I stumbled across a great anecdote on galleries, owning and operating one myself I found this to be quite insightful. And, being an artist myself, I hope everyone knows we give it our all. Just wished to share this with everyone...
"Once I fed the cats of friends on vacation, theirs and whoever else showed up. I tried to tell the others that I couldn’t take on any more with that one can of food, but oh, the anxiety! Before seeing the artadvice articles, I could only imagine two things about gallery operators: (1) They were like me, and the artists trying to get in were like the cats. So they developed special over used lines to try to not hurt our feelings when getting rid of us. (2) They were beings of mystery like ourselves; people who had an ability to sell art as we have abilities to make it. I’ve been in nonprofit places and sold nothing because they were not run by these special people." -Robert Wollard
No one likes turning down an artist, and this economy has made it all the harder. The market will turn around [hopefully we can hang in to see that]. And the right niche is out there so long as you keep creating.
Thanks for the good insight Robert.