Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th come see and shop the whimsical ceramic work of local artist, Gina Pisto!
Gina Pisto is a ceramic artist currently living and working in Richmond, VA. She holds a BFA in ceramics from Grand Valley State University, and in 2018 completed a post-baccalaureate at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Crafts and Material Studies department. She shares with Quirk Gallery two bodies of work; stylized, mounted animal heads and decorative, floral-covered trays inspired by Russian folk art. Gina’s animal pieces draw inspiration from taxidermy, trophy hunting, and status objects in order to consider the relationships between humans and other animals. Her floral trays reference enamel-painted Russian zhostovo trays, but reinterpret the traditional form through mostly sculptural ceramics in an attempt to bridge a connection to her heritage.
Saturday, April 27th 10am - 5pm
Sunday, April 28th 10am - 4pm
Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th come see and shop the whimsical ceramic work of local artist, Gina Pisto!
On Saturday, May 4, experience a playful and fun pop-up featuring two makers: Joni Ulman Lewis of Visual Treats and Alyssa Salomon of Blue Skies Workroom. There will be all kinds of paper and fabric goodies for sale including cards, bags, pillows, hand-bound books and more!
Joni Ulman Lewis of Visual Treats is an mixed media artist from Fredericksburg, Va. She attended art school at Virginia Commonwealth University back when they still designed with pencils. Post graduation, she stayed in Richmond to work in visual merchandising for the beloved Miller&Rhoads and Thalhimer's department stores where she made many lifelong friends. Her first serious relationship was with a xerox color copier, which became the gateway drug to a future as a paper junkie and collage artist. Her hand sewn greeting cards with strong opinions and a hilarious point of view were a natural next step as a way to utilize her paper habit. Joni's addiction to cashmere has also found a purpose. Sweaters rescued from early retirement have been successfully rehabilitated and restyled as scarves and hats. She'll be bringing several collections to tell her story including one of a kind shadow box collages made from found materials to share with Quirk.
In addition to three dimensional story telling, Joni recently visited the stage at NPR's 'The Moth'. If you'd like to listen to her Story Slam event winning narrative, send her a shout.
Under the moniker Blue Skies Workroom, Alyssa Salomon produces home goods, books, textiles, and HAPPINESS in Central Virginia with eco-friendly screenprinting, natural fabrics and luscious paper, for you to use and to give. Each utilitarian, handmade object is a conversation between color, materials and design, and creates an opportunity for dialogue between user and article, to fill or to fondle. Affordable pleasures for everyday living.
Blue Skies Workroom is an exercise in radical optimism, the idea that in our chaotic everyday, acts of optimism are a bold force of will. As an artist and as a teacher, Alyssa strives to make joy and create beauty for the sheer pleasure of working within and bringing others into this space.
Alyssa makes most of her screenprint stencils from hand cut paper, and prints primarily on linen for its heft, drape and sheen. As color study, pattern exploration and collage exercise, Alyssa has been making open editions of hand bound books, tapping decades’ accumulations of paper samples, scraps, ephemera, and never used prints. For colors, palettes and patterns, she takes inspiration from artists and designers such as Alexander Girard, Marimekko, Anni Albers, Liubov Popova, Sol LeWItt, Helio Oiticica, Lubna Chowdhary, and Camille Walala, as well as contemporary knitters, quilt repeats, African and Dutch wax fabrics, tribal rugs, and Japanese katagami. At this pop-up, Alyssa will be debuting her new line of throw pillows made from original screen printed fabric.
Join us in Quirk's Main Gallery on Thursday, April 4 for the opening reception of Aggie Zed's solo exhibition, "The Outskirts of Witchama-Milkee."Aggie's newest sculptures will be complimented by drawings and paintings, the subjects of which are the inhabitants of the imagined town of Witchama-Milkee and its surrounding areas.
Join us for this year's Tiny Shiny jewelry sale and exhibition!
Tiny Shiny is an annual event showcasing work by VCUArts Craft/Material Studies students from the Metals area. Everything from bracelets to brooches to rings and much, much, more will be available to take home!
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 21st in the Main Gallery from 5pm to 8pm and will run through Sunday, March 24th. A portion of the proceeds will go to students attending the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference in Chicago!
Thursday, March 21st: 5pm-8pm (Opening)
Friday, March 22nd: 9am-6pm
Saturday, March 23rd: 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 24th: 10am-4pm
Seth Bauserman will discuss the work created for his current exhibit in an artist talk at Quirk on Sunday, March 10 at 1:00 pm. Please join us earlier that afternoon to enjoy Seth's show in our Pink Gallery then stick around to hear him discuss some of the themes and ideas explored through his practice and unique drawing methods.
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.
Two of our very favorite artists, Molly Anne Bishop and Joe Kraft, have collaborated on a new exhibit for Quirk's Main Gallery featuring their ceramics, drawings, prints, paintings, and more. "Blues" opens Thursday, February 21 with a reception to be held that evening from 5 -8 pm.
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!