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Patricia King Named Vice President of Programs and Operations of Waterville Creates!

Waterville, Maine — Waterville Creates!, one of Maine’s leading arts and cultural organizations and a key driver in making the city a vibrant destination in central Maine, has named Patricia King vice president of programs and operations of Waterville Creates! beginning February 6. Patricia is a founding board member of Waterville Creates! and its programmatic arm, Common Street Arts, as well as chair of the development committee. Most recently, she served as the Waterville Creates! interim executive director in 2016. In her new position, help guide and coordinate the efforts of Waterville Creates! as it builds a brighter Patricia will help guide and coordinate the efforts of Waterville Creates! as it builds a brighter future for the arts in greater Waterville.

“Based on her performance as interim executive director during a crucial transitional period and the many years I have worked with her on both the Common Street Arts and WC! boards, I am confident that we could not have found a person more qualified, more passionate about our mission, and more ready to hit the ground running in this new position,” says Shannon Haines, president and CEO of Waterville Creates! “Please join us in welcoming Patricia back to the WC! staff. She is going to be an invaluable member of our team as we take this organization to the next level in 2017!”

Patricia King currently serves as the associate director for the Colby College Museum of Art. For the past twenty-five years she has been employed with academic and museum institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA. Her experience includes work in strategic and organizational planning, administration, collections, website management, budget planning, publications, marketing, development, technology, and curatorial areas. She has served as a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums. Patricia is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and attended the Getty Leadership Program at Claremont Graduate University.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to serve the Waterville community by continuing to build partnerships and expand programs in the arts,” says Patricia King. “There is a wonderful momentum that exists with all our partners and together we can create a dynamic Waterville for generations to come—we’re just beginning to move the dial and it is very exciting to have a role in the revitalization of our city.”

“With her deeply-rooted experience in strategic and organizational planning for the arts as well as her familiarity and camaraderie with the Waterville Creates! staff and board, Patricia was a natural fit for this important role at Waterville Creates!” said board Chair Larry Sterrs. “As we continue to take our organization to the next level, Patricia has the skills to move us forward while allowing Shannon to focus on strategic collaboration, program development and expansion. This is another exciting step forward for Waterville Creates!”


About Waterville Creates!
Waterville Creates! is a non-profit on a mission to promote, support, and grow greater Waterville’s arts and cultural scene. Collaborating with regional arts and culture institutions and their supporters, together we are strengthening our community as a vibrant creative center and increasing access to creative opportunities. Learn more at