My mom was after me for ages to go to this gallery in my town and I thought it was a consignment shop because it's set in a historic house. She finally got me to go inside and it was an honest to goodness art gallery! I guess you never can tell, hah! It was juried, I submitted my pieces and the rest is history! I was there a year, left for a year and I went back a few months ago. I'm happy I did.
You may be able to check the town's visitor bureau or tourist board for gallery info! At least you have pieces in shops and libraries! I just have the gallery.