The Tradition Continues Under New Ownership
Many of you know me from my twelve
years of working at the gallery. It has been a dream job of
surrounding myself with unique works of art, representing talented
artists, and helping customers. It is with much excitement and honor
that I continue this passion as the new owner of Don Muller
Gallery Inc. On September 1st, Don entered retirement after
thirty-eight years in business.
I take what Don and the craft and
jewelry industry have taught me over the last decade to make a smooth
transition from manager to owner. You will continue to experience
the same reliable service, friendly assistance, and neighborly
conversations as before. The successful, award-winning business Don
left behind will continue to bring you the best of the best in the
craft and jewelry industry with new artists, unique merchandise, and
exciting special events!
I would like to take this opportunity
to introduce you to Rachel Feuer-Beck, whom many of you already know.
She has been at the DMG for six years and will assume the position
of manager. I'm so excited to have her as my right hand person. I am also grateful for the rest of my
amazing staff ~ Jacki, Genevieve, Lexi & Emily ~ who work hard
every day to make my life easier; I don't know where I'd be without
I greatly appreciate your continued
support. I look forward to serving you and the community for many
years to come. I hope to see you in the gallery soon, even just to
Thank you so much. See you soon!
~ Maya MacLachlan~
Maya graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1998
and received her Master's in Art History from the University of
Massachusetts Amherst in 2001. During her time at the Gallery, Maya earned the Accredited Jewelry Professional (A.J.P.)
from the Gemological Institute of America. While not at the gallery, Maya and her
husband, Alec, are keeping busy taking care of their twin boys, Owen and Rhys.
Don Muller started his career working
for his brother Dick's leather working business, the Leather Shed, in
Amherst in 1964. Several years later, Don bought the Leather Shed
from his brother, and after a few successful years decided to open a
second store in Northampton. Though Northampton's galleries are now
numerous, Don's business was the first when it opened in 1978, and
the risk has been well worth it. He is very grateful to the many
artists and loyal customers that have supported the Gallery over the
years, as well as his past employees. Don is
“one hundred percent positive that Maya will continue to grow the
business and continue my legacy for many years to come. Maya is more
than ready to take the helm and steer the gallery into the future.”
In his retirement, Don looks forward to keeping himself busy with
traveling, fly fishing, and spending more time with his family.
As always, you can Email
us anytime, or contact us at (413) 586 - 1119.