How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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Greenhouse Gallery – Walter aka“Dub” Wagnon aka WC Wagnon

WC Dub Wagnon was the last owner of Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio. He’s stolen many pieces of art from many different artists, never paid several artists and also skipped out on leases on properties. He’s the current owner of The Northwest Oklahoman, a newspaper in Ellis County Oklahoma. He lives in Arnett, OK. He also embezzled money from the Coppini Academy over the course of 6 years. Prior to that he was arrested and jailed twice for check forgery and selling electronic items and pocketing money from his previous job. All public records. If anyone is owed money by…

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EAP poor service

My experience with Hansford and Sons EAP is consistent with others in this thread. Vic was in contact with me daily for nearly a week. When I sent payment all communication stopped. Now one month later my work is still not up on their website. I can only assume that clients will never receive purchased paintings and that I will never be paid. Moving on.

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ADC – Art Comes Alive Competition

My art came back from this show destroyed. Their framer wrapped it for shipping and either it was damaged in their gallery or during shipping. Either way – that’s on them. They’ve washed their hands of it. Very unprofessional.

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The Emerging Artist Platform Hansford & Sons

I too have had problems with them. They are very difficult to get hold of. I sent an email via their website and have never received a reply (only an automated acknowledgement of receipt of my email). The telephone number on their website does not work and google brings up the number as a nuisance caller. The only way I got my page created was by pestering the 2 scouts who originally contacted me through Instagram, (even one of those ignored my request until I made a bigger fuss!) I did consider that maybe they are short staffed because of…

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Galeria Azur Madrid

This gallery contacted me through Instagram. I don’t want to sound rude, but what first caught my eye was the low quality of the artwork they were displaying. That can be disputed of course. It will cost the artist 1000€ to get 2 pieces on display in their physical group exhibition + 1 piece is there in the back room just in case (for what exactly??). The group exhibition lasts about a month. Also you get up to 10 pictures of your artworks for their online exhibition (including the 3 you sent them to the physical exhibition). They put them…

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Dab Art, got accepted but now afraid!

I’ve been reading bad reviews about this gallery, all of their locations. I was curated recently into an upcoming show. I live an hour away and was about to deliver my work for the take-in when I found all the bad reviews.I am supposed to drop off my artwork for a supposed “reception“ but now I’m afraid to do so for fear of wasting my time and maybe not getting my art work back. Did anybody have any good experiences with an actual opening and getting their work back in good condition? Should I just avoid the take-in and reception…

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Anon

Hi, A Jazz Jade from the emerging artist platform reached out to me asking if I wanted to join their platform for 29.99. We had a call and it seemed as if I was going to get lots of exposure for my art and be provided a service (including 24 hour pa). After they created an initial web page for me I had no responses to any other contact and they would not make any canes to y webpage. The webpage that was advertised to me indicated that it would be easily accessible however my webpage was virtually unfindable. Since…

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Scam Starvd Art Gallery Singapore

This gallery hits all the marks of a Scam – with connections to an artist (?) Andrew Paton/Leddy (https://www.artpaton.online) who claims to be a graduate of the esteemed Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. A lie. A man with a long history of damaging artists, and many techniques that artists would be advised to brush up on to avoid his scams, or similar scams by other dubious galleries: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10221322138755326&set=a.1141896519955. Artists have reported unpleasant dealings with Starvd Art plus previous galleries.

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Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery

The usual story: a gallery rep contacted me by email and said she had seen and liked my work, and asked if I wanted to be in a group show. The reason I am posting this is that unlike IT’S LIQUID and similar well-known scams, this one is a new gallery in Madrid that has apparently been around in Argentina, their home country, for a while. The director seems to belong to a well-to-do family, and they have a substantial following on instagram. So, for just a minute or two, I thought for once it wasn’t the usual hoax. HA!!…

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