Re: Brandi R: There are many ways you can exhibit your work. One way is to gather a bunch of friends or other local artists and make your own show with everyone's artwork. You can do this by literally hanging up your art inside someone's house (maybe it's an option to rent a place that'll let you hang work on the walls), then create a Facebook event to invite people there, and post flyers around your city to advertise. Voila! You've got your own DIY exhibit.
You can also have luck going as a group to a gallery and inquire about having a show there.
You can inquire at your local coffee shop, as long as they put up artist's work, to see if they'd be interested in hanging your work for a little while.
You can follow galleries on social media to see when they're asking for work submissions.
Also there are often plenty of opportunities to submit your work online for web or print magazines.
Keep in mind most of these situations are going to cost you some money and you're not guaranteed to be selected—worth a shot though!