What should you do before approaching a gallery for representation?

"Before approaching any galleries, it's important to be prepared. Do this by having a strong body of work that includes at least twelve pieces you could give the gallery with short notice. Have images and information of all the work on file and be ready to ship them if needed. A website is a must. A price list is essential too. Be familiar with the work the gallery carries to make sure that your work will fit in while not being too similar to what is already there. Most galleries have information on their websites about their application protocol. Galleries can get dozens of inquiries every week, so be sure to follow the requirements exactly as prescribed."

-Justin Wheatley