Aw, come on! You’re ralley going to make me wait til tomorrow to hear the outcome of the story?Seriously though, I think that this is one of the most annoying aspects of being an artist – the “etiquette” of approaching galleries, because it differs from gallery to gallery and you never know what will get the attention of a specific place.I know they have a gazillion artists approach them every week, and I know that 95% of those artists are probably hobbyists that wouldn’t sell, but it still irks me that galleries clam up when you tell them you’re an artist. My husband and I like to buy art, and visit a lot of galleries for the purpose of just looking, and nothing annoys me more than a gallerist who looks like a deer in the headlights when I say I’m an artist (especially considering I’m not even in there to get representation). I won’t buy art from a dealer who won’t treat me just as well as anyone else who walks into the gallery, and I wouldn’t want them to sell my art either!Okay, sorry – rant over… =)
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