Sorry pretty busy!
I have had the cart for three years, my friends all thought I was crazy, after three years they now know I am lol
The gallery has been open for 45 days(?), and I have spent a lot of my energy hiring and training staff, and of course selling.
So far so good!
You will sell what you display for sure, I have a few different sizes and therefore a nice range of price points which is nice for my collectors, as some of them can't afford large pieces and I feel its just as important to be more inclusive of all clients...
I have a great location so my marketing is a bit soft, but just started a grass roots campaign going around to all the hotels and giving invites to an artist reception which I will do three nights a week for eternity, once I get my cash reserves back up, I'll do some magazine ads and such.
Its just a question of how committed to your success you are IE; how much you are willing to work, its no different than the level of commitment to your photography, its just an endless quest for better.
I really opened the gallery so I could hire staff to man the gallery, so I could then just go shoot, if that works, then its a huge success for me.
I have been very lucky, the staff I have is excellent I am very proud of them.
One point I would really stress is; don't display more than two of the same type of shot, two beach pieces, two waterfall pieces, two canyon pieces, two city scape or whatever, having continuity in an exhibit is understandable, but if you display 10 pieces of say; muted beaches, maybe a couple of them will be good sellers, but the rest only support the one or two good ones, and take up wall space, Show different groups/portfolios, you will have wider spectrum of pieces to show...
Here's a link to my build out, a little on the amateur side for sure, just set up a gopro for time lapse. I guess i could edit a lot more, but my daily list of things to do is pretty long....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDW8YvzYugY
Of course now i need to work a little harder as I have camera lust for the new 645Z bastards!