Welcome

Established in 1977 by Peggy Greenhut Golden,  Greenhut Galleries is Portland, Maine’s oldest year round gallery.  Located in the heart of the historic Old Port district, Greenhut Galleries exhibits the work of Maine’s finest contemporary artists.  Voted “Best Art Gallery in Portland” by both Down East Magazine and the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald, the gallery is an integral part of the vibrant downtown art scene. Visit our ARTISTS page to view the works of our diverse and distinguished artists.

  • Greenhut is open year-round: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
  • Our main gallery features a rotating exhibition of work by all of the artists represented by Greenhut.  The back gallery features solo exhibitions. Both gallery shows are changed on a monthly basis.
  • We offer museum quality archival framing.
  • We will ship anywhere.
  • Contact us via email at info@greenhutgalleries.com or by phone at 888.772.2693

 

Kelley Lehr and John Danos, Owners/ Directors

After 20 years in the legal industry, Kelley and John decided to put their humanities degrees to better use and pursue a dream by purchasing Greenhut from Peggy Golden in 2016.  Kelley holds a B.A. in English from UCLA and an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago.  Her writing has been published in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion.  John obtained at B.A in English and History from Rice University and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.  As a civil litigator, John was able to devote many hours to pro bono legal matters, fighting for public interest causes in which he believes.  Kelley and John are members of the Director’s Circle at the Portland Museum of Art and are excited to become a part of and supporters of the Portland art community.

Roy Germon, Shop Manager

Roy received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts. He is a painter and internationally published illustrator. Roy comes to Greenhut from an art conservation and printmaking background. He relocated to Maine with his wife, daughter and son from NYC in 2003.

Jessica McCarthy Myer, Gallery Manager

Jessica completed her MFA in 2013 with a concentration in children’s book illustration. She is actively pursuing part time freelance illustration and has exhibited her work at North Yarmouth Academy and the Children’s Museum in Portland.

Jessica was director and curator of Vestibule 594 from 2015-2017, and has done additional curatorial work with the Union of Maine Visual Artists, a nonprofit associated with the Maine Arts Journal where she now serves on the editorial board.

Chris Beneman

Chris is a graduate of Bates College. She has lived in the Portland area for over 30 years during which time she and her husband raised three daughters. Chris is a printmaker and painter, and a member of the Peregrine Press here in Portland.

Peggy Greenhut Golden, Founder

A native New Yorker, Ms. Golden opened Greenhut Galleries in 1977.  She has worked tirelessly for the past 39 years on behalf of Greenhut artists and the Portland community. Greenhut Galleries has presented shows in support of the Maine Women’s Lobby, National Breast Cancer Awareness. She believes fiercely in giving back to the Portland community and enriching the Portland experience.

Her involvement has included serving on the board of Big Sounds from All Over, an appointment by the City Council to serve on the Portland Public Art Committee for 20 plus years, serving as a Commissioner of the Maine Arts Commission under Governor Angus King and serving on the advisory board of the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, an artist in residency program located on Westport Island, Maine.  In addition, she was a member of the Maine Small Business Alliance, and the past Vice Chair of Maine Friends of Seeds of Peace.

Currently, she is an advisor to the Maine Gallery & Studio Guide, a member of the Director’s Circle at the Portland Museum of Art, and a board member of the Maine Jewish Film Festival.