Thanks ROL, I'm not too surprised at responses, or lack thereof. This Mid-Atlantic forum is not exactly a hotbed of social networking, although my last post here about someone's show in Philly got a thank-you from an Apugger who got to it. In this somewhat distant suburb of Philadelphia there's probably (as I implied in the OP) about two or three people within easy striking distance.
I was invited to try this by the gallery director who knows my work as she and I belong to the same local art club. After some mental anguish, I decided both parents made it to 93, so I have maybe twenty years to go. Typically I've been selling one or two pieces a year from local art or photography shows. Thus, worst case, nothing sells at this current thing and I now own a lifetime supply of frames!
I like your in-process shot -- at least you had a chair!
The two screws for hanging sounds good, but most shows I've been entangled with go for minimum impact on the wall. Of course they are generally all sorts of art, no more than two or three pieces per artist, so there's not many same size pieces to get fussy with. Most places that I've had contact with around here do a hook with one nail. In shows I'm involved with, we may go to two hooks if the piece is super large and heavy, or if the wire length results in the hook showing over top of the frame. The aforementioned director currently has a forty year retrospective of her work at the Berman Museum Gallery at Ursinus College. She told me they have a laser level device they use when they want accurate placement -- bet the French Impressionists didn't have that!
This show was physically hung by the gallery director herself. As I unpacked the stuff I lined up the work against the wall in some semblance of groupings I thought might work, and then she and I discussed and swapped a few things around. I think in the end we got a pretty nice display.
An art instructor from the local community college commented that she had seen a couple of the "Towers & Turrets" shots individually in a previous show and seeing all five of them in a grouping "takes it to a new level." That's encouraging -- of course it may help that she lives on the outskirts of the town where they were taken.
So if I wind up with 37 of the 38 pieces unsold, I'll probably be shlepping them around; I already have a couple of possibilities, but I doubt it's going to be a regular thing.
Thanks for the encouragement.