How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    right, and have those galleries made sales for you? Likely the answer is no, because when you pay t be in a gallery their incentive to sell is gone because they already have their money...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    its a scam...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Never pay for exhibitions? So far, all of the galleries have asked me for cost of entry for the Fair, and shipping is my cost....
  • Art.Number23
    Art Number 23 failed to impress me in every way. The gallery space was cramped, making it uncomfortable to navigate. The art pieces felt randomly thrown together without any thought or curation. A very disappointing visit....
  • Art.Number23
    I had high expectations for Art Number 23, but my visit was thoroughly disappointing. The staff were rude and unhelpful, and the artwork on display felt amateurish. It’s clear that the gallery prioritizes quantity over quality. I won’t be returning....
  • Art.Number23
    Hi everyone, I'm writing on behalf of a friend who is one of the artists featured in the Tokyo exhibition.They found dealing with the organizers to be very difficult. These organizers are major scammers, and my friend is looking for ways to warn others against getting involved with them. They advertise this as a collaboration with local artists and curators, but there was no collaboration, no exposure, and nothing of substance. Avoid them at all...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    So what now? You made it, you're an accomplished artist? Did you actually read the whole thread? Stories alone do not convince. Do tell us your name and on which social media we can find you or link to your website....
  •  Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine)
    Please do tell us your name and on which social media we can find you or a link to your website, so we can admire your artwork and find out how successful you are in the art world. Stories alone do not convince....
  • Art.Number23
    His legal name is the one seen on the link you posted and not Anjulatos. As you can see on the companies house link posted below in the comments his UK based company has now been dissolved. As he has not had an event in the UK for years I can only assume he's now legally talking based in Greece....
  • Art.Number23
    Where is this coming from? Company ownership in the UK is not a secret: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/-AUclrB0yaZW5yuQZKj7f39lxtI/appointments...
  • Art.Number23
    I have also previously scammed by Constantine. My research however shoes that Art Number 23 is not the same business as The Holy Art, just look at companies house: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/12480956 That by the way is his legal surname if you do want to proceed with the legal case. I have been told by himself that Anjulatos is an artistic surname....
  • Art.Number23
    DO NOT GIVE THIS ORGANISATION YOUR VALUABLE TIME, MONEY AND ARTWORKS. THEY WON'T TREAT IT WITH RESPECT. YOU WILL BE LEFT WITH LESS. PLEASE INVEST YOUR ENERGY IN OTHER THINGS. This is really bad. I think a large group of artists that exhibited and were supposed to exhibit in the Tokyo exhibition this June is already organizing themselves against this man and his gallery. I was at the opening of the exhibition the 7th of june and...
  •  Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine)
    They helped me a lot in my art career; I was contacted by collectors and galleries who saw my art on their websites....
  • Art.Number23
    Hello Guys, i am one of the artist for Tokyo exhibition in June 2024. Although works are shown since the opening night, most likely because i was able to personally delivered them and attend the opening night. But i must say dealing with them was not the easiest thing. They did not give clear information since the beginning (regarding shipping etc) and when being asked questions they’re not helpful AT ALL! And after i decided...
  • Liquid Group
    so glad I found this post. I was recently contacted by them to participate in the 15th edition of the contemporary venice something. They indicated that there would be a fee to pay depending on the number and dimensions of the work I submitted. And then offered to facilitate a solo exhibition for me in one of their venues. I informed them that I wouldn't be able to afford any participation fees even via...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Same with me. He has 2 large artworks I feel stupid and upset about the whole thing. What can we do?!...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    I can't believe I am reading these reports. Artists - always have consignment agreements signed by both parties spelling out clear terms and who gets paid what and when. Never pay for exhibitions or transport of works. That is why the gallery takes 50 percent of sales to cover those expenses. It is their business to sell the work. Always checkout the background of the gallery before you commit -...
  • Van der Plas Gallery
    Please call them out. The owner does not have bad intentions but seriously does not seem to understand just how wrong their system is...
  • Tanja Grunert
    Many other stories about this dealer. Stay clear....
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Yep - obvious. Just realized they have been emailing me the last couple of years. Goes to my junk folder....
  • Art.Number23
    Me too i had good and easy experience with Art Number 23...🤔 Constantine always answered my e-mails and messages....
  • Art.Number23
    Hello to all artists and like-minded individuals who have had to deal with Artnumber 23, Constantine Anjulatos, and/or the Holy Gallery. There is currently an exhibition in Tokyo in which I and over 67 other artists were "supposed" to participate. This exhibition is riddled with errors, false statements, and fraud. At present, around 30 artists have joined forces not only to take legal action but also to go public and fight Constantine with his own weapons:...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Hello, The same happened for me,I can't believe,I send him my 2 artworks and I ask him to return them back,but I haven't any answer....I don't know what to do. Do you know if his gallery is open and work in Padova ?...
  • Art.Number23
    hey guys, I just read all the comments and have to say, if anybody wants to stand against this fraud, please get in contact. i was supposed to exhibit at Tokyo from 7.6.-14.6.24 and was wondering why nothing was shown online at opening night. I wasn't able to be there personally. I saw a post of another artist there telling that her art wasn't shown for whatever reason. Got in contact with her and found...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Hi. My name is Oriana Armand. I was a victim of Marco Antonio Patrizio, an art scammer, and I am working on a short documentary to expose his activities. I am collecting testimonies from those affected. Have you had any experience with this individual? If you are willing to talk about your experience, please contact me via this email (info@originarmand.com) I appreciate your time and hope to have your cooperation. Best regards, Oriana Armand info@originarmand.com www.originarmand.com...
  • Art.Number23
    I exhibited for a week in Athens in Artnumber23 gallery. And I never got my three works back, they are still in Athens. They haven't responded to emails since. Today they are doing exhibitions in Japan at the Design Festa Gallery. And I'm afraid that all these people will never find their works again. But one thing is clear, we should warn the Design Festa Gallery gallery in Tokyo that they are scammers. On their website there are several...
  • Divulgarti group
    They are still at it....
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Report them to Action Fraud online. They have scammed so many people. I have met a few on IG. Most have found themselves without art or money. Someone has to stop them...
  • Art.Number23
    I will tell you this Constantine, maybe you were smart enough to make your business appear closed on Google just so you can avoid all the negative reviews but the same thing cannot happen here. We have had the worst experience in their Rome event and I still have not received my art back from what is a complete scam and a joke of a company, if they are even a legal entity....
  • The Other Art Fair, London UK
    Interesting to see others from other parts in the world same kind of the same experience with me, an artist who participated in their shows in Australia. It's most definitely concerning to discover the same pattern all over but good to see people are finally speaking up!...
Arcade Project, M. Charlene Stevens

Unsettled by the fundraiser M Charlene Stevens, owner of Arcade Project, Arcade Project Curatorial and Arcade Zine has put up. Charlene positions herself as a constant victim but is entirely unprofessional, nasty and selfish. She owes money to dozens of people including myself, a BIPOC and will lash out if called out on. Charlene cannot secure a job because of her troublesome demeanor and entitlement. Do not work for or with Charlene.

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Roy’s Art Fair – A complete waste of time and money

Sadly I participated as an artist during last year’s Roys Art Fair in London. Overall I had a very disappointing experience with no sales, no one around me seemed to have sold also. Traffic was not great, the venue was at the most, extremely average. The management and owner is an artist who used the funds to pay for his participation at The Other Art fair and promote his art so clearly there is a conflict of interest and I would advise fellow artists to avoid them.

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The Sedona Arts Center – not illegal, but very unethical

Last Fall I submitted and got one piece juried into an exhibition at what I thought was a prestigious exhibition space at a perceived ‘arts destination,’ The Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona. I paid a thirty dollar entry free via Call For Entry. Since Sedona is only an hour away from my studio delivering the artwork to the venue wasn’t expensive or too time consuming. At drop-off the one person I met was cordial and professional. Later I returned to the gallery for the opening reception. It was a typical group show; not bad but a little uneven with…

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Holy Art Gallery?

Please look into The Holy Art Gallery They have just had an exhibition in London Oxo Bargehouse were the conditions we’re unbelievable. They take down any negative commits from artists. They do so many open calls a year. All contracts non refundable even though Artist at this exhibition, some had no gallery lighting, leaking roof, rubbish laying around, mice, no drinks nibbles at launch party, no proper sales sheets, no proof of promotion, poor footfall, visitors mostly family and friends, no proper signage outside or within the gallery. They took no responsibility for the conditions within the exhibition and were…

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Galleria Huuto

I was looking for exhibition opportunities in Nordic countries and found out a gallery in Helsinki, Galleria Huuto, apparently is “an independent artist run collective” managing three spaces and receiving funding from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, however it charges fees from 500€ up to 1500€ for a three week exhibition period. Does any finnish artist out there that know more about Galleria Huuto? http://www.galleriahuuto.net/?page_id=53&lang=en

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Divulgarti group

The assistant of the curator Loredana Trestin of Divulgarti group contacted me through Instagram and told me that they were impressed by my art and they want to invite me to an upcoming exhibition. I did my research: It’s a group exhibition in a handbag store in Milan. Yes you read it correctly: a handbag store. It’s called Galleria Cael. To participate it costs: – 1°work 350,00 € (for a size up to meter) – 2°works 600,00 € – 1°work € 400.00 (if more than one metre per one metre) – 2°works 700,00 € I’m not interested in vanity galleries…

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If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!

It’s been a few years now. I was approached by italian gallerist Marco Antonio Patrizio who ran his gallery from Padua not far from Venice. Apparently he found me on Instagram. Besides running this gallery Mr Patrizio also attended various art exhibitions in different cities throughout Italy. We agreed on 5 of my pieces to be exhibited in Genua for a start and then to evaluate after Genua for a possible future collaboration. Nothing sold at the Genua exhibition and that’s OK. He brought my paintings back to his gallery in Padua (at least I think so) I asked for…

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Continua Gallery

In the early 2000s I was sexually assaulted by one of the three Galleria Continua gallerists. Anyone who worked with them, at least at the time, would easily guess who it was. I discussed it with one of the girls working for them at the time, and she said that she just accepted she had that kind of a boss and managed her way around it.

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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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Yaddo

Hi there, I was invited to undertake a 6 week residency at www.yaddo.org earlier this year. From my understanding it is one of the most prestigious residencies in the US. I was actually awarded a residency in 2020 but it was postponed due to the pandemic and so they reached out to me earlier in the year to move it to this spring. I also must commend them for the further support they offered me, making a contribution to my flight costs from Ireland. The residency was only half capacity due to the covid restrictions so there was actually only…

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