Hudson's Art Gallery and ExhibitsAn artist's studio is a place of work normally in the artist's home or on-site in a physical building owned by the artist. It may be available to all or come with restrictions in place and may also be in public or privately owned ownership. Artists' studios can serve as a base to pursue an art career, display art while not in an artist's residence, or be a place to exhibit art without the artist's financial involvement. Artists' studios can be found in every major metropolitan area in the United States, as well as in some cities around the world. Gallery shows are a venue for exhibiting art for sale by individual artists or artisans. The venues range from traditional galleries, such as those found in art museums, to online artist galleries, including the ones maintained by individual artists and artisans on the Internet. Gallery shows are intended to sell artwork by the artist or by the gallery. Private sales can also take place at the artist's galleries or other venues. There are many reasons why artists want their works to be displayed in an artist's gallery. Many galleries are owned by private collectors and wish to showcase rare and exclusive prints, paintings or sculptures by artists that are not represented elsewhere. Others wish to display art by popular artists in order to create awareness for works that may not otherwise be sold or displayed in traditional galleries or art shows. Some businesses may own galleries with the sole purpose of owning and operating a professional fine art business and wish to showcase works by artists associated with that business. The types of art gallery exhibitions vary widely. Public art exhibits frequently feature art by local artists or by contemporary art practitioners from differing regions or from different artistic styles. Private art exhibits often feature art by contemporary artists from particular regions or by specific art movements. Exhibitions can take place both inside and outside of the gallery walls. Exhibitions that exhibit works by specific artists can draw crowds of art lovers and collectors from surrounding areas and around the world. Art gallery exhibitions can be highly competitive events, as an artist may need to compete against several other artists for a chance to exhibit their work in an exhibition. In addition, an artist may need to build up trust with the art buyer over an extended period of time in order to build enough of a relationship to sell their work successfully at an exhibition. Works by unknown or unfamiliar artists are especially difficult to sell for many new artists, especially when they are based in more conservative areas where there is less interest in contemporary art. Some artists choose to display their work in artist galleries, while others prefer to sell their artwork directly to the public. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages. Selling art directly to the public has the potential of higher profit, while having a wider selection of art buyers can increase an artist's exposure and reputation. Selling art through galleries is generally seen as a more personal and one-on-one setting, where the artist has more control over how their work is displayed and sold. However, selling through a gallery also allows the artist to build a strong portfolio and client base, which can be very beneficial if the artist wishes to make a career in art sales. As an artist looking to sell art through an online gallery, one must consider the types of art that are commonly sold on these websites. Many online artist galleries specialize in paintings or abstract works and may not feature art by contemporary artists or in traditional formats. Additionally, many artists sell art that they have made on their own. These can be paintings that were made within the studio or from private collections, and some do not even feature traditional framing techniques such as stretched canvas or matting. A good way to find galleries that offer exclusive representation is to speak with art galleries in your area or through local art organizations. An artist who regularly features in an art fair, for example, may have exclusive rights to sell art at an online gallery. Some artists sell their work through online galleries and have no gallery representation, but instead sell directly to the public. Other artists may work with galleries, which means that they sell directly to the public or are contracted by artists to sell art through the website.