Announcing our latest PAA Journal

focusing on Arts Education in Oceania, guest edited by Anne E. Guernsey Allen

This issue of Pacific Arts, which includes five contributions to a discussion roundtable, three articles, and one research note. The four Discussion Roundtable articles in this volume focus on teaching art in Oceania—three address art education for Pacific Islands students in a variety of settings, while the fourth is concerned with the presentation of Pacific arts and artists to an outside audience made up of American college students. As a departure from the academic articles usually found in these pages, and in contrast to the other contributions to this volume, these four pieces are narratives of personal journeys of discovery.

We take this opportunity to thank Anne for her many years of excellent leadership and  service as the executive editor of Pacific Arts, beginning with a special issue on Oceanic architecture in 2007 and then co-editing the 2008 volume with Carol Ivory (Professor Emerita, Washington State University) and Virginia-Lee Webb(art historian and independent curator). From 2008 to 2019, Anne, with the support of Mark D. Stansbury-O’Donnell (Interim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas) and the editing and design work of Molly Huber (Minnesota Digital Library, University of  Minnesota), produced journal issues that addressed a diverse array of Oceanic art, visual culture, artists, and topics. On behalf of the Pacific Arts Association, we offer our sincere gratitude and appreciation. Thank you, Anne!