How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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Galeria Zero

A reader sent in this – any other feedback/experience? Everything that has to do with the curator Carolus Stoop and his moving gallery called galeria zero http://www.galeriazero.org/ is such a scam, I remember it was my first year I was starting to exhibit so I did’t know about those practice, the guy had rented a lame place, booked twice the number of artists that he could show just to make money, the artworks were barely hanged, I saw paintings on tables put back to back, some artists who did not come to hang their works themselves had their works never…

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Venus Studios LLC and Art Supply

A reader sent this in, any other feedback / experience? Venus Studios LLC and Art Supply, Palm Desert, CA They sold thousands of dollars of my work and did not pay my commission. I took them to court and won in full but they still did not pay a cent. Back to court, agreed on monthly payment plan, paid for 5 months, then stopped. Still owe me thousands. Treated me so badly, bullied and threatened.

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Liquid Group

A reader posted “I would consider adding an entry for It’s Liquid Group run by Luca Curci. Mr Curci would typically put out open calls to artists exhibit works as part of a festival with no mention of a entry/ submission or participation fee. Artists would send work to be considered for inclusion and they would often receive a response from Mr Curci, asking for a fee ranging from €50 to €200 (sometimes even more) for each work that has been submitted. Such fees are never mentioned in the original open call. I have included some links below which go…

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Lowe’s Gallery

Submitted by a reader, any other feedback  experience? Lowe’s Gallery in Atlanta (run by Bill Lowe) is notorious for not paying artists . They were even raided by Police for this in 2015 and have also been sued numerous times by artists whose work they sold and yet didn’t pay. Incredibly, they are still in business…

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Freight + Volume Gallery

a reader sent in this post, any other feedback? 97 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002 Had a piece in a show back in 2013 and the Gallery purchased it but never sent me a payment. Had many emails back and forth and had to go into the gallery multiple times asking for a status of my check but everyone claimed not to know anything about it or why the payment is missing. The gallery has had a reputation in the past for stiffing upcoming artists.

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Adelinda Allegretti

Any feedback/experience with this person? Adelinda Allegretti (art historian, independent curator, journalist) via Roberto Paribeni, 19 00173 – Roma (Italy) http://www.allegrettiarte.com/default.asp

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Artavita Online Gallery

Here is another one added by a reader, anyone have experience with this online gallery? Artavita Online Gallery, 5533 Cathedral Oaks Road ,Santa Barbara CA 93111 (https://artavita.com/)

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Gallery 212

A reader sent this in “Gallery 212, Wynwood, Miami Florida I walked into the gallery last spring to see if they were looking at new artists work. I was told they were but here was the deal. It costs $900 a month to hang work on the walls. But in November and December during Art Basel Basel, the price is $3,200 a month. The gallery is located on the corner of 24th Street and 2nd Avenue. The main drag through Wynwood to all the fairs is Miami Avenue. 2nd Avenue is two long block or four shorter blocks west of…

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Sarah Merrick

A reader submitted this, “Sarah Merrick curated a show a couple of years ago (in Newark, New Jersey) in which she did not returned two of my paintings. I have attempted repeatedly to get them back and but she does not respond to my attempts. I have been told by one other participating artist that she did not return his painting as well.” Anyone else?

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