A large part of Dennis Scholl’s success as an arts leader, collector, documentary filmmaker and every one of his endeavors from attorney to entrepreneur is that when he commits to something, he does just that — commit.
For the past six years, he has been devoted to Oolite Arts as president and CEO of the Miami-based, nonprofit artist support organization. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2015, he was vice president for arts with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Now, after years of being a supporter of artists and leaving the art-making to artists, Scholl says it is time to leave his position with Oolite and turn his attention to his own creative practice.
“I was a patron and a collector and a fan,” says Scholl. (For context, in 44 years of collecting, he’s amassed nearly 2,000 works and continues to purchase art.)