Why Pay for Galleries, Websites and Competitions

There was an interesting discussion on LINKEDIN on why you should or should not pay for galleries, websites and competitions. Unfortunately the LINKEDIN page is no longer available.

Are artists being taken advantage of when asked to pay to have their work judged by a panel before it is even admitted to participate in an exhibition or competition?

Should artists pay to rent wall space in a gallery? Granted, galleries have expenses and they should be able to make a living on commissions. Should artists therefore also be made to share the cost of advertising?

Some fees appear to be reasonable and can be seen as part of your advertising budget. Some fees are exorbitant and possibly better spent in small amounts elsewhere.

The carrot is often a prestigious gallery address in New York, London or Paris. Make use of google and check if it is genuine.

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About Pat Harrison

Painting and drawing have been my passion from early childhood. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with the Judges Award at a show I now have one of my paintings on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.
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