i'm amanda Michele

A consultant, manager, and coach helping artists, galleries, and collectors buy/sell/make with intention, integrity, and fearlessness. I recently moved to Maui, Hawaii from Seattle, Washington, where I was the Gallery Manager at Pivot Art + Culture, a museum I helped launch in 2015 — the same year I helped launch the inaugural Seattle Art Fair. My experience includes thirteen years of administrative work in the for-profit and nonprofit art realms, where I had the honor of working with such businesses and organizations as Vulcan, Lisa Harris Gallery, Artist Trust, and Photographic Center Northwest

As a community arts activist I have independently curated exhibitions along the Pacific Coast to bring the arts to the public in non-traditional ways. I founded Inky Spokes and Cross Pollinate, annual pop-up exhibitions featuring visual art, dance, and music. For several years I curated the visual arts portion of Georgetown's Carnival. I currently sit on the board of directors for Art Maui, an annual juried exhibition in Maui, Hawaii.

I received my BFA from Cornish College of the Arts with a focus in drawing, photography, and sculpture. I am a practicing artist, which I believe gives me a unique advantage to working with and advocating for artists as I understand the artist's way, have creative vision, and am an innovative problem solver. 

Together we will get clear on your mission, problem solve any current issues, and plan for sustainable success.

“Leap, and the net will appear.”
Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way 

Let's work together!

*Portrait of me by Seattle-based artist Deborah Scott, "Ode to Joy," 2013, oil and mixed media on canvas.