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Old 09-17-2009, 02:05 AM
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Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Should I submit my portfolio?

Has anyone heard of them??? I recently received the following email from their director:

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 13 September 2009 12:11
Subject: AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY Invitation to Submit Portfolio

Amsterdam Whitney

International Fine Art, Inc.
511 West 25th Streets, Chelsea Phone: 212-255-9050
New York, NY 10001 Fax: 212-255-9020
[email protected]

September 13, 2009

Dear Elizabeth,

A Collector has recently brought your artwork to my attention. AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, a premier, museum-forum gallery, also known as “the most beautiful gallery in Chelsea,” - the unrivaled international art center of the world - would like to invite you to submit your portfolio for curatorial review with a long-term prospective of Gallery Representation.

We invite you to submit to Amsterdam Whitney Gallery's Curatorial Review Committee:
6 to 10 photographs, color copies, slides or CDs of your work
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Artist’s Statement
Large Self-Addressed U.S. STAMPED Envelope (for return of portfolio)
Please include all Contact Information: Address, Phone Number, and Email & Web Site.

Kindly send this information to:
Curatorial Review Committee
511 West 25th Street, Chelsea
New York, NY 10001

Or, you are welcome to submit your portfolio electronically by emailing [email protected].

Please include:
6 to 10 Jpeg images no larger than 1-megabyte (1024 kb) each
Title, Medium, and Dimensions of the artwork
Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
Artist's Statement
Contact Information including Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, and Website (optional)

Kindly submit your portfolio for curatorial review by October 1, 2009. Amsterdam Whitney Gallery's Curatorial Review Committee shall notify you within two weeks to inform you if you have been selected for Gallery Representation. . (Please note that we extend the utmost precaution for the care of your portfolio, however, we are not responsible for any damage or loss to your submitted material, nor are we responsible for any damage or loss in the return shipping of your material.)

You are also cordially invited to attend our next Gala Opening Champagne Reception October 16, 2009

Please visit our website

Cordially Yours,

Ruthie Tucker
Executive Director – Curator

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
511 West 25th Street, Chelsea
New York, NY 10001
ph: (212) 255-9050
f: (212) 255-9020
[email protected]

Now - I never heard of them and it seems very strange to me that "a collector" will talk to them about my artwork- I did a quick search about this and noticed that other artists received a similar letter.....

I can't help but feel suspicious... Looking at their site I noticed that there are no photos of the space... well there is one on the home page but it's very fuzzy and looks more like a saloon then a gallery... when I searched for more photos I only came across photos of Ruthie Tucker but could hardly find any photos of the space

Enough writing - has anyone had any experience with them? is the gallery really a vanity gallery from which I should stay away?



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Old 09-17-2009, 07:07 AM
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Re: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Should I submit my portfolio?

Yes, I think it's a vanity gallery. Have you tried a forum search? I'm sure this gallery has been discussed before.

The forum search is a bit hard to find, you have to go to the forum's thread list and look for the link "Search this forum" on top of the threads list.

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I get this email regularly. I believe there is a fee for exhibiting.

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Old 09-17-2009, 09:22 AM
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It reads like a credit card offer.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:27 AM
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It's just spam. Ignore it.
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