"Artists Beware"

A Community to Warn of the Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Commission World

Commissioner & Artist, Warning & Kudos Community
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated

In loving memory of:

Our Official Twitter

Our official community mirrors:
artists_beware, ab_archive, Artists Beware on DW

Artists Beware FAQ

So You've Been Posted Here... Now What? (Please read this if a beware has been made about you before responding to it!)

Artist's Beware Report Template

Easy Access to Main Tags: Mod Posts, Beware, Advice for Artists, Advice for Commissioners, Discussion, Monthly Positive Feedback

Welcome to Artists_Beware!

Our purpose: A place to voice your negative experiences regarding a commission (giving or receiving), art trade, or transaction-related art theft. Our secondary purpose is advice and discussion related to art and art-based business.


1. No screening, deleting, locking, disabling comments, or any sort of tampering with posts or comments, including your own!
If your situation is resolved, do not edit your post with strike-through text. You may add updates to the body of your post in order to provide evidence, additional information, or if the situation is resolved, as long as the initial warning remains intact. Violating this may result in an immediate permaban.

1a. By posting here, your post will be copied to ab_archive for the purposes of archiving. Deleted posts may be restored to artists_beware at our discretion.

2. Do not, in ANY WAY, contact anyone posted to the community if you are not personally involved in the transaction. We do not condone or tolerate harassment. THIS COULD GET YOU IMMEDIATELY BANNED!

3. No trolling, name-calling, or personal insults. If you see this occurring, do not respond.

4. No criticism of artistic quality or monetary value. This is not a critique community, it is a transaction-based community.

5. Do not comment in a post questioning its relevance to this community. Posts are moderated, thus it 'belongs in artist's beware' if it's been posted.

See the FAQ first to see if we've already answered your question! Please feel free to contact all of us, but please make sure your PM settings will allow us to reply to you!

Moderators will not post submissions for you. You may utilize a Twitter, Livejournal, Facebook, or Google Plus account.

celestinaketzia - Lead moderator
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Comments? Questions? Suggestions? Feel free to contact a mod!