What would you do if this happened to you?
A gallery stocks your work. You have a great relationship, and you're involved in other aspects of the gallery as well. But they're unsuccessful in selling your work, not because they're not trying, and not because your work doesn't suit the gallery's target market.
So the gallery approaches you with an idea: over the winter months their receptionist will wear your work, with a wee sign in the reception saying, "(receptionist) dressed by (you)", and maybe set up a way folks can order pieces. My questions are:
1) What would you do with the samples she wore after winter? Would you sell it as per usual, at a discount. or from a different venue, such as Etsy?
2) Say the winter lasts about three months, how many would you prepare?
3) If people contact you directly, would you ask where they found out about you, and if it's through this gallery, would you pay the gallery regular or reduced commission?
4) What if a sample is lost or damaged? With this gallery, artists must get insurance if we want to protect our work while they are in the shop.
5) What else would you consider?