WARNING! All artists! Regarding the Fulton Crossing Art Exhibit, located at 1200 River Road, Fulton, owner Rami Batarseh. I just had a most unfortunate experience with an extremely unprofessional "exhibit." Art was delivered to, signed in and hung by art volunteers under the guide of a known art professional.
Each artist had to sign an agreement stating, "Although, all reasonable precautions will be taken to assure the safety and security of the art, artists shall release the building owner and anyone associated with this exhibition, of liability for theft or damage to the art.
I hereby agree and accept any/all risk to my art during this exhibition: ...."
The open house was Dec. 17 and well attended. I expressed some concern about the security of the art, noting the large warehouse facility with several wings, foot access on three sides of the building and three open truck bays on two sides. I was told there would be a greeter manning the show at all times plus security cameras in all wings.
Today I walked into the facility discovering all art in the front entrance had been moved, construction was going on and there was no greeter. There were no security cameras and five of the access routes open, including two truck bays. One of my five pieces had been handled, moved by a non-art- professional, re-hung with construction screws and construction wire, hanging the large LANDSCAPE vertically instead or horizontally (the skyline, signature and labeling should have all been clues.) I removed my art due to the complete lack of security and the non-professional manner the show was being handled.
Other artists may want to evaluate the risk for themselves. As for me, I hope the next show is better.
Respectfully, dannell Powell
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