Friday, November 1, 2013

Uniting the World Through Art

Original oil painting  18x24"
by Susan Roux

It's a very exciting time as my business partner Paul and I prepare to open a Fine Art Gallery in Portland, Maine. This past Monday we signed our lease for a nearly 3000 sq. ft. space at 48 Free Street, located in the Art's District. It's been a long road acquiring this space. Suffice it to say, many long hours have poured into our grand project!

Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery 

will have their grand opening on Memorial Day Weekend 2014. 

Everyone is invited to come join us for this momentous occasion. The gallery will be Uniting the World Through Art. We are representing 25 artists from five different countries and hope to grow those numbers within our first year. We are showing mid-range to high-end representational paintings in both traditional and impressionistic styles. The collective we have gathered together should be a stunning exhibition. I can't wait to see all our great artists' work together in one place. Our place!

It's been a busy stretch with some tasks being fun while others, daunting. Some of the fun things have been purchasing antiques, hand crocheted doilies and fine china cups and saucers. I've been busy working on wood finishes and reupholstering chairs in coordinating fabrics. Our color scheme is burgundy and gold. As each piece comes to completion, the look emerging is rich and classy. 

One of my favorite aspects of the gallery is a large teaching room in the rear. It allows me to continue to teach my weekly classes. I hope to reach out to more people, going from my rural location to the center of the city. The gallery will also offer amazing workshops from our represented artists. So prepare yourselves for announcements here with regards to that. Where else can you get international workshops without leaving the country? Our high-end artists are eager to come share their talents and secrets with you.

I know I've been very absent from this blog, but I hope to be posting on a more regular basis. I'll have lots of information to share with you as well as introduce you to our roster of high achieving artists.

Thank you for stopping by and please take a moment to say hi and let me know you were here. Have a great creative day!


  1. Wonderful colors!... congratulations, great work.

  2. Susan, this sounds like a dream come true! I wish you all the best with the opening, and if I am ever in your area, that will be the first place I want to visit. I know it's going to be a wonderful gallery! Post pictures when you get a chance! Your Vessels piece is stunning!

  3. Congratulations, Susan!!! It sounds wonderful and so classy!! If I ever visit beautiful Maine again I definitely will visit!! Your work with "Vessels" is outstanding ..

  4. Susan,
    Yes, a very daunting and challenging project for you. Bravo. I am wishing you the best..

  5. Congratulations to you, Susan! I know how hard you worked to make your business happen. I'm really looking forward to seeing World-Class Art in person whenever I get into Portland.

  6. Bonjour ma chère soeurette,

    Je suis confiante et heureuse. Ce beau et merveilleux projet prend vie et je connais tous les sacrifices que celui-ci t'a demandé...
    Je sais combien il pèse lourd, mais c'est aussi une fantastique aventure humaine qui s'annonce.
    Déjà, je sais que celui-ci permettra de nous revoir encore et encore...
    Gros bisous à toi et plein de bonnes choses...

  7. Gorgeous Susan! Love those glowing, subtle compliments in gold and blue. Congratulations on the new gallery - how incredibly exciting. Wishing you loads of success, and please add me to the gallery's email list, or let me know how to do so myself. Happy painting from one Portlander to another! ;)

  8. good luck, i know it will be an impressive gallery!

  9. I found your blog now, and am becomming a follower so that I can come back and enjoy your beautyful art. Love this painting, with its warm feeling. Regards from a Swedish watercolour artist!

  10. Your work is beautiful! I will be back for sure!

  11. magnifique un tableau de claesz...
    et félicitation pour ta nouvelle galerie! bonne chance pour le futur! bises

  12. This is just so beautiful Susan!! I love the feeling of it, wonderful! and congratulations on a grand scale and much luck with everything! how wonderful for you!!

  13. I am excited for you both. What a wonderful start to 2014.
    I wish you much success.

    I hate to sound ignorant but is part of Portland shared with New Hampshire? I have friends in New Castle, NH and we visited Portland frequently. I remember going over a bridge into Maine. They are art lovers so let me know so I can tell them to go and support your gallery.

  14. Magnifique travail! Très joli post! je te souhaite aussi de très belles fêtes de fin d'année accompagnées de joie et bonheur !
    Belle journée à toi, et merci de tes visites sur mes pages!

  15. Best wishes and much success on the opening. Keep us posted on the latest news through the blog. I plan on being there and I am hoping to take some workshops with you too.
    I wish you Peace, Love and Laughter

  16. What beautiful work for a very special place! Congrats on seeing your labors brought to fruition for the gallery. It sounds wonderful and I wish I could drop by!

  17. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♥ ♥ ♥ Tous mes voeux de bonheur et de réussite ...
    Une année colorée,
    époustouflante... et des bisous ♥ ♥ ♥ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♥ ♥ ♥

  18. Hello Susan,
    very beautiful paintings!
    A hug

  19. Congrats on the gallery. the still Life at the top of the post is beautiful.


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