James Jack (2017)

Ava Fedorov (2018)

Alison Beste (2018-2019)

Jamie Allen (2019)

Lynnette Beers (2019)

Lynn Schuette (2020)


Some reflections offered by our past artist in residence in regards to their experience here on Molokai:

Jamie Allen:

My three week Artist in Residence program through the Molokai Arts Center was a gift.  Being able to spend an extended amount of time on Molokai really had a profound effect of my art as well as my soul.   It is hard to pinpoint a specific thing but rather it was the combination of all my experiences and conversations. A typical day may consist of walking around Kualapuu, visiting the Land Trust or Hui nursery, painting in my studio at the church, reading, volunteering near Mokio, drawing on location at Mo’omomi, meeting the local community, learning about the culture, attending Hula Piko, picking up my organic veggies from Sustainable Moloka’i, visiting Kalaupapa, or talking story with new friends I made.  Doesn’t it sound perfect?


During my residency I created a body of work that consists of twelve 11×14” and three 11×30” mixed media paintings that focus upon the energy of the land and the numerous endangered and endemic plants I met while I was in Molokai.  My intention is to use the smaller works as studies for larger works that I will create within the coming year. The collection as well as all my work is sold at the Halele’a Gallery (www.haleleagallery.com) on the island of Kauai.  To see more images please contact Anna Ulmer at anna@haleleagallery.com.


The Molokai Artist Residency program is truly a rare opportunity where the artist can not only have a quiet sanctuary to create artwork but actually be a participant in creating a residency of their dreams.  I am grateful it became my reality. 

Thank you, Molokai, for embracing me with open arms. 

A hui ho!

Jamie Allen