How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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  • ADC – Art Comes Alive Competition
    I think she replied to you here!...
  • ADC – Art Comes Alive Competition
    Is this the owner replying? Of ADC?...
  • ADC – Art Comes Alive Competition
    I have no idea what you're talking about. We have never scanned artwork and displayed it - NEVER! Please come out and explain yourself and tell us who you are and why you are saying such things!...
  • Parallax Art fair / PAF
    Well when I asked Tom Moore to take me off their mailing list as I need to be paid to do art installations, I dont sell objets de art this is what the little sshit replied to me hahaha he vbette rhopwe never runs into me face to face : Pity you can't use some of that tax payer's money to improve your website layout... :) Your work reminds me of Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Noah's Ark....
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Thank you for the warning! Got their email - same as everyone else here....
  • Studio Visit Magazine
    Don't bother wasting your money on stuff like this....
  • Studio Visit Magazine
    Stop waiting because you’ve been scammed. Sorry this happened to you, but you need to know you will never get a copy of that edition because it very likely doesn’t exist....
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    I smelled a scam when I saw the note from the "curator." Thanks everyone for confirming my suspicions....
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    I just received an email from them as well for Berlin with an opening in a month... I am so glad that I googled. Shocking to see that price for an "entrance fee". This is disappointing but glad to know now that this is a thing. Thank you to everyone who has shared. I am a newish/emerging artist and clicked the links in the email -- hopefully, I did not just get some virus or...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    I'm so sad about it.. I lost 300€ and I really want to catch him.. I asked him give me back my money and he blocked me .. I'm really angry that he scam the artists.. I hope to find the way the police catch him....
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    I'm so sad about it.. I lost 300€ and I really want to catch him.. I asked him give me back my money and he blocked me .. I'm really angry that he scam the artists.. I hope to find the way the police catch him....
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    Do you seriously think you wouldn't be a starving artist if you put your money into a Vanity Gallery?? What do you think you will gain by collaborating with them? Why do you create art? 1. Because you can't live without creating art? 2. So others can enjoy your art? 3. To gain admiration? 4. To sell your art? 5. To get recognition and become known in the art world? 1.-3. By all means waste your money...
  • Residency Arquetopia
    The Cusco, Peru staff and instructor are wonderful but Arquetopia claims of a decolonial mission is misleading. They are demanding in payments, rules are incredibly strict and bizarre with no lenience. I’ve done more than a dozen residencies, served as jurors and application reviewers, and worked at an artist residency, I have never experience the level of disorganization & questionable practices. Meetings with Francisco are actually one sided lectures, it feels like he just wants...
  • Art.Number23
    1. I asked for a letter from Athens gallery just to confirm I had Exhibition with them , They asked me to compose the letter and then they review and sign it, I told the I have deadline and need it very soon! It was ready just for fill the gaps and , paste in letterhead and sign!). They didnt reply back. 2.My work arrived late To Athens and they were not available to received it...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Good for you! I lost 400€ and my 2 paintings…...
  •  Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine)
    Dear Anonymous, We are writing in response to your recent review regarding our online exhibition and invitation to be part of the online exhibition. After a thorough investigation during 2 month, we have found that your review contains fake and false information. Even you tried to be anonymous we found your name; you are not our exhibitor. You are just a person who writes fake reviews trying to damage reputation of companies. Its not the first fall...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    As a young artist, I am so conflicted between paying for what I now know to be a vanity gallery or saving my money and trudging through the starving artist lifestyle...
  • Arquetopia Oaxaca
    I had a very negative experience with Jessica as well. Overall I had an ok experience but I was the only resident at the time and I get the feeling they don't have many applicants...
  • Galeria Moderna
    I’ve submitted once despite their website is sketchy not planning to submit again. If you are in UK you might want to check out their “exhibition”...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Be very careful, he approached me yesterday via IG (context art gallery) but communication seemed strange. He asked me the size of my pictures and then offered me to exhibit with him and told me that I should go to the next exhibition. It seemed very suspicious and that is why I ended up here. Don't trust that he has so many followers, and by no means pay him anything. Report and block in Instagram....
  • ADC – Art Comes Alive Competition
    If you are considering sending art work to ADC Gallery in Cincinnati -DON’T!!! Upon viewing one of Litsa Spanos promotional videos, where she really promotes herself, I saw one of my large paintings that had been scanned, made into 4 separate art works and available for sale—all without my knowledge. . Don’t believe anything this person says. It’s all about her and what money she can make so she can promote herself. Get far far...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    A question for artists who have voiced their grievances here: as anyone in this thread sold pieces through this gallery before? I've actually had a positive experience exhibiting, but am unsure how the sale process works and am struggling to get that information. Can anyone in this thread speak to a sale experience with this gallery?...
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    It is a vanity gallery with multiple locations around the globe. I just got an offer for €2000, which of course I didn't accept. The physical exhibition participation with 2 works in the gallery in Miami will only last 2 !!!!!!!!!!! days and will be a huge event to which gallery owners and trade fair organizers will be invited. (Why do I care about a trade fair organizer?) The artist bears the transport costs. The...
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    Thanks for posting this. It helps a lot of artists out there to have this information....
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    So sad to hear that.. Context art gallery approached me.. Same situation here. Few days ago I sent 300euro to him, but no more answer from him.. He sent me gallery's video and I trust him and he demand contract paper and portrait photo, and I sent him... I really regret and I want my 300euro back.. He gave me his whatsapp id but no answer yet. He said his name is Jacopo Ceo. This...
  • Gallery DeBoer
    Still going on, Ron is really a piece of work to be avoided at all costs. He preys on the old, will keep permanently items left with him for valuation: emails and phone calls will be ignored until you turn up at his door. Then the Bullshit will start to flow OMG it is thick, bring some popcorn and a towel. Honestly: Fuck Ron DeBoer before he fucks you....
  • Parallax Art fair / PAF
    Absolutely horrendous experience exhibiting at Parallax. Brought it up with their manager Tom after to be met with utterly rude and arrogant replies trying to blame me and my product for the poor quality of their show. It's a very low standard of work. They will also lie to you that you will make a minimum of £300 sales. Many of the artists there did not sell anything. The visitors aren't there to buy. The...
  • Parallax Art fair / PAF
    Terrible experience exhibiting here. Was promised minimum of £300 sales. The management mislead the artists and the customers. The artists who participate are amateurs so the quality is very low and the audience who come are not coming to buy. Horrible experience - I have sold brilliantly in other shows and sold nothing here. Total waste of time....
  • Florence Biennale
    Florence Biennale 2023 review vs London Biennale I am an emerging artist, with one year in the art business. I have applied for 2 biennales, the London and the Florence one. The London one is 35 euros to apply, and the space is free once selected. The Florence Biennale is quite expensive as largely mentioned in other posts. As an emerging artist, these were both useful to get ahead in the early months - people...
  • NY-ArtNews
    This NY-ArtNews dude lived in a SoHo loft near me and I actually visited and saw his scary operation. The "NY Gallery Show in the heart of NY's art center" was just a couple of warped stretchers hanging above his kitchen sink, obscured by a line of laundry. Other artists' work was stored away in various closets and on top of a washing machine. Cat litter crumbs crunching underfoot as you walked around "the gallery"....
Holy Art Gallery?

Please look into The Holy Art Gallery They have just had an exhibition in London Oxo Bargehouse were the conditions we’re unbelievable. They take down any negative commits from artists. They do so many open calls a year. All contracts non refundable even though Artist at this exhibition, some had no gallery lighting, leaking roof, rubbish laying around, mice, no drinks nibbles at launch party, no proper sales sheets, no proof of promotion, poor footfall, visitors mostly family and friends, no proper signage outside or within the gallery. They took no responsibility for the conditions within the exhibition and were…

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Galleria Huuto

I was looking for exhibition opportunities in Nordic countries and found out a gallery in Helsinki, Galleria Huuto, apparently is “an independent artist run collective” managing three spaces and receiving funding from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, however it charges fees from 500€ up to 1500€ for a three week exhibition period. Does any finnish artist out there that know more about Galleria Huuto? http://www.galleriahuuto.net/?page_id=53&lang=en

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Divulgarti group

The assistant of the curator Loredana Trestin of Divulgarti group contacted me through Instagram and told me that they were impressed by my art and they want to invite me to an upcoming exhibition. I did my research: It’s a group exhibition in a handbag store in Milan. Yes you read it correctly: a handbag store. It’s called Galleria Cael. To participate it costs: – 1°work 350,00 € (for a size up to meter) – 2°works 600,00 € – 1°work € 400.00 (if more than one metre per one metre) – 2°works 700,00 € I’m not interested in vanity galleries…

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If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!

It’s been a few years now. I was approached by italian gallerist Marco Antonio Patrizio who ran his gallery from Padua not far from Venice. Apparently he found me on Instagram. Besides running this gallery Mr Patrizio also attended various art exhibitions in different cities throughout Italy. We agreed on 5 of my pieces to be exhibited in Genua for a start and then to evaluate after Genua for a possible future collaboration. Nothing sold at the Genua exhibition and that’s OK. He brought my paintings back to his gallery in Padua (at least I think so) I asked for…

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Continua Gallery

In the early 2000s I was sexually assaulted by one of the three Galleria Continua gallerists. Anyone who worked with them, at least at the time, would easily guess who it was. I discussed it with one of the girls working for them at the time, and she said that she just accepted she had that kind of a boss and managed her way around it.

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Greenhouse Gallery – Walter aka“Dub” Wagnon aka WC Wagnon

WC Dub Wagnon was the last owner of Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio. He’s stolen many pieces of art from many different artists, never paid several artists and also skipped out on leases on properties. He’s the current owner of The Northwest Oklahoman, a newspaper in Ellis County Oklahoma. He lives in Arnett, OK. He also embezzled money from the Coppini Academy over the course of 6 years. Prior to that he was arrested and jailed twice for check forgery and selling electronic items and pocketing money from his previous job. All public records. If anyone is owed money by…

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Yaddo

Hi there, I was invited to undertake a 6 week residency at www.yaddo.org earlier this year. From my understanding it is one of the most prestigious residencies in the US. I was actually awarded a residency in 2020 but it was postponed due to the pandemic and so they reached out to me earlier in the year to move it to this spring. I also must commend them for the further support they offered me, making a contribution to my flight costs from Ireland. The residency was only half capacity due to the covid restrictions so there was actually only…

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Statement for Artists who have been scammed by #emergingartistplatform to circulate

Artists, have you been approached by the #emergingartistplatform run by #Hansford&Sons? It appears to be a scam. There are two sides to this group a ‘light’ facade with a dark background. There is a small leased gallery in Milton Keynes called Hansford & Sons, that runs exhibitions there and virtually, but even there the selection process appears to be random. Artists are approached usually via Instagram and invited to display work on the #emergingartistplatform. There is a fee for this, but commissions and quantities of work that artists are told they can put up are apparently made up on a…

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EAP poor service

My experience with Hansford and Sons EAP is consistent with others in this thread. Vic was in contact with me daily for nearly a week. When I sent payment all communication stopped. Now one month later my work is still not up on their website. I can only assume that clients will never receive purchased paintings and that I will never be paid. Moving on.

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NY-ArtNews

I received this email and it sounds like a money making machine. I would like to explore with you the opportunity to be featured on NY-ArtNews.com We offer the prospect of one interview/review by an art critic chosen by us to be published on NY-Artnews.com for a contribution fee of $ 250.00. About NY-ArtNews: Founded in 2016, the NY-ARTNews is an independent forum and online art magazine focusing mainly on the New York City Arts, Culture, and Art Market Scene. It provides an opportunity for your name and work to reach a larger audience.

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