High entry fee for European Shows

Warn other artists of scammers and share tips on how to stay safe.
Login and post to the Private Forum if you are not 100% sure that you are correct about a scam warning.
Forum rules
Very Important!
* Avoid duplication posts - Please search the forum (e.g. use the potential scammers email address) before posting.
* Login and post to the Private Forum if you are not 100% sure that you are correct about a scam warning.

PostHigh entry fee for European Shows

by michaelgrineart » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:49 pm

I have been contacted to enter shows in Italy with entry fees of 800, 1000 and 1200 euro. That seems really high. is that normal or a scam? (not to mention the cost of shipping my large works overseas)
User avatar
michaelgrineart
Forum Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:45 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

PostRe: High entry fee for European Shows

by jamesalden » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:35 pm

Hi There
Scam or not, at that money no thank you very much.Maybe it could be genuine but how much have you got to sell,how many hours/days hard work just to break even?One things for certain there must be cheaper options to get your work seen,tread carefully ,Jim Alden.
jamesalden
Forum Newbie
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:09 pm

PostRe: High entry fee for European Shows

by michaelgrineart » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:47 pm

thanks
User avatar
michaelgrineart
Forum Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:45 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

PostRe: High entry fee for European Shows

by alexanderjohnson » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi Jim, you will get a lot of these offers of exhibition space for a fee - especially as a result of being on artweb - as companies trawl sites like these like vultures looking for new victims! Some of them are better than others, but there is never any guarantee of sales and as you say, by the time you've got the work there etc, the costs are generally higher. Always try and find someone who has taken part in a previous event and get some feedback if you can. Google all gallery names / exhibition organisers and you can usually find stuff on them and it will help you make your mind up. Oh, and if they don't have a website that works well or a telelphone contact number, don't bother! You might be better off applying for local art fairs, you will pay a fee but then have the chance to sell works from your own stand over a number of days to people who are genuinely looking to buy art... Good luck! Alexander
User avatar
alexanderjohnson
Forum Newbie
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:24 am
Location: Brighton


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests

cron