Here we go again……another email scam. Do artists ever fall for these?

Dear Wendy Williams,

Your artwork has caught our eye and we are keen to exhibit your work in our galleries based in Mayfair, London and Paris.

I would like to propose the following:

One week exhibition in LondonTwo week exhibition in ParisOne art opening in both London and Paris12 month on-going promotion to our clients – “SellArtOnLine”PR & Marketing of the exhibition, banners, e-invites, printed invitationsFive year presence in the Events section of our websiteOne year presence in the Buy/Sell section of our websiteNo gallery commission on artwork sales

As we have a limited number of spaces available, I would appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as possible if you would like to exhibit with us.

After you register, creating your profile and submitting five samples of your artwork online, we will get back in touch with you to confirm your exhibitions and your accompanying profile which will then go live on our website.

If you would like to accept this opportunity please register and chose a package by going to

If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rachel Lang
Artist Consultant
18 Maddox Street
Mayfair, London
Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 993 2721 / 07727 012 999

If my artwork had really ‘caught their eye’, they would know that I don’t paint canvases…so therefore, absolutely no way in the world would I pay £550 to them to exhibit just one of them!!!


Having given up on the notion of ever making a living from my own work, I went back to full time paid work at the beginning of November. I knew this would impact on how much art work I could now produce, but I’d forgotten how much I appreciated and needed my ‘thinking time’.

An exhibition I am due to be next year has been brought forward a few months and this has really made me aware of how little time I now have to think up new ideas for it. I don’t feel that I was constantly working and reworking ideas on my time off prior to working full time, but I must have been doing it ‘unconsciously’ somehow…

I have therefore had to reconsider things that I have been offered so that I can use my precious time wisely… I have already turned down two smaller exhibitions and a paid workshop as they were just creating extra work without the bonuses.

How does everyone else manage?

For 2012, I will show work at Supermarket in Stockholm and in the group show at Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk. Then hopefully a break, before I take part in the Independents Liverpool Biennial. Sadly, I really don’t think I can do anything else.