What’s the buzzword among NICHE magazine’s 2011 Top Retailers? “Community.”
Owner Don Muller, who has been selling art in western Massachusetts since the early 1970s and at his Main Street, Northampton, gallery since 1978, has seen many changes through the years. But his story isn’t as much one of survival as it is of vision—or perhaps of vision and dedication combined.
The 2011 Top Retailers and Honor Award recipients all have one thing in common: they’re “doers.” Whether promoting artists, selling crafts or hosting special events,…
More than a few family dynasties have grown up around the Buyers Market, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Parents who have exhibited for decades are now watching their children participate in the show.
One simple idea is sometimes all it takes to launch a successful business. Come up with something people want or need, or don’t even know they need until you offer it to them, and you’re well on your way.
Barry Gross’s art pens have sat on the desk in the Oval Office. They’ve won prestigious awards. They’ve been used by politicians, surgeons, filmmakers, a concert pianist and a self-proclaimed “pirate.” All of these folks would agree with Gross’s motto: “Life’s too short to carry an ugly pen.”
Unusual metals and strikingly unusual gemstones join the more familiar gold and silver, diamonds and pearls in winning the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards hosted by the American Gem Trade Association.
The Rosen Group has announced dates for the Buyers Market of American Craft and NICHE: The Show.