Thursday, September 30, 2004

Art Scam - Scotland

Who says you can't make money out of the internet? well, there is a very clever scam operating out of Nigeria that is working its way through the Society of Scottish Artists. It is a money laundering scheme. They e-mail members and say they want to buy work. They send too much money and ask you to send the surplus on to a "shipper". You do and the original cheque bounces.
Anyway, its worth visiting our

Monday, September 27, 2004


The Crowsteps exhibition in Blairlogie has just finished. Well, I guess we can all learn a few lessons from it. To start with only about ten pieces of work sold and the reason is n0t hard to find: the prices were far too high with some work in the £1,000- £7,000 bracket.
Folk don't expect to pay those prices when they go to an art exhibition in a small, conservation village on the edge of Stirling. Still the aim of the exhibition was to bring together again a group of artists who had shown there over twenty years ago when they were in the early stages of their career.