I'm trying to put together a list of photo galleries in my area that will take open submissions so that I can get my work out there... I plan to scour Google and the like, but I just wanted to see if anyone here had any personal experience with photo galleries in the New York City area or Northern New Jersey (or a website that has a listing of them).

Any places I should look into closely? Any I should avoid? Any general advice for an aspiring photographer trying to get his work into galleries?

Thanks in advance!

PS: If anyone's curious, here's my Photo of the Day blog: http://ledgehead.blogspot.com/ (some images contain tasteful, artistic nudity, just in case you might be at work.)