About Us

  Preserving your art in the Portland area for over 35 years. 

Our designers will listen to your ideas at Casco Bay Frames & 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

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.

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 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 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.
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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 joined the team in 2016 with 15 years of picture framing experience. Artist Maya Kuvaja uses found, discarded paper ephemera, maps, and vintage book pages to create her collages and mixed media paintings. With a variety of techniques and materials, she blends drawing, painting and collage to create new narratives populated with birds, insects, flora and fauna. Text, printed images, and rescued bits of paper are recontextualized and combined with Maya’s painted and drawn images from memories and dreams to create intuitive stories. Born in Boston ( Maya Amrich ) and raised in the small coastal Maine town of Saco, Kuvaja earned her degree in painting from Maine College of Art in Portland and later moved to Bridgton in rural western Maine. There she creates artwork in her studio in the woods and shares a busy home with husband Jay, two boys, a dog, a goldfish, and many houseplants. A Maine Arts Commission grant recipient, her artwork is shown in galleries and venues in northern New England and collected internationally. -- http://mayakuvaja.yolasite.com/

Annie Conant

Annie came to Portland from Western Massachusetts. She grew up in Pittsfield and received her BFA in painting from UMass Amherst. Annie describes her painting style as minimalist realism and works with a theme of self-perception. With an abstracted view of the body she particularly focuses on the parts of us we are most visually familiar with: our hands, legs, and feet. She tends to use pastel hues that reflect her own soft and feminine perception of herself. When Annie isn’t painting she is spending time with Thunder, her 10 year old chihuahua mix, or tearing up the dance floor at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge

Summer D'Amato

Summer D’Amato was born and raised along the Long Island Sound in Fairfield, Connecticut. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She moved to Portland in October, 2020 and has worked at CBF&G since March, 2021. Printmaking is her preferred medium, but she enjoys doing mixed media sculptural work as well. Summer makes art about the relationships between our natural, physical world, the dream world, and the spiritual world. Growing up in a beach town has created a strong bond between herself and the ocean. She uses nature, especially the beach, references from her dreams, and home-like structures as visual tools to create surreal and abstract art. She does this in order to explain her personal experiences with all three worlds. When you can’t find Summer here, you can find her exploring the Greater Portland Area, as this is new territory for her, and there’s a lot to explore.