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 

Emma McHold Burke,

Gallery Manager

Emma Mc. joined Portland Art Gallery in April of 2020 after graduating from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a BFA in Painting. Emma quickly became a full-time staff member and can be found at the gallery Wednesday through Sunday. Emma Mc.’s strong knowledge of art history, coupled with the connection she has cultivated with our artists, allows her to share unique insights with our patrons and clients. Additionally, she is responsible for overseeing and contributing to our marketing efforts. Emma lives full-time in East Bayside and is an active member of the arts community in Portland, Maine.

To contact Emma McHold Burke directly, call 207-956-7105 or email

Nikki Fontaine

Nikki moved to Maine after an accomplished career in New York City's make-up and special effects industry. Originally from Massachusetts, Nikki has returned to New England. Her previous experience in client relationships has been an excellent addition to Portland Art Gallery's part-time team. Nikki welcomes our visitors and has a talent for learning more about our clients to cater to their needs. Nikki now lives in the East End, where she also engages in her art practice.

To contact Nikki 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.