Amanda Manitach is the visual arts editor of City Arts magazine. She is also an artist and co-founder at The Factory, an art gallery and event space in Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor.

Recent Articles


Infused with Nowness

An artist transforms garments from bygone decades. Jackie O and Jackie Hell could both find something they need at The Vutique, where the clothes are edited into convenient micro-collections: contemporary bohemian, vintage boho, business, cocktail....

A Flash, Then Nothing

Traveler, filmmaker and photographer Rodrigo Valenzuela finds truth between fiction and reality. Rodrigo Valenzuela is driving through the southern California desert toward Joshua Tree. His pickup hums quietly over interminable roads, kicking up a...

Q&A with Lindsey Apodaca

Lindsey Apodaca’s work is reliably brassy stuff. She obsessively collects Catholic paraphernalia, vintage stuffed animals, girly juvenilia and teenage contraband, which she uses to make sometimes-funny, sometimes-pervy, sometimes-offensive,...

Q&A with Scott Lawrimore

On Thursday news broke that Scott Lawrimore was appointed Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions, at Frye Art Museum. In many ways it’s a perfect match and we’ll have to forgive Lawrimore for shuttering his much-loved and influential...

Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook

Eleven artists dug into their sketchbooks and gave us a peek at their schematics, drunken scribbles, daydreams, doodles and to-do lists... Click on a thumbnail to launch the slideshow.

Bryan Schoneman at Gallery4Culture

At the opening for Bryan Schoneman’s Attempts at Bedrock, visitors wandering around Gallery4Culture might have been expecting a performance. But the machines were at rest. Right now the gallery is filled with tools, conveyor belts, a cistern and...

Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones

This month SOIL Gallery has about it the whiff of a naturalist’s curiosity cabinet. Of course, always lurking beneath that fresh-faced, well-mannered Victoriana is Dickensian brutality and repressed sexuality ready to burst the seams. The subverted...

Dowsed in Aesthetics

Anna Telcs and the ceremony of fashion. Anna Telcs inhabits the dual worlds of commercial fashion and art. She’s an assistant editorial stylist for Nordstrom, working behind the scenes on catalogues, photo shoots and the retailer’s website. She...

Keith Tilford: Dislocations

If you talk with Keith Tilford about his work, or about life or anything, it becomes quickly apparent that he’s (I would like here to launch into crass language to describe how very) smart. But without being a jerk about it. One imagines on his...

Klara Glosova: How to Hide an Elephant

This past Thursday Klara Glosova's latest work was the subject of a one-night exhibit at Vignettes. Instead of a prolix statement about the show, the press release states: How to Hide an Elephant (a cover) / This show is poetry / not prose, / but then...

NW New Works at On the Boards

The morning after NW New Works Festival — in which I profusely free associate and write down my morning-after thoughts about some of this year's performances (Weekend 1). Tahni Holt Did you ever make cardboard tunnels out of kitchen appliance...


We asked 10 artists to dig into their studios and share something that’s never made it to an exhibit or gallery...and possibly never will. Something sitting in a corner that they love (or hate) but doesn't quite fit with anything else. Something...