'Scenes of Maine' an Annual Exhibition of Visual Arts
15 Epps Street
Oil, cold wax, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media
Austin Stilphen; Patricia Chandler; Randy Eckard; Jane Herbert
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens an annual group exhibition of visual arts depicting imagery of Maine on Monday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit showcases the diversity of subject matter in Maine which has long been a source …

A Feast For The Eyes
6 Free Street
Maxwell Erwin
Please join us for the opening reception of "A Feast For The Eyes," illustrations of the macrabre by Maxwell Erwin. The shop is open our regular business hours starting at 10am but we'll have our opening party from …

Abstract Escape
345 Fore Street
Gelatin plate monoprints, acrylic on paper
Adrian Baker
Vena's Fizz House
A Maine native, Adrian grew up in Freeport and attended Freeport High School where she was inspired and encouraged by her wonderful art teacher. She attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, studying Studio Art and the intersections …

Acoustic Driftwood @ Creative Portland
84 Free Street
Creative Portland
Acoustic Driftwood is a rock, blues, and soul band that features three members of the Driftwood Barn Band, a Portland-based group. Scott Steidl (keyboard), Jo Carpenito (guitar), and Lauren Steidl (vocals) play original music and covers from a …

Americans Abroad, 1860–1915
7 Congress Square
Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and more
Portland Museum of Art
Featuring magnificent works by artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and more, Americans Abroad, 1860–1915 examines watercolors, prints, and paintings by American artists who travelled to Europe for training and inspiration in the late 19th century.

Anna Queen: "ASSIST" & Cody Stack: "chicken"
82 Parris Street
Sculpture and painting
Anna Queen and Cody Stack
New System Exhibitions
Anna Queen, an artist working in Rockland, unveils new sculpture in her first exhibition in Portland. Cody Stack, an artist living and working in Portland, presents, "chicken," an exhibition of his recent paintings.

Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture
7 Congress Square
Isamu Noguch
Portland Museum of Art
This exhibition brings aspects of his varied production together, complicating notions of form and function and using the juxtaposition of materials, shapes, and techniques to encourage audiences to reimagine their sense of what sculpture can be.

Birds of My Father
31 Forest Avenue
Jo Goiran
Sanctuary Tattoo
Jo Goiran's current work was inspired by postage stamp birds her father created when she was a young girl. He rarely created art, but she has vivid memories of him bending over the table, using tweezers to carefully …

Color and Light
568 Congress Street
Oil and acrylic on canvas
Rhonda Pearle
Bridge Gallery
Meet the artists at Bridge Gallery, the working studio/gallery of Rhonda Pearle and Gary Perlmutter. Gary is a classical realist painter, creating beautiful realistic still lifes. Rhonda is an expressive painter, using brilliant colors and moving paint strokes …

Dis[ABILITIES] Opening Reception
61 Pleasant Street
Rachelle Leon
Art House Picture Frames
Rachelle Leon was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in the surrounding town of Winthrop. She shortly attended the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston, for photography. While there she discovered her passion for the pen and she …

61 Pleasant Street
Rachelle Leon
Art House Picture Frames
In her latest photography series dis[ABILITIES], Rachelle Leon set out to photograph others who live with disabilities and/or illnesses, including herself. Before she embarked on this endeavor, she didnÂ’t expect to develop friendships and an extended support system. …

Dorothea and Rose: Berlin to New York City
13 Brown Street
Watercolor; box construction; collage
Leo Rabkin
Dorothea Herz Rabkin (1921-2008), had a remarkable life full of tragedy and joy. She and her twin sister Rose were born in Berlin, Germany in 1921. Their father was Jewish, their mother not. When Hitler came to …

Eios Glass - Von Dabs
432 Fore Street
Borosilicate glass
Eios Glass
The Blazin Ace
Von Dabs is a presentation of new work from Eios Glass (Grant Fitzcharles). His use of difficult techniques and vibrant colors come together to make Fillacellos? Flying Eyeballs! Even ball peen hammers. Eios is a Maine based artist …

Embracing Autumn
68 Commercial Street
Pastel on panel
Anastasia Gatto
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans is celebrating the change of season with the pastel works of Anastasia Gatto. Gatto, an accomplished encaustic artist, ruminates on the colors of autumn with expressive pastel landscapes. Additional autumnal paintings by notable Maine aritsts …

Enduring Understandings, 2018 MAEA Art Educator Members Exhibition
522 Congress St.
Maine College of Art
Features artwork in a variety of mediums from Maine K-12 and other art teachers who are members of the Maine Art Education Association. On View: Sept. 26 - Oct. 18, 2018, First Floor at Maine College of Art

Exhibition Opening of Maine Brews
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Maine Historical Society celebrates the stateÂ’s craft brew industry! Visit Maine Historical Society to see our newest exhibition, Maine Brews. MaineÂ’s more than 90 craft breweries are booming and winning national awards in 2018, but how did …

First Friday Author Chat
519 Congress Street
Mechanics' Hall
Meet author Jane Sloven who wrote "Termination of Benefits" and her co-authors for "Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our MothersÂ’ Stories" - Maggie Butler, Cheryl Gillespie, Jenny Radsma, and Martha Rice.

Fork Food Lab Open House
72 Parris Street
Fork Food Lab
Come by Fork Food Lab to see where over 40 food entrepreneurs have started their food company! Member goods for sale, beer, wine, and tours of the facility.

Holly Manneck
98 Cross Street N
Mixed media
Holly Manneck
Stockbridge Collection
American Pop Artist

Home: Reflections on Place
5 Monument Square
Group exhibit
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Leaving oneÂ’s home and finding another and assimilating ideas of family, culture, and community in a new place are part of the immigrant experience. In this show we have asked each artist to document this experience and reflect …

Laura Jasek: Have a Heart
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Drawings and prints
Laura Jasek
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is thrilled to present “Have a Heart,” the first solo exhibition by Laura Jasek. The show will run from September 22 through October 27, 2018. The gallery will host a talk with the artist on …

Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways
522 Congress Street
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Opening reception on First Friday, Oct. 5, 5pm-8pm. The artists in Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways challenge the idea that migration is an exception or a crisis, showing viewers that migration is now the norm, inscribed …

Masters Apprentices Exhibiton
521 Congress Street
Maine Craft Portland
The Maine Craft AssociationÂ’s Craft Apprentice Program (MaineCAP) offers Maine-based master craft artists and apprentices the opportunity to learn, create, and celebrate. Maine Craft Portland is pleased to exhibit the work of this year's MaineCAP Masters and Apprentices, …

267 Congress Street
Joan Busing
Maine Jewish Museum
Maine Jewish Museum: Artists Joan Busing, Sara Crisp, and Shelley Jordon will exhibit their distinct art work at the Maine Jewish Museum through October 26th. Moon Series by Joan Busing (Monoprints) Spiegel Gallery The paintings (monoprints) represented in this exhibit …

New England Art Book Fair
538 Congress Street
The third annual New England Art Book Fair features independent publishers and artists from across the country. Browse and buy limited edition books, zines, and ephemera that explore the convergence of publishing, art, identity and storytelling. More information …

Nightmare on Congress St.
643 Congress Street
Marker and acrylic paint
Paul Sandberg
Bomb Diggity Arts
A celebration of all things spooky scary. Multi-media group show featuring images from your favorite horror movies, the stuff of nightmares, and whatever's been hiding in your closet. Through Nov. 30.

No blue, no green
795 Congress Street
Oil and phosphorescent pigment on canvas
Krisanne Baker
Immerse yourself in the underwater explorations of ecoartist and water activist Krisanne Baker. Oil paint musings on glowing phosphorescent Phytoplankton and the symbiotic systems of the Gulf of Maine. Image credit: Krisanne Baker Image info: Left: Phytoplankton Dreaming II, …

Nurture In Nature - An On Going Study
336 Fore Street
Hannah Sullivan Day
Hannah Sullivan Day is a local artist based in the Portland area who engages with the landscapes of Maine through the classical medium of painting. During their practice, Day is continually conversing with a language of importance and …

Open House Featuring Work by Crystal Cawley
246 Danforth Street
Letterpress & embroidery
Crystal Cawley

Opening Reception for Spiritus Ex Machina
519 Congress Street
Gregg Harper
Mechanics' Hall
Spiritus Ex Machina: New Work by Gregg Harper explores the "machinations" of popular spiritualism. Individual works combine painting, drawing, and photography with found objects, ephemera, textiles, and some thread work.

Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan
7 Congress Square
Cut colored paper on paper, diluted tempera and felt tip pen on paper, linoleum cut on rice paper
Ashley Bryan
Portland Museum of Art
Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan is the first major art museum exhibition in Maine for the award-winning 95-year-old artist and Little Cranberry Island resident, a pioneer of African and African American representation in the children's …

passivhausMAINE Thermographic Projection
519 Congress Street
Mechanics Hall
passivhausMAINE took a walk on the streets of Portland with a thermographic camera last year. Using Mechanics' Hall as inspiration, passivhausMAINE, with VIA, has developed a slide show to highlight the benefits of highest performance, lowest energy, most …

Portland: Through the Lens
28 Monument Way
Public Market House
This month The Public Market House features photographers Steven Tsaitsios and Easton Plourde. Tsaitsios can often be seen around town with a skateboard in one hand and a camera in the other. He has always dabbled in photography but …

67 India Street
Acrylic - breath
Marni Prince
Coffee By Design, India St.
Prana – Sanskrit for “breath”, is the life-giving force permeating the universe and the energy that we are all derived from. From stars to cells, everything is made of the same matter. Through the use of my own …

620 Congress Street
Acrylic - breath
Marni Prince
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Prana – Sanskrit for “breath”, is the life-giving force permeating the universe and the energy that we are all derived from. From stars to cells, everything is made of the same matter. Through the use of my own …

Some Reliable Truths About Chairs
516 Congress Street
The UMVA Gallery
The UMVA Gallery (516 Congress Street in Portland) is hosting an exhibition, Some Reliable Truths About Chairs, a juried group exhibit of 2D and 3D Art on the simple premise of chairs. The idea of art being reliable …

Sun System Press for the New England Art Book Fair
538 Congress Street
Sun System Press
SPACE Window
Sun System Press displays overlapping images that create kinetic visual patterns to engage the viewer from multiple angles. The installation consists of images printed on transparency paper, which were taken around a toxic swamp in New Jersey. The …

Swamp Thing
534 Congress Street
Sun System Press
SPACE Gallery
Sun System Press presents a collection of large-scale murals and wallpaper that are based on their site-responsive installations and publishing collaborations over the past several years. The installation highlights printing techniques the collective has used within their practice …

Tim Bavington: Rock & Roll Abstraction
522 Congress Street
Tim Bavington
Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art
Abstract painter translates Rolling Stones, Beatles, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix songs into visual experiences. On view through October 19, Friday - Sunday, 11am-5pm.