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Creative Portland Art Gallery

 

2020 VISION: Past, Present, and Future

 

 

Image: Diane Dahlke, Innocence and Experience, acrylic on canvas, 44" x 33" $3,000

 

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All The Great Trees Exhibition - Fall 2019

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Come take a walk in the woods with us at Creative Portland! Creative Portland celebrated the opening of its fifth juried show All the Great Trees with a reception on October 19th, 2019. The group art show, representing established and emerging artists from Greater Portland, featured paintings, photography, prints, drawings, and mixed-media work.

Curatorial Team: Bruce Brown curator emeritus at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Catherine Callahan, artist, Amy Hagberg, University of Southern Maine; Rusty Lamer, landscape architect; Daniel Minter, Indigo Arts Alliance, Maine College of Art; Dinah Minot, Creative Portland; and Bonnie Norlander, Your Art Partner.

 
Exhibiting Artists: Judith Allen-Efstathiou, Ramune Bulmer, Mary Anne Cary, Clara Cohan, Kaylin Cook, Charlotte Duncan, Arthur Fink, Jim Flahaven, Dara Jarrendt, Judith Long, Michele McDonald, Kerry Micheals, Martha Mickles, Kat Miller, C.E. Morse, Maggie Nelson, Raj Saha, Jeffrey Stevenson, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, David Wade. 

 

Immersion Exhibition - Spring 2019

  

  

 
Creative Portland celebrated the opening of its fourth juried show On The Verge with a reception on April 24th, 2019. The group art show, representing established and emerging artists from Greater Portland, featured paintings, photography, prints, drawings, and mixed-media work.
 
Curatorial Team: Kate Anker, Running With Scissors; Nelson Bruns, sculptor; Titi De Baccarat, artist; Annie Lloyd Witte, artist; Dinah Minot, Creative Portland; Alice Spencer, TEMPOart; Stephen Walsh, University of Southern Maine; and Jay York, photographer.
 
Exhibiting artists: Peg Becksvoort, Lydia Jane Brown, CeCe Camacho, Anita Clearfield, Rebecca Cote, Andy Curran, Anna Dibble, Amy Hagberg, Rob Hammond, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Maryjane Johnston, Cliff Kucine, Sarah McCullough, Olga Merrill, Jack Montgomery, Jenny Scheu, Carter Shappy, and TJ Whitmore. 

On The Verge Exhibition - Fall 2018

  

  

 
Creative Portland celebrated the opening of its third juried show On The Verge with a reception on October 24th, 2018. The group art show, representing established and emerging artists from Greater Portland, will featured paintings, photography, prints, drawings, and mixed-media work.
 
Curatorial Team: Kate Anker, Running With Scissors; Jaime DeSimone, Portland Museum of Art; Cooper Dragonette, artist; Michel Droge, artist; Danielle Frye, Dorothea & Leo Rabkin Foundation; Jen McDermott, University of Southern Maine; Dinah Minot, Creative Portland; and John Ripton, Union of Maine Visual Artists.
 
Exhibiting artists: Tabitha Barnard, Andy Bustin, Will Byers, Catherine Callahan, Diane Dahlke, Alicia Ethridge, Erin McGee Ferrell, Laurie Fisher, Karolyn Greenstreet, Larry Hayden, Megan Jones, Jenny La Macchia Campbell, Lin Lisberger, Larinda Meade, Elijah River, Salazar, Stephen Walsh, and Jaime Wing.

(Almost) Black & White Exhibition - Spring 2018

 

Creative Portland celebrated the opening of its spring juried show (Almost) Black & White with a reception on April 26th, 2018. Attendees included artists, cultural leaders, and other members of Portland's creative community. A public opening will be held on May 4th during First Friday Art Walk from 6:30-8pm.

The group art show, representing established and emerging artists from Greater Portland, will feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, and mixed-media work. Creative Portland’s Executive Director Dinah Minot assembled a volunteer curatorial team of professionals, recruiting a stellar group of curators from local arts organizations. Exhibiting artists are Kifah Abdulla, Sofia Aldinio, Mark Barnette, Chris Beneman, Sissy Buck, Douglas Campbell, Kyle Dubay, Julia Durgee, Christian Farnsworth, Arthur Fink, Yelena Fiske, Clint Fulkerson, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Molly Minot Hubley, Isaac Jaegerman, Rabee Kiwan, Colby Myer, Lewis Rossignol, Noriko Sakanishi, Judith Schneider, Jason Weinberg, John Wilson, and JoJo Zeitlin. 

 

Best of Portland Exhibition - Fall 2017

  

  

  

 

Our Space

In January 2017, Creative Portland launched an inviting street presence in the heart of the arts district, with a multi-use community & gallery space, open to the public weekdays from 10-4. Our first open call for our first juried art exhibit, selected by a volunteer curatorial team of twelve, received over 150 entries from emerging and established Greater Portland artists. The “Best of Portland” art exhibition hung through April 2018. All local art is for sale so please bring your checkbooks when you visit us at 84 Free Street :) 

The gallery exhibition will change every six months, with openings in October and August. 

Questions? Email Program Assistant Emily Southard at emily@creativeportland.com