Thank you all so very much for your input. It helps me a great deal to hear such good (and very creative) suggestions for how to present my work/self. I do have plans to apply to juried shows this year and am very excited about doing so. Right now it is hard to wait...this in between time from the original creation of my sculptures to having them produced and all the other things - it's like getting on a rollercoaster and climbing up that first really huge hill on the track...slowly up and up and up...before going down...(screaming, sure...but in a good way)
After after (a year of) months they're bronze - what patinas? Do I photograph them myself or have them professionally photographed? The CV issue, and marketing - a website, business cards. What galleries, what shows? and - the majority of people I have met in the "art world" have been as excited about my work as I am and have been so very generous with their knowledge and their time.