Pat Hickman, Professor Emeritus of the Art Department, University of Hawaii, has a studio at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, NY and lives in the Lower Hudson Valley. Hickman twice received NEA Individual Artist’s Grants. In 2005, she was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council. She was President (2008-2010) of the Textile Society of America. Hickman curated traveling exhibits: Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin and Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning. Her work is in several major collections, including the Oakland Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Hawaii State Art Museum, and the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. In Hawaii, Hickman’s commission, Nets of Makali’i–Nets of the Pleiades, stands as monumental entrance gates for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.