The Smaha Gallery is located in the core of the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Named by the Smaha Family to honor their mother, Agnes, the Gallery exhibits the work of Maine artists.
Display Your Work
Are you a Maine artist? Would you like to see your work grace the walls of the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House? If so, please get in touch with us for an application or to discuss this opportunity. Please email SmahaGallery@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.
Agnes B. Smaha Gallery
The Smaha Gallery was named by the family of Agnes Smaha in her memory and as a testament to her tenacity. Mrs. Smaha took up painting later in life and pursued her craft with dedication and enthusiasm.
Agnes B. Smaha was born in Lawrence, MA in 1916. She moved to Maine in 1936 with her husband, John M. Smaha where they joined John’s brother in the grocery business and later went on to open their own store in Legion Square, South Portland. Agnes took up painting when she was in her 50s in what was one of the more fortunate random occurrences in the universe. While playing golf, a friend suggested that Agnes join her in taking painting classes from a local artist. This launched a prolific period of art production in her life, which she enjoyed until she was no longer able to hold a brush. She produced many pieces, mostly in oil. Mrs. Smaha died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on December 7, 2011.