SOKO members from our 2021-2022 season. Zoom Zoom!

Spring 2022 Newsletter

In This Issue:
Notes from the Editor
Studio Tour Highlights
Member News

Notes From The Editor

Aloha friends of SOKO. Thank you, all who participated in the 7th annual SOKO Studio Tour. It was a great success for all concerned. We enjoyed hosting you all in our homes and studios, and are greatly appreciative of the support you all have given us, this year and in the past. We couldn’t do it without the aloha and kokua of our many friends and neighbors. Mahalo nui!
A special welcome to the many new subscribers who are receiving this newsletter for the first time. Thanks for signing up for our mailing list, we hope you enjoy learning more about the SOKO artists. This Newsletter is published quarterly, and will provide updates on the activities of the SOKO artists. You can learn more about us, and view and purchase our works, by visiting our website,, and by contacting the individual artists whose contact information can be found in the newsletter.
We’re hoping to have a pop-up sale or two during the year, and you’ll be informed of it here, but right now nothing is scheduled until our 8th Annual Studio Tour, February 25-26, 2023. Save the date!

Catherine Wynne

2022 Studio Tour Highlights
Pictured below: Barry Gitelson with glass plate; Pamela Colton Thomas-Radosevich and Linda Satchell talking with visitors; Kevin Spitze showing paintings; Gigi Goochey showing necklace she made; Lisa Kingry with painting.
Member News
From Willa Marten:
Lately I have been combining my two Skidmore College majors, Painting and Jewelry. Eight miniature original water colors depict scenes from my home at Kealakekua Bay. I tailored them to fit pewter frames that I had made previously for the purpose of adding color to my pewter line.
Lori Gordon is now showing them at her gallery, Kohala Coast Fine Art in the Kings Shops at Waikoloa. Check out her gallery when you are at Waikoloa.

Andrea Pro offers new Kona Coast woodcut prints:
My newly released Kahakai series of woodcut prints features the special place where the earth meets the ocean on the Kona coast. The centerpiece print, Kahakai – Earth to Sky, features a variety of native plants and ocean life. The two companion botanical prints, Milo and Akulikuli, show the beautiful details that make these plants special. 
To see these prints, read the story and purchase, visit my website
Kathleen T. Carr will be featured in an article about her recent Egypt trip in the Kailua Village Artists Gallery newsletter for May. She is a member of this co-op gallery of 18 artists in downtown Kailua-Kona. The gallery is open every day from 10-5 except holidays. Please check it out the next time you are in Kona. 75-5729 Alii Dr., Ste C-110, in the Kona Marketplace walkway. The article will be on the website in the Current Events section in the navigation bar in May.
Mark Martel is getting his regular dose of caffeine.
On Mondays you can find him painting at the Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee Farm, to promote his art in the gift shop. Most Thursdays he works in the Blue Seas Artisans Gallery Coop in Keauhou. Sunday April 24th he will exhibit in Waimea's Big Island Art Fair, and on First Fridays in Holualoa he sets up his tent by the newly reopened Holuakoa Coffee Shack, coming up on May 6th. Meanwhile he's in the midst of a private commission for a triptych—3 paintings.
Pictured: a double portrait commission of Dave and Trudy Bateman, owners of Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee Farm.

Most SOKO artists are available for studio showings, by appointment. To contact them, go to ARTISTS on the SOKO website for contact information, or CONTACT SOKO directly and we will put you in touch with the artist(s) of your choice.
Our Mission
SOKO (South Kona Artists Collective) brings together artists in South Kona to reach a wider audience through exhibits, events and our annual Studio Tour.

SOKO's 2022 members are Jan Bovard, Kathleen Carr, Ellen Crocker, Barry Gitelson, Gigi Goochey, Monica Guckenheimer, Lisa Kingry, Kabira Lyon, Mark Martel, Joyce Monsky, Jill Ami Meyers, Lynn Peavy, Andrea Pro, Pamela Colton Thomas-Radosevich, Linda Satchell, Kevin Spitze, Kim Thompson, Peter Underwood, and Catherine Wynne.

Associate members are Michele Iacobucci, Willa Marten and Kristin Mitsu Shiga.

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