Goetemann Artist Residency Jana Matusz, Aug 28 – Sept 28

Goetemann Artist Residency
Jana Matusz, Aug 28 – Sept 28

Opening talk:

Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 PM
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester

Informal closing conversation:

Monday, September 25 at 7:00 PM
Goetemann Residency Studio, 51A Rocky Neck Ave. Gloucester

All artists talks are free and open to the public. We encourage you to join in the discussions.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Goetemann Artist Residency is pleased to announce the next Resident, Jana Matusz. Jana will be staying on Rocky Neck from August 28 – September 28.

Jana Matusz received her B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Visual and Environmental Studies (Studio Art) from Harvard University and Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art. Jana Matusz is a highly accomplished plein air painter. Her vast array of subject matter includes landscape, still life, city and townscapes, trucks, figurative work and portraits. Her pallet is vibrant and bold revealing her talent for design and color while highlighting her superb drawing skill. Jana has studied abroad and has shown her work internationally.

Jana Matusz draws and paints directly from observation, never from photographs. Almost all of her drawings and paintings are done en plein air, outdoors. She also paint alla prima, all in one sitting. This is an extremely challenging way to work, particularly given the rigors of New England weather. Jana states that she believes it gives her paintings authenticity, freshness, and immediacy.

Jana Matusz plans to work on paintings of the rocky coast, the quarries, and the town. She is particularly interested in the rocks and quarries, including Halibut Quarry and the State Park, but everything, from town to fishermen, is fair game for Matusz. For more information on Jana’s work, please see her website: http://janamatusz.com/

More information and schedule of artists talks:



One comment

  • That first picture brings back fond memories of the walk in Days woods, dog town exploring and what each seasons brings always fun! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    I was listening to this the other day reflective friends great CD I have always like the messages in their music – girlfriends wives together woods what a way to have fun! 🙂

    America – Walk In The Woods


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