Ocean Alliance www.whale.org.
The Committee places exceptional value on the the year-round work performed by the Alliance. Their continuing efforts to protect existing whale populations while educating the public about the fragility of our oceans resonates with the entire world.
As stated on their website;
Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education. We work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, and was founded in 1971.
The installation site measures 30 x40’ and sits on the windswept Gloucester waterfront in the gravel parking lot of the Ocean Alliance facility.
Highly visible to passing fishing ships, sailing, and recreational boats, the site also provides free public access for tourists and visitors on foot or by car.
The artist will be given open access to the site.
Return to the Goetemann Residency Program overview page