Like Amz publication, acquire additional information. Those links cannot be found online. You never know what someone will say unless you ask the appropriate question. Or they just announce that a new coffee shop is opening down the street the next week and, oh, by the way, they are seeking for artists to display their work on their walls. Or, you learn that the local Artist's Association's secretary suddenly quit, and they require assistance IMMEDIATELY.
It would be delightful to believe that there are Job Seeker postings for artists that read, "Apply Now! Artist Required! Extremely Post-Warhol-influenced anti-avantgarde with a Renaissance flavour. Must be willing to utilise Burnt Umber, but that's not going to happen.
You seek out anyone who is willing to discuss your artwork with you. The paintings in your car should be brought with you. Introduce the subject of art into every conversation you have. I hope this does not come as a shock, but moping is no longer acceptable! DO NOT present yourself with a frown and a sob story. You will just inform your new acquaintances that you are losing the emotional struggle. You may be losing the war, but this will not help you sell paintings. No one gives you hundreds or thousands of dollars (you know, what you need to pay rent and eat) out of pity. Keep your tears for your spouse, closest confidant, and mirror.