Artists have much in common with writers in their efforts in finding a publisher: it's a case of putting the work out there, taking rejections, assessing the result, applying the lessons, rinse and repeat until success. It's interesting to note the 'tone' of some author's and artist's stories: for some it's as though the industry is actively trying to make it hard for them; they see critics and editors as malevolent gatekeepers. Unfortunately, these are often the people who are pitching to the wrong market or whose work needs just a little 'something extra' (occasionally, a major overhaul) to make the cut. The reality is that editors want new stories and galleries want new art. Everyone wants to discover the next J. K. Rowling or Gerhard Richter. Success is often a case of perseverance, and the ability to take constructive criticism on board. But while there are a few 'x factors' that are difficult to account for, there is plenty that you can do to make your gallery-searching experience less stressful and more successful. Click the link for tips on How to Approach an Art Gallery.