About

  Preserving your art in the Portland area for over 30 years. 

Our designers will listen to your ideas at Casco Bay Frames and Gallery because we know that the art you choose to surround you at work and at home is personal and should reflect who you are and what you want to project. Come in and talk to one of our talented staff. Each of our team members has a unique perspective, but all are knowledgeable and dedicated to the success of your project. If you would like to know more about the designers, read their biographies to the left and learn more about them.

Our Team

Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser

has been a member of the Casco Bay Frames team since 2005. Michael is a life long artist who began to develop his skills at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, where he grew up. While he studied for only one year at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Michael's desire and discipline as an artist have continued to grow with each turn in his career. Michael made a recent move to Portland from North Hero, Vermont to dedicate more time to his artwork and to collaborate with his artist sister and Portland resident, Elizabeth Fraser. A passionate painter, Michael works primarily in oils, but also enjoys experimenting in watercolors. His inspiration for painting comes from the New England landscape and the Lake Champlain region of Vermont where Michael spent all of his childhood summers and the past 7 years of his life prior to moving to Maine.

Experience
8 years custom picture framing experience. 5 years at CBF&G, 2 years at the House of Frames, South Portland, Maine and 1 Year at Sunset Art Studio in Tenafly, NJ. Attended Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. Accomplished Oil Painter http://www.champart.com/ Master Carpenter Oil Painting Restoration and Cleaning You can view more of Michael's work at his website: http://www.artbymichaelfraser.com

Michael Argondizza

Michael Argondizza

Michael has been a part of the CBF & G team since 2010, bringing with him over 15 years of framing and retail experience. Mike is a established artist who prefers to work from nature, although weather permitting will work from his imagination. First exposure to painting was from grandmother Violet Colby, an artist from Wiscasset. Influenced and inspired by Matisse, Monet, Cezanne, Turner, Rothko, Henry Moore, an artistic family, friends and four legged companions. Also sculpts and plays electric bass and guitar. Lives in Deering Center and likes the Boston Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and the New England Patriots.
Holly

Holly

Holly was raised in northern Maine where picking potatoes was her first job. She graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Communications. Holly has been framing for 14 years. Her well rounded ability to work all aspects of a framing order, combined with her design skills make her a real asset to Casco Bay Frames and Gallery. Holly is winner of the national "Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper" contest, which brought her to The Today Show and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Her work in multi media collage was recently featured in the book, "Exhibition 36: Mixed Media Demonstrations and Explorations" (Tuttle, 2008). In her spare time she enjoys collecting Pez dispensers and creating stuffed monsters.
Click Here to read about Holly winning the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest.

Check out Holly's websites:
www.lostmonster.com
www.artforsmallspaces.net

Katie King

Katie King

Katie was born and raised in Topsham, moving to Kennebunk when she was nine. Having been brought up in a house with a thick forest as her playground, and spending her teenage years by the sea, Katie is a Mainer through and through, and you can see it in her photography. “I can never take enough pictures of the ocean.” she says. Next to photography, Katie is effervescently passionate about music. After working with a musician and friend in Nashville on his first EP, and currently on his first full length album, Katie dreams of managing a band and working as a photographer in the music industry. Katie studied Communications at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy where she hopes to return very soon and see more of the world.
Matthew Fox Rosler

Matthew Fox Rosler

"Growing up in New York City, I can remember many trips to the Whitney Museum to see Alexander Calder's wire sculptures and mobiles. They were playful and alive, silent and meditative. The simple forms and balance of kinetic sculpture has always fascinated and inspired my artwork. Mobiles have the ability to constantly reward the viewer with a new experience each time we look at them. They are ever changing and constant, all at the same time, and this ability to remain between two realities is what makes them so interesting to create and enjoy.” Matthew Fox Rosler is a graduate of Bates College with a BA in Classical and Medieval Studies with a focus in Art History. Born and raised in New York City, he has always loved art and museums especially the Met. During his junior year, Matt studied abroad in Rome, Italy and has backpacked around Europe, Africa, and China. He loves Roman portraiture, photography, work on paper, and bass guitars. You can spot him around Portland on one of his bicycles or in a trout stream trying and failing to catch fish.
Maya Kuvaja

Maya Kuvaja

Maya joined the team in 2016 with 15 years of picture framing experience. Born in Boston in 1975 and raised in coastal Maine, I earned my degree from Maine College of Art and moved to rural western Maine where I currently paint in my studio in the woods. My mixed media paintings and collages are inquiries into the relationship between nature, science and spirituality, exploring the the tenuous qualities of memory and perception. My art seeks to attain a deeper understanding of human perception, interaction with the natural world, and the ways by which we create our own realities. http://mayakuvaja.yolasite.com/
Beth O'Malley

Beth O'Malley

Beth joined the Casco Bay Frames team at the beginning of 2016. She has studied drawing and painting through MECA’s Continuing Studies program since 2010, and has an ever-growing enthusiasm for color relationships. She drew with pencil, until in college she discovered Joseph Albers color theory exercises. Following path has led her to the buttery textures and rich colors of oil painting, and to a number of Maine painters as inspiration, notably Janet Conlon Manyan. She paints regularly with “The Mill Painters” at the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook, a group of 10 painters who met through classes with Janet at Maine College of Art. “Don’t think of things as objects, think of them as spots of color coming one against another…When you go out to paint and things mean only spots of color to you, you have your painter’s eye with you.” -Charles Hawthorne
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