How's My Dealing? 2.0

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


The Emerging Artist Platform

Hi all, Does anyone have experience of the UK based Emerging Artist Platform sponsored by Hansford & Sons Fine Art? It seems to me there is something seriously wrong with this organization. My experience so far has been awful. Basically they have taken the money from my collectors but then they fail to organize the shipping. They are very hard to reach even with email. The delay has been a month now. I have asked them to call me but they haven’t so far. The whole business seems to be very unprofessional if it’s not a scam. Please, share your…

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Carroll and Sons

Joseph Carroll owes a lot of money to many artists. He has been supportive to artists in the past and is basically a good guy. But beware, if he sells your work, he will likely use that money to payoff his other outstanding debt.

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Pashmin Art Gallery – Hamburg

I applied to the Pashmin Art Gallery for a group exhibition in Beijing. It will take place in an art museum. The gallery sent me an email with an extensive application form. It took me a lot of time to fill it out. Nowhere I could find information the costs. The gallery accepted my application and an assistant phoned me a few times. Then the gallery owner spoke to me and told me that I had to pay the shipping costs from Germany to Beijing and back. It was € 8,200, no matter how big the works were. Each of…

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Van der Plas Gallery

I was contacted by this gallery via Instagram. It is a brick and mortar site. I got suspicious because my art doesn’t look anything like what they have displayed in the past. The charge large fees up front per piece ● ​1 painting/drawing/print, up to 14” x 11” $150 ● ​1 painting/drawing/print, up to 24” x 18” $200 ● ​1 painting/drawing/print, up to 40” x 30” $250 And of course there are other fees and 50% commission I didn’t take Adriaan Van der Plas up on the invitation

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