Casco Bay Artisans (CBA), an international fine art gallery, was founded in 2012 in Portland, ME.
CBA currently represents over seventy (70) artists from around the world, with a focus here in Maine. CBA showcases many art mediums to include: oil; watercolor; acrylic; pastel and pallet knife paintings; marble, steel, found art object, marble, soap stone and paper sculptures; art jewelry; pewter; porcelain; glass and stained glass; and handmade fine art furniture.
CBA has a team of eight (8) artists (sculptors; painters; art professors; jewelry designers; textile designers) who assist in the curation of the art to keep it fresh, exciting and always exceptionally well curated. Each year CBA’s curating team, lead by Casco Bay Artisans’ owner, Jennifer Swarts, spends a week curating new art that has been submitted and sought after.
Jennifer’s motto has always been, “Two Heads Are Better Than One” and is committed to seeking out opinions of other respected art professionals, through the curating process, to enable the best in variety and quality.
An artist herself, Jen truly believes that in order to operate a successful art gallery it must have at least one leader who is also an artist. “Presenting art to a potential gallery for show and sale can be very intimidating for the inquiring artist however experienced this person may be, and I make it my business to never discount the effort that each artists has brought to my preverbal table and treat each inquiry with the utmost integrity and follow through regardless of the outcome…..it is hard to put your art and soul out there, and we at Casco Bay Artisans honor this as we curate the finest art we can find here and Maine and around the world to present to you.”
CBA accepts artists inquiries ongoing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.