Sy Ellens visited the gallery last summer. He quietly asked if I would consider his work, paintings, for the gallery. When you are in the middle of your day, it is hard to be approached to consider an artist’s work. I try to be gracious because I know that for the artist, this request takes initiative. It makes their heart race. They are putting themselves out there. For any creative person, your work is personal, and asking to be considered, no matter how talented and how seasoned an artist, can be anxiety-ridden. I took Sy’s information and said that I would get back to him.