To contact us by phone, dial (425) 822-7161 followed by the extension to reach the appropriate staff member. View our office hours.

Executive Director

Kelly Dylla
(425) 822-7161 x110
kdylla@
kirklandartscenter.org

Education and Facilities Director

Seth! Leary
(425) 822-7161 x105
sleary@kirklandartscenter.org

I have been a Kirkland resident for roughly 20 years, following 30 years of living in the Midwest. I’m a graduate of the University of Illinois where I studied art education and sculpture. I’ve spent most of the last three decades working in the fields of art, education, and exhibit design. My artistic media are primarily digital animation, photography, and graphic design. When I’m particularly ambitious, I cut loose in painting and illustration. I find that art goes well with a medium rare steak and glass of red wine. My wife and I have three grown kids who have a more refined sense of humor than I. I like the color purple.

Development Director

Sue Rosenfield
(425) 822-7161 x103
srosenfield@kirklandartscenter.org

A native of the Eastside, Susan returns to her roots after having lived on Maui for 32 years. She brings with her a background in the performing and visual arts, advertising and sales. She enjoyed working on the interpretive planning and marketing of the historical plantation, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, as well as marketing, event planning and grant writing for the Maui Academy of Performing Arts, and Maui Arts & Cultural Center. She started her own graphic design and public relations business, and has previously owned and operated both a pet training/fencing business, and a windsurf company. Susan has assisted many non-profit organizations with marketing and event coordination and was both a board member and participant in Maui’s largest juried art show, Art Maui.

 

She considers herself a lifelong learner having recently become a certified ScrumMaster in project management and a computer coding bootcamp survivor from CodeFellows in Seattle. She holds a degree from Bellevue College, attended the University of Washington and is working on her MBA. She is a painter, sculptor and creates jewelry, and 3 dimensional installations. She is most proud of her daughter, a new generation artist whom she encouraged to “draw to your heart’s content,” who has recently graduated with a magna cum laude degree in film and Illustration from MICA.

Marketing Coordinator

Margarita Wilde
(425) 822-7161 x101
mwilde@
kirklandartscenter.org

Development Coordinator

Amanda Reeves
(425) 822-7161 x106
areeves@kirklandartscenter.org

Amanda graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a B.A. in Global Development after deciding she could teach herself Art History (she’s still working on that…). After working in community outreach and development with other nonprofits, she realized she couldn’t shake her love of art. She is excited to see both passions meet in her role at KAC. She enjoys dabbling in a variety of mediums, most recently linocut prints and large-sized mixed media paintings. Perhaps most of all, she loves the conversation art inspires and thinks of art as a very big, long table with plenty of room. In her spare time, she enjoys crossword puzzles, being outside, and learning to country dance.

Education and Facilities Coordinator

Jenn Gavlin
(425) 822-7161 x108
jgavlin@
kirklandartscenter.org

After teaching Beginning Throwing at KAC for three years, Jenn joins us on staff as our Registrar. She loves that it gets her out of her studio and interacting with fellow art lovers. She looks forward to signing you up for a class or two or showing off KAC in volunteer orientation.

Gallery Curator

J. Gordon
(425) 822-7161 x102
jgordon@
kirklandartscenter.org

He has been coordinating exhibitions and art events for over 15 years, and before leaving the Mid-Atlantic in 2014 held the position of Curatorial Associate at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Gordon currently teaches Drawing courses at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology and is represented by Gallery 110 in Pioneer Square.  He earned his Masters from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, and his Bachelors at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.

Senior Ceramics Technician

Pat Colyar
pcolyar@
kirklandartscenter.org

Pat Colyar is the Senior Ceramics Technician at the Kirkland Arts Center and she has taught ceramics since 1988. She enjoys helping people learn about the joys of clay work while discovering their own abilities. She specializes in making functional ceramic ware and two-dimensional wall pieces and sells her work through various local galleries.