I would also say, though it can be expensive, difficult, and time consuming, the Art Circuit may also be a better way of showing your work and to try to move on to Art Galleries. Through this means, people have the opportunity to see your work first hand. Some of these shows draw from the tens to many hundreds of thousands of people in a weekend (some approaching 1 million). It is however, stressful, requires a lot of time and preparation, travel, equipment, set-up and tear-down, etc. After 10 years or so in this business, I am cutting back and am in the process of trying to find gallery representation as well as other types of distribution (which supplements stock sales).