How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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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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Galería Gaudí

Galería Gaudí in Madrid -they offered to exhibit 5 works in Singapore for €1,400 with 40% commission. Work was to be exhibited in a hotel, (which I hear is fairly common in Singapore) but unlikely to attract uninvited guests

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Contemporary Art Projects USA

Reader Submitted; Contemporary Art Projects USA Website: http://contemporaryartprojectsusa.com/ 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. FEES: $1,900 One Piece: space, hanging and curating process  Size: Maximum 40” x 40”…

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Gallery DeBoer

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…

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Galleri Quirinius

A reader wrote – Interartex.org and Galleri Quirinius Swedish, where you pay a high price to take part in group exhibitions with 1-3 paintings.  

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Incredible Artists

A reader submits this feedback / experience here? Ricky Pantele of Incredible Artists in California seems highly professional and enthusiastic but has been known to want to change the terms of the contract after signing. Proceed with caution.

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Artrom Gallery

a reader writes this, any feedback/experience here? I had problems with the Artrom Gallery in Rome, Italy. It took me 3 years to get my work back after an invitational exhibit. I was not the only one either, I found another artist that was waiting for her work ever. longer. I found this artist when the gallery owner sent me some pictures after I wrote her many times, where she exhibited my work without my permission with this other artist, well, more like decorated her apartment. Together we got her to finally return our work.

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Art Fusion

A reader writes the following, any feedback / experience here? Miami has a crazy load of galleries in the area called “Wynwood”. LOTS of artists want to be here and it has become so saturated with graffiti you can barely find the front door to a gallery. This saturation has created the next wave which is moving northward, same avenue but northbound. In this Wynwood area is a two story gallery “Art Fusion” jammed with paintings and photography. To make a long story short, just so you know, they charge wall space. 5′ x 10′ = $1800/month. I asked an…

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