President: Jennifer J Stephens was raised on the island of Maui where she attended H.P. Baldwin High School where she began developing her style under the tutelage of instructor Janet Sato in the AP Art Program. In 2007, Jennifer opened her graphic design studio Unique Art Hawaii in 2012 she founded CRE8 Magazine a publication devoted to art & creativity, and more recently started making candles featuring her art for Artful Scents. Jennifer currently resides in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii with her husband and assorted critters.
Vice President: Dave Schoonover is an award-winning photographer, a published author, and a retired Deputy Fire Chief. Born on O’ahu, he’s lived full-time on Maui since 2009. He lives in Kihei with his wife, two cats, three palm trees, and the occasional centipede.
Treasurer: Carol Bodin says she has been blessed to work as a full-time enamel jewelry artist on the island of Maui with the Lahaina Arts Society the past five years. She is excited about her new adventure, traveling to art shows around the country in my new RV home in 2020. Her enamel jewelry designs are inspired by her love for vintage, retro, nature and rustic style incorporated with distinctive shapes, color and texture. Her own form of Vintage Shabby Chic, each piece has a uniqueness of its own.
Secretary: Jeanne Young
Show Co-Chair: Beth Cooper was born and raised in Hawaii. She has been a wildland fire fighter, a school teacher, and now a full time artist on Maui. Beth paints vibrant pieces and is also a printer who makes linoleum cut prints in bold colors. She is a member of Lahaina Arts Society and shows her work in the Old Court House in Lahaina.
Show Co-Chair: Jane Thompson was born and raised on Kauai and moved to Maui from Oahu in 1975. She and her husband were very involved in community activities and were on several boards throughout the years. Shortly after moving to Maui, she was asked to be a part of Art Maui, and she’s been involved ever since. She always finds it a pleasure to watch a new Art Maui come to life each year, and a joy to be part of the team.
Husa Adams considers herself a “Shape-Shifter” Multi-Media artist, focused in the Encaustic Medium. She currently works at the Maui Hands Art Galleries. Husa was born & raised in the art communities of NYC, performing on & off Broadway throughout her youth. She ultimately found her place in multiple companies of Experimental Theatre & Avant Garde Art. After moving to Maui in 2004, she became a manager at Mama’s Fish House and an avid art student at the Hui No ‘eau. There, ten years ago, she fell in love with Encaustic Art. She looks forward to a long future exploring and teaching this magical medium.
Panna Speas Cappelli is 30 year resident of Maui and the owner of Maui Hands galleries. The galleries are in Makawao, Paia, Lahaina and Ka’anapali. The first gallery in Makawao was opened in 1992. Panna has a business degree from Florida College of Business.
Amanda Michele Dellinger is a Kahakuloa-based artist, curator, and arts administrator. She recently moved to Maui from Seattle where she was the Gallery Manager at Pivot Art + Culture, a museum she helped launch in 2015. She is currently in the process of launching her own business, Arts Enabler, which focuses on assisting artists with their professional art practices, gallery management consulting, and inspiring collectors to buy more art. Her experience includes thirteen years of administrative work, seven years of independent curating along the Pacific Coast, and five previous board memberships. Her life pursuit is to create opportunities for artists through connectivity and education, and to engage the public in non-traditional ways.
Jordi Falk is a 26 year old ceramic artist who moved to Maui in June of 2015, after graduating with a degree in Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He creates functional ceramic art in Makawao. Jordi believes that each of his peaces has the power to make you smile.
Both artist and techie, Ben Howard has been spending most of his artistic time in his Virtual Studio. His computer background allows him to maintain the online presence for Art Maui, and also create using Virtual Reality as a new medium.
Rosina Potter describes herself as an advocate for the creative, curious and meaningful. She is also the Art Director at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
A long time Maui resident, Jim Powlan is a full time working artist who creates one-of-a-kind contemporary prints on silk as well as metal work on copper. His work has been chosen to be in local, national and international juried shows. He also creates large work for public spaces.
Lynette Pradiga is a Maui-based mixed media artist, living and working on island for 8 years. Currently, she is celebrating 20 years as president of Quirk Studios, a promotional products firm, representing 15,000 manufacturers, serving and bringing value to large and small companies for their marketing and promotional needs. Lynette’s main focus at present, is working on her art business and learning to navigate the self-publishing market & industry for her 2nd company, Inception Publishing.
Christine Turnbull has been in the art business for over 20 years. As owner and creator of two galleries, her love of the arts encompasses her everyday life. Her experience as a realistic sculptor has given her a keen eye for design and respect for space. Her life’s goal is to enhance people’s lives with the beauty of all things that celebrate all aspects of the art world.
Roberta Ann Weisenburg began her career as a goldsmith, as an apprentice in 1981. Over the past 35 years she has maintained a studio and studied numerous jewelry techniques. She especially fell in love with the ancient fusing process called granulation. Today she incorporates it into her designs with gold and Argentium sterling silver. Roberta also is an instructor of jewelry at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center on Maui and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with students. She is presently on the board of ArtMaui and chair of the Student Scholarship Committee.