Trashed a custom frame I spent good money on for one of their own (first red flag), and then, stole a painting of mine which I have yet to ever get back when they closed up shop.
I had 2 pieces that were apart of a show there in 2013, i have yet to see them again. I tried to get in contact with the gallery but after a while i stopped getting replies. I would strongly advise other artists against working with them.
I worked with ACG when they were still responsive (ie, still paid artists/communicated) but even then it was always on the slow end, and very difficult. Often I'd only find out work had sold by checking the website, or being contacted by the buyer.
Gallery never paid me for sold work. Refused to return emails. I believe they're going out of business but if the owner, Leigh Cornish, opens another business, do not work with him.
Hard to get in contact, paid for shipping- had to arrange third party to pick up my work. Still trying to get the money I paid for shipping back...
Avoid this gallery! Never returned unsold artworks. They don't answer mails and then become super aggressive.
Avoid this gallery at all costs! Staff ignored repeated emails/messages and violated own consignment terms. Artwork was not returned, I had to arrange pickup by a third party, only to find one piece was damaged while in possession of the gallery.
Poor communication. ACG sold artwork without notifying the artist, never paid the artist, it is still unknown if the buyer ever received the artwork that was purchased
Really no words to describe the mess. An upsetting expertise overall. It's my hope everyone gets their work back and is paid.
After numerous emails promising payment for sold works, the owner has stopped responding to my emails all together and I have yet to be paid for the 10 paintings after 6 months.
Work has not yet been returned, despite several emails. Please do not exhibit at this gallery if you expect to be treated professionally.
Extremely difficult to work with. Does not respond to emails and will not ship work back to us.
Emails go unanswered, getting paid or getting works returned is VERY difficult. Gallery does not follow own contract, owner is abrasive.