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NYA Gallery

Art Fairs, Gallery

NYA Gallery keeps emailing me and contacting me through Instagram. Email is from NYAFAIR, TriBeCa, says there located at 7 Franklin Place, New York, NY. Seems fishy to me. I googled their curatorial fee and saw fees from $249 to $150 (if art is accepted), plus artist is responsible for shipping up and back. Anyone know anything? Thanks!

Cydonia Gallery


We are a group of artists who have worked with Cydonia Gallery in Dallas, TX. ( The gallery has changed locations several times but is still located in Dallas at this time.

We cannot overemphasize this: Please do not work with this gallery and stay as far away from her as you can. She has several lawsuits coming her way but she also knows that it is expensive and potentially risky to sue and not every artist is in a position to do so. This woman is dangerous and needs to be called out as such.

Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor NY


Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor NY

Personal experience: This gallery stole my work, damaged my work, underpaid me ion sales, refused to pay me for sales, and gave me false documentation of sales.

NYS Artists please refer to the NYS Arts and Cultural Affairs Law.!tid=N920BFF0BA5F24206A28746377C3B8457

Pay particular attention to “Artist-art merchant relationships”.

Gallery Piquel


Has anyone had an experience with Gallery Piquel in Pennsylvania and NJ?

Galerie D’Art


Has anyone had an experience with Galerie D’Art in Quebec, Canada?

Gallery D’May


Has anyone had an experience with Gallery D’May in Cape May, NJ?

Nude Tin Can gallery from St Albans, UK


Hi, I would like to report attitude of Nude Tin Can gallery from St Albans, UK. It’s a scam! The owner sells works of artists and never pays them! One fellow artist had to chase her 6 months, she never responded her on the phone and emails. She rents artworks of artists to the hotels and restaurants and she doesn’t pay to artists for that either.! They ruined my 10.000 euros worth artworks and they doesn’t want to resolve it in a proper way despite our contract. They were always inventing things, one of them was that they never agreed to show my work! Very rude and abusive, do not work with them!

Creative Debuts


I had a bad experience with Creative Debuts and not just me but two of my artist friends. They damaged some work and blamed it on their friend who they were no longer talking to, they also lost two pieces. I ended up sending them an invoice but not for the sale price as I didn’t think they would pay as they weren’t accepting responsibility, so they ended up paying for the cost price of prints. My friends also had work lost and damaged without any compensation. Artwork gets exhibited in offices across London and the artists receive no money. I never made a sale either. They are a pair of chancers who aren’t from an art background and admitted to me they know nothing about art.

Fashion and Lifestyle Photo Shoot gig offer scam?


Recently I’ve received a number of emails via my website that read like this:

Hello ,
I came across your page and i must confess that your photographic works are quite aesthetic and I feel you will be perfect for our Fashion and Lifestyle Photo Shoot gig.
I’m compiling a shots for [never heard of] Magazine “fashion page” segment and the online fashion magazine is looking for a seasoned professional and reliable photographer who want to create stunning images to feature on our website. We are particularly looking for outdoor and urban looks.
Please let me know if you will be interested in this job so i can get back to you with more details. contact me via email [redacted]

The first sign of a scam is when they don’t use your name. Makes me immediately suspicious. Bad punctuation & grammar from a ‘magazine editor.’ The message reads like generic ‘bait.’ I did reply to one of these with, “sounds interesting, tell me more’ and got no reply. All the rest I’ve simply blown-off.

Has anyone else received emails like this? If so, did it turn out to be anything other than a scam?

The Art Letters and Numbers in Averill Park


Hello, This about an artist residency that was
a total mistake misleading scam. The Art Letters and Numbers in Averill Park NY State turned our to be a false advertising hyped up disgusting crack like shit house . The director is an arch.professor! At Cooper Union the board and people involved print out like an uber intellectual forum. Way way higher learning and well read group. I chose this rez for its locations I could drive there and fill my car with supplies instead of flying and scratching around for supplies like I did at Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Italy! It was super cheap to go.. I should have known.. I arrived to a big old crumbling decaying house in no where, the sign was on the ground leaning against the house. I drove up the hill beside the house no one was there at first.. I entered this place with a strong smelll of mildew and damp. I wandered around some one popped up and we exchanged hellos
The people running it were not there they had gone to NY, but I was showed around by this young resident I felt not sure about it from the first minute. But was trying to figure out my thoughts he helped me bring stuff from the car and led me upstairs to the most disgusting bedroom. An old mattress on a wood pallet, filthy windows one broken, a filthy fan blowing on one , walls stripped of wall paper and moldy, elec. Outlets pulled out and hanging
It was like a crack house.. the youngster thought it was cool right? I was sick to my stomach and knew I could not stay there another minute. I took my things back to the car and left. I drove to the next big town, Albany and stayed in a hotel. Completely humiliated I wrote to the email I had with them and explained my disgust. oh sorry they wrote we will refund you. No problem. They said oh yeah it was an abandoned property for many years… as they did not have money yet to fix up. ! What! They paid me back and I am now of course a little jaded to really trust residencies. They thought it was cool ?  Incredible and criminal.