I received a stack of books in the mail this morning and they make me so happy. I only wish the cost of printing and shipping wasn't so high, as even with a discounted multiple purchase these are still $34 each. My goal is that these are actually used as a handbook, something to throw in a purse or bag and highlighted or scribbled in as this information was what I had hoped for in the early stages of my career. Thankfully there were numerous artists and gallery directors whom I admired greatly and who were willing to share their experience with me. Their guidance helped me to explore this creative career in my own way.
After following some great advice early on I ended up submitting six packages (in the days before technology) to six galleries and ended up being interviewed by five of them which was a very pleasant surprise. After my initial foray into the gallery scene, followed by public art shows and writing, I did make several detours (and some bad investments) until I found what worked for me. So what I've shared are suggestions and a few things I have learned along the way and so far I have received so much positive feedback...thank you for that!