Born into a family heritage of professional artistry, Mary Anna Goetz’s first formal painting instruction was offered by her parents, realist painters Richard and Edith Goetz. Her academic education continued at Oklahoma City University, where she earned a BA in 1968. She furthered her painting studies at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA; the Malden Bridge School of Art, Malden Bridge, NY; and the New York Academy of Art in New York City.
Solo exhibitions of Mary Anna Goetz’s work have been featured at several important venues including Centro Colombo Americano, Cali, Colombia, SA; The National Arts Club, The Union League Club and Grand Central Art Galleries, New York City; Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; the James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, New York; and the Howell Galleries, Oklahoma City. Her work has also been showcased in exhibits at the Springville Museum, Springville, UT; the Museum of the City of Brooklyn; The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK; and the Fred Jones Museum on the campus of Oklahoma University, Norman, OK.
Goetz is represented in the corporate collections of Union Pacific, Hudson River Club, Rittenhouse Hotel, and The PGA World Hall of Fame. She is also included in the permanent collections of the Oklahoma State Museum, The Woodstock Historical Society, the Woodstock Library, and the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum.
Goetz has written articles for American Artist magazine and The Illuminator. She is the author of Painting Landscapes in Oils (North Light Publications, 1991) and has produced a teaching video, A Field Guild to Landscape Painting.
The winner of many awards she is also a distinguished painter and an articulate spokesperson for the enduring tradition of realist art. Goetz is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.