Meet the Staff – Abby Daggett, Gallery Manager of The Works

She may have been born and raised in Kennebunk, but Abby Daggett, our “new this spring” Manager of The Works on Maine Art Hill, hasn’t stayed still since graduating from high school. “I have lived in Kennebunk, Boston, Dublin, Ireland and Italy in Venice, Rome, Florence,” shares Daggett. “School and studies prompted most of my travels…. Read more »

New Manager at Maine Art Prints and Framing – Opening This Spring!

After her college years at St. Michaels College in Vermont where she not only earned her BA in Art but also played basketball for this small division 2 school. Even with her background in art she was drawn to the retail setting and was immediate management material. From apparel to art she has had experience with running and managing a small business. So when Natalie called, she was intrigued. At this time we don’t have any hoops schedule to be installed at the gallery, but we convinced her Maine Art was a place she could easily snuggle in and find a place for herself.

Meet the Staff – Ryan Cadigan

Born in Portland, Maine and raised in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Ryan has the distinction of being a local. Even though he has lived in New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut and California, Maine is still the place he calls home.“I went to Hamilton College in New York. I received my BA in English and Creative Writing with a minor in Environmental Studies in 2011,” says Cadigan. “Now I am a University of New Hampshire Creative Writing MFA candidate and entering my second year.”

Meet the Staff – John Spain, Owner of Maine Art

It may have started with musicals like Jesus Christ Super Star and Choral Camp at the University of Maine in Orono or a favorite teacher who guided his interests toward the art department, but it ended as the lead singer in a rock band and the owner of a successful gallery. That’s right, being the front man is nothing new for John Spain. Even though, it is more common to find the owner of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture in jeans and a dress shirt, not black leather pants and a tank top, his love of music and the arts has never waivered.

Meet the Staff – Donna Speirs

“The day I closed on my house in Hampstead, NH, I went to Foxwoods Casino. Isn’t that on the way to Kennebunk? Anyway, I sat next to a wonderful woman for over three hours. She was from Kennebunk, and one of the owners of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture. It only took me five years before I made it into the gallery to see Francesca again,” says Speirs, “and I’m still here.”

Meet the Staff – Patrick Harrison

In 2012, Patrick graduated from New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH earning his BFA in Illustration. With a successful senior show, he attempted to make it in “the big city”. However, he quickly grew homesick for the beautiful landscapes and slower lifestyle of his home state.

Meet the Staff – Trisha Winslow

Trisha Winslow came to Maine Art quite by accident. She didn’t apply or submit a resume or even inquire about an open position. She just wandered down the stairs from the second floor and found a quiet niche that suited her. That was three years ago. Now, she is the voice behind our blog and the face behind the desk at Maine Art Shows.