Mia Abigail Baxter
After accepting a position at Metropolitan Gallery in 2007, Mia realized that her love for interior design was deeply rooted in the curation of commercial art projects. By 2010 she partnered that passion with her leadership and entrepreneurial drive to transform the struggling business into a well respected art consulting firm, and ultimately purchased the company that same year.
During her time with MG, it was clear that the missing link was integrity behind each sale, treated more like a transaction than a relationship. With this fresh perspective, Mia developed the culture of MG around this concept: that the best relationship between the artist, consultant, and client is a symbiotic one.
In addition, Mia developed internal and external platforms for artist exposure among a client base not readily available to them–furthering her commitment to their continued success.
The foundations cemented in these relationships have provided a solid base for successful projects. Her motivation for MG to offer seamless transactions during the course of a project, keep her entrenched in the fine tuning of this now highly regarded firm.
Get to Know Mia
IF YOU WEREN’T IN THE ART INDUSTRY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING NOW?
My current focus tends to be on big picture projects. Not necessarily connected with one industry over the other, I have a running list of concepts for new businesses that I’d love to see through. Maybe that’s where you’ll see my name next…
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
My staff motivates me. The diversity of their talents, learning how they work best, being able to provide an environment that fosters their creativity in roles they’re passionate about. It keeps me humble and grateful that they’re invested in an experience with my company.
FIVE THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
Color. Anyone who knows me knows that. And I mean the whole spectrum of the rainbow. Especially the most vibrant, in-your-face kind of colors: Chartreuse, Persimmon, Kelly Green…
Tacos—this I do not joke about.
My curiosity. I may not have all the answers, but I sure enjoy asking all the questions.
NPR and public radio.
The open road. it’s meditative for me. Where things connect in my brain, where I tune out and tune in, get lost and find my story.