Portland Art Gallery

154 Middle St

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 956 - 7105


Open daily from 10 am - 5:30 pm.


We are available to assist you online 24/7.


Please use the contact form below, call us at (207) 956 - 7105, or email



Emma Wilson,

Gallery Director

Emma has been the Director of the Portland Art Gallery since 2015. She is typically at the gallery Monday through Friday but is available seven days a week. Emma is responsible for curating our artist roster, and works directly with clients to find the perfect pieces for collectors. Before joining the gallery, Emma worked as the Development Director for the Wayfinder schools. Before that, she spent three years as a Tour Coordinator at the Portland Museum of Art. Emma has a BA in Sociology from Alfred University and a Master's in Social Work from Boston University. She lives in Portland, Maine, and is actively involved with several non-profits and her three children.

To contact Emma Wilson directly, call (207) 956 - 7105 or email 

Sean Thomas,

Gallery Manager

Sean joined the Portland Art Gallery staff in January of 2024 but has been contributing freelance photography and videography work since 2011. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Photography, Sean has been immersed in the medium his entire life. Sean can be found at the gallery Sunday through Thursday. Through his many years of artist portrait work, video interviews, and gallery interactions, he has acquired a strong knowledge of the art community in Maine. Sean lives full time in South Portland and is actively pursuing creative projects through digital and film photography. 

To contact Sean Thomas directly, call 207-956-7105 or email

Grace Atwood, 

Gallery Associate

Grace joined the Portland Art Gallery team after completing her undergraduate degree in Art History and Studio Art from Clark University in 2023. She grew up here in Portland, Maine and is excited to be engaging with and learning from the art community in her home state through hands-on experience at the gallery. Grace is a full-time member of the team and is ready to assist visitors and artists alike Saturday through Tuesday.

To contact Grace directly, call 207-956-7105 or email


Missy Dunaway


Missy has been with Portland Art Gallery since 2018 as a staff member and a represented artist. This duality in perspective and her multitude of accomplishments provide her with an in-depth understanding of the visual and academic language that our artists present. Her enthusiasm for the arts and close attention to detail, exemplified by her current studies at the Academy of Realism in Boston, enrich each patron’s experience.

To contact Missy directly, call 207-956-7105 or email


"The Maine Women’s Project is a special initiative that I decided to launch at the beginning of this year. It’s my way to celebrate some of the amazing women leading our community and to bring attention to their inspiring work. This month, I’m honored to focus on Emma Wilson and encourage you (in her honor!) to explore the Portland Art Gallery, Portland Museum of Art, and more of our incredible local arts." - Heather Shields

Emma Wilson is a tireless advocate for the power of the arts to transform lives and uplift our community. I'm constantly inspired by her mission to elevate artists and deepen the impact of creative enterprise. As the Director of the Portland Art Gallery, she knows how the arts can connect us in unexpected ways. I’m honored to feature Emma in the Maine Women's Project. Click here to learn more about Emma Wilson.