Creative Portland presents "All The Great Trees" - a juried exhibition of local art

  • October 16, 2019

84 Free Street | Portland, ME | 04101 | 207-370-4784 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 15, 2019

ALL THE GREAT TREES- Fall 2019 Juried Art Exhibition


Nineteenartists have been selected for Creative Portland’s upcoming juried art exhibition, ALL THE GREAT TREES, which will open to the public on October 24, 2019 and run

through April 2020, Monday through Friday, from 10am-4pm. The Creative Portland Gallery is located at 84 Free Street, directly across from the back entrance of Maine College of Art.

The group art show, representing a diverse group of established and emerging artists from Greater Portland, will feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, and mixed-media work. For Creative Portland’s fifth juried exhibition, Executive Director Dinah Minot assembled a volunteer curatorial team of artists and arts administrators, including: 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, Creative Portland, Maine College of Art, and Indigo Arts Alliance; Dinah Minot, Creative Portland; and Bonnie Norlander, Your Art Partner.

The final list of artists will be revealed at an artists’ opening reception on October 23rd from 5:30-7pm and will include the following:

Artists from Brunswick

Charlotte Duncan, Judith Long

Artist from Buxton

Kaylin Cook

Artist from Cape Elizabeth

Mary Anne Cary, Clara Cohan, Martha Mickles

Artist from Cumberland Center

CE Morse

Artist from Peaks Island

Arthur Fink

Artists from Portland

Judith Allen-Efstathiou, Kat Miller, Maggie Nelson, Raj Saha, Dave Wade

Artist from Pownal

Jan Pieter v. Voorst v. Beest

Artist from Saco

Ramune Bulmer

Artists from South Portland

Jim Flahaven, Dara Jarrendt, Michele McDonald, Jeffrey Stevensen

All artwork will be for sale and the exhibit will be open to the public for a six-month period, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 4pm, through mid-April 2020. A public opening will be held in tandem with a Maine Suffrage Centennial Celebration, highlighting the arts community involvement in United We Bloom, a Daffodil Tribute Memorial project, during First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 1st, from 5:30-8pm.

With the theme of “all the great trees” as the subject for the open call, Ms. Minot and the curatorial team asked artists throughout Greater Portland to submit work representing the wonders of nature and a tribute to all the great trees in our lives, through both literal and abstract interpretations. The eclectic and promising response from 100 artists, providing over 200 submissions, answered the call with work across the full spectrum of two dimensional artistic mediums.

“Once again, during the jury’s selection process, I asked each team member to acknowledge if they already knew the submitting artist. How many of the artists were unknown to our curatorial team?” wondered Minot. “It was particularly thrilling to discover artists that had never submitted before, and that were previously unknown to an illustrious jury of arts educators, curators, and arts administrators.”

Creative Portland’s fifth juried show, All The Great Trees,replaces the organization’s former exhibition, Immersion,which hung from April to October 2019. As the city of Portland’s official nonprofit arts agency, Creative Portland’s mission is to support the creative economy through the arts by providing essential resources, by fostering partnerships, and by promoting Portland's artistic talents and cultural assets.

The Creative Portland Board of Directors consists of President David Brenerman, Vice President Kate Anker, Treasurer Gib Foltz, Secretary Brian Marshall, and Nicole Barna, Peter Bass, Lisa Bloss, Mufalo Chitam, Raffi Der Simonian, Daniel Minter, Greg Mitchell (ex officio), Gerard Salvo, and Mayor Ethan Strimling (ex officio).

If you would like more information about Creative Portland’s All The Great Treesexhibition, please contact Dinah Minot, Executive Director, at 207-370-4784,, or Emily Southard, Program Assistant, at


Dinah Minot, Executive Director Emily Southard, Program Assistant 207-370-4784
84 Free Street, Portland, ME
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Exhibiting Artists:

Treehouse, Raj Saha
Acrylic marker on board
Raj Saha is a Portland artist and a scientist and educator by profession – he is a lecturer in the geology department at Bates College.


Touching Trees 1, Charlotte Duncan
Charlotte Duncan is a Brunswick-based photographer and a BFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Sumac in Snow, CE Morse
CE Morse is a professional photographer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.

Les Feuilles d'Automne, Judith Long
Monotype, collage, Mylar overlay
Judith Long is an artist based in Brunswick, where she is a member of Points of View Artists.

Menora Tree, Martha Mickles
Silver gelatin print
Martha Mickles graduated from Colby College (BA) and the University of Southern Maine (BFA). She works with Lifetouch National School Studios.



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Portland   ME  04101