“Making artwork is the closest I’ve come to having my life make any sense at all. It’s both indulgent and essential. It’s about balancing freedom and discipline, gut and brain, in order to explore this temporary existence, to consider the sensuality of nature and my personal connection to it.”
Ann Getsinger is known for her oil paintings and drawings. Born on Oct. 22, 1956, Ann grew up in Watertown, Connecticut. As the youngest of five in a creative household, her earliest memories are of making artwork. She spent time at the dairy farm next door, at a nearby horse farm, and in the surrounding woods and fields where connections to nature influenced her powerfully.
After studying at Paier School of Art in New Haven, CT, and the San Francisco Art Institute, she settled permanently in western Massachusetts where she studied with realist artist Sheldon Fink.
The Artist’s home and studio, since 1988, is in the rural Berkshire town of New Marlborough, Massachusetts. She also works regularly in the mid-coast area of Maine.
Ann’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries and hangs in hundreds of homes.
1980 Artist, Sheldon Fink, Alford, MA
1979 The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1975, 1976 Paier School of Art, New Haven, CT
AWARDS and GRANTS
2010 First Prize, Landscape. Art in the Fields. HVAL/ Egremont Land Trust Exhibit. Sheffield, MA
2008 Award. Artist Designed Gates. The Norman Rockwell Museum. Stockbridge, MA
2004 Honorable Mention. Housatonic River Summer. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
1998 The Artist’s Resource Trust Grant. The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Great Barrington, MA
1995 Award of Distinction. The American Academy of Equine Artists, Lexington, KY
2010 Woodland Style. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
2009 Farm. Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA
2008 The Collective Perspective. Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine
2006 Play. Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA
2006 Small Work. Art 101Brooklyn, NY
2005 Windblown. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Glendale, MA
2004 Art and the River. Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2004 Housatonic River Summer. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Glendale, MA
2003 Art as Activism. The Meetinghouse Gallery, New Marlborough, MA
2003 Bugged. Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY
2003 Prime Time Miniatures. The Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
2002 Botanical. Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY
2002 Maine/ Maritime International Flatworks. Reed Art Gallery, University of Maine, Presque Isle, ME(catalogue) Curated by Suzette McAvoy.
2001 18th Annual Exhibit. Maplebrook School, Amenia, NY
2000 Landscapes and Still Life. Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
1999 Berkshire Artists. Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
1997 Artist’s Self Portraits. Front Street Gallery, Housatonic, MA
1997 Berkshire Artists: Recent Works. Koussevitzky Arts Center, Pittsfield, MA
1997 Recent Still Life. Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1996 Twenty-One New England Artists. The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
1996 Still Life Painters. The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
1996 Wet Paint. The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1995. 2000, 2002 Artists View Nature. The Academy, Salisbury, CT
1993 River Images. Stockbridge, MA.
1979 Invitational Exhibit. Intersection Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2014 Boat Bed Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA., Gallery Talk.
2013 Ann Getsinger, New Work Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME.
2012 Panoptica and The San Francisco Calendar. Jackson-Hillman Gallery, Simons Rock at Bard College. Gallery Talk.
2011 The Pedestal Series. Lauren Clark Fine Art, Housatonic, MA.
2011 Sky Slice. Infinity Gallery at Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT.
2009 Panoptica. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT. Gallery Talk.
2008 Art 101, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
2007 Gallery On The Green, Pawling, NY.
2006 Fifty New Works. Open Studio- New Marlborough, MA.
2004 Recent Work. Becket Art Center, Becket, MA.
2004 Between Fact and Fiction. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT.
2003 Open Studio. New Marlborough, MA.
2001 Blue Glove, Conductor Fox. The Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT.
2001 Clear Sightings. Tokonoma Gallery Housatonic, MA.
1999 Earth, Sky, Water. Berkshire Art Gallery Great Barrington, MA.
1998 Oh, That the Moon Doth Glow. Tokonoma Gallery, Housatonic, MA.
1997 Atrium Gallery. Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA.
1997 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY.
1994 The Gallery at Gedney Farm, New Marlborough, MA.
1993 The Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY.
Frost Gulley Gallery, Freeport, Maine
Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine
Camilla Richman Fine Arts, Osterville, MA
Art 101, Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Clark Gallery, Housatonic, MA
Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine.
Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA
Gallery at Four India Street, Nantucket, MA
The Millbrook Gallery, Millbrook, NY
Store Hill Gallery, South Egremont, MA
Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York City and Nantucket, MA
Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
The Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown, RI
Tokonoma Gallery, Housatonic, MA
Ridge House Gallery, Lubec, Maine.
2010 Panoptica by Larry Burke. (12 minutes). Can be seen on Youtube, Vimeo, or at the artists' website.
Cover art for Our Berkshire Times. October 2014
“The Canvas” Feature article and full page repro. Maine Home and Design, Aug. 2014.
Book Cover. Woodland Style by Marlene Marshall 2010.
CD Cover and Interior. Ellis- Right On Time. 2010
CD Inside Cover. Ellis- Break The Spell. 2008
CD Cover. Ellis- Undefended Heart. 2008
Color reproductions. Food in Art. The Country and AbroadMarch 2007
Cover Art. The Country and Abroad, Sept. 2007
Color reproduction. Pomegranate Roads by Dr. Gregor Moiseyevich Levin. 2006 Floreant Press
Color reproduction. Artist’s Resource Trust- the First Ten Years. 2005 Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Cover photo and article. The Women’s Times July 2004
Color reproductions and article. The Paintings of Ann Getsinger. The Country and Abroad Nov. 2000
Earth, Sky, Water- Art of Ann Getsinger. The Artful Mind Oct. 1999. Reproductions and feature article.
Art and the River- Views and Visions of the Housatonic. 2004 Housatonic Valley Art League. Color reproduction.
Shell Chic by Marlene Hurley Marshall. 2002 Storey Books. Color reproductions.
Clear, Classic. The Paper, Sept.1998. Reproductions and article.
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