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 Azur Madrid
    Thank you, guys, for posting your experiences! ....
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    I also got this email. Thank you, guys, for posting this....
  • ADC – Art Comes Alive Competition
    Thanks for sharing your experience with ADC. I will check my gallery contracts from now on to make sure it says 50% of the sale price. I know this isn’t your major complaint with ADC but why would you be responsible for delivery and installation? Isn’t that part of what the gallery commission covers? I had a piece with ADC in another art fair. Not only did I have to pay commission if it sold but...
  • ADC – Art Comes Alive Competition
    Subject: ADC Fine Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio January 22, 2023 I write this letter solely for the purpose of informing my fellow artists far and near about an experience I had with this Gallery. I was represented by ADC Fine Art during Art Basel Miami 2022 in the Red Dot Art Fair. Litsa Spanos, Owner of the gallery called me on Monday December 5, 2022 to inform me that one of my large mosaics had...
  • PAKS Gallery and MAMAG Museum invite to exhibit at Cannes Film Festival, Art Basel Week and Carrousel du Louvre
    Recently I received the same email... I dont know anything about it, but it seems doesnt have a curatorial work, but, if you have money to pay you are there... If its a good chance? I dont know, I didn't go ahead with this dubious proposal......
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    They just contacted me as well, I looked at their website and google reviews and researched some of the people, all seems legit. Although their team huge. This thread is the only info that made my Spidey sense perk up. One of the assistants Daiana messaged me. I'm going to speak to her and ask her some questions out of curiosity....
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    Thank you for sharing this and for the others that also took the time. Doing our research is very important for artists. Just as important to alert others. I can delete the email without a thought now!...
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Vanity galleries like this their keep expenses to a minimum because they know that the art they present will not sell. It's because they choose beginners or young artists who haven't gained experience and recognition yet. If you research more closely what kind of artists have collaborated with them, you'll probably see the reason why their art doesn't sell. Have you really liked the art this gallery have on display? Would you buy art from the...
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    I hope you didn't sign the contract! Shipping costs are usually paid by the gallerist, even in online galleries such as Saachi Art. Did you check Artsy how much they've sold? Did you ask for sales figures from the person who contacted you? They rush the deal because they don't want you to check out reviews and think more carefully. No need to hurry, do your research thoroughly. Rush is always a red flag!...
  • Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine)
    Dear Maria Keinonen, I will copy my reply here for you again. It’s more than strange that you don’t answer our emails but instead blackmail us from other emails ( we see all IPs). I would like to explain the situation for the people who read this: 1) Somehow, you got the link and wanted to use it to get the award. We discovered your scam immediately. 2) You started blackmailing us and writing unpleasant things about us. 3) We emailed...
  • UAE Art Collector / Global Art Awards / Global Art Agency
    Global Art Agency has taken deposits from Artists and then ghosted them!! WARNING!!! They have done this for Amsterdam and Oxford!! Now they are also promoting Tokyo. I paid for a booth for Amsterdam Art Fair 2022, and I still haven't heard back from them. They blocked me on social media and didn't answer my emails. Now they even deleted their website. The Owner of Global Art Agency is Joelle Dinnage. Joelle Dinnage is scammer. Now she...
  • Bruno Massa
    Yes, so have I but I don’t know a thing about them, sorry...
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Thank you to everyone who has posted on here about this gallery. I have also been contacted by them via Instagram and immediately suspected they were a vanity gallery. But seeing all of these posts really is helpful. Be very wary peeps!...
  • Residency Arquetopia
    I have participated in multiple international artist residencies - these residencies often had a supply stipend and travel expenses paid. Having said that, I found the Arquetopia residency to be extremely valuable to my practice- I have been twice and plan to return again. The readings and conversations with Francisco and Nayeli were incredibly valuable and led to breakthroughs in my work and in my writing. I found it to be a nurturing environment where...
  • colorida galeria de arte Lisbon
    Warning! I can only warn against this gallery. I never got the 14 works from my exhibition back. When I wanted to return my works and needed the weight and size of the package for the transport company, I suddenly got no answer. It wasn't until a while later that I received an email telling me that I had exceeded the collection deadline. From my mail history they had deleted my mails asking about the...
  • Scam Starvd Art Gallery Singapore
    Hello Andrew Leddy/Paton. I presume you wrote the comment below. Everything written in the original post is true. You are undeniably a thief and a plagiarist and a low-rent bore. I suppose you could argue that the 'low-rent bore' description is subjective, but as to your being a 'thief' and a 'plagiarist', I could get thirty people here in Australia to swear to your being a thief and a plagiarist without raising a sweat. If...
  • Artifact Gallery
    Now December 22 I have got a Instagram message about solo exhibition from Martin Bernstein. we would like to discuss an opportunity of your possible solo exhibition at our gallery space. Please email me at info[at]artifactnyc.net if you have any questions. Best regards, Martin Bernstein Is this gallery a gallery that only accepts money from the artist and does not lead to the next step of the artist's career?...
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    I received same email from Galeria Azir Berlin. How depressing to find out it’s all a scam. They seemed legit and professional, so did Sophia the curator contacting me. So glad I decided to google. So if a gallery is really interested you don’t have to pay for shipping and promos? Vanity galleries are bad karma for them not the artist....
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    I am very glad I found this feed and did some research. I had no idea these types of things were happening. I just got an email two days ago from Galeria Azir to represent me for a $1300 fee or $3800 premium fee for a year of promotions on artsy another website, and a month in physical gallery. Shipping paid by artist. The email and website, contract looked very legit. 30% their cut....
  • The Art Letters and Numbers in Averill Park
    Response to the “scratching around for supplies” comment about Arte Studio Ginestrelle. I was one of their first residents, and saw the efforts that the owner made to accommodate artists and make connections to show their work in Assisi. Do your research before you do a residency, arrange for supplies to be shipped to you, or pick them up en route in Florence. It is unfair to slander a legitimate and hardworking residency owner....
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Thanks for sharing this- just got contacted by them and seemed very fishy!!...
  • Scam Starvd Art Gallery Singapore
    Stop perpetuating stalking and hate "anonymous" - leave this guy alone. None of what you say is true. You're a sad joke and you hide behind social media to spread hate and harm to innocent people for your own ends!...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    I was recently approached by "Context Art Gallery" from Venice Italy on IG, asking to show 2 of my pieces at 3 international art fairs for 2 years. Is this the same experience that you had?...
  • ITSLIQUID GROUP
    I also have been talking with them, but I decided not to participate in it. It just doesn't feel... right....
  • Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery
    November 28, 2022- They are yet another vanity gallery and it is so easy to get sucked in ; seems to take every bit of self esteem to ward off the ever increasing money scams....
  • 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....
Agora

There is some debate in the art world as to the validity of Agora Gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Some artists find this to be a respectable, even profitable way to exhibit their art, while many others have had experiences that border on scam. Agora has a pretty high profile reputation for this. Artists confront steep upfront costs to exhibit as well as commission fees. There are those who assert that Agora Gallery is held in low esteem by fellow Chelsea venues. The bottom line: you must decide whether spending thousands of dollars to put your art in a…

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