Case in point:
I applied to a show in Oct. at Energy Gallery in Toronto. Paid the entry fee: $35 for 4 pieces. Heard back yesterday & they told me:
We are glad to inform you that you have been selected for the Freestyles 2-3-d-15 online exhibition as well as the upcoming physical exhibit entitled: "Energeia 14-15".
Of course, they didn't mention which pieces. Then I get a nice little email:
Maximum number of artwork by each artist: 2
Exhibition & shipping fees:
US and Canadian artists - US$120/one piece of artwork (includes gallery exhibition, online exhibition and return shipping fees by standard courier).
Give me an effing break! If you are not a vanity gallery, how do you have the right to ask for that kind of nonsense? Are we paying your salaries or what?
They tried to cover their ass when I wrote back to complain. Apparently, I overlooked/forgot the clause: