Kirkland Arts Center announces Amanda Reeves as new development director. Courtesy photo.

Kirkland Arts Center announces Amanda Reeves as new development director. Courtesy photo.

Reeves named as development director for Kirkland Arts Center

Reeves first joined the arts center development team in 2017.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 8:30am
  • Life

Amanda Reeves has been appointed as the new development director for the Kirkland Art Center (KAC).

Reeves first joined the development team in 2017 and according to a press release, is eager to continue supporting KAC’s growth, stewarding the new vision in KAC’s 2019-23 strategic plan, “The Power of Art.”

In her role as development manager, Reeves oversaw the production of KAC’s gala, which raised $185,000 for education programs last year, the release states.

“I am passionate about art’s ability to inspire conversation, create connection and cultivate vitality for individuals and communities alike,” Reeves said in the release. “I believe in the work KAC is doing and I am excited to work with board, staff and partners to expand the power of art to all.”

Kelly Dylla, KAC executive director, is also enthusiastic about this appointment.

“Amanda has a selfless passion for helping everyone to see the value of community arts — not just for students attending classes, but for the public to enjoy events in our gallery and around the Eastside. She has a unique understanding and commitment to community arts engagement,” Dylla said in the release. “I look forward to her deepening this commitment through getting to know our donor community and what they believe is essential to nurturing a thriving cultural landscape.”

Reeves holds a bachelor of arts in global development from Seattle Pacific University and has worked with nonprofits for nearly a decade. When she’s not at KAC, she is active in the arts community curating exhibitions with her partner Brice, hiking or sailing.

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