About

Arta Maps & Charts

Arta Maps & Charts was originally established as Galeyrie Maps & Custom Framers by John and Sally Barrows almost 30 years ago. The company flourished under their collective vision, and when John passed away several years ago, Sally carried on the legacy until her recent retirement.

After taking ownership of Galeyrie in October of 2017, Abby rebranded under the name Arta, continued to provide custom framing while developing the business to include community-based art events, image capturing/editing, product development, and so much more.

About Our Maps, Charts and Art

In addition to its significant digital library of maps and charts, Arta holds a number of original vintage maps, charts, and postcards, mostly of the State of Maine. Many of Arta’s maps were  hand-colored by former owner, John Barrows, including the complete set of Maine Atlas highway maps. Our archival prints are created from high-resolution scans, printed on enhanced heavyweight paper with permanent Lucia inks.

A Little Bit About Abby

Instead of pursuing a life as a studio jeweler after graduating from Maine College of Art’s Metalsmithing & Jewelry program in 2000, Abby launched into the publishing industry for almost  two decades as an author, illustrator, book designer, and consultant. Her work has been featured in publications ranging from fine art to children’s stories and can be seen in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world.

If you don’t bump into Abby at the local museum, or at a food truck, you might find her getting dirty in her vegetable garden or zooming around on her road bike.