Juror Mary Anna Goetz was born in 1946 in Oklahoma City where she began her art studies as a pupil of her well-known artist parents, Richard and Edith Goetz. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oklahoma City University, Goetz furthered her studies at the Malden Bridge School of Art in upstate New York; Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA; and The New York Academy of Art in New York City.

A noted landscape painter, Goetz’s work represents a continuation of the American landscape tradition with a special focus on New York City, the Hudson River Valley and the famous art colony of Woodstock, New York where the artist maintains her studio. She is also included in numerous corporate and private collections including Union Pacific, the Union League Club, Hudson River Club, White and Case and the Professional Golf Association.

One-person exhibitions of Mary Anna Goetz’s work have been held at galleries throughout the country including Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City and Newman Galleries, Philadelphia.

A technique book written by Goetz entitled Painting Landscapes in Oils was published in 1990 by North Light Books. In 2006 JCG Productions released a 90 minute DVD and Video titled A Field Guide to Landscape Painting. Goetz also maintains an active teaching schedule and is a faculty member of the Woodstock School of Art.

She is also a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and the National Arts Club. Mary Anna Goetz is included in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the East.