Six Summit Gallery

Address: 6 Summit Street, Ivoryton, CT, 06442
Phone: 1 860.581.8332

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Owner Leo Feroleto is an asshole. No idea what their vision is, looks like they're trying to do events or fashion weeks or something. There are assholes in the art world but Leo is an asshole without even a bigtime gallery to justify it. He just oozes mysogyny. Avoid
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1.33/5

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This gallery doesn't have the slightest clue what it's doing, or how to handle artwork. Director is sleazy and incompetent, paintings come back damaged all the time, his idea of "marketing" is a joke. I hope it doesn't last too much longer.
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Place is kind of a disaster. Leo is a nice guy who doesn't know anything about art, artists, galleries, the art world. I've had two paintings come back damaged from a group show.
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I participated in a one night preview reception in New York for a show at the gallery with a later date. It was a complete disaster for the artists. The incredibly unprofessional owner was totally inept with zero promotion and basic planning for the event. In the course of three hours no more than 10 people walked into the space. Unbelievable waste of my time and money.
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Changing my original review due to having had more interaction with the owner. He's quite frankly a bit of an obnoxious ass. Doesn't understand how to work with others. Tends to say rude things and not expect rude things to be said back to him.

Doesn't know how to sell art. I'm not sure how he's in business other than that the gallery is in the middle of nowhere.
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1.67/5

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I worked with the gallery owner for a one night art event and he was supremely unprofessional. He alienated some of the participating artists (one left in tears), did not communicate clearly about the expectations for artist participating in the event, and also had zero PR protocol in place for promoting the event (which was in New York) although it was his third time hosting it. Additionally, I found myself in the uncomfortable position of having to constantly reassert my boundaries with him to prevent his either taking too much advantage of my (free) help or treat me disrespectfully or both. I will certainly not work with him ever again.
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So far I've had good experiences with this gallery-- have shown there 3 times now and have a couple pieces on consignment. He isn't the most organized person, and seems fairly scattered in both taste and objective, but as of now that has not deterred him from doing the basics of his job.
His enthusiasm and personability make up a bit for his quirks-- at least as of now with my few experiences.
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I was in a group show here a year or so ago. I got the sense that they were a newer gallery. Arranging work drop off and pick up seemed a little confusing and some of the communications from the gallery were enthusiastic but hard to follow. Maybe high on enthusiasm, low on organization? Either way, I got my work back with no problems once the delivery hassles were ironed out (which I may have caused anyway by not providing a return slip when shipping the first time). I did notice that the painting I submitted to the show later ended up on some generic art sale website even though I never submitted to that site. I think maybe the online sales tool the gallery uses gets misused by other websites. I wasnt too bothered by it and I dont think it was the gallery's fault.
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This place is strange and improbable and hard to categorize. The director seems to have made a lot of money in a previous life, flipped a coin to decide his future, and settled on running a gallery. His taste is completely eclectic, and his energy level high, so one never knows what he'll come up with next. He doesn't seem to know much about running a gallery, art handling or art, on the other hand his intent is obviously good, and every once in a while good shows happen as a result.
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