I did not detect any disdain for the galleries in this thread. No anti-gallery flavor here. Maybe I am reading it wrong. I love galleries. The major ones here in Fort Worth seem to be jewelry shops. At one time I had a rep in Carmel, CA. I supplied them with work and they sold one print in 18 months. My guy got fired and I lost my contact. The new gallery manager told me that after reviewing the previous sales or rather lack there of, they were dropping me and they sent everything back at their expense. I still have the option of sending more and different work and they have the option of accepting or declining it. I have better luck selling on my own. Plus, I don't have to give up half to the sales commission. However, all that said, if a really good gallery approached me and offered a good deal I would take it most likely.