Marita Gootee
Fine Arts, Starkville Mississippi United States
 
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Contact details
Tel: 662 418-4415
Professional Experience
MARITA GOOTEE
P.O. Box 2495
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762
(662) 418-4415 Cell Phone
(662) 325-3039 Office Phone

e-mail : [email protected]
Websites: maritagootee.com and maritagooteephotographer.com

Education
1985 Indiana State University
Master of Fine Arts
Area of Specialization: Photography

1981 College of Mount Saint Joseph on the Ohio
Bachelor of Arts
Area of Specialization: Photography

Professional Experience
1986-to Present Department of Art at Mississippi State University

Publications
2011 Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children, Allison Gilbert, Publisher Hyperion, ISBN-10: 1401323510
2010 Interview with artist Marita Gootee :: Noenga Art Magazine, Global art platform November 17th 2009
2009 Art In America, November 2009 Issue, Road Trip: Mississippi Yearning by Peter Plagens, pages 100 and 104.
2009 Mississippi Invitational. Mississippi Museum of Art; Exhibition catalog
ISBN 978-1-887422-18-5 (pages 10, 22-24).
MORE Magazine, 2008 September Issue, Page 34.
2005 Mississippi Invitational. Mississippi Museum of Art; Exhibition catalog
ISBN 1-887422-10-2 (pages 24 -26).
2003 Pinhole Journal, Pinhole Resource, Vol. 19 #2, ISBN#0885-1476
(pages 9-11).
2003 Mississippi Invitational. Mississippi Museum of Art; Exhibition
catalog ISBN 1-887422-08-0 (pages 32 -33).
1999 Mississippi Invitational. Mississippi Museum of Art; Exhibition
catalog ISBN 1-887422-02-1 (pages 24 -25).
1997 Mississippi Invitational. Mississippi Museum of Art; Exhibition
catalog ISBN 1-887422-01-3 (pages 22 -23).

Presentations
2011 POOLSIDE, Zone 5, Southeastern Regional Conference for the Society for Photographic Education, Myrtle Beach, SC, OCT 28-30
2009 The Art of Hand Tinting, 2009 PIEA Education International
Conference 3/1-4, 2009 Las Vegas, NV.
2009 Promotion and Tenure: Same Game but No Rules. 2009 Annual SECAC Conference, Mobile, AL October 22-24.
2008 “The Journey of Sand and Water”, South Eastern Regional Conference for
the Society for Photographic Education.
2008 POOLSIDE: Artist Presentation and Polaroid Workshop, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana.
2007 “THE JOURNEY”; 2007 Annual SECAC Conference, Charleston, West
Virginia, October 17-20, 2007
2005 “Sand Shadows: Hand Tinted Pinhole Photographs”; 2005 PIEA Education
Conference 2/17-21, 2005 Orlando Florida.
2003 “Sand Shadows and Shifting Landscapes” The South Central Regional
Conference for the Society for Photographic Education at University of Alabama
at Birmingham, October 2003
2001 “Pinhole Landscapes”; Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.
“Polaroid Transfers and Lifts”; University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2001 “Polaroid Transfers and Lifts”; Meridian, Mississippi
2001 “Preservation and Personal Exploration: Use of Family Images” Mississippi
Artists Week; Hinds Community College, Raymond, Mississippi.
2000 “Photography in the Fine Arts”; Photographic Imaging Education
Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV
1999 “Polaroid Transfers and Lifts”; Jasper High School, Jasper, Indiana.
1998 “Alternative Photography: Presentation and Workshop”; Meridian
Community College, Meridian, Mississippi.
1997 “Time Transitions”; Gallery lecture in conjunction with the exhibition
“Fractured Realities”; Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
1991 "Madge: An Alter Ego Personified"; Southeastern College Art Association,
Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee.
1990 "Images Of Self"; The Tulsa Photographic Collective, Pictures Gallery,
Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1990 "Visual Introspection"; Society for Photographic Education, South Central
Regional Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
1989 "Acquisitions Without A Budget"; Southeastern College Art Association,
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas.
1987 "Images of Self: Reflections Upon My Work"; Meridian Museum of Art,
Meridian, Mississippi.
1987 "The Art Of Transfer"; Society For Photographic Education, South Central
Regional Conference, Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas.
1986 "Images Of Self"; Society For Photographic Education, South Central
Regional Conference, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas.
1986 "How We See Ourselves: Self- Portraiture Workshop"; National Women’s
Music Festival, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Selected Exhibitions
2012 Transitional Moments: Photographs by Ruth Adams and Marita Gootee Sept 23- Oct 26th, Studio San Giuseppe, The College of Mount Saint Joseph ,Cincinnati OH. This exhibition is in conjunction with FOTOFOCUS a tri-state celebration spotlighting historical and contemporary photography.
2011 Dual Perspective: Works of Wendy Roussin and Marita Gootee, MCC, Meridian MS Nov. 7- Dec.7
2011 Instant Gratification [Invitational] – 20” X 24” Polaroid Photographs at the University on North Florida 9/1-10/28
2011 SYMBIOSE: SUMMER ART FESTIVAL in BREDA, THE NETHERLANDS, Juror: Gert-Jan van den Bemd, Artists from 29 countries represented.
2010 Family, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Honorable Mention, Jurors:
Brenna Britton, Deputy Photo Editor of PEOPLE magazine; Julie Blackmon,
Photographer; Anthony Bannon, Director of the George Eastman House; Reid
Callanan, Director of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Total of 50 images were selected from the entries: 24 countries, 702 photographers, 2544 images
2010 Low Tech, The Center for fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 10/01-
30, Juror: Crista Dix, Founder and Director of wall space gallery in Seattle and
Santa Barbara
2010 ARTPRIZE: International Exhibition, Kendall College of Art and Design,
Grand Rapids. 9/22-10/14 Note: artists from 44 states and 21 counties were represented. Only 2 artists from Mississippi were selected.
2010 Strange Beauty, The Center for fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, July 30- August 21, Jurors: Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, co-owns of Klompching Gallery, NYC.
2010 PhotoSpiva 2010, 34th Annual National Photorgraphic Exhibition, March 6-April 25, Juror: Deborah Klochko, Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA.
2009 “Best of 2009” Marxiart Internationale Galerie, Malschule und Studio, Hamburg, Germany
2009 Alumni Excellence Exhibition, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati Ohio 6/1 – 7/31 2009
2009 Mississippi Invitational; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi. Peter Plagens, curator. 8/1 – 11/29 2009
2009 Mississippi Art Faculty: Juried Exhibition, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art 2/20-4/1 2009 - Juror: Joseph W. Lampo, Deputy Director of Programing, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR.
2009 PIEA International Student-Teacher Photo Exhibition; PMA
Convention; Las Vegas, NV - Traveling Exhibition USA and Australia Received Second Place in Faculty Single Images. Jurors: Cheryl Younger, David Leeson and Vicki Goldberg, writer and critic.
2008 PaulaBarr Chelsea International Juried Art Exhibition; PAULABARR
CHELSEA, New York, October 16-25
2008 Art at the X. National Juried Exhibition. Xavier University Art Gallery,
Cincinnati, OH. September 26-November 7 Juror: Dr. Eric Lee.
2008 “Women to Watch” Invitational, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. March 14 – June 15 [One of 11 women from 5 countries]
2008 “Big Food Pictures”: Invitational, Bowman Gallery, Allegheny College,
Meadville, PA, January 2 – March 4th.
2006 "Rooted in Nature: Marita Gootee, Julie Johnson, Susan Moore and Cole
Thompson" Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, CO August 2-Sept. 6, 2006
2006 Photography Now; South shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, Juror: Henry
Horenstein
2006 Refresh Print Biennial 2: 2006 Exhibition and National Touring Exhibition
2007-2008; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin
2006 “Art Around Mississippi”, Group Invitational, Meridian Museum of Art,
Meridian, MS [8/5-9/2]
2006 PhotoSpiva '06; George A. Spiva Center For the Arts, Joplin, Missouri.
Juror: Keith Carter
2005 10th Annual Focused Photographic Competition and Exhibition;
Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Juror: Mary Virginia
Swanson
2005 Mississippi Invitational; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi. Elizabeth Ferrer, curator.
2005 4th Photography Image Biennial Exhibition; Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery,
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
2005 Photography 2005; The Tennessee Valley Art Association, Tuscumbia,
Alabama. [received Award of Excellence]
2004 Refresh Print Biennial 1: National Touring Exhibition 2004-2006;
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin
2004 PhotoSpiva '04; George A. Spiva Center For the Arts, Joplin, Missouri.
2003 Marita Gootee[solo show]; Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
2003 Mississippi Invitational; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi. Lilly Wei, curator.
2001 Focus on the Future; Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
2001 Evolutions in Narrative Photography ; Santa Fe Community College, Santa
Fe, New Mexico.
2000 PIEA International Student-Teacher Photo Exhibition; PMA
Convention; Las Vegas, NV - Traveling Exhibition USA and Australia Received Honorable Mention in Faculty Single Images.
2000 Fred Wells 24: National Juried Exhibition; Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Lincoln, Nebraska.
1999 Mississippi Invitational; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi. John Yood curator.
1998 PIEA International Student-Teacher Photo Exhibition; PMA Convention; New Orleans, LA - Traveling Exhibition USA and Australia
Received 2nd place award in Faculty Single Images.
1998 Counterpoint : 29th Annual National Juried Drawing, Photography, and
Printmaking Exhibition 1997; Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas.
1997 International Photography and Digital Image Exhibition; Wellington B.
Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
1997 Mississippi Invitational; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi. Nina Felshin curator.

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Shifting Landscapes / Sand Shadows Marita Gootee; Benedict Art Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, August 17 – October 17th, 2009
2009 Poolside and Sand Shadows: Photography by Marita Gootee; Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, January 18- February 13, 2009
2008 The Journey with Sand and Water : Recent Imagery by Marita Gootee, Saint
Xavier University, Chicago, IL, August 15 – September 15, 2008
2008 “PoolSide – Polaroid Images by Marita Gootee” ,Hanover College Art
Gallery, Hanover College, Indiana, February 8 – March 7.
2008 “The Journey - A photographic reflection of time by Marita Gootee”; Berry
College, Georgia, January 21 – February 15.
2007 Memories Adrift- Polaroid Poolside Series by Marita Gootee; Wilson Art
Center, Ohio Northern University, November 1 – 30 2007
2007 Sand and Shadows: Photography by Marita Gootee; Coe College, Ceder
Rapids, Iowa, October 10 – November 11 2007
2007 Sand Shadows and Shifting Landscapes: Photography by Marita Gootee;
Sims Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Oct 12-Nov.9, 2007
2007 Marita Gootee: Solo Focus; Greater Reston Arts Center,12001 Market
Street, Suite 103, Reston. VA 20190
2007 “Shifting Landscapes” Marita Gootee, Seminole Community College Fine
Arts Gallery Seminole Community College,Fine and Performing Arts 4,100
Weldon Boulevard, Sanford, Florida


Recent Honors/Grants
2010 ORED Quick Grant, Mississippi State University
2010 Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Grant
2009 Alumni Excellence Invitational, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati Ohio 6/1 – 7/31 2009 One alumni was selected from each decade who represent excellence in the visual arts. [not stating which decade I represented]
2009 John Nartker Award in Art, presented to me by the Department of Art at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati Ohio for creative achievement in the Fine Arts.
2009 MSU Public Art Incentive Program Collaboration Unit: Sanderson Center

Collections
The Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Indiana.
Saint Mary’s -of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Aaron Siskind Foundation, Rhode Island.
Oraien Catledge, Georgia.
Beaumont Art League Permanent Collection, Texas.
Jerry Uelsmann, Florida.
William Wegman, NYC
University of Perugia, Italy.
William Clinton Memorial Library, Arkansas
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS



 
Awards and Recognition
Recent Honors/Grants
2010 ORED Quick Grant, Mississippi State University
2010 Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Grant
2009 Alumni Excellence Invitational, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati Ohio 6/1 – 7/31 2009 One alumni was selected from each decade who represent excellence in the visual arts. [not stating which decade I represented]
2009 John Nartker Award in Art, presented to me by the Department of Art at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati Ohio for creative achievement in the Fine Arts.
2009 MSU Public Art Incentive Program Collaboration Unit: Sanderson Center
2008 “Women to Watch” Invitational, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. March 14 – June 15 [One of 11 women from 5 countries]
 
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