Not all galleries are created equal. The key to passive income as an artist lies in good gallery representation. Avoid vanity galleries and seek out those genuinely invested in cultivating their clientele and assisting their artists. You’re not begging for acceptance; it’s about finding a partnership that fits your goals. Maintain a flexible approach to your art career – there are no definite answers. Whether you decide to join a gallery or explore other avenues, don’t limit yourself to a rigid black-and-white mindset. Embrace the opportunities that resonate with your artistic journey and keep an open, adaptable outlook.