Thank you for this article! You had a lot of great advice from your experiences. And congrats on the billboard that is exciting!!
Yes! Look for the shows at first that include other artists. This will definitely bring more exposure to your work until you eventually have your own following.
Sometimes people just know what they like and may just love your work on first sight. This has happened to me and it turned out to be one of my best and longest shows. Also, visit the gallery location a few times before. This will tell you a lot about its audience.
These are some very inspiring and thoughtful ideas that I think an help improve my motivation to produce more. However, for me there is one important thing that this post completely misses: home-life distractions. This article appears to make an assumption that you are free of them and perhaps live alone in a cabin in the woods; LOL. I have proposed…