There are art scams operating on the internet, many networks and via e-mail solicitation
What such a scam looks like, maybe read About the World Art Foundation on this remnant facebook page. There were also similar pages on myspace, it then spread further throughout social networks, including Ning (now there is nothing left of it other than unpaid bills - but the link to the Ning site is still up on the last remaining facebook page). Not maintained since 2012 is this blog - WORLD ART FOUNDATION by JoJo Marengo - it has many of the unfounded and outright fraudulent claims posted, including a copy from a posting by JoJo Marengo on the now defunct 'Indian Art News' network on Ning (ABOUT, left side bar of the blog post). If you missed what once happened on facebook while some of us fought this, it is all still there, and likely forgotten by the originator of these rants, on his blog. Since Blogger on Google is free, paying bills is no issue and it will stay there forever.
Please note: the above named WAF has nothing whatsoever to do with the World Arts Foundation Inc., a legitimate organisation that since 1978 promotes African-American contributions to the American culture. At the time the infamous WAF began to spread in 2009, it overpowered searches and hurt traffic to this legitimate site.
- Read this informative article: ARTISTS AND ART COMPETITIONS, CONTESTS, OPPORTUNITIES, GALLERY SHOW SCAMS, PAY TO PLAY - It will save you a lot of grief in the long run!
- Another source of information is this blog: STOP ART SCAMS
- A good video is in our collection: Never Pay to Show Your Art
- A resource List of Scammer Names is found on artquest.
- BOGUS ART FAIR is a great site to consult.
Checking the Internet for updated information, this blog STOP ART SCAMS is current and has many recent posts. There is also a facebook page by the same name.
Please note: some of this information and the links may be outdated. This is just a general warning - new scams are appearing frequently, so please be vigilant.
If there are any recent ones you like to flag, then please add it in the comments.