Rocky Neck Art Colony Goetemann Artist Residency Schedules Two Talks in September 2020

Sophy Tuttle, Environmental Installation Artist for Goetemann Artist Residency 2020, will give two talks, live and virtual


Wednesday, September 9 at 4 PM (Meet the Artist Talk)

Thursday, September 29, at 4 PM (Project Unveiling Talk)

Sophy Tuttle, Goetemann Artist Residency program, Environmental Installation Artist, 2020, at Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Goetemann Artist Residency program, part of Rocky Neck Art Colony, is proud to announce two talks featuring this year’s Environmental Installation Artist Sophy Tuttle. 

Although the rest of the Goetemann Artist Residency program for 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19, the Environmental Installation Artist, Sophy Tuttle, will be on-site at Ocean Alliance, painting a mural on the repurposed shipping container where Ocean Alliance houses its Robotics Club.

Container building an Ocean Alliance in current condition.

The Meet the Artist Talk, on September 9 at 4 PM will be via Zoom, and introduces Tuttle’s work and plans for her project at Ocean Alliance. 

The Project Unveiling Talk will take place at Ocean Alliance (32 Horton Street on Rocky Neck in Gloucester) at 4PM September 29, accommodating visitors wearing masks and socially distancing as necessary—also available via Zoom. Both talks will be recorded. 

Information on the Zoom access will be posted on the Rocky Neck Art Colony website ( and the Goetemann Artist Residency blog (  

About the Artist:

Sophy Tuttle is a visual artist born in Colchester, England. She received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Hartford Art School in 2019. She currently resides in Massachusetts.

From Sophy Tuttle’s Artist Statement:

“My paintings and installations examine humanity’s collective priorities for the planet. I draw upon disparate inspirations such as the aesthetic and methodology of the natural sciences or the compositional strategies of the Mexican muralismo movement. 

“I always begin with a certain genre of questioning. For example, we have relied on the idea of Aristotle’s hierarchy of species to place ourselves above all others in every decision we make. What would it look like if we inverted this hierarchy? In this vein, each piece that I produce is a catalyst for conversation, collaboration and activism.”

About the Goetemann Artist Residency:

Celebrating its 16th year in 2020, this prestigious residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony provides each of four visual artists and one environmental installation artist with a four-week stay in a live-work studio with access to the rich cultural community of Gloucester, MA. The program was renamed to honor its founder, Gordon Goetemann, in 2010. Find out more about the program at

About Ocean Alliance:

Protecting whales and their environment since 1971, Ocean Alliance is a global leader in research and education related to the conservation of whales and the ocean. Find out more at Ocean Alliance is located at the former Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory, 32 Horton Street, Gloucester.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is currently closed due to the Covid epidemic. For information about current virtual as well as future events and programs at Rocky Neck Art Colony, visit the website at, email or call 978 515-7004.


The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA, is the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony. The Center hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds and can accommodate up to 100 people. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, please contact:

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