Nastassja Swift is returning to Quirk to teach her second felting workshop - Pink Pets! We all love our pets; but wouldn’t they look even cuter in pink? During this workshop, you’ll learn all the techniques to make your very own needle felted animal, only using shades of pink! We’ll go through starting the basic shape, matching the different shades with tone, and building on details. Join us at Quirk's Main Gallery, where pink is always welcomed, and come felt your furry friends in all shades of pink! All materials are included and no experience is needed to make your own pink pet! Sign up to learn more about this artist and her making process.
Join us on Thursday, February 7 from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of our next exhibition in the Pink Gallery. Seth Bauserman will share some of his newest work in his first solo show at Quirk, It Either Is Or Isn't.
Join us in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel on Friday, January 11 from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of Emily Herr's solo show, Who Is She? The 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' Mural Series, Collected.
We're starting the year off right with beautiful pressed and preserved plants and flowers from Anne Blackwell Thompson of Blackwell Botanicals. Anne's Main Gallery exhibit, Bespoke Botanicals will feature brand new pieces including rare plant specimens from Longwood Gardens.
Join us for the opening reception of this new exhibit on Thursday, January 10 from 5 to 8 pm in our Main Gallery.
We're hosting a special holiday pop-up event with Holy Chic + Co RVA and Sun & Selene to get people glam for the holidays and to help with your last minute shopping needs.
Join us in Quirk's Main Gallery for extended hours on Thursday, December 20 from 6 - 8 pm. Grab a cocktail at Maple & Pine Restaurant, shop Brittanny's Sun & Selene jewelry collection, and get an on the go non-toxic gel mani with Quirk inspired nail art by Reece while the gallery team wraps up your gift selections! It's the perfect way to pamper yourself while taking care of business!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the season just wouldn’t be complete without Quirk’s favorite holiday event, Mimosas with Joseph & JS---welcoming back special guest: Robby Mook!
Join us for this annual affair and celebrate the season with mimosas, shopping, and holiday cheer! Quirk Gallery will donate a portion of the proceeds from the day to JS and Joseph’s favorite Richmond-area arts organizations, Studio Two Three, TheatreLAB, and The Lamb Center for Arts and Healing.
Join us on Thursday, December 6 from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of Sami Cronk's solo exhibition, How Was Your Day Today?
This show begins Thursday, December 6 and runs through February 3, 2019 in The Pink Gallery. It will feature brand new prints, paintings, and other delightful treats from an artist near and dear to the Quirk Family.
Quirk Gallery is excited to welcome artists, Taylor Zarkades King and Hannah Shaban for a special trunk show event featuring some of their newest handmade pieces. King's work will include graphic jewelry in lightweight aluminum and will be complimented by Shaban's lovely ceramic tableware and decorative pieces.
Quirk and Studio Two Three are delighted to announce their inaugural holiday showcase and group exhibition. Visit The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel throughout the season for a joyful abundance of work by the artists of Studio Two Three. All prints are editioned and ready to go home with you - treat yo’ self (or someone on your list) to local art this holiday season!
Join us in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel for a reception with artists and friends of Studio Two Three on Thursday, November 15 from 5-8 pm. This reception will kick off our group exhibition as well as our celebration of the winter holidays!
It's time to make lanterns – 1708 Gallery's InLight 2018 is next weekend!
Each year, 1708's InLight kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade. In preparation, 1708 Gallery organizes workshops throughout the fall to provide an opportunity for Richmonders of all ages to create their own lanterns for the parade.
Join us at Quirk Gallery on Sunday, November 11, from 11 am to 2 pm to make lanterns for our neighbors at 1708 Gallery. Our workshop leader will show you how to make your very own lantern. All materials will be provided. It's free and fun for everyone in the family!
For those who couldn't join us for the for the opening reception for two of our new exhibits due to Hurricane Michael and the bad weather last week, we're hosting another reception with Main Gallery artist, Sean Donlon and our current artist-in-residence, Haiyin Liang, whose work is exhibited in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel.
Please stop by Quirk Gallery on Thursday, November 1 from 5 to 8 pm to see the work of these brilliant young artists.
Here's an October surprise for us all: Ignatius Hats will be popping up at Quirk for a special one-day-only trunk show featuring some of the latest fall styles from everyone's favorite milliner and artist!
Ignatius Creegan and Rod Givens will set up shop in the lobby of Quirk Hotel around noonish. They'll be with us during our regular shop + gallery hours then stay for a bit while everyone enjoys a wine tasting event benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation, hosted by Katie Ukrop and Quirk Hotel.
We're feeling tricky! Join us on Tuesday to pick out a special treat for yourself!
Join artists, Lisa Miller and Emily Wicks for a special trunk show event featuring handcrafted jewelry and locally made ceramic pieces. This one-day event will take place at Quirk Gallery on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Join us on Thursday, September 6* for a reception to celebrate the opening of Kendra Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, "Extenison". This exhibit will be featured in Quirk's Main Gallery as well as The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel.
* This is a change from the previously scheduled August 30 reception date.
Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt opens in Quirk's Pink Gallery on Thursday, August 9 and continues through October 14. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, August 9 from 5-8 pm.
Two of our favorite ceramics artists are coming back to town this summer! Molly Bishop and Joe Kraft return to Quirk for another pop-up event featuring some of their newest pieces. This trunk show begins August 3 during RVA First Fridays and continues through the weekend during gallery hours. Stop by to say hi, shop some great ceramics, and get a sneak peek of what's to come when Molly and Joe exhibit together next year in our Main Gallery!
Alain Joyaux is an artist and craftsman with an interest in exploring ways to push natural materials into unexpected shapes. He worked with clay and precious metals for over 15 years and recently turned his talent and curiosity to wood.
His wooden bowls are all made from locally sourced wood and turned on a lathe when the wood is still green. Ideal pieces of wood have a moisture content of about 80%. The bowls are then flashed dried which reduces the moisture content to about 6%. This rapid drying prevents the wood from relaxing which results in warping and cracking because of the uneven tension in the wood. Alain repairs some cracks with Dutchman or butterfly inlays, adding further visual appeal to the surface of the bowls.
We are thrilled to announce Garden Arrangements workshop with Molly Spell Artz of Spell Garden Design! Molly will teach participants to combine cuttings from common garden plants with market flowers to create artful arrangements. “This is something I like to do in my own home because I can take a few blooms off some of my plants and use a variety of textures and heights to create a beautiful arrangement that lasts for next to nothing. It’s like having my garden inside and outside my home.” - Molly Spell Artz
How do you explain the feeling of falling in love? How can you articulate that? How do you share that with others (if you feel so inclined)? For Brooke Inman, that feeling is communicated through a series of drawings and prints that will be featured in her upcoming solo show, "In Love." Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, July 12 from 5 to 8 pm in Quirk's Main Gallery.
Back by popular demand: another great portrait event with Elizabeth Graeber!
Bring your pet, your kids, your bestie, your partner or just bring yourself and have Elizabeth create a one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of any subject! 5 x 7" portraits start at $55 each and 8 x 10" portraits start at $100.
Join us for a Terrarium Workshop with Brenna Wilson from Strawberry Fields Flowers & Finds! In this workshop you will learn about the different varieties of succulents and how to create and care for a succulent based terrarium. We will provide all materials and no experience or prior knowledge is required. To sign up for this workshop call the gallery to submit payment and secure your spot. $75 per participant includes one hour of instruction and all necessary materials for your terrarium.
Quirk Gallery welcomes back Richmond artist, Mary Holland, for a new solo exhibition of her recent work. Tangled Up In Blue: Cyanotypes by Mary Holland opens in Quirk's Main Gallery on Thursday, May 24 with a reception that evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The work will be on view through Sunday, July 8.