How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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  • AN artist said upfront costs for this gallery were in the thousands, any first hand experience with this gallery? Here is one letter I received about this gallery "One...
  • Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine): We also received an email from this website, stating they are a recognized entity in the art world. I didn’t find any third-party press on them, and...
  • I think I stepped into a scam. Wotisart contacted me saying my works would figure in their monthly magazine. I ordered some of the magazines (being proud to be in it ? )...
Garvey Simon Gallery

Garvey Simon Gallery charges a $22 fee to review artist’s work. They call themselves a gallery and an art “advisory.” Foolishly I submitted and was told my work did not suit their “program.” No other comments. What did I gain? Nothing. Wiser perhaps….Nothing illegal I suppose….just a waste.

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Sexual Assault in the Art World

Every industry and field now has growing sexual assault claims, and the art world is no different. Here are four recent articles, feel free to comment of post an incident of your own. All comments can be posted anonymously. The Guardian: More than 150 artists, curators and museum directors, have written a letter denouncing sexual harassment and abuses of power in the art world. It was signed by over 2000 people since its writing. The letter comes in the wake of separate allegations against Knight Landesman, co-publisher of leading arts journal Artforum, who resigned on Wednesday hours after a lawsuit…

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World Wide Art Books Inc.

I received an unsolicited email (see it after my comment) from World Wide Art Books Inc. This company publishes art books under the titles International Contemporary Masters, Current Masters and Important World Artists. This publisher “selects” and “approves” artists for their books mainly by sending unsolicited emails. In the email below, WWAB claimed they contacted me previously and they saw my artwork on a website for an artist organization that I am a member of which both claims are false. For one, I never received an email from WWAB in the past. And second, only my name is on the…

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Specto Art Space

I believe “Specto Art Space” holds “call for entry” events and never has actual exhibitions. I applied for a show and didn’t get in, which is okay… BUT they have yet to announce show dates, winners of their call for entries, or any updated information on their website. A friend of mine in the area says the gallery doesn’t exist, or in their defense, may just not be up and running yet. I have contacted a couple places that list their calls to make them aware of the situation. The owner is responsive to e-mail, but it is incredibly fishy…

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Specto Art Space

I believe “Specto Art Space” holds “call for entry” events and never has actual exhibitions. I applied for a show and didn’t get in, which is okay… BUT they have yet to announce show dates, winners of their call for entries, or any updated information on their website. A friend of mine in the area says the gallery doesn’t exist, or in their defense, may just not be up and running yet. I have contacted a couple places that list their calls to make them aware of the situation. The owner is responsive to e-mail, but it is incredibly fishy…

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Arctic Circle Residency

I was so excited to be accepted to be accepted to the Arctic Circle Residency and the geography of the trip is very beautiful. However, there were so many things wrong that I wanted to let others know. First of all, the Arctic Circle residency does not provide any funding at all; it is completely self-funded – they charge $6,500, but additional costs run another $3,000; gear, travel, hotels, etc. This is probably the same cost if you got some friends and organized a similar trip yourself, something that the shipping company offers. The worst part is that the director…

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ArtStruck Gallery, CYNTHIA HOUPPERT, “Art Agent”

A User sent this in –  – CYNTHIA HOUPPERT, “Art Agent” and former owner of ArtStruck Gallery in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This is still so incredibly painful to discuss —I’m going to provide the facts, but it’s is a lengthy story ; worth your while to read it! I was a novice when I signed with this “art agent” and her gallery. I had NO clue what real agents do for artists; in retrospect I think she got that about me right away & capitalized on it. Long story short, after I’d paid/insured $10K worth of my portfolio to be…

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Art & Sol Studios

A reader sent in the following; Art & Sol Studios 310 NW 25TH St Miami, FL 33127 786-310-3689 http://www.artandsolstudios.com info@artandsolstudios.com Put out an international call for art last year with a deadline of October 14, 2016. It’s title: “Art Basel 2016” a three day event, December 1-31, 2016 in their Wynwood Miami studio to “exhibit during the hottest week in Miami” Art Basel Miami 2016. With a full color catalog to be published of entries submitted to this competition, awards and gift cards. I paid the 42.80 submission fee, 4 stone sculptures were accepted and 2 sculptures as backup incase…

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J. Latimore / Gallery Sensei

Do NOT work with Joseph Latimore of Gallery Sensei, now based on 135 Eldridge Street. He owes me 3K, he owes a friend 9K, he owes people in London 30K and the list goes on and on. He has made a business of hustling artists, curators and anyone trusting enough to give him opportunities and/or work for him. On top of that, his gallery is a pay to play.

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Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris

A user sent this in – Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, did not return one of my unsold artworks after an exhibition. After emailing Jordan many times he finally admitted he could not find it back in any of his storages. He did not offer to pay for it. I was so kind to make him an invoice for less than the amount we had agreed on in case of selling it. But after several reminders he paid only a fraction of that amount. Think twice before you work with this gallery. They maintain a high standard in respect to the…

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