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The do's and don'ts of how to approach a retail store or gallery with your work

It goes without saying that you should be prepared, of course! These are just a few tips that I have found from my own experience working with retail shops and galleries.

DO your homework. Go on-line, visit the store is person, sort of do your detective work first to get a feel what the shop is like and if your work would be a good fit for the shop or gallery.

DO get a name. Of the shop owner, gallery curator or manager. Find out who you need to contact.

DON'T expect to just walk in without an appointment and get to be seen or to show your work. You won't get anywhere this way. Most galleries will want you to make an appointment to show your work, and that is, if they like what you make.

Which brings me to my next point; DO have a line sheet or catalog with you on your first visit. This way you can drop it off, and leave it for the shop owner or gallery director to view at his/her convenience.

DO follow up with a phone call or email. I found that most gallery curator…