Saturday, March 3, 2012

Vanity Venues

If you get an email saying you have been invited or selected to participate in a show or a book and it turns out you have to pay to be in that thing, what you have gotten is simply a sales pitch, not an invitation as the term is normally meant in the art world. The sender is preying upon your vanity and naivety and hopes you will not understand you have simply been been invited to give them money, as have tens of thousands of others who have gotten similar emails. Those who fall for such a pitch should avoid mentioning it on their resumes lest they turn off curators and collectors who would see it as the mark of an amateur.

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