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....
I was also Scammed and Harassed

I was also scammed and harassed by Dab Art Co. We asked the Owner of Dab Art Co. about some specifics after reading the facts here, m and she became enraged, really really angry, and threatened us. Screaming. Beware

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colorida galeria de arte Lisbon

don’t get fooled by their apparently professional approach. This is not a professional gallery. They have a very large space and they just make a living out of the various “artists” they show at once. They tell you it’s a solo show but it’s actually a massive group show. No curato, no press release. Even though they only ask for a refund for the show opening’s drinks (and no drinks have been allowed for two years now, yet they still keep asking) just multiply that amount by eight artists exhibiting at once and then by two because shows are on…

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World of Art (WOA) Contemporay Art Magazine

Hello, can anyone share experiences with World of Art (WOA) Contemporay Art Magazine? It´s a London based company which is publishing a magazine named “La Biennale di Venezia” (ISSN 1404-3408) with 15.000 copies. Thanks for your replies!

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Altamira.art and Joel van Wyk

Does anyone have any experience with Altamira.art? Joel van Wyk is aggressively emailing artists to join. The website is not related to the physician gallery named Altamira Fine Art. It seems really shady that they are using the same name as the physical gallery when they have nothing to do with each other.

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Arquetopia Oaxaca

I want to share my resent experience with Arquetopia residency . I came to Arquetopia residency on January 17 and on the second day develop cold like symptoms and was ask to do a Covid test ,which nobody ask me before I arrived as well as my vaccination record.Just for my records I did a test back in US and it was negative .This time in Mexico my test was positive ,which makes me think that I got infected from the residency staff ,but they refuse to give me their records. I was waking up at 11:30 pm to let…

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Van Gogh Art Gallery in Madrid

You will not get the exposure you think you will after paying Van Gogh Art Gallery. I signed my contract in October 2020 and paid the 1,000 Euros for the exhibition at the Art3F art show in Brussels in November 2020. Due to COVID, the Brussels show was postponed many times and actually only took place in November 2021. It is important that you know, once you have given Van Gogh the 1,000 euros, they will not refund your money if the show is cancelled or postponed. What they will do is keep stringing you along with promises of getting…

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Virtual Artists

I’m trying to learn if anyone has experience with Virtual Artists, a UK virtual gallery. I’m thinking it is a vanity gallery, but looking for confirmation of that. Thanks

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Zürcher Gallery

Gwenolee Zürcher calls herself an advocate for women artists but instead of supporting them she is charging them thousands of dollars to be in group shows to support her gallery space. Ladies, don’t do it. BEWARE!

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