About Us

We at Barridoff Galleries seek out and find compelling, beautiful, relevant works of art. For us, it’s never just another auction. It’s an opportunity to help buyers and sellers of fine art realize their dreams by establishing that special connection in their appreciation of fine art.

 Barridoff Galleries was established in the mid 1970’s by Rob and Annette Elowitch in their hometown of Portland, Maine. Initially the business began as a fine art gallery and expanded into auctions in the late 1970’s, ultimately shedding the gallery to focus solely on auctions alone. Barridoff Galleries quickly became known nationwide and beyond in the auction world as a leader in fine art sales and was the first auction house in Maine to specialize exclusively in the auctioning of fine art. This allowed Barridoff Galleries to be more selective and put on the highest quality auction possible, selling to galleries, collectors and institutions worldwide. Barridoff Galleries has been featured on major networks such as NBC, CBS, and PBS.

 Under the new ownership of a group of former staff and others who had previously worked for Rob and Annette, our auctions continue to feature Old master, American, European, Russian, Asian, Modernist, and contemporary works, with works by Maine artists, locations and themes a specialty. We pride ourselves in our response time to consignors and buyers alike and in improving the auction experience in opening our new facility at 312 Gannett Drive in South Portland, Maine. We will do our best to make both the buying and selling process as easy as possible for our clients. We currently host two live auctions a year as well as a variety of online, estate and special auctions in between. We are always looking for pieces of art to consider for our auctions, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Stay tuned to our website and our emails for upcoming auctions and sales opportunities. And thank you for considering Barridoff Galleries!

The auctions, which often feature Old master, American, European, Russian, Asian, Modernist, and contemporary works. Barridoff auctions has been featured on major networks such as NBC, CBS, and PBS. Barridoff Galleries sells to galleries, collectors and institutions worldwide. We pride ourselves on our response time to consignors and buyers alike. We will do our best to make both the buying and selling process as easy as possible for our clients. Thank you for considering us!