DAC Concepts Miami Florida
Please I need to hear any experiences you have had with DAC Concepts Miami, Florida. I was approached and told that if I pay a fee of $350 I could exhibit a 10×10 inch artwork at Design+ at the Hyatt Regency but there is no mention of Design+ on the Internet and when I went into the webpage of the hotel there is no mention of this event either. The person who contacted me was Maria Apostolidis and she said they sell art online and also in Dubai, London, Berlin and China. Maria Apostolidis
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Maria is a scammer. I have a email trail of about 30 artists that paid the admin fee and she didn’t so much as promote an artwork Instagram. When she realised the artists were talking of reporting she replied finally to the thread saying she was disappointed and that her email was going to junk. Then again after that she disappeared. The worst part she collected money from vulnerable artists just before CoVId and there was an artist that was going through kidney transplant and had massive mendical bills. Shameful.
They’ve vanished now, with no contact. Paid their representation fee and they’ve completely disappeared.
they contacted me too. when you go on artsy they have like a million artists
never a good sign !
it looks like a vanity gallery
Our gallery this year participated during Miami Art Week indeed in two Art Fairs, thé one was Red Dot and the other one was Design plus.
After having a conversation over the phone I did clarify that there is an initial cost of $350 that the gallery utilizes in order to maintain our artists profile up on several online platforms that only Galléries have access to, as well as to begin crafting our artists’ online presence and portfolio to better promote their work, gain them a strong following, and more importantly, seek more exposure, sales and opportunities for them.
You can easily find material of all exhibitions through our social media pages as well as our website.
Our expertise rests in the fact that we do not see artists and designers as a vehicle of exploitation – the current trend in both industries – instead we will ensure that creativity is always protected.
We have structured our company to deliver what we offer: we develop the creative to make their profile and bodies of work meet the standards set by the industry – to do that we help you organize and format your history of exhibitions, your bio, and your artist statement as well as your bodies of work by working closely with you to achieve the best possible presentation.
It is really important to address any questions or concerns.
Agreed! Never pay to play. Ever.
As the previous respondent said, don’t do pay-to-display. It seems so tempting in the beginning, just hand over some cash and an international gallery will display your work at an international art fair! Doesn’t work .. once they have your money their job is over. Why should they then try to sell your work? My wife tried a couple three years ago and it’s a very expensive way to get a line on a Résumé (which can quite possibly come back to bite you in the backside later on as most genuine, reputable galleries are not impressed by a CV full of pay-to-display exhibitions).
Avoid pay-to-play…period. Maybe she is legit, maybe not. Maybe her company is legit, maybe not. Does it really matter?
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