For the last six years, arts nonprofit CEO and president Dennis Scholl has helped shape the careers of hundreds of artists through Oolite Arts’ residencies, awards and programs. Now, he wants to focus on shaping his own artistic vision. Scholl is retiring from Oolite Arts sometime this year to pursue his filmmaking and visual arts practice full-time, the organization announced Wednesday morning. Oolite will conduct a national search to find a new CEO. Throughout his tenure, Scholl spearheaded several initiatives and programs that boosted Oolite’s profile as a noteworthy arts support organization, like awarding millions of dollars to local artists and leading the purchase of five warehouses in Little River that will become the nonprofit’s new state-of-the-art headquarters in 2025.