Any experience here?
they recommend this awful site:
This is the content of the email I received
ARTIFACT covers essential exhibition expenses related to the following:
1. Exhibition room (3.7×5.5 m / 12’x18′), it’s maintenance and attendance during a three-week solo exhibition;
2. Gallery assistance in co-ordination of the exhibition, installation and de-installation;
3. Art storage for artwork kept on consignment;
4. Opening reception, including wine and a bartender for a 2-hour reception;
5. Printing of color invitations to the opening reception;
6. Distribution of invitations;
7. Our sales commission is 40%.
8. $100,000.00 (one hundred thousand USD) insurance for artwork on consignment.
ARTIFACT occupies a prime ground floor space in a prime art destination of Manhattan (see our space on http://vimeo.com/78958772). Overall, the gallery spends over $30,000.00 USD to make exhibitions of artists like you possible. To further promote your solo show in a competitive New York art market with over 400 galleries, you may consider marketing options which require additional funding:
1. Exhibition Catalog: Full production (graphic design, printing, delivery to the gallery) of a 24 page color catalog (11″ x 8″ / 28 x 20 cm ) featuring 12 artworks of the artist and related information; distribution of the catalogs to the select list of art critics and curators. $15 per book (100 to 500 books). Please note that there are over 300 names only in our list of the International Association of Art Critics.
2. Catalog Essay written by a a professional New York based art critic – $1200;
3. Advertising in ARTERY – one of the world’s most comprehensive online art publications http://www.arterynyc.com/. ARTERY is a marketing choice of major art museums and institutions, including MoMA, The Brooklyn Museum, The New Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, International Center of Photography, The Drawing Center, Parrish Art Museum, New York Foundation For the Arts, The Jewish Museum, Walker Art Center, Dia: Beacon, Toledo Museum of Art, San Francisco MoMA, Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Japan Society, Denver Art Museum, De Cordova Museum and many others. ($1500.) ARTERY features banners of important art galleries and some of the most exclusive brands, such as Mercedes Benz and Woldorf Astoria. Our publication collaborates with the writers of the highest caliber, such as the legendary Anthony Haden-Guest (Observer, Esquire, GQ), art critic Peter Frank (LA Times) and art writer Alexandra Peers (The Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, New York Magazine).
ARTERY is a marketing venue of choice for the elite galleries and luxury brands (Mercedes Benz, Woldorf Astoria) and select artists. Advertising includes one full year artist’s profile in ARTERY Register http://www.arterynyc.com/arterist/ ($1500).
4. Public Relations:
A. Extensive multimedia campaign and requests to include the artist’s name and work in the editorial content in print and online media, including the following publications:
The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Metro New York, AM-NY, Time Out New York, New York magazine, The Village Voice, The L Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily News, The New York Post, Daily Candy, Metromix, Newark Star Ledger, Westchester Journal News, Asbury Park Press, Connecticut Post, The Onion, Chelsea Clinton News, The Westsider, West Side Spirit, IN New York, Huffington Post, Avenue, Examiner.com, What’s Up NYC, Paper Magazine, Lucid Culture, NY1, WNBC TV’s Weekend Today in New York, WNBC TV’s LXTV, WABC-TV, WCBS-TV, NYC-TV, WNYW-TV’s, The Bloomberg News.
Art & Culture
Artnet, Artforum, ARTNews, The Art Newspaper, Artinfo, Culturekiosque, Modern Painters, Art in America, ARTNewsletter, VERY Magazine, Manhattan Arts International, Art Journal, ArtsJournal, Tar, Culture Vulture, ArtDaily, ArtNews, Index, Surface, Salon.com, Slate Magazine, CityArts, Playbill, CITYist, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcat, C-Monster.
B. Securing a minimum of one review about Artist’s work in the media;
C. Requests for participation of the Artist in exhibitions at selected museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum.
D. Compiling and distribution of press-packages (press-release, invitation, catalog) among collectors, critics, and curators. $4000 (A, B, C, D all together)
You may select any combination which meets your goals and budget. When artists are unable to cover related expenses, we look for sponsorship. However, it takes a long time and is uncertain. Meanwhile, scheduling is time sensitive.
For gallery updates you may visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/artifactnyc?bookmark_t=page
Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
I applied to their call for exhibition proposals through Slideroom in June 2015 and paid a $40 entry fee with my submission. Artists were supposed to be notified of jury results by July 31, 2015. After hearing nothing from them, I emailed Redux in September 2015 regarding the status of my application and Stacy Huggins, the director responded informing me that jurying was still in progress and they would have results “very soon.” Again, I waited and I heard nothing from them. I wrote back to Stacy at Redux in December of 2015 and asked for a refund of my $40 application fee and she never responded. It is now December 2016 and I have still not received notification regarding my application. It appears that they have removed their call for proposals from Slideroom. Also note that Slideroom has no responsibility to applicants who apply to opportunities and pay fees via their site and get scammed. Redux? Forget it. I have messaged with several artists who said this used to be a well run organization but things have gone downhill in recent years.
This gallery based in Montreal under the name of STATION 16 GALLERY, returned this Klor piece totally damaged, rotten with Knocks, it is so damaged that we can simply trash it. It was delivered in a rusty truck barely wrapped…
Pay-to-play, all the way for this art-fair scam. Artists are required to sell 20 tickets at $15-$20 each to show their work. Any unsold tickets are the responsibility of the artist to pay for if they want their work shown.
These shindigs usually include live music (bands who are lured into participating with the same ticket-selling scheme). So RAW offers a club (or other venue) owner free entertainment for the use of their venue for this “event”. The venues can charge a cover, and charge as they normally would for drinks, etc. and keep the profits, so they love the idea.
Read thru their FAQ and judge for yourself. https://www.rawartists.org/faqs
Contemporary Art Projects USA
Below is the fee break-down that this agent will charge you. Remember, on top of it, the artists are responsible for shipping the work to and from the amenity. AND they will charge a 30% commission on sold work. They probably make money on artist fees alone. There is no incentive for them to sell your work. When you receive a message from this agent wanting to promote you work, do not bother your time message back.
$1,900 One Piece: space, hanging and curating process
Size: Maximum 40” x 40” (Wide x Height)
Photography must be on Aluminum or Plexiglas or with proper framing
Art Paint or Photography must be a maximum of 40” x 40”
Installations are not accepted
Light is not added. $100.00/light
$2,800 Two Pieces: space, hanging and curating process
Size: 2 of Maximum 40” height x 40” width. One in top of other.
102 cm height x 102cm width.
One Piece with a Maximum 75” height x 40” width.
Photography must be on Aluminum, Plexiglas or Museum Style Frame.
Installation is permitted at this Price Level at a maximum width of 40” (102cm) and 75” (102cm) height.
Light is not included at this price
$3,800 Two Pieces: space, lighting and curating process
Size: 2 of Maximum 40” (102cm) x 75” (190cm). Side by Side. Maximum of 80” inches in width.
Photography must be on Aluminum or Plexiglas
Installation is permitted at this price level at a maximum 75” (80” width x 75” in height)
Reader submitted – any feedback or experience from others?
Gallery DeBoer located in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Total scammer the owner Ron De Boer is. Artists beware. He takes his 50% commission fails to call artists when their work sells, charges over the top delivery fees for a 10 minute delivery, intentionally hides work in the galleries storage area ( in hopes it will be lost or the artist will forget the work is there) and frequently adds random fees to artists without consent or permission. I was charged an additional $100 for them to copy and paste my bio to their website. They claim it’s a standard fee for three seconds of work. Numerous artists have been ripped off with hidden fees and a total lack of professionalism. The worst part is the gallery seems to enjoy taking advantage of its artists. They feel they are justified in their slimy way of doing business with hard working artists.