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Molokai Connection to Statewide Craftsmen

Hawaii Craftsmen News Release

The Hawaii Craftsmen Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Molokai artist, Paula Scott, as its newest member. Founded in 1966, Hawaii Craftsmen is a nonprofit organization dedicat­ed to promoting fine craft in the art community of Hawaii. As a volunteer based organization, Hawaii Craftsmen celebrates fine craft arts as a vital and enriching part of contemporary life and supports the creative growth of its member artists and the education of the general public to their value. Hawaii Craftsmen’s Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated and devoted group of member artists and arts advocates, who ensure the continued sustainability and growth of its signature programs and events, bringing craftspeople of all ages and skill levels together to learn and share the benefits of creating.

Paula joins the board as an accom­plished artist of great range and diversity with extensive experience also as an arts advocate. Born and raised on Molokai, Paula obtained a B.A. in Psy­chology from San Diego State University in 1978 and in May 2007, completed a second Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Art Studio, from the University of New Mexico. Paula works in several mediums: photography, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media collage work, and hand pulled printmaking (primarily intaglio and monotypes).

As an artist and an active advocate for the arts, Paula served several terms as an Art Commissioner for the City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and served as a board member and chair of communications for the Rio Rancho Art Associ­ation. She has organized and curated numerous art exhibits, including annual youth art exhibits and served as art curator for the Esther Bone Library bring­ing in many art related programs and exhibits to the community of Rio Ran­cho, New Mexico. Paula currently serves as a board member for the Molokai Arts Center. In 2016, she was instrumental in reaching out to and assisting Molokai artists with their participation in Hawaii Craftsmen’s 2016 Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition. In her new role on the board of Hawaii Crafts­men, Paula will play a vital role in expanding the organization’s outreach to and connectivity with Molokai’s fine craft community.

To reach Paula to become part of an artist network on Molokai, email pmondoy@gmail.com.

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