Scott Bartlett, Executive Director

Scott Bartlett brings a background in performance, exhibits, and community collaboration to Homer Council on the Arts. After working as an audio engineer, producer, and educator in Seattle, his graduate studies in Ethnomusicology at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (MA) developed into a public sector emphasis and Museum Studies Certificate. He worked as a museum curator for 10 years, moving to Homer in 2012. Joining HCOA in 2020 provides the opportunity to work more closely with Homer’s amazing artistic community and partners. Scott makes music with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, KP Brass Band, and the cacophony at home. He also serves on the boards of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and Museums Alaska.

Amanda Kelly, Communications and Development Coordinator

Amanda grew up in Georgia and has been in Homer since 2016. She loves hiking, foraging, tidepooling, painting and exploring other art forms, reading, eating good food, and boating/camping/adventuring with her partner and their dog. As an artist she has found a welcoming and supportive community in Homer, and is glad for the opportunity to contribute through her work at HCOA.

Jenna Gerrety, Marketing Assistant

Jenna is a local artist who graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and moved back to Homer in 2019. She deeply appreciates the process of nature, decomposition and how simple actions can cascade and affect surrounding systems. Art is a catalyst for conversation and inspiration, and she hopes her work will encourage people to find the fantasy and whimsy in their day to day lives.