If you have been following my blog, you'll know that I recently began contacting galleries in order to rebuild my presence in the art world. A few have asked to see my work and I got my first response back a few days ago. It was pretty typical as far as rejection letters go, "Thanks for submitting your work, but we do not feel it fits with what we are currently showing." Fair enough.
It would have been great to have them begging me to bring my pieces in, but I really wasn't expecting it. As an artist, I've got to be realistic. Most of the galleries I contact are going to turn me down, especially locally, as my work doesn't quite fit a lot of the local market. I don't mind though, because every "no" I get will bring me one step closer to "yes". I'd much rather have my work hanging somewhere that they expect to be able to sell it anyway, instead of another gallery "trying it out" and having it just gather dust. So tomorrow I am going to visit 2 galleries in person and contact another few via email. My yes is just around the corner...I can feel it!