For about a year now I've had a few of my assemblages in a couple of galleries in my area: Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. Eventually, I'd like to try and find a gallery or two in one or more of the "urban" areas in states bordering Iowa: Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Chicago for example.
My issue is: what's the best way for artists to find galleries that sell similar work? One simple answer is to drive to each of these cities and visit the hundreds of available galleries. This, however, could take forever. I've tried internet searches, but this method seems nearly as futile as the drive-around-and-visit-hundreds-of-galleries approach. I need to figure out a way to narrow down my choices before visiting these cities.
Any ideas or suggestions? Or, better yet, if you live in any of these particular urban areas, do you know of any galleries that might be open to displaying/selling--for lack of a better term--weird, kind-of-creepy assemblages? Thanks.