Let the Artist Beware



This list has been created to inform creatives of suspicious or fraudulent organizations that may seek to rip off creatives or take advantage of their skills. When we become aware of such organizations we will add them here and let you make your own judgement whether to interact with them or not. If you are aware of organizations that should be included please drop us an email and we'll look into them and add warnings as we feel are necessary. 

The threat level designates how threatening we feel the organization is.

Red - Extremely threatening
Yellow - Use caution




Organization: NFT Crypto Sales (All platforms)

Threat Level: Yellow

Synopsis: This one has no solution and you may not even be aware of it happening. Since the emergence of NFT's and artists selling the crypto-rights to their work, there has been an emerging threat. Specifically that of scammers going out, doing a screen save of other peoples work and then selling the NFT rights as their own. I've been leery of NFT's since it began a few years ago. I do not think there are enough safe guards put into the system. In the case of having your work stolen, there is little you as an artist can do right now. There are no protections and little ways you can appeal someone stealing the work and selling it. Once its out there, its out there. 

I can give you very few ways to protect yourself. If it happens, it happens. But I would suggest that when you create something that you take the steps to photo document the piece of art as its created. By simply using your phone to take a photo of the creation at every step, you now show a proof that its yours and not someone the property of someone else. If in the future there is a way to dispute a claim that another owns your art, you can then present all the documentary evidence that you created the work yourself. The more photos you take, the more protections you give yourself later. Sadly I have no other advice to offer except to beware this threat. Because it will get worse, before it gets better. 





Organization: Instagram Hacking Scam

Threat Level: Red

Synopsis: There is currently a group of hackers that are a big threat on instagram. Unlike previous hack attempts, where they post a bogus link for you to click on. This one has actual hackers responding to you. Say you get a request from a friend to please check out a link and you respond by saying "is this a hack?" This time you'll get a response back that makes you think your talking to the friend. They will respond to you as if they are answering your question and even hold a complete conversation with you. DO NOT BE TAKEN IN. If you ever have any concerns that the person is not real, ask for independent verification through an independent source which is off the instagram network. In my case I asked for them to confirm with a text to my phone. When they wouldn't do it, it tipped me off that this was a total fraud. I've had it confirmed that this scam is being particularly targeted towards artists. Multiple artists have lost their instagram accounts to this particularly insidious threat. NEVER click on a link of any kind unless you have verified that the person is really who you think it is. 



Organization: New Orleans Award Program (Fill in any city name)

Threat Level: Red

Synopsis: This is a total scam. You receive and email that says that you have been selected as the winner of the category "Artist" for your city. On further investigation you find that there is no cost for this (which I guess is to lull you into thinking its legitimate) but that you must pay for the cost of the award itself. Mind you that there is nowhere on their web page that tells you ahead of time how much this wonderful honor will cost you. 

When you look on their website under "Winners" you see a bunch of legitimate businesses all around the country that have been bestowed with this honor. Businesses that I suspect don't even know their names are being used. 

When I researched beyond the website they provided me with, I found that the name is so generic that you can't even find anything out there about them. If they are running this scam in other cities (which is apparent) you can't find anything for them either. Note below that the website address is tailored to the person they are attempting to rip off. There is no way to be able to track them past this. 

This is strictly a vanity prize. It in no ways validates you as an artist and in no way helps your career or business. It is no different than if you went to a local trophy shop and ordered yourself a trophy that said "great artist!' on it. 

Sidenote: I did use the "Contact Us" form on their website to inform them that they were being added to this list and we would warn as many artists and creatives that we could about this scam. 

Definitely steer clear of this one. 

Websites associated with this organization: 

https://neworleansla.2020bestselection.net/shgzszt6_GREY-CROSS-STUDIO




Organization: nartwork.it

Threat Level: Yellow

Synopsis: This is a strange one. An artist colleague asked us to check this art site out and see if they were legitimate. There were a lot of red flags with this one that make us suggest that you proceed with caution when interacting with them. 

The first red flag was in how they approached the artist. When they query an artist to be part of a show there seems to be no artist vetting whatsoever. Always remember that an arts organization, gallery, etc that is interested in showing your work will take the time to vet you. They will know about your work and will ask you questions about your available inventory, mediums of use, background and history as an artist. They will not just approach you online and say "Want to be in an art show." This should be suspect right from the start. 

The second red flag was the digital footprint of the owners of the organization. Art Gallery owners, whether online or located in an actual building will have a digital footprint online that shows something of their background. A red flag comes up when we can find very little to know information online regarding the owners. In this case there was very little information that they hadn't created themselves. 

The third red flag was the organizations location in Naples Italy. When I run the address I found no business at that address but a photo that looks to me like their location is in an apartment complex. Now don't get me wrong here. A lot of good arts organizations can be based in a home location. My own organization is that way. But, taking all things into consideration, it does raise a red flag as to the organizations longevity and professionalism. Their website makes them seem a lot larger and flashier than an organization run out of an apartment. There is always a bit of exaggeration found online, but when that could harm the artist then we take notice. 

The last red flag was the location of their next show, which is at the Hoxton253 gallery in London. A search of this location shows that it is not owned by nartwork.it but by an independent artist who shows his work in his own gallery. Now this by itself is not unusual because sometimes art organizations rent out space in galleries for their shows. But I can find no evidence that nartwork.it has done any other artists shows anyplace else. There is no past history of shows, advertising or anything else that shows a track record for hosting shows in the past. As well there is no evidence that the Hoxton253 gallery regularly hosts shows for other artists. There is just evidence for the artist who owns the location.

Sidenote: We may be wrong on this one. There is no evidence of fraud towards artists in the past. But there are enough red flags to make us suggest that you proceed with caution when interacting with this organization. If you get any information either good or bad about this group please let us know and we will adjust our recommendations accordingly.  




Organization: Clap Clap Hands Art Studio

Threat Level: Yellow

Synopsis: We are not really sure what to make of this. The organization claims to represent a certain Chinese artist who would like help in promoting the his work. There are many Chinese scam groups who try to hyper-inflate art work in order to make huge profits on it. We do not know if this is one of them. What we do know is after several emails back and forth where no offers were made to buy the artists work, the group suddenly ceased all emails and their website went blank. After 8 weeks we emailed them once again and told them flat out that their organization seemed like a scam of some kind and we were going to report them. In response they claimed they were traveling for the 8 weeks and not responding to emails. What business does not respond to emails for 8 weeks? Something is not right with this group and we suggest extreme caution if approached at any time by Chinese art investors of any kind. Check them out thoroughly! 

Sidenote: We will update this synopsis if we receive any further information.

Websites Associated with this Organization:

www.clap-clap-hands.com




Organization: JaamZIN Art Magazine

Threat Level: RED

Synopsis: This organization claims to conduct interviews with experienced artists "for a fee". They spam users on social networks a cute little ad that makes it look like its such a great thing to be interviewed by them and how much it will benefit you "for a fee". No reputable organization will EVER charge you for an interview. These are scams which benefit the artist in no way or form. Beware any Twitter handle which uses variations of the organization name. 

Sidenote: I've had to report and block at least a dozen Twitter accounts for spamming this organization. Please report them if they approach you. 

Websites Associated with this Organization:

https://www.jaamzin.com
https://www.jaamzin.com/interview
https://www.fiverr.com/zsolt72/make-an-interview-with-you-and-i-spread-it-to-my-40000-twitter-followers

If anyone has been taken in by this organization we'd like to hear from you.



Organization: Artist Ksavera

Threat Level: YELLOW

Synopsis: We are not really sure whats going on with this account. All we know is that there are hundreds of accounts across social media that all seem to lead back to one artist calling themselves Ksavera. When one of these accounts follows you, they will unfollow you within days of the time you follow them back. This has been going on for years and the fact that it seems to be some kind of scam, I would not trust anything related to a Ksavera account.

Sidenote: We no longer follow anyone with the word Ksavera in their profile or name. 

Websites Associated with this Organization: Too many to list




Organization: It's Liquid Group

Threat Level: RED

Synopsis: This organization targets artists through email by informing them that they have been selected to participate in a high profile art show. On first glance an artist can be taken in quickly by this scam thinking that their skills have finally been noticed and excitement ensues. The excitement ends abruptly when the artist is informed that there is a fee involved in submitting work to their organization. Some of the warning signs of a scam include misspellings in their emails, impossible to meet submission dates and odd wordings that seem elusive and purposely misleading. 

Any organization which offers you a spot in a major show without referencing specific pieces of your work that they are interested in is an automatic warning sign. No respectful arts organization charges you an up front fee to even be considered part of their show. Always check out offers carefully before ever responding. Any organization that talks up past shows, especially shows with high profile names or in high profile cities, without proof of the success of those shows is merely a front to make the artist think they are bigger than they really are.

Sidenote: A simple web search of this organization resulted in dozens of complaints about them and their owner, who seems to want to threaten that he will sue if the complaints are not removed. Don't be fooled by this guy, he's a fraud. Any organization which is purported to be huge would not have its owner responding personally with threats. 

If anyone has been taken in by this organization we'd like to hear from you.

Websites Associated with this Organization:

http://www.itsliquid.com/


Organization: RAW Natural Artists

Threat Level: YELLOW

Synopsis: RAW as a concept is actually a good one. Where the concept breaks down is in ticket sales. RAW requires its artists to sell 20 tickets each in order to participate. If they don't then the artists are required to provide the cost of those 20 tickets out of their own pockets. What results is a packed house for each show, but packed with people who are not buyers and are loyal only to the artist they bought the ticket from. The end result is that there are very few sales or art, if any.

This organization will send you an email or notification telling you how great your work is and what a great opportunity RAW is. Again, if the organization does not tell you specifically about your own work and why they think it would fit their show, a warning flag should go up. 

RAW holds monthly shows in most major cities and they make a big deal about the benefits artists get for being a part of those shows. Sadly the benefits are far less than artists are lead to believe. 

Sidenote: I was a RAW artists several years ago and came away very disappointed. I've attended some of their shows since then in order to see if my assumptions were wrong. If anything the organization seems to have gotten worse, not better in the intervening years. I will continue to periodically check them out to see if their system has changed or gotten better or worse.  

Websites Associated with this Organization:

http://www.rawartists.org/

Most cities have their own website that links back to this site. 

If anyone has been taken in by this organization we'd like to hear from you.




Organization: Imagekind

Threat Level: Red

Synopsis: We don't even know whats going on with this organization. It was set up to provide a quality website for photographers and artists who want their work printed. They included multiple options for printing needs. If you go to their site, they will look valid and everything seems to be great. But the organization seems to be gone. There have been no new posts on the site for years and no new updates of any kind. Its very strange because people can still sign up for their site and to all appearances can still order on the site. But we wouldn't suggest doing so since there is no guarantee you or your customers will ever get their prints. Its like someone walked away one day and left the door open to the house. Its just plain creepy and a shame because their work really was well produced. We'd really like more info on this if anyone has it. We're clueless as to whats going on. 

Websites Associated with this Organization: 

https://www.imagekind.com

If anyone has been taken in by this organization we'd like to hear from you.



Organization: BluDomain

Threat Level: Red

Synopsis: This website hosting company has major tech problems. Their lack of organization and insensitivity to customers have caused many content producers to lose everything they've put on their websites. Unless you want to risk a major meltdown of your website, this is one organization that you should definitely steer clear of. 

Websites Associated with this Organization:

http://www.bludomain.com/






IF YOU HAVE AN ORGANIZATION YOU THINK SHOULD BE ADDED TO THIS LIST, PLEASE CONTACT US! 

50 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting the warning about It's Liquid. They rep did cite an artwork of mine that she particularly liked. The website says there is a fee, but not how much. You are right that I shouldn't have to pay to be part of this exhibition. I think I'll explore more places in the US before even considering being part of a Venice art fair.

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  2. they just targeted me. not sure if it was twitter or instagram -- jaamzin mag.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this scum shit. You saved me some nerves! Just been targeted by ITSLIQUID GROUP & ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL: Marianna Iaccarino and itsliquidexhibitions@gmail.com. BEWARE, they're active right now!!!

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    1. Me too!! For ANIMA MUNDI festival.

      Sofia Rastelli
      Project Coordinator
      sofiarastelli.itsliquid@gmail.com

      Arch. Luca Curci
      Director
      mobile: +39.3387574098
      email: director@itsliquid.com
      skype: lucacurci.com
      ITSLIQUID GROUP
      Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
      70122 Bari (Italy)
      Calle Larga San Marco, 374
      30124 Venezia (Italy)
      +39.0804117337
      +39.3387574098
      www.itsliquid.com
      giuliatassi.itsliquid@gmail.com
      director@itsliquid.com

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    2. Just been targeted by them so they are still active. They demand impossibly short delivery dates and don't specify their charges. They say they have a gallery in Piazza San Marco, I doubt this. Their rep indicated what works they liked on my website, so they are clearly trawling the internet looking for potential victims. Nasty types.

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  4. Have you checked into the Pancakes and Booze art shows? A few people have told me I should submit, but it seems like a scam to me.
    And thank you for this list.

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    1. We've not received any complaints about Pancakes & Booze. But their model seems very similar to the RAW model, so I am skeptical about them. At the rate of speed they are putting up shows around the United States is a clear indicator that they do not have the artists best interests in mind. So I'd approach them with caution. If we get complaints, we will definitely post about them here.

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  5. ITSLIQUIDGROUP. I've been trying to get rid of their emails. Keep coming in my junk mail.. Beware of this piece of scam.

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    1. It seems impossible to unsubscribe to their scammy emails.

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  6. ITSLIQUIDGROUP - ANIMA MUNDI festival in venice
    be aware!
    they select you for exposition or performance (in my case) and they ask you for document and festival fee for exposition.

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  7. This a all great info. Thank you

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  8. 2018 places festival it’s liquid group.
    suddenly there were very high storage fees after the end of the exhibition until shipment.
    I left my small artwork there as a present for luca’s assistant,there was no way I could have pay this.
    I was a bit naiv and frightened back than,today I would have reacted differently.

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  9. THANKS SO MUCH! So many scams out there its sad.

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  10. Thanks so much for the heads up about itsliquid group!
    I recently came across Boomer Gallery (seems legit) but they charge 165 pounds to cover things like food, security, flyers (things I feel the gallery should cover not the artist). They say it’s because they only charge a 15% sale fee. Just curious if you /or anyone had heard anything about them because the setup seems similarly sketchy to me as itsliquid group.

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    1. I don't know anything about the Boomer Gallery but if they are charging you up front then there is a problem. In the writing industry its called a Vanity Press, where you are charged for all the services just so you can say your book is published. Some art galleries do the same by charging you for everything just so you can say "I'm in a gallery" A reputable gallery will never charge you up front for services. They make their money from the sale itself. I'd be happy to look into it further for you if you'd like.

      ~Grey~

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    2. Hi, I've got the same thing with Boomer Gallery and am really suspicious. They've said yes to my submission (I was really pleased) and immediately they invoiced for £165. Just wondering about their credibility. I just don't have that sort of cash so am sadly probably going to have to decline.

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    3. I've also been 'accepted' into the Boomer Gallery group show. I cannot find any feedback from previous artists exhibitions on their instagram or website which makes me suspicious... They hang and show the work for 1 week, free drinks at the opening night and take 15% commission but charge £165 for taking part? I guess it's cheaper than an art fair but no idea who is on their mailing list...

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  11. Muchísimas gracias por la información, evidentemente its Liquid esta activo a dia de hoy. Boomer también, pague 9 libras el mes pasado. También deciros que cientos de concursos, exposiciones, galerias cobran un "feed" por adelantado. No se hasta que punto es ético. Gracias por vuestra labor informativa.

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  12. Hey, ITSLIQUID just contacted me including links for works on my website (which may sound convincing) asking for what you have mentioned..
    my question is how factual is your review, can you share some links if that is safe for you? I'll make my search too.. thanks for warning!

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    1. Hi,
      Came across an announcement for "It's Liquid"<
      Sent in description of my work and got a very enthusiastic response. Actually my work was a perfect fit in concept.
      The wording suggested that I rush my acceptance to them as they had so many applicants waiting for the opportunity to participate. Smelled fishy. Looked them up , and came upon "Immortal Artist" Thank you. Passed on your website to a list-serve of 150 member artists. Many thanks for your service

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  13. Just had Jaamzin creative contact me and offer three free works to show and the tempting and low price of $40.00 to place over 20 works and an interview so immediately checked here! Well done and thankyou! Their website does look authentic with lots of artists but no mention of fees etc. One wonders if the artists shown have chosen the "free three works" arrangement offered? Or why the authorities have not been persuaded to have this site removed as a SCAM? Cannot see what they may gain by offering to show three free works, IF they actually do, except tempt in those to pay $40.00 ?

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  14. In addition to my previous comment on https://www.jaamzin.com/ it is very hard to know what to believe as they certainly do seem to have many genuine articles on artists online plus https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/jaamzin.com this website states they are fine!?

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  15. I got an email invite just this week, I asked what the fee amount was and which works they were interested in. Their response is below and they gave no clear answer. I am sure at some degree if you have the money and can afford this type of opportunity it could open the door for other shows or publicity. But it is such a scheme and so disappointing that they are luring artists in like this. Just adds to the bad taste of the art world.

    "Thank you for your email to Miss Soruklu. I'm Giulia Tassi, Project Manager of ITSLIQUID GROUP and I'm going to give you all the information you need.

    You can send us your proposal with all the details related also to the dimensions; you can present all the works you like according to the theme of the exhibition. The Director chose among the works proposed and we create an entry fee dedicated to you.

    The participation fee is related to the number and dimensions of the artworks selected; so if you will send me all the details of the works you want to participate with, I will be more than glad to set up the best entry fee for you!"

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  16. I have been scammed by itsliquid group. And they are refusing to refund my money. I desperately need help!

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  17. I'm not really sure there is anything you can do short of hiring a lawyer and even then international law may complicate matters depending on what your country you are in. The best thing you can do is exact a little revenge by writing up your experience and all of the details about it so that others can learn from it. I am willing to post it on my site if you'd like or those of anyone else who would like to contribute their personal experiences.

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  18. Hi! I need professional advice. I'm a young artist and want to participate in exhibitions abroad, I sent a submission to a Boomer gallery and it was successful, they selected one artwork, I'm so surprised, didn't expect this, sent only because the submission is free, but now I need to think about the payment, I know that exists so many scam and Vanity galleries. Artists please, give me your opinion, is this gallery normal? It deserves to participate and pay money?

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    1. While the Boomer Gallery is not on my list, I've heard rumors about their bad practices so I did a quick check on them. The address listed on their website is not for the gallery. Its for a space called E.1 Studios which rents space to people, usually to use as mail drop locations or short term office rentals. This looks to be a Vanity Gallery and that means that you are being scammed. Anything which requires the artist to pay in order to be in their space is not a legitimate business. I'd definitely be cautious of this one.

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    2. Thank you for your response! I'm also feel something wrong with this gallery, the space looks so weird and I need to pay for a caviar (and different quests food), it sound not good.

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    3. Never pay for gallery services. If the gallery is legit then they are choosing you because you are a good fit for their clients buy list and they will recoup any costs on selling the work. As I said previously on this page, if you write up what happened so that others can learn from it, I'll gladly post your write up on this site. I will also post the art work of any artist who needs a FREE forum to have their work seen. Feel free to contact me directly at: gcsartno@aol.com

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    4. Good, thank you for the help!

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  19. Hello! I still want to find my gallery and one of them is Monat Art Gallery in Spain, they offer an international presentation of four paintings on different platforms, instagram, physical presentation in the gallery, group exhibition, participation in the fair, price 1000 euros, commission 30% of sales. Please tell me if all these services justify the price? Is it worth it?

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    1. I can't stress enough, that if the gallery is charging you, the artist, for showing your work that they are not legitimate. No reputable gallery charges the artist up front for services. The whole premise of a gallery is that they sell your work. That is how they make their money. Anything else is just trying to rip the artist off. Consider this. If they are charging you, then what is their motivation to sell your work? They've already made their money from you. The result is the art sits on the walls for a month or so and that's it. The motivation is in allowing the gallery to sell your work for profit that you will both make.

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    2. Thank you for your response! If the artist starts to cooperate with the good legal gallery, only needs the enter into a contract and start to work or how looks this cooperation?

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    3. That depends on the requirements of the gallery. A reputable gallery will always want to see more of your work and how it will match their client base. They'll also give you feedback on your work, both pros and cons. They will never just have you sign a contract sight unseen. When it comes to signing a contract, make sure you look at the little details. A lot of artists just look at the percentage the gallery is taking from your sales. But what are you getting in exchange? Do they put together a show for you? What are the shipping costs if you have to ship your work and do they incur any of the cost for shipping to the gallery or shipping to the buyer? How long do they keep your work in gallery as opposed to just on a website? If they are taking 10 pieces of your work, are all 10 on display? Or are only a couple of pieces on display and the rest shown only on the galleries website only?

      There are a lot of fine details that you should at least be aware of before signing. A good gallery manager is someone who is on your side. They will do everything they can to obtain your work because it matches their client base and they will make more money. A gallery that takes your work without ever looking at it or commenting on the specifics of it, should raise a red flag.

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    4. Can confirm. They wanted 1000 euro, plus pay for own shipping and I'm sure there's more to add to the cost that they wont reveal until later. Walk away.

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  20. I am an artist from Russia.
    A month ago I received an email from the MONAT Gallery (Madrid)
    I was offered to participate in a group exhibition with the possibility of sale. I paid 500 euros for this, signed a contract and have to send them two artworks. But now I fear that this is a scam.

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    1. It is almost always a scam when they want you to pay for their services. I am not aware of that Gallery but a quick look at reviews for it brought this up. Sounds like these people are really scamming. I'm sorry my friend. Wish I had better news.

      https://yuezengartstudio.com/2021/04/28/possible-scam-by-gallery-at-madrid/?v=7516fd43adaa

      ~Grey~

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    2. 500? We got quoted 1000. They are a scam.

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  21. I just got an email. I figured I couldn't believe it, so I started researching it. I didn't like how it was too generalized.

    Contact
    Email
    gizemculha.itsliquid@gmail.com
    Name
    Gizem Çulha
    Subject
    ITSLIQUID ART EXHIBITIONS 2021
    Message
    Dear Theo Cavi,

    I'm Gizem Culha, Project Coordinator of ITSLIQUID Group. We have visited your website and we are very interested in showing your artworks, during our next exhibitions:

    BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Barcelona, at Valid World Hall Gallery from September 03 - 23, 2021. Extended deadline for applications is August 08,2021

    LONDON CONTEMPORARY 2021, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from September 09 - October 01, 2021. Extended deadline for applications is August 08,2021
    To confirm your participation please:
    - read terms and conditions on the official website of BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021 and LONDON CONTEMPORARY 2021
    - send us a proposal about the artworks you would like to present (with names, dimensions, technique - you may show as many works as you want, including existing and new ones)

    The application proposal is completely free. If selected, there is a participation fee related to the number and dimensions of the artworks selected. The fee covers the venues’ renting, the global and local press office, the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters, the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated articles, mounting, dismounting and packaging service, opening organization and ceremony, hostess service and collaborators during the whole festival.

    All artists, architects and designers interested in taking part in our shows are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, private sponsors and their delegates; the logos of the sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and printed) of the events. If you are planning to visit our locations, feel free to contact us by email at director@itsliquid.com or by phone at +39.3387574098 and we will set up a meeting.

    Additionally, don't miss the opportunity to take part in our online contests:

    ITSLIQUID International Contest - 10th Edition - Deadline: September 09, 2021

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021 - Extended deadline: August 31, 2021

    ARTIST OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2021. Deadline: August 31, 2021

    PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2021. Deadline: August 31, 2021

    Looking forward to hearing your response, we are at disposal to provide you with more detailed information.

    Best regards,
    Gizem Culha
    Project Coordinator
    gizemculha.itsliquid@gmail.com
    www.itsliquid.com

    Arch. Luca Curci
    Director
    mobile: +39.3387574098
    email: director@itsliquid.com
    skype: lucacurci.com


    ITSLIQUID GROUP
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
    70122 Bari (Italy)

    Calle Larga San Marco, 374
    30124 Venezia (Italy)

    +39.0804117337
    +39.3387574098
    www.itsliquid.com


    COVID-19 important information

    During this challenging time of COVID-19, we will do our best to guarantee the exhibition dates.

    In case of future stronger restrictions, according to the international governments' decisions, we will move the exhibitions' dates or the artists will have the chance to move the participation to another ITSLIQUID exhibition in one of our galleries and locations. In the meantime your artworks will be safe and sound in our galleries. Additionally we will focus the attention on the selected artists, featuring their works with our audience and sharing interviews and articles through social media and email marketing services.
    Everything has changed, not our passion. Art will never stop. Stay safe, stay strong.

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  22. https://www.artboxprojects.com/
    Numerous emails for exhibitions in Zurich or Miami. Seems a little suspicious and over the top at what they offer. Jenny Rose from Artbox/projects or Artbox/gallery.

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    1. Sarah, look at the address at the bottom of their pages. I can't even get an address to show for them. They have a train station listed for the address as far as I can tell. No matter how I check it, I get nothing back except the city of Zugg and train station locations. That tells us a lot about their validity. The address will always tell us tons about the organization but its the thing that people rarely investigate.

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  23. Hi, I have been contacted insistinly by a Gallery called 'Flyer Art Gallery' who proposes me to exhibit my work or in New York or at Rome-Florence for a participation fee of 550 euros (they say before that the shipping of the artworks from Rome to New York is completely free). His personal name is Floriano Massera, I was checking the instagram of the gallery, there are some of them with the same name (flyer art gallery) which is already suspicious, and the gallery where they want to exhibit the artworks in Manhattan also seems weird. He was instisting too much to me by email and by instagram and I have read comments in internet warning because they are a SCAM.

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    1. That's a new one. I've not heard anything in the Flyer gallery. Let me do some checking on it for you. If you'd like to forward anything you've gotten from them, feel free to do so. My email is gcsartno@aol.com

      I'll post after I've looked them over.ú

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  24. Thank you so much for providing these insights. I too get annual overtures from Irs Liquid among others and this information is so useful!

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  25. Hi guys, does anybody knows anything about PAKS gallery?

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    1. I'd be very wary of the PAKS gallery. There are red flags everywhere for them. First thing that stood out on their website is that they try to portray themselves as this glitzy gallery with all these amazing events going on. Yet the only events shown on their front page are several years ago. Second for a prestigious gallery there sure is a lack of info about current art or artists on their page. Its all info promoting them but it promoting the art itself. Third when I run an address search it shows this castle they talk about but it looks like a mail drop location so they get the prestige of the address but have no physical presence at the location. With this many red flags in the few minutes taken to research them, I would say they are nothing more than a vanity gallery and a bad risk for artists.

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  26. I just got an email too from Itsliquid Group and I started researching it and arrived here. Same emails from Giulia and others fake profile and emails and addresses. BE AWARE OF ITSLIQUID GROUP and same

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  27. What about Curator 1340ART Magazine. They don't seems real this people!!?? Thanks B

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  28. Just got an email from ItsLiquid group. I was initially very excited until I came across this page. The deadline is today and they just emailed me yesterday and referred to two specific artworks on my website. Really a professional organizer should never contact someone that close to the deadline. It seems they are a real gallery but they take advantage of people and make them pay more than they should. Pass on this offer everyone, you will have better and more legit opportunities that will be worth your art. Stay safe!

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