How's My Dealing? 2.0

Worldwide Reviews by Artists for Artists of Galleries, Art Fairs, Mail Scams and more.
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1650 Gallery in L.A.

One user sent this in – This is a gallery that specializes in photography. They put out a “call” for a subject or keyword and make a selection of “winners” to be exhibited. They offer print services if you send your files. I had 3 pieces selected for one of their exhibits. The “opening” was on a Saturday. I live in NY but my son lives in L.A. and wanted to see the exhibit. That began to unravel the despicable sham this place is. Going online to fine a phone number – no listing. We could not get days or…

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Heaven Art Gallery

A user sent in the following comment; Please list Heaven Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. They are a new brick and mortar gallery that just opened. They display the submitted art on large monitors in their gallery to customers.They started a contest and exhibition, but have no standards for judging – they welcome ALL art submissions so they can display it and sell prints. It is a vanity art gallery that charges the artist $10/month per image to be displayed. I had an email exchange with one of the owners to get more information, since there is little information on…

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Working Artist Grant

A reader sent in this – Please look into Working Artist Grant. Charges $25 as a submission fee which goes directly to the individual who runs it not to a nonprofit organization. Does not have a legitimate jury selecting artwork, but just collects funding from applicants so as to make a profit. Winner receives $500 but not really because they must then donate an artwork to the organization.   Any comments, research?

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Galerie Michael Janssen

Galerie Michael Janssen refused to return my artwork and eventually destroyed it never paying me a cent. My experience with Gallerie Michael Janssen (Michael, Dane, and Nina) started off great. They were very supportive, and I produced hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of sculptures for them. They took all my work to Germany with the agreement that what they did not sell they would return to me. I never saw any money. After years of trying to work something out with them and being ignored and disrespected. I asked them for a small portion of what they owed me.…

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Art Platform NYC

Art Platform NYC http://www.artplatformnyc.com is a very good international art scam. It formerly went by Art Approach NYC and is now opening a branch in Washington DC, http://www.artplatformdc.com They have a rather professional website, with lots of talented artists and art shows around the world. They contact you by email to say they have been following your work and would like to represent you. They offer various packages, differing in price range and the amount of work they will do to represent you. They offer exhibitions, presence on their website and copies of, high-resolution, coffee-table size art books with your…

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VIDA

I got this email a few days ago. I called them to find out more.  Yesterday I got a phone call from a women named Alice somewhere in Illinois (HQ are in SF). It sounded all too good…! So I did some more digging and found this article: https://theartistsjd.com/vida-tos/   Not only is the article informative but it is worth reading the the comments left by artists. 

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Tanja Grunert

from Artnews – Art and Law Art Dealer Ordered to Pay $500 a Day to Artist The artist claims the gallery chopped off 10 inches from his painting. Eileen Kinsella, December 28, 2016 UPDATE: The attorney for the plaintiff informed artnet News that Grunert paid the judgment in full following the court order. A judge ordered Manhattan dealer Tanja Grunert and her eponymous gallery to pay an artist the sum of $500 a day after failing to comply with an order handed down in earlier this year. The judge in the case, Lewis A. Kaplan, ruled in an order filed on…

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Artifact Gallery

Any experience here? artifact gallery artifactnyc.net they recommend this awful site: http://www.arterynyc.com/arterist 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…

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Redux Contemporary Art Center

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…

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STATION 16 GALLERY

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… https://www.123klan.com/blogs/news/shame-on-station16-gallery

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