How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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  • ITSLIQUID GROUP
    I feel you bro! Completely agree with you and have exactly the same feelings. I Almost closed a deal with them for an exhibition in Barcelona and backed up last minute because of the expenses. Unfortunately it looks like we have to put money in order to -maybe- get some money back. Money that we do not have in most cases. Where is the art?...
  • PAKS Gallery and MAMAG Museum invite to exhibit at Cannes Film Festival, Art Basel Week and Carrousel du Louvre
    I used to get those mails on a regular basis. Very expensive + you have to pay almost a year in advance. Plus the arts that I saw on their portfolios and pictures looked quite amateurish. It looks to me that anyone who can afford to pay in order to call himself an "artists" can go there. Money talks and....walks. Doesn't look like anyone curates, as long as you can pay......
  • Agora
    All of you who have exhibited at the Agora Gallery: How much did you pay and how much did sell?...
  • Agora
    They paid for everything? You didn't pay anything at all? How much did you sell? Do you have a homepage or social media so we can check if you are real and not just another scammer? I believe you when I see the proof....
  • Photographers should think twice about entering LensCulture
    I have never submitted work - so the high res and no copyright submissions are of concern - but no experience here. Though quite surprised - This is a fine photo magazine to which I have subscribed for years and keep the past issues in my library. The journal was recommended by MFA graduates in Photography at MassArt as one of THE magazines in photography to follow....
  • Vogue magazine
    Just for curiosity: How much does an ad like this in Vogue cost? I have heard from several artists about their experiences with similar magazines. For example, House&Garden asks for approx. £1000 for an advertisement in three issues. The ads are really small and are next to dozens of others. Ads like these don't help sell more art, so you're not getting your money's worth. The art "featured" in these magazines is mostly pretty poor, amateurish...
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Thank you too, same email ......
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    I was just approached by Galeria Azur as well, similar to how others have outlined here. So glad I went with my gut feeling and did a bit of research on them before signing anything. Thank you all for sharing your experiences. It helps out so many others from galleries like this that take advantage of artists, especially emerging artists....
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    He fuckrd me over also but I told him I will kill him and hit my art back. He’s a fuvking fraud...
  • Beware of the scam
    I was victim of Florianao Massera and the flyer art gallery too. Don't trust him, he is a real scammer. He promises a lot of things, he takes your money, but there is nothing more. He is megalomaniac and mythomaniac...
  • Venice International Art Fair?
    As best I can tell, this is not really a "Fair" at all. I think it is just IT's Liquid recruiting artists to pay to have their work hung in a group show. I was contacted, applied, was accepted, and then went through a run around process about cost and logistics that has been completely unprofessional. I would only do this if you need another line on your CV or want an excuse (expense) to...
  • Venice International Art Fair?
    I don't think this is even a "Fair" at all. I have gotten an invite so I applied, got accepted, and have continued to go back and forth with the "Project Coordinator" about cost and logistics. Best I can tell, this is an exhibition by It's Liquid in Venice. So it is a gallery renting out wall space to artists. And even still, I had to go back and forth way too many times to...
  • Parallax Art fair / PAF
    Thanks for all these comments, it helps to make the decision if I should partake, conclusion is RUN!...
  • Parallax Art fair / PAF
    agree. Mostly first (and last) time exhibitors (losers) there like me. The luckier ones can sell some small prints for 50 quids but most of them brings home all their artworks displayed. :( The most annoying thing is that damned Instagram: even they are losers they make shiny posts about their success. This way encourage other losers to burn money on this scam....
  • Residency Arquetopia
    I just got back from a «Mexican embroidery» residency program at Arquetopia, Oaxaca. The bottom line is: Don’t do it! I planned and dreamed about this for almost a year and it was awful. The place of the residency is located in a town with absolutely nothing to do, we would get so depressed in the weekends. The town is 40 minutes away from Oaxaca de Juarez, and the residency space is ugly to say the least,...
  • DAC Concepts Miami Florida
    Maria is a scammer. I have a email trail of about 30 artists that paid the admin fee and she didn’t so much as promote an artwork Instagram. When she realised the artists were talking of reporting she replied finally to the thread saying she was disappointed and that her email was going to junk. Then again after that she disappeared. The worst part she collected money from vulnerable artists just before CoVId and there...
  • Arquetopia Oaxaca
    They are awful...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Any joy with tracking Marco down ? I want my art back!...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    I too have recently been scammed by this man, via his gallery ‘’context art gallery, Venice’ Any further info on how to track him down would be useful I want my art back at the least!!!...
  • Vogue magazine
    I also got emails from Vogue UK. Entered into long email correspondence but before I paid, I messaged an artist that was in previous editions, and she replied saying she had published with them a few times, and it AD. I finally declined as I didn't like the quality of the images and it seemed like a $240 vanity project....
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    Thank you for sharing your experience. Their professional presentation made me at least look into it before I hit "delete."...
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Thanks for sharing this. I wondered .......
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Thanks. I have received the email. from Galeria Azur. Now I know what to do with it!...
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    Thank you for sharing. I, too, was about to sign, and then googled the reviews. Except now, they charge $1800....
  • Thierry Goldberg Gallery does not pay his MFA artists
    Please elaborate...
  • Thierry Goldberg Gallery does not pay his MFA artists
    Please give details- gallery seems official but troubling to hear these reports....
  • Dab Art, got accepted but now afraid!
    I've worked with them. It's a small operation with an over extended team that splits time between Austin, LA and Ventura. I haven't had bad experiences, like others have posted. They do sell art, I've seen it happen first hand. Yes, they do take submission fees. Sometimes life has gotten in the way of clear or expedient communication, but it's been over all, an okay experience with them....
  • Dacia Gallery in NYC
    To the "Anonymous" artist that is defending the Gallery, why he/she does not identify himself/herself? This easily can be the gallery people posting this. But beyond that, a true test of a legit gallery is that...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    I got tricked too and am left with no news anymore, he’s just vanished. Am not sure what is the best action to do since he’s got my money and I’d like to have it back. Any recommendation? Cheers...
  • Photographers should think twice about entering LensCulture
    My experience is quite different. I've won a juror's pick award. I've had them show my work on their IG and FB pages from other competitions I've entered. I've been an article on their website. I know at least 8 people who have won or placed in their awards....
my experience with EAP

Hello everybody! first of all: thank you very much for this chat! i have the same problems. the contact was good at the beginning, all my emails were answered – until the time I paid the fee. Suddenly nobody contacted me anymore. I contacted my bank today to get the money back. I will also file a complaint. It cannot be that artists are exploited to make money. I can only advise everyone against doing business with EAP.

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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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anne wolk

this artist is horrible to deal with. Really aggressive and negative, and her eyes are on the side of her head. She looks like an alien.

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Beware of the scam

Artist Scams Alert Beware of the scam. I just want to To denounce the scam of Floriano, the owner of flyer art gallery, I tried to do it on the flyer art group, but unfortunately he blocked me, so I decided to write to my friends to encourage them to warn artists of this crook.. Beware of the scam, in 2020 that owner of flyer art gallery took my participation fees for the New York exhibition. Since then he has been bluffing me, this scammer he even tried to terrify me with his threats and refusing to return my money.…

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Emerging Artist Platform & Handsfords and sons are absolute pieces of crap.

This horrible couple Lucian Hector and Jazz Davies are frauds. I knew they were dodgy at first especially Lucian. I don’t know how I could even trust them. They looked professional and all because they had a big black car and carried your paintings to the exhibition studio. But one day they did the worst thing imaginable. The ripped my paintings to pieces and blamed it on me for getting cheap canvas when we were carrying them in our hands. They then made me sign a contract which I’m glad I refused because many people say that they are charging…

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