How's My Dealing? 2.0

Worldwide Reviews by Artists for Artists of Galleries, Art Fairs, Mail Scams and more.
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Fashion and Lifestyle Photo Shoot gig offer scam?

Recently I’ve received a number of emails via my website that read like this: Hello , I came across your page and i must confess that your photographic works are quite aesthetic and I feel you will be perfect for our Fashion and Lifestyle Photo Shoot gig. I’m compiling a shots for [never heard of] Magazine “fashion page” segment and the online fashion magazine is looking for a seasoned professional and reliable photographer who want to create stunning images to feature on our website. We are particularly looking for outdoor and urban looks. Please let me know if you will…

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The Art Letters and Numbers in Averill Park

Hello, This about an artist residency that was a total mistake misleading scam. The Art Letters and Numbers in Averill Park NY State turned our to be a false advertising hyped up disgusting crack like shit house . The director is an arch.professor! At Cooper Union the board and people involved print out like an uber intellectual forum. Way way higher learning and well read group. I chose this rez for its locations I could drive there and fill my car with supplies instead of flying and scratching around for supplies like I did at Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Italy!…

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Axiom Gallery or AXIOM Fine Art Consulting

Axiom Gallery or AXIOM Fine Art Consulting based out of Orlando/Winter Park, FL. http://www.axiomfineart.com/about The owner/CEO if this gallery and consulting firm is Russell G (see full name in the website listed above) and use to own HG ARTS (also based in Orlando). He also owned/owns BAD DOG EDITIONS. He single handedly ran his 30+ year old business in to the ground and quit paying artists in 2015 – then bankrupted the business in 2017. No artist knows about any sales or were paid for anything they might have sold between 2015-2017. He then regrouped and formed AXIOM. Feel free…

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Studio Visit Magazine

I’d like to know if anyone has had an experience with Studio Visit Magazine? Yes it is a pay to play I guess. I had to pay just over $200 in February to be featured in the magazine if I was chosen which I was. So I paid and the magazine was supossed to be out in July and it’s now nearly October and I still don’t have it. I wrote two emails and they never got back to me however I finally got an email in mid to late August saying this: “We appreciate your patience during the past…

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Wotisart

I think I stepped into a scam. Wotisart contacted me saying my works would figure in their monthly magazine. I ordered some of the magazines (being proud to be in it ? ) but never received anything nor got responses to numerous emails. Anyone having experience with wotisart magazine or wotisart.co.uk ??

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73 See Gallery & Design Studio

i showed there and was promised moving costs to mount a show of metal sculpture.mary scotti refuses to pay now even though i have a signed agreement. thats why i’m taking her lying self to court to recover monies due and court costs. do not do business with this

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Miami’s Independent Thinkers

Miami’s Independent Thinkers Pay for Play. This so called gallery is a complete scam. The front runner for the gallery is a lady named Kerry McLaney. She’s a local Miami resident who hosts an open call for artists every year for Scope Art Fair during Miami’s Art (Basel) Week. She collects all the entry fees of $50 each and then she just picks her close friends to exhibit. Every year she hosts an international call every Art Basel and takes advantage of many artists who do not know their work will not get picked as she collects the money. Many…

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JanKossen Contemporary

JanKossen Contemporary is a pay for play operation. On top of hefty application fees, artists submitting their work for inclusion must pay a $150-$500 hanging fee PER ARTWORK. This is disclosed after being accepted to show. A warning to also avoid Arte Ponte, a sister operation of JanKossen. Work shown at fairs by Arte Ponte hails from artists paying $3,000+ to be there. Booth shares can be ethical, but there is nothing ethical on Jasmin Kossenjans, JanKossen and Arte Ponte. Save the headache.

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jplus gallery / j+ gallery

I’d like to report unethical attitude of jplus gallery or j+ gallery in NY and Seoul. the owner goes by Stella Kim or JungHee Kim JungHee Kim of jplus gallery was very nice with me but she never sold anything either so apparently I was lucky because at least she does not owe me anything. I know that most of the artists on her website no longer work with her. she’s probably broke.

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Dab Art

Has anyone had any experience with Dab Art, in Ventura CA? I applied for a Call for Entry, which was a request to review artists work for future (and unspecified) exhibitions. The cost was not much, but they also offered a $50 consultation in addition. I paid for both, figuring if I was not accepted I would be better able to determine why. I received a rejection letter fairly quickly, along with a comment that if I had paid for a consultation I would be contacted shortly. 2 months later I had not heard anything, and figured they weren’t worth…

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