My first show was... Interesting. I started doing art again July 1st, 2012 and signed up with my friend Robin, who owns Art Connectors that same month. I showed her some early stuff, some ideas I was playing with, and she liked them and wanted me to be in a show that was going up at the begining of November. In Four months....Ok, so there might have been a little bit of panic. I worked. I produced in that four months the Venkman, Falling, Audrey and Trooper series, as well as some photography. Over 50 pieces, but most were not hang ready. I had them matted, bagged and stuck on the walls. It really was bad. I learned the importance of hang ready. It really makes your stuff look polished, ready. Hang ready, or ready to hang, either way, just means the piece is matted and framed, or has wire and is ready to put on a wall. It's ready. It has nothing to do with making art, just presenting it.You know, most houses that are dressed, ie have furniture in them and looked lived in sell faster than those that are empty. Same thing with framing. People have to see the art in a frame before they buy. If they are smart, they'll reframe it, but they have to see it framed first. I've been getting my stuff ready to hang for the show going up on the 29th. Some is matted and framed, others are wired up and ready to go. It looks professional.At the last show at the Met, there was a artist that did not have ready to hang art, but couldn't understand why people didn't want to buy. Thats part of the diffrence. If you want it to look professional, it's got to be ready to hang, ready to present. It's also a pain in the ass.