Meet our team

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Cristina Salmastrelli

Fair Director
Appointed in 2012 as Director of Affordable Art Fair New York, Cristina brings an innovative and dynamic perspective to one of New York’s most anticipated events.  She has an extensive background working at some of the most highly regarded and iconic art fairs including the IFPDA Print Fair and the ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair.

Joining Ramsay Fairs in April 2011 as Fair Manager of PULSE New York before she took up her current position, Cristina is now excited to be furthering our mission to promote emerging artists and make contemporary art accessible to all. With a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and History from Colgate University, Cristina also holds a Masters in Museum Studies from New York University. She is an avid sports fan as well as being a self-proclaimed foodie.

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Fair Manager - Exhibitor Relations
Joining us in early 2011, Nikki has an extensive background in gallery management and administration, and brings with her a keen understanding of the needs of the fair's exhibitors. Before joining our US team, Nikki worked as a Gallery Manager for the Alcaston Gallery, the Untitled Gallery in Melbourne, and for the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne as a Membership Coordinator.

Nikki has a B.A. in Art History/Archaeology from the University of Queensland, Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma of Arts Management from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

Nikki Iacovella

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Marketing Manager
Melissa joined the Affordable Art Fair in 2011. Prior to this Melissa worked as Special Events Manager at Chelsea Art Museum, while collaborating with various arts non-profits including Humble Arts Foundation and Artbridge for openings and events. Earlier in her career, she interned with Austin Museum of Art, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Cantanker Magazine.

Melissa earned her MS in Nonprofit Management, with a specialization in Arts Management from The New School in New York City, and also holds a BA in Rhetoric and Writing from the University of Texas at Austin. Dedicated to fostering the growth of young artists and emerging galleries, Melissa is an active member of the New Art Dealers Alliance.

Melissa Netecke

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MD - US
Bringing over 30 years of experience in consumer retailing and marketing to the Affordable Art Fair, Anne began her career selling boxes of Girl Scout cookies at age 12. Many years later and her love of selling edible items lives on through her own business which sells gourmet Scottish foods in the US.

From 1999-2003, Anne was owner and CEO of Caswell-Massey Co. Ltd., Americas Oldest Chemists and Perfumers Since 1752, which she sold in 2003. She holds an A.B. by Harvard magna cum laude in Economics, and an MBA in Marketing from Harvard Business School. Anne joined us in 2010 as non-executive Director, and is currently a Managing Director on a part time basis.

 

Anne Robinson