Hi Jonn - I suggest that you try these links below as a reference. I figure if a school is on more than one list they should be avoided, but make your own decisions. Personally, I always ask to speak to another foreign teacher who has worked there more than two years and and if there are none, I move on. Also most of the people who bash and trash the CFTU are agents and recruiters that have been blacklisted or forums that allow those blacklisted agents to buy ads there, including the one you mentioned. If you send email to them make sure you send it to the.org and not the .com address or it doesn't go through. I had the same problem and I told them about it last month. Anyway, try these links for starters and good luck to you:
I guess you should also be warned that a lot of dodgy agents pose as "teaching colleagues" on-line to recruit you the sneaky way - with PMs or great recommedations they make in their posts as you can see at these two links below. That is why I like Tefl.net - no sales BS here.
As an art student you will love Beijing. There are three great art museums (National, Capital, and Bao Li Museums) and the famous 798 art district. And they also have the China Academy of Fina Arts if you want to get your MA.