Bounty Hunter Space Lizard

(And now for something completely different…)

Nick and I, aka Stay Inside Games, officially released “Bounty Hunter Space Lizard” for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire this week! It’s a turn-based strategy game based on tactical movement around small maps with adorable pixel graphics and “serious chops when it comes to gameplay” (thanks, Touch Arcade!).

We’re @stayinsidegames on Twitter; I’m posting there and on Instagram @amymanningart about the game art if you’re interested in learning more about that aspect of the project.




I am very excited to announce my show “Looking” at Practical Art in August!

Opening reception on First Friday, August 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 5070 N. Central Ave, PHX. Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, the show will be open the whole month of August.

The works in “Looking” are ceramic wall pieces whose colors and compositions begin with cell phone pictures of built places, such as parking lots, street corners, and construction sites. Some pieces incorporate industrial elements like power and water infrastructure. I see these places as constituting the landscape, rather than an imposition on it.

My work in ceramics starts with a red clay body. I often shape or carve the slab while the clay is still wet. After an initial bisque firing, I apply multiple layers of glazes, underglazes, ceramic stains, and oxides.

For more information, please see Practical Art’s website.

This Weekend! Studio Tour, Feb. 23 and 24

This weekend is Arizona State University’s Ceramic Studio Tour. This is a juried event run by ASU’s Art Museum and the Ceramics Research Center. Forty-one ceramics artists will be at eleven studios around the valley. The artists will be displaying and selling their work, as well as demoing ceramics art techniques.

I will be at Nicholas Bernard’s studio at 6234 N. Cattle Track Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (Scottsdale Rd. and Lincoln Dr.). I’m proud to be in the company of so many of the valley’s great ceramics artists.

ASU’s web page for the tour is here.

Tomorrow Night!

Tomorrow night is the Art d’Core Gala, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Artlink!  Music, dance, conversation, a toast from Mayor Stanton, and ART!!! 

This year, each member of the Artlink Artist Council has chosen an up-and-coming artist to be included in the one-night Art d’Cour Gala exhibition, and I’m very proud to be participating as the wonderful Patricia Sannit’s mentee.

Tickets available through Eventbrite or at the door!

6:00 – 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018

Warehouse215 at Bentley Projects

215 East Grant Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite

Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite is back for a second year — Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3 @ Grand ArtHaus.

All work is $100 or less; all sales benefit AZ Planned Parenthood. Please come; buy art!

I caught a sneak preview on Sunday when I dropped off my donation, and it looks fantastic !

Grand ArtHaus is at 1501 NW Grand Avenue — the corner where Roosevelt, Grand, and 15th Ave intersect.