About us

We seek out and find compelling, beautiful, relevant works of art. For us, it’s never just another auction. Barridoff Galleries was established in the mid 70’s by Rob and Annette Elowich in their hometown of Portland, Maine. Initially the business began formally as fine art gallery and expanded into auctions in the late 70’s. Barridoff Galleries quickly became known nationwide as a player in the auction world and as a leader in fine art sales. Soon their focus was solely on fine art auctions. Barridoff Galleries was the first auction house in Maine to specialize exclusively in the auctioning of fine art. They were the first and only two have a two auction a year format in Maine. By having fewer auctions, this allowed them to be more selective and put on the highest quality auction possible.
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!