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

Education Director

Seth! Leary
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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 business cards with rounded corners and the color purple.

Development Director

Jennifer Gill
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Jennifer Gill loves working at Kirkland Arts Center as the Development Director, where she has served since 2012. Her love for art and painting began at a young age and she has enjoyed oil painting and other 2D art classes at KAC. In 2007, Jennifer received her Masters from Princeton Seminary in theology, communication, and literary criticism. Prior to her work at Kirkland Arts Center, Jennifer spent 8 years in Healthcare, serving both University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She loves the creative process and the personal transformation this inspires and enjoys coming to work each day surrounded by beautiful and thought-provoking art. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing with her husband Andy and daughters Lucy and Hazel.

Executive Director

Pamela Kirk Rembold
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Pam Rembold has been serving as the Executive Director of the Kirkland Arts Center since 2013 and when not meeting with artists, instructors, donors, community members, and staff, you can find her in the Turret Room. Pam previously held the position of Executive Director at Northwest Art Alliance, producer of Best of the Northwest, and also served on their Board of Directors.  She had the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Board of the Bellevue Arts Museum to assist the turn-around prior to its reopening in 2005.  Pam was also one of the founding members and Chair of the Sammamish Arts Commission and served on the Visual Arts Committee for the City of Redmond.

After spending the better part of two decades with AT&T and Lucent Technologies in their large enterprise technology sales division, Pam traded powerpoint presentations for kilns, wheels, and canvases and never looked back!

Education Coordinator

Margarita Wilde
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Kate Burnley, Kirkland Arts Center Events and Marketing Specialist

Marketing & Events Specialist

Kate Burnley
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Kate Burnley is an East Coast native who worked in arts nonprofits in New York and Baltimore before moving to Seattle in 2013. She has a degree in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and enjoys all forms of art, hiking, and watching bad movies. She is excited to start and be part of a great team.


Jenn Gavlin
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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 Coordinator

J. Gordon
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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

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.
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Finance Manager

Jan Burdue
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