How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

Bad behavior by many in the Art world

Thank you for providing this way overdue space/opportunity to voice the unprofessional scams in the art world Galleries, dealers, agents, collectors etc Make it more accessible and visible for artists to express their horror stories and experiences so that others can be forewarned‼️ Actual names of individuals should be included to expose them and make their bad behavior known

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Laura Stout, Dallas, Tx

Anybody have any contact with this person? She (?) has written me twice talkiNg about buying my art. The English was pretty good but not perfect. She spoke of buying one painting, then attached 4. Of course, there was the obligatory red flag in that her husband will send the check…but he’s not home right now…my assumption is that this is a scam…it fits so many patterns we’ve seen. Let me know if you know anything?

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Clio Art Fair (the Anti-Fair)

I have a question that I think might interest more artist here. I’m thinking to apply for a fair in NY and found the Clio Art Fair, also called anti-fair. I didn’t really get a good impression from their website, but I might be wrong and therefore I was wandering if anybody has any opinion/experience regarding this fair?

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Vision Art Fair

I paid these people a deposit for a female only art fair that they were organising for March 2020. They then said there were problems at the venue and they would have to cancel. Several emails from them later promising a refund and nothing yet!!! Anyone else get involved with this?

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Murze Magazine – Pay to Play?

Anybody have experience with Murze magazine? Saw their open call and submitted based on the prospectus…then upon further research I discovered that there was no mention of an actual person, let alone persons, writing and editing the articles – only the “Murze” editorial team. Read through their articles and found substantial editing and grammatical errors – almost “scammy.” The submission fee was only around $10 but still…seems like a scam. Can anybody confirm or deny this? Thank you!

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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 Founder | Owner d | a…

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A5 and Average Arts

SCAM I have recently dealt with Average Art and A5. I believe they are both scams. I have not received any of the issues (it has been a month) and no reply to my emails or Instagram pms. I am very upset and embarrassed as many of my friends, family and colleagues ordered these publications as I was to be featured in them. DON’T DO IT

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Virginia Dampsta – stay away

Virginia Dampsta is a London based art agent and former gallerist. She knows many people in the art world but you realise her connections to these people are skin deep and her ‘clients’ are far and few in-between. She will let you down as an agent with her false promises and excuses. Invest your money elsewhere.

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