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Experience with Moxie DaDa?


#1

Dear Folks,

Does anyone have any experience with this Company? I received an
email from them with a request for my items for consignment.

moxie DaDA
4510 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15224
412.682.0348
www.moxiedada.com

Thank you for any you may have.

Sincerely,
Char
www.ejewelryoriginals.com


#2

Hi Charlotte,

Although I sell to several stores in Pennsylvania i have never heard
of them, so curious as usual, I checked out the website that you
sent. Lol…lol…lol…they have got to be kidding?

On the “opportunities”, page, I especially liked the part about
applying to shows, where not only is there a very large $50
application fee, for a solo show, (such fees are unusual but not
unheard of for a simple gallery show with no jury awards, however
usually it is for jurying into a group show, never for a solo show
and the jury fees are much less), but you will be the one paying for
the cost of printing their post cards with no artistic control
whatsoever over content. Ooooh…but: “design of cards-free!” Lucky
you…lol.

If that wasn’t bad enough, there is a “reception fee”, “determined by
artist and gallery”. Sorry, I just burst out laughing. Where the heck
do these places spring up from?? Kind of a come one come all…and
pay for it concept. Wonder if it will work for them?

I read further and they have a “rental and leasing collection of
artists”…Aaaaaaakkkkkk!!! SO…you give them your lovely
original handmade work, and they rent it out for use…?? I am
ROTFLMAO!!! What next? The “Use it as a frisbee collection of
artists”?

Ok…their web site is very pleasantly designed, but you wouldn’t
catch me dead showing in this kind of joint…ok…well maybe dead.
In any case, “Moxie” is a good name for this “gallery”, as they
appear to have loads of it…and not in a good way. “artist
opportunities indeed”…lol…lol…lol…

If you’re taking votes, my vote is nope.

Lisa, (Acorn Woodpeckers have appeared,suddenly addicted to my bird
feeders. boy are they cute…and they scare the crud out of the
jays…aka…tree sharks…a good thing.) Topanga, CA USA


#3

Char,

No experience with this gallery, but it sounds like the typical coop
setup to me. Check them out - who knows ? You’ve got nothing to lose
but a few minutes of your time. Don’t neglect to look at every
possible market. The money is green everywhere. :wink:

Brian Corll
Vassar Gems


#4

Wow, Lisa - you should see what some artists (painters especially)
go through with the galleries in New York. The things you’re talking
about are tame by comparison…

Brian Corll
Vassar Gems


#5
you should see what some artists (painters especially) go through
with the galleries in New York. The things you're talking about are
tame by comparison.... 

Lol…Brian…I come from a strictly fine arts background. Large
ceramic installation sculpture and large scale stone carving to be
exact. Besides that, I was engaged to a major painter many moons
ago, and married a minor one. You are preaching to the choir. Which
was actually my point. Why the heck do you think do you think I make
jewelry these days? Different standards and practices, more control,
fewer vampires…I avoid vampires at all cost…Large garlic
investment.

Lisa, (just say no to all bloodsucking fiends… ),Topanga, CA USA


#6

Lisa,

I come from a strictly fine arts background. Large ceramic
installation sculpture and large scale stone carving to be exact.
Besides that, I was engaged to a major painter many moons ago, and
married a minor one. You are preaching to the choir. Which was
actually my point. Why the heck do you think do you think I make
jewelry these days? Different standards and practices, more
control, fewer vampires....I avoid vampires at all cost...Large
garlic investment. 

I don’t even remember your original post at this point, but yes, I
certainly agree with what you’re saying here. I got the lowdown from
Hannah Wilke and Joseph Beuys (God rest their souls) back in 1973.