Goetemann to participate in Festival of Art and Flowers

Judith Steele Goetemann selected to participate in the
Museum of Fine Art, Boston’s annual festival of art and flowers

Judith Steele Goetemann has been invited by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to exhibit her work in Art In Bloom, the thirty-first annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers, presented by the MFA Associates of the Museum. The four day event takes place from April 21 to April 24, 2007 and is open for public viewing in the Garden Gallery of the museum. Judith will feature silk dye paintings of garden landscapes. Of special interest is a six-panel black lacquer screen, which she made especially for the exhibit. The images depict spring iris and loosestrife growing beside a lily pond. Other paintings depict garden scenes from Cape Ann, some of which were featured in local garden tours because of their extraordinary beauty.

Free Open House
The Museum opens its doors with free general admission for all to enjoy Art in Bloom during special evening hours on Monday, April 23 from 5 to 9:45 pm. Come enjoy a festive night of fine art and spectacular flower arrangements plus music performances by many community groups and performers. The museum caf’ and restaurant are open for dinner. Art in Bloom is also open during normal museum hours, from 10 am until 4:45 pm.

About Judith Steele Goetemann
Working in the media of batik and silk dye painting Judith has achieved national recognition. Her first exhibition was held at the Marshall Field Gallery in Chicago and sold out during the opening reception. The next year she was featured in an international Batik show at the same gallery. The American Crafts Council juried her work into their Rhinebeck NY Expositions for three years. This exposure led to affiliations with the B.F.M. and Verbena Galleries in New York, a show at the New York Public Library and an invitation to exhibit at the Winter Olympics in Munich, Germany. An example of her batik work was used by the Metropolitan Museum in its publication Encyclopedia of Textiles. Judith has been featured in the Boston Globe Magazine and American Artist Magazine and on Norm Thompson’s national PBS program, Adventures in Gardening. She is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America, American Women and in the World.

Judith is an active member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Cape Ann Artisans, and the Rockport Art Association. The Rockport Art Association recently honored her with Gold Medal / Best of Show awards in two juried exhibitions.

For more information contact Judith Steele Goetemann at 978-281-6128.