Amanda Benchley

Amanda has worked in public relations at Random House and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then went on to research and produce documentaries for A&E’s Biography Series and the History Channel, including several shorts on the American Presidents that are still running at the Smithsonian Institute.  After earning a Master’s at Columbia Journalism School, she wrote articles on art and culture for the New York TimesWall Street Journal, the New York Observer and the Huffington Post. Her books include Artists Living with Art, Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes, and OPEN STUDIO: Do it Yourself Projects by Contemporary Artists.  She is currently working on a book about the creative community in Martha's Vineyard.