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Exhibiting in a New Gallery

I’ve been invited to show my work at a gallery that has been open for
just 6 weeks, and has no other local artists as yet-- most are Greek
or European. It is in a very ritzy part of town (Chicago). I am
planning to visit the space and talk to the owners in a few days, but
want to do my due diligence, so I would appreciate suggestions for
how I can take care in this situation. They seem to want consignment,
though I get the sense they may be willing to buy some work outright
as well (obviously, if they buy outright I have much less cause for


Noel, often when I go into a new unknown gallery that wants
consignment I try to strike a buy/consignment deal. For every dollar
spent I will consign 2 dollars worth of merchandise. This helps
cover any possible loses and gives the gallery a deal on merchandise
for their shelves. Also helps to give me a good gallery presence
while helping to minimize risk. The gallery also has reasons to
promote your work as they are committed to the volume of the
purchase… might help you along it has worked for me in the past.

Frank Goss