Van der Plas Gallery
I was contacted by this gallery via Instagram. It is a brick and mortar site. I got suspicious because my art doesn’t look anything like what they have displayed in the past. The charge large fees up front per piece
● 1 painting/drawing/print, up to 14” x 11” $150 ● 1 painting/drawing/print, up to 24” x 18” $200 ● 1 painting/drawing/print, up to 40” x 30” $250
And of course there are other fees and 50% commission
I didn’t take Adriaan Van der Plas up on the invitation
Thanks for the reviews, I was also contacted by the gallery. but I am interested to know if anyone here has experience in actually dealing with the galley i.e displaying work in the gallery or selling work with the gallery? I appreciate your concerns and honesty, but if nobody here has gone forward with a submission and has first hand experience then these reviews leave little to go by. I am still undecided but I haven’t ye found any negative reviews from various sites other than here, I’m still unsure whether to right Van Der Plas off as simply a vanity gallery.
Yeah. Me you and the fence post this is a vanity gallery supported by family money, not a client list.
While you certainly can’t blame a gallery for trying selling wall space for a space that doesn’t do art fairs, has passive pass thru traffic And a limited understanding of social media as a sales tool is a challenge at best
There’s a lack and poverty culture here. Avoid.