I occasionally visit some of the
galleries we have linked here at our site and now I know I have lots of
work to do. We usually link galleries (private) to our site mostly
through recommendations and requests.
I visited one of these galleries
and I was appalled!!! You won't find this one listed anymore on this
site no phone number, no address and no website. In my book it's
not a gallery, just a storefront that wants to pass off as a gallery.
Here I am walking through this "gallery"
checking out all the "art", what do I find, junk from a junk store owner
(I know her) has passed off some of the things she would sell to me for
mere dollars, selling at this so called gallery for hundreds of dollars!!!
I can live with that, art takes on many forms and I can't be one to judge
art. I stroll through a little longer and now am talking to the gallery
owner and start a conversation about exhibiting at this gallery.
She hands me a form (Submission Guidelines) requesting a full page of slides
depicting current work, sounds reasonable and I can live with that too.
Here's what really ticked me off, I look directly behind this gallery
owner and I spot several (6 or more) paintings with no frames, that is
no frames nothing, I asked what the requirements are for paintings and
frames, she reply's "...they must have at minimum a strip frame...", I
point to a painting with a strip frame and say "..like this?" she says
"..yes". But next to this painting were several paintings with no
What a bunch of CROCK...here is a
gallery owner who wants artists to submit work for "jury" selection, have
a full page of slides, and paintings to be framed. I can see it already...bottle
of wine, sitting with the jury (junk store owner and friends), and judging
art to be place in this gallery. It's a laugh and the sad part she
gets away with it. I'm doing my part, that gallery is off my list.
If she'd lie to me she'd lie to everybody!!!
Stop the insanity. Do your
part, check out the galleries. All we want as artists and art buyers
is the truth and fair play...this gallery was neither truthful nor playing
fair. But she can proudly say I'm a gallery owner...;-)