Distinguished Artist/Teacher, Goetemann Artist Residency Program

The Head Examined with Catherine Kehoe

Catherine Kehoe

This workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is necessary. Can translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of color and value create a truer likeness and greater expressive potential than detailed description? Universal proportions of the head will be covered. Simple, intuitive methods for drawing the head accurately will be presented. Light and the way it affects perception of structure will be emphasized, as well as finding specific and surprising color. We will work from the model. Selfportraits and a study of historical and contemporary portraiture will be included. Some painting experience required.

Artist Talk
Catherine Kehoe our 2015 Distinguished Artist/Teacher of the Goetemann Artist Residency program, will present an artist talk on Sunday, August 16th at 2pm at the Cape Ann Museum, located at 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA. ( A reception in honor of Kehoe will be held from 3:00 - 4:00 at the Cape Ann Museum immediately after the lecture. (

Kehoe will then be in residence to lead a three day workshop at the Cultural Center on Monday through Wednesday (17,18, 19th) from 9am to 12pm each day. She will return to the studio at 3pm to critique the paintings. The studios will also be available from 12 – 5PM each day. The upper level gallery of the Cultural Center will be open to the public after noon during this time.

The fee for the three-day workshop is $300 per person for RNAC members and $400 for nonmembers. To register, please email We will send a confirmation of your space or position on waitlist. Payment is due upon confirmation. Spaces are limited; first come, first served.

Kehoe will also make four studio visits, approximately thirty minutes each, around Cape Ann during her stay. Studio visits are for non-workshop attendees only. Cost per visit is $25 for RNAC members and $50 for non-members. To register, please email We will send a confirmation or position on waitlist. Payment is due upon confirmation. Spaces are limited; first come, first served. Time choices will be worked out later this summer, closer to August.

Catherine Kehoe bio:
Catherine Kehoe's work is represented by Miller-Yezerski Gallery in Boston. She studied in the Yale Norfolk program and holds a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. She is the recipient of an Orlowsky-Freed grant, a Pollock-Krasner grant, three Blanche Colman Awards, a Berkshire Taconic ART grant, a St. Botolph Club Foundation grant and a Golden Foundation grant. She teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has run workshops at FAWC, Truro Center for the Arts, Art New England, Sedona Art Center, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, The Washington Art Association and the Jerusalem Studio School Summer Program in Civita Castellana, Italy.

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