Reflections: Celebrating 20 years of owning the gallery in 2013

January 2020
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It’s working
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 5:31 pm

Thanks to Diana, our new blog is active. I don’t believe you can see it yet from the pull down menu on our website but there is a link at the bottom of the home page. Before I know it, Diana will have the pull down menu working, too.

Now that I have a fresh start at blogging, I have been thinking about what to write about. Since this is a business website, I decided our business might be the best topic. When I lose someone important to me like my father, I spend a lot of time thinking. One item of interest to me is our business. We came to Crested Butte in 1993 and purchased Anderton Gallery on June1st of that year. Jos had an uncle who lived next door to him in Belgium when he was growing up. The uncle was a carpenter so Jos learned carpentry skills from him. I worked for my grandfather for a year in 1974/75 as a bookkeeper in his accounting firm. With those skills to our names we took over the gallery and frame shop and started our new lifestyle. Jos had been in banking and international finance for nearly 30 years and I had been a stay at home mother for 15 years. What were we thinking?

The gallery had living space upstairs. We were thinking we had a perfect setup for making a living in Crested Butte. Boy did we have a lot to learn. The good news is that we are still here. It’s been a wonderful life - we enjoy our business and our town. However, we have learned and grown a lot through our failures, our artists, our customers, our friends and our children. Thank you everyone for guiding us along the way.

2 Responses to “It’s working”

  1. Mary Jursinovic Says:
    Yes, readjusting life styles can be an awakening experience. I think you and Jos have done a phenomenal job in adjusting, readjusting, and figuring out the economic challenges of owning a small, arts related business in the seasonal economy of CB. You are still together. That speaks reams of your spirit and fortitude.
  2. Anonymous Says:
    Thanks, Mary!

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