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Call for Art and Audition notices
from PRAC members in the GTA and Durham Region

If you are a member and we have missed listing your group’s upcoming auditions, workshops, special projects, etc., let us know!
Include a small copy of your logo too if you would like to have it posted.

Also check out our latest ArtScene pages At the Galleries | Post-its

Studio Tours, Art Shows, Exhibitions Etc. Literary | Musical Notes Performance Audition Notices

PineRidge Arts Council Juried Art
and Photography Shows

JASPineRidge Arts Council Juried Art Show

Download PDF HERE or register online HERE

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER ~ SEPT 29/19

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax

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Nov. 15 & 16 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryStation Gallery will be hosting a Holiday Market in conjunction with the 30th Annual Holiday House Tour.
Apply here to be a vendor or share the application with any makers you know!
Station Gallery
905-668-4185
art@stationgallery.ca
1450 Henry Street,
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0A8

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Pickering Banner

The City of Pickering is inviting Canadian artists of all ages, or artist teams, to create, design and submit original artwork to be used for the Community Banner Program.

Using a single or a variety of mediums, artist are asked to highlight the cultural, heritage, and diversity of the City of Pickering through the theme: Live, Work, Play, Inspire.

A total of 35 Community banners will be selected and installed throughout City Centre (Esplanade North, Esplanade South, Valley Farm Road, Glenanna Road, Kingston Road) in early December 2019.

Download the Information Package and apply today!
Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Download PDF HERE

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SPARK

SPARKPICKERING PUBLIC LIBRARY

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NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS STUDIO TOUR

NorthumberlandCLOSED

The tour dates are Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, 2019.
Click HERE for more info.

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Kawartha Lakes Arts Council

https://www.sparkphotofestival.org/
What will you photograph?

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CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS INC.

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Oshawa Art Association

OAA51st Annual Juried Art Exhibition

CLOSED

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Scugog Arts

SCACALL FOR ENTRIES!
OUR ANNUAL JURIED SHOW CLOSED
EXHIBITION: Saturday August 3 – 31, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS: Saturday August 3, 2019, 1-3 pm
181 Perry Street, Port Perry

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City of Oshawa

OshawaDonevan Urban
Arts Park

Call for Graffiti/Street Artists:

https://www.oshawa.ca/things-to-do/art-park.asp

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Durham West 2019 Studio Tour

dwacclosed

DWAC.CA
PRAC is a proud sponsor of this show

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Sept 15 ~ Lake Scugog Studio Tour

LSSTExciting news!!! The Lake Scugog Studio Tour 2020 is now open for Applications - for returning artists, new artists, as well as emerging artists!
Tour Dates: Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, 2020
Deadline for Application: Sunday September 15, 2019 at 5 pm
Group show at Scugog Arts: November 2 - 23, 2019
To find out more information & the application form please follow this link!https://scugogstudiotour.ca/artist-application

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Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

GeorginaCLOSED

149 High St. Box 1455
Sutton , ON. L0E 1R0
905-722-9587
curator@gacag.com
reception@gacag.com
www.gacag.com

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Latcham Art CentreFINAL Call For Submissions: 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition

closed

LATCHAM ART CENTRE
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE. www.latchamartcentre.ca

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Town of Ajax

Ajax2019 Hanging space at the McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

closed

For information on exhibiting your art at either the McLean Community Centre or the Council Chambers Lobby at Town Hall, please contact 905-619-2529, ext. 7243. 2020 applcaition COMING LATER

Lynde House Museum

Lynde HouseLooing for artwork for their General Store
Trina Astor-Stewart,
Executive Director
Whitby Historical Society
Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store
900 Brock Street South,
Whitby, Ontario L1N 4L6
Phone: 905 665 3131
www.LyndeHouseMuseum.com
Email: trina@lyndehousemuseum.com

VACVisual Arts Centre of Clarington

Are you interested in researching the development of the VAC’s exhibition based tours and programs, and managing and training our volunteers? Check out our Young Canada Works Internships at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington - Public Engagement Coordinator
(deadline Oct. 4).
https://www.vac.ca/careers.html


Whitby Chamber of Commerce Art Project

PRAC was recently contacted by Kyle Paterson, Member Relations Lead with Whitby Chamber of Commerce to let our members know they are currently offering local artists the opportunity to display work in their offices at 128 Brock St. S, Whitby.
Download pdf or call Kyle at 905 668 4506.


Station Gallery

 

whitbystationgallery.com.

Ajax Public Library

Spark! Children's Juried Art Show 2019
Art Show and Reception: Saturday, March 30 @ 1:30–3 pm | Main Branch.
People’s Choice voting will take place prior to the Reception from 1:30-2 pm with the announcements made at 2pm.
For more information and registration form, please click here.

 

 

 


Durham Community Choir

DCC

Experience the joy and sense of accomplishment of singing the great choral classic, Handel's Messiah, with like minded, passionate singers. Join Durham Community Choir, directed by J.-C. Coolen, for this choral mountaintop experience. There is no audition, and parts-learning materials are available to support your learning. Rehearsals begin on September 9, for performance on November 24, and are held Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30 pm, in Room C-113 of the Gordon Willey Building on the main campus of Durham College, 2000 Simcoe St N (at Conlin Rd), north Oshawa. Participation fee $135. For more information, call (289) 312-0488 or visit www.durhamcommunitychoir.on.ca  Come out and join with us for this memorable and rewarding musical journey!

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Durham Notables

Durham NotablesJudy Scott-Jacobs is looking for people who love to sing to form a choir in Durham "Durham Notables".
The call is out for singers for a non-auditioned adult mixed voice choir and an accompanist. Rehearsals begin Sept. 4 and will continue Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:00 at St.George's Church, 77 Randall Drive, Ajax, L1S 6L4
For details contact Judy directly 905.831.3358.

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Durham Youth Orchestra

Durham Youth OrchestraDURHAM YOUTH
ORCHESTRA
JUNIOR STRINGS INVITATION

John Beaton: Music Director    jbeaton@dyomusic.com

Music students 21 years of age and under, who play a standard orchestral woodwind, brass or stringed instrument are invited to audition for the Durham Youth Orchestra. Auditions for new members will be held throughout the year. Repertoire includes the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Strauss and others. Featured soloists during our 2018-19 season included violinist, Julia Mirzoev, who is a former student of TSO Concertmaster, Jonathon Crow and is currently pursuing a Masters degree as a full scholarship student at Yale University; violist, Meagan Turner, who holds a Masters degree from the Juilliard School and is an Artist in Residence with Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect; pianist, Alina Jiang, who is a grade 6 student at Julie Payette School in Whitby and was the winner of the 2018 DYO Concerto Competition; violinist, Samantha Cardwell, who is DYO Concertmaster and winner of several awards at the Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival.

Violin, viola and cello players between the ages of 6 and 10, who are interested in learning exciting classical music in an atmosphere of fun, are invited to join the Durham Youth Orchestra Junior Strings ensemble.  Beginning to Suzuki Book 3 students are welcome!  Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. at Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby from September to May.  These young musicians will perform in concerts on November 26, March 4 and May 6 as special guests of the Durham Youth Orchestra.

For more information, please contact John Beaton at jbeaton@dyomusic.com
or 905-579-2401
dyomusic.com

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County Town Singers

County Town SingersThe County Town Singers
For questions, call John at 647 981-2205. www.countytownsingers.com countytownsingers.com/events.

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Durham Community Choir

289-312-0488 for more info. or email info@durhamcommunitychoir.on.ca

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Durham Philharmonic Choir
Durham Philharmonic ChoirSeeks Choristers
Music Director:  Robert Phillips
www.durhamphilharmonic.ca
Music Director: Robert Phillips
Call for Choristers
The DPC is seeking choristers for the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass sections of this large community
choir which rehearses on Monday
nights in Oshawa from September through May. This successful choral group has a diverse repertoire and performs three concerts annually
- including two with orchestra.
For more information visit www.durhamphilharmonic.ca,  email audition@durhamphilharmonic.ca or phone 905-665-9062.

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Espressivo Singers

Espressivo

Come Sing With Us!

Espressivo Singers

Music Director: J.-C. Coolen
jccoolen@sympatico.ca - 905-683-5757
Auditions held in early Sept. by apppointment
Come Sing With Us!
This all-female chorus performs an eclectic mix of challenging equal voice choral repertoire. We have performed everything from compositions by Canadians, Mark Sirett and Ruth Watson
Henderson to the classics of Brahms and
Rachmaninoff, Shona Mass rrangements, as well as popular pieces like Pete Seeger’s Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Rehearsals are Friday nights at Durham College – parking is free.
Singers | By appointment
Street Address: 2000 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa L1H 7K4
www.espressivosingers.ca
905-686-6299
e: valeriemcintyre333@gmail.com
espressivosingers.ca

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Lemon Sisters

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Monday Morning Singers

Start this fall singing with this Women's Choir
Mondays 9:15-11:30 a.m.
St. Paul's Anglican Church, 65 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge.
Begins September 14
Anne Mizen directs this choir in a variety of music from folk to classical. No auditions.
www.mmsingers.org 905 852-3693

Pickering Community Concert Band

pccb.ca ~ 905-767-0773
publicrelations.pccb@gmail.com
East Shore Comm. Centre
910 Liverpool Rd. Pickering
Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm
Dust off that old instrument and join us in this non-auditioned community concert band.

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UxbridgeFor Durham, York and Surrounding Regions

celebrationofthearts.ca/cota/events/ymc/ for complete information

VOS

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Village VoicesVillage Voices

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM: Village Voices, a non-auditioned community choir, invites singers who might be interested in joining to our first rehearsal of the season at Unionville Presbyterian Church. We are looking for all voices, especially male voices. We sing a variety of music and have two major concerts every year, in December and May. Find us at villagevoiceschoir.ca or facebook.com/villagevoices Questions? info@villagevoiceschoir.com

WANTED: Music Director
Joan Andrews our long time and much loved Music Director is also retiring at the end of the year and we are searching for a new director. Please contact:
directorsearch@villagevoices.ca
Details: http://www.villagevoices.ca/choir-news/music-director-search/

Young SingersYoung Singers

Young Singers two auditioned choirs, Random Notes and Director’s Choir is housed at St. Francis Centre in Ajax. We have an amazing group of singers aged 10-20 who have made lasting friendships all while rehearsing, performing and attending retreats and music festivals together.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2019-2020 SEASON
All five choirs are accepting registrations for our upcoming community choral season. This program is offered to youth aged 4 to 20. We are a dynamic group who offer a wide range of music education all the while fostering friendships and building confidence. “Excellence in life through Excellence in music!”
Tuesday evening rehearsals and every other Saturday morning
78 Church Street South, Ajax L1S 6A8
905-686-9821 | youngsingers.ca
To book an audition, please contact administrator@youngsingers.ca.

 

ALL Non-paying/Non-equity unless noted)

ACTAjax Community Theatre

AUDITION NOTICE

A Few Good Men
Want to be part of this production? it’s easy!
If you are looking for a chance to get your feet wet in community theater, or if you are looking to grow your acting experience then the ensemble characters are a great way to start or enhance your resume.
The Ajax Community Theatre is holding auditions by appointment only for Featured and Ensemble Players for their February 2020 production of A FEW GOOD MEN by Aaron Sorkin
Auditions will take place on September 9 and 16, 2019
at the Village Community Centre, 22 Sherwood Road., W. Ajax, Ontario. Performances will take place at the St Francis Centre, 78 Church St. S. Ajax, Ontario on February 6-9 and February 13-15, 2020
Note: This is a non-paying, non-union community theatre company.
Featured Character Needed:
The actor playing both roles /Marine Tom /Navy Orderly Male 20-30.
Ensemble Characters Needed
The following Male Characters have little or no dialogue:
Marine Dunn/Juror – 25-35 years (actor will play 2 roles)
Marine Hammaker/Juror – 25-35 (actor will play 2 roles)
2 Marine MPs – 25-35 years
Sergeant at Arms – 30-40 years
The following may be male or female
2 Navy Lawyers/Jurors – 25-35 years (actors will play 2 roles)
If you require further information, please email the Director Michael McFarland at FewGoodMen2020@gmail.com indicating the role you are interested in. An appointment time to talk to the Director and learn more about the roles available will be confirmed by return email.
Ajax Community Theatre
71 Old Kingston Rd Suite 222
Ajax, ON LIT3A6 Canada
www.ajaxcommunitytheatre.com


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Backwoods Players
Non Equity. Non Paying.

"Backwoods will be presenting a mini murder mystery "Whodunit? We're All At
Sea" on October 18 at St Mark's Church in Whitby and again on November 15 at
Revera, Ajax.
Actors should have strong improv skills. Rehearsals will be Wed Sept 25,
Oct 2,9 and 16
and refresher on Wed Nov 13, rehearsal locations TBA, and
since there are so few rehearsals, actors should commit to attending them.
If interested in being cast in this production, please contact Julie Oakes
at gcoakes1@idirect.com"
Mandy Smiles
Event & Volunteer Programmer | Pickering Museum Village
Community Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3715 | 1.866.683.2760
msmiles@pickering.ca

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DURHAM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Durham Chamber OrchestraA community orchestra, showcasing talented musicians, with a passion for the timeless beauty of classical music.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings in Whitby, Ontario.  Musicians are invited to join the DCO.

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Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringAUDITIONS
Durham Shoestring Performers

Audition ~ Tues. Aug. 20, 2019
Marion Bridge - Audition
Description DSP will cast 3 women aged 30s to 50s for Daniel MacIvor's drama Marion Bridge. Contact DSP to borrow a script or for more information.
Time(s) 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St.
City: Oshawa
Postal Code: L1H 3Z3
www.durhamshoestring.org
(905) 725-9256
dsp@durhamshoestring.org


Audition ~ Tues. Sept. 10, 2019
Dead Man's Cell Phone - Audition
Description Roles are available for 4 Women (25 – 65+), 2 Men (35 – 55), 3 M or W any age in a movement ensemble which is onstage most of this modern comedy by Sarah Ruhl.
Time(s) 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St.
City: Oshawa
Postal Code: L1H 3Z3
Event Website www.durhamshoestring.org
Phone Number: (905) 725-9256
E-mail: dsp@durhamshoestring.org


Audition ~ Tues. Nov. 26, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Goodness

by Michael Redhill, Directed by Phil Ireland
Stage Managed by Michele LaPointe
3 Women (20 – 65+), 3 Men (30 – 65+); most actors play multiple roles; all actors will take part in choral singing Michael Redhill is a novelist, poet and playwright in Toronto. His novel, Consolation, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Martin Sloane was a Giller Prize finalist and Bellevue Square won the 2017 Giller Prize. He’s created a novel for young adults, 4 poetry collections and 2 plays, including the internationally celebrated Goodness and writes crime novels under the name Inger Ash Wolfe. DSP very much appreciates his assistance with our production.
Arts Resource Centre
second floor 45 Queen St.,
Oshawa, L1H 3Z2
905-725-9256
dsp@durhamshoestring.org
durhamshoestring.org

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Music4Life Orchestra

Music 4Life(conducted by Kathryn Knowles) invites string musicians of all ages and skill levels to join us for our 2019 / 2020 season. Practices resume on Saturday September 7th, 2019. Come join the fun every Saturday from 4:15 - 6:15 pm at:
The Pickering & Village Seniors Centre
29 Linton Avenue
Ajax, ON
Make live string music a part of your 2019 year! Don't miss out...reserve your position now in our violin, viola, cello or bass section! For more information contact us at: www.Music4LifeEnsemble.ca
info@Music4LifeEnsemble.ca
or 647-980-8683

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Onstage Productions
Onstage Productions

 

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Scarborough Music Theatre

SMTScarborough Music Theatre invites applications from experienced and qualified Artistic Staff for the following positions:

DIRECTORS / MUSICAL DIRECTORS / CHOREOGRAPHERS /

PRODUCERS / STAGE MANAGERS

For the following shows (productions are subject to the availability of performing rights):

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – February 2020

Music by: Alan Menken
Book by: Howard Ashman
􀁸 Approx. audition period: November 2019
􀁸 Approx. rehearsal start: November 2019

CABARET – May 2020

Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Book by: Joe Masteroff
􀁸 Approx. audition period: February 2020
􀁸 Approx. rehearsal start: February 2020

Application Requirements

To apply, please prepare and submit the following items:
– A cover letter indicating the position you are applying for, the dates you are available to interview (see list of available interview dates below), the show(s) you are interested in and a brief vision statement of the show, if applicable to your position.
– A current resume highlighting relevant past experience.
– A list of any commitments that might limit your availability during auditions and rehearsals.
-Individual and Team applications are accepted.

Submission Contact

Submit your application by email to Mark Tingle at smt_hiring@theatrescarborough.com

Deadline Information

Applications must be received no later than December 31st, 2018.

Interviews Dates

In your submission, please provide a preference for your interview date. The following dates are available:

January 5th, 10-5p | January 6th, 7-11p | January 9th, 7-11p

Hiring Meet & Greet

The SMT Hiring Committee will be holding a Meet & Greet Evening on

November 27th – 7.30-9.30p at the SMT Unit (51 Estate Drive)

Ask questions.  Meet other artistic staff.  Join a Team.
To download the full hiring notice click here.

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St.Francis

St.Francis

 

 

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Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The Ridge

 

 

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Westben

WestbenCalling all singers and choristers!

 

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Whitby Courthouse TheatreWhitby Courthouse Theatre
Auditions:- It's Only a Play (auditions: May 2019)
- Little Women (auditions: June 2019)
- Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun (auditions: November 2019)
For more information and to register visit whitbytheatre.ca/auditions
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2
905-668-8111


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Young Singers

Young Singers is looking for a Conductor’s Assistant for the 2019-2020 season. This role with a leading choral organization is meant to provide further professional development for an emerging conductor. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Director, Mark Oracion, and the Artistic Director, Anna Lynn Murphy with the Director’s and Random Notes choirs. The job role would begin in September 2019. The successful candidate will gain first hand experience in the leadership and management of a successful youth choral organization.
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and links to video recordings of conducting performance (no attachments of videos).
Please email documents and video links to Mark Oracion, Director: director@youngsingers.ca

PAID OPPORTUNITIES



 


 

Artist and Website SCAM ALERTS!

PRAC is periodically allerted by members on various scams. Most of the shows and opportunities on this page are from members, but check out the group if you don’t really know it.

Check out Art Scams and on our scams page!

INTERNET ART SCAMS

March 2012

Had a guy who saw one of my paintings on Fine Art America send me an e-mail expressing interest in the piece. I knew, pretty quick, he was trying to scam me, but played along - insisting on a cleared PayPal payment and shipping address for me to send the piece to him - until he sent me this classic scammer request:

"I was just about to make the payments when i had this little problem with the picking up of the item, I am currently on sea and i am buying the item for my Dad as i explained earlier on [no he didn't] and i tried to book pick up with my pick up agent, but they asked me to pay first before they can make the booking, and they only accept western union money transfer for payments and they don't accept PayPal or bank transfer and I tried to send the money online but i couldn't and I am on sea and there is no way i can find a western union agent to make the transfer to my pick up agent, so i wanted to ask if it was ok for me to include my pick up agent's fees in the payments I am about to send through PayPal, my pick up agent charged $300 plus insurance and all 'o that, pls can i include their money in the payments I want to send then after i have made the payments you will help me forward the $300 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, this I would have done myself and not bother you but the for the fact that I am currently on sea, so after I have made the payments you will help me send $300 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer, I just wanted to seek your consent before going ahead with the payments, I will more than appreciate if you mail me back, and I will be making the payments shortly.

PS: the shipping company's Head quarters and any pick up fees to be paid is sent to their head quarters by the payee, so the money for pick up will be sent to their head quarters through western union money transfer(this can be done from any post office) at westernunion.com or money grams.."

So, if you are on FAA and get a message from "Morte Steve", with a Yahoo address, don't bother even getting back to him.


Hi Cathy and Lou,

Re: Artists—Beware of Internet Art Scams!
by Laura Warburton

I was the target of a similar scam. The wording of the messages was much the same. There was a move from USA to South Africa and the buyer wanted to use her own shipper. In my case, I received a cheque on a British bank for an amount which was three times what I asked for. In this type of scam, it is hoped that the victim will send their own money to cover the difference. That is how the fraudulent buyer makes money. I sent the email trail to a police officer with the crime unit. Without seeing the cheque, he could predict the scam. He assured me that the buyer did not want my art.

A Whitby bank confirmed that the cheque was not legitimate. They had seen another case where a woman was selling a household article through something like ebay. The buyer had sent a cheque for a much larger amount of money than she asked for. No doubt they had hoped she would send her own money to make up the difference.

I ceased contact with the buyer as soon as I saw the cheque, because then I could guess what sort of fraud it was.

Laura's advice was good. A direct bank-to-bank wire transfer is safe. Then you know whether the payment funds are clear. You must be sure that the payment you receive is legitimate before you send your artwork.

Best wishes,

A lucky PRAC member

Have you received many of these messages? Laura Warburton is sharing a current message she is receiving copies of.

Subject: Art work Enquiry

Hope this message finds you well,i came across some lovely and creative artworks on your site while searching for good artworks and I will like to buy creative artworks out of your stock.
I will be happy to have this selected artworks hanged in our new home. What is the least price? We are travelling from our USA home to our new apartment in London,uk .Regarding payment,I will be happy to pay you with a certified Travellers cheque/moneyorder/cashiers cheque . An urgent reply we be appreciated.Thanks.
Kindly don't bother to include the shipping cost because i have a private shipper hat will arange for the pick up of the art work in your location once you have cleared the payment in your bank,they are in charge of moving our other house interior decor to our new home.I await your contact details to make out the payment to you asap.

Artists are increasingly becoming the target of cyber-scamming.  This email is just one example of the type of internet fraud that artists are receiving from unscrupulous scammers prosing as serious art buyers.
There are a number of points that suggest that this inquiry is not entirely as it may seem;

  • The spelling and grammar are generally quite poor.

  • The buyer is often either traveling or overseas.

  • The buyer wants to pay via a travelers cheque, money order or cashiers cheque, all of which are relatively easy to forge.

  • The buyer wants to arrange their own shipper.

  • They buyer is most often in a hurry to close the deal.

There are many ways to safeguard your work against scams like this, and they are all really quite simple. 

Never accept payment via a travelers cheque, money order or cashiers cheque.  These are all quite easy to forge and your bank can remove the funds from your account to cover a fraudulent payment well after the art has been shipped, often as long as 30 days or more.  The fraudulent buyer who is in a hurry is attempting to pressure the artist into shipping the work before payment has cleared. Similarly, they frequently want to arrange their own shipping or have someone pick up the artwork in order to have possession of it before their phony payment has been discovered. A direct bank-to-bank wire transfer is the safest method to receive payment.  Your bank will ensure the funds are clear, most often on the day of the transfer.

Never accept an overpayment.  Once the price of the art and shipping has been determined, that’s the amount of the payment you should receive from the buyer.  If they send you more than that (often much more) and ask you to send them a cheque for the difference, you will find yourself out of pocket for not only the value of the artwork and the fraudulent payment, but also for the difference of the overpayment you’ve sent back.  No one is going to ‘accidentally’ send you a payment of $7,000 for a painting that you’re selling for $3,000.

As exciting as it may be to have an art buyer contact you wanting to own a piece of your work, you need to proceed with caution.  Take your time.  If you’ve responded to a potential buyer with your selling terms and they don’t appear to be listening, follow your instincts; if it feels funny, it likely is.



ARTISTS:
First clue – it’s not a show you’ve heard of before!
Second – it’s always advisable to check with your art friends if they know anything about it or heard of it!
Third – how did the e-mail come to you – cold calls are always an indication that it’s not legit.
Fourth – Google it.

• Some like to ‘acquire’ well known sponsors - look at the logos - do they look like poor scans, outdated? Another tip-off that you should invest your time and money elsewhere.
•Artists need to be safe first … same as any kid on the internet – there are rules to follow for safety and you can’t just pay someone for a show that you have not checked out thoroughly.
•Check: torontocraftalert.blogspot.com/2008/03/crafty-biz-concerns-raised-re-toronto.html

WEBSITES:
There are active organizations more than willing to renew your domain name for an exhorbitant fee AND they send their invoice to your home. Check with your current provider to see why you are getting mail from someone else before you loose your money and waste your time.

 

           

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P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0
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