How's My Dealing? 2.0

Worldwide Reviews by Artists for Artists of Galleries, Art Fairs, Mail Scams and more.

Gallery

Van der Plas Gallery

I was contacted by this gallery via Instagram. It is a brick and mortar site. I got suspicious because my art doesn’t look anything like what they have displayed in the past. The charge large fees up front per piece ● ​1 painting/drawing/print, up to 14” x 11” $150 ● ​1 painting/drawing/print, up to 24” x 18” $200 ● ​1 painting/drawing/print, up to 40” x 30” $250 And of course there are other fees and 50% commission I didn’t take Adriaan Van der Plas up on the invitation

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NYA Gallery, NYA ART Center, Townley Studio

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!   (NYA has many names, they should all be listed. They seem to re-brand every few months. Most recent is NYA ART Center, and the owner, Shane Townley also runs something under the same address Townley Studio. For $250 per painting per…

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Cydonia Gallery

We are a group of artists who have worked with Cydonia Gallery in Dallas, TX. (www.cydoniagallery.com). 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.

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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. https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/arts-and-cultural-affairs-law/#!tid=N920BFF0BA5F24206A28746377C3B8457 Pay particular attention to “Artist-art merchant relationships”.

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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…

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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.…

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Axiom Gallery or AXIOM Fine Art Consulting

Axiom Gallery or AXIOM Fine Art Consulting based out of Orlando/Winter Park, FL. http://www.axiomfineart.com/about The owner/CEO if this gallery and consulting firm is Russell G (see full name in the website listed above) and use to own HG ARTS (also based in Orlando). He also owned/owns BAD DOG EDITIONS. He single handedly ran his 30+ year old business in to the ground and quit paying artists in 2015 – then bankrupted the business in 2017. No artist knows about any sales or were paid for anything they might have sold between 2015-2017. He then regrouped and formed AXIOM. Feel free…

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