The Portland gallery scene expands by one as Susan Porter, proprietor of Addison Woolley Gallery, is back in business.

Porter, who formerly operated Addison Woolley in the Old Port, is opening a new, full-time gallery at 123 Washington Ave.

“We will be part of the new artistic frontier of the East Bayside/Munjoy Hill neighborhoods,” Porter said in an e-mail to gallery friends. “We will remain a photography gallery primarily, with a smattering of painters, printmakers, etc., as we have been all along.”

In a separate collaboration with Clay Atkinson, the former director of Domaine Gallery, Addison Woolley will offer a program of photography workshops in the gallery space.

The re-emergence of Addison Woolley is thanks to photographer Jon Edwards, who purchased the building and is moving his studios and offices there. He invited Porter to operate the gallery in the large front room.

The gallery’s inaugural exhibition opens with a reception tonight and continues through July, featuring photographers Alan Sockloff and Edwards, and showcasing gallery artists Jane Banquer, Doug Bruns, Arunas Bukauskas, Karen Bushold, Dan Dow, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, Diane Hudson, Jim Kelly, Susan Porter, Norm Proulx, Ruth Sylmor, Darrell Taylor, Andrea van Voorst van Beest, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Fran Vita-Taylor, David Wade and Ronnie Wilson.


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