Yesterday I recieved the following e-mail:
Dear Andrea Castro,
Having seen your art on andreacastro.carbonmade.com I thought that you might be interested in learning about our artist representation services.
Agora Gallery, which has been representing the work of artists from all around the world since 1984, is located in the art district of New York City: Chelsea. We charge an annual fee for the promotional services we provide and are known for our professional attitude and assistance. These services enable artists to focus on what they do best: creating works of art.
artistinfo/gallery_ representation.aspx to find out more about gallery representation and our services, or if you would like to submit your portfolio for review.
Do feel free to get in touch with me personally to discuss any questions you may have. You can call me on 212-226-4151 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
Marketing Assistant / Agora Gallery
Phone: 212.226.4151 ext. 207
I just needed to google "Agora Gallery review" to see several forums and blogs talking about this scam. To be sure I asked Winston Chmielinski about it, since he lived and worked in NY. He told me to "avoid it like a plague". By the way, he's an amazing artist . You can visit his site here.
So I just told them that "Thanks, but no". I prefer to work with galleries with comissions for work sold.