Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Our First Snoop

With a nod to our favorite design blogger, Grace Bonney of Design Sponge, we are going to attempt a new blog series that takes a look into the homes of the friends and family of Quirk.
Our goal is one house a week until people stop letting us in. First up is my own Union Hill home: Welcome.





Blue Plate Special



These amazingly cute enamel dishes from Rhadi Living are perfect for any home (or dorm room). Available in two patterns, they are even great mixed up!
Prices range from $14 - $33

Daphne Olive


Daphne Olive's great new "Flora and Fauna" line of wooden jewelry is so perfect for this cool Fall weather. These pendants are both light weight and beautiful. Each laser cut piece is also available in white acrylic.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

D.J. Freshie at Quirk


To coincide with our Vault installation for October, Jeweler Dawn Estrin of Bijou Graphique has sent a great selection of her collaborative D.J. Freshie line that she has created with ceramic artist Jenny Mendes. Her jewelry features Jenny's whimsical imagery set into sterling silver frames. Each piece is extremely detailed front and back.


Prices range from $72 to $125.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome Jan & Get Well Soon Nitza!


Usually we have a "welcome new intern" blog post, but I somehow didn't get around to many blog posts last week. So here it is... Welcome Jan! We're looking forward to taking full advantage of her photography skillz and enthusiasm!

In other news, our cute intern Nitza has been sick with the Flu! We just wanted to give her her due and say Get Well Soon!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Polaroid is Forever



The ultimate icon.
$65



This just in!


This just in! New stuff from Yellow Owl Workshop just arrived today. You may have spotted these cute stamps on Design Sponge. Come in and see them for yourself, they are truly as cute as you think they are!

Happy Birthday Maggie!


Today is Maggie's Birthday Day!
(Ok, Ok... technically tomorrow is Maggie's Birthday Day but we had to get this blogged about!)
Be sure and wish her a very happy birthday!

Take a Chance on Me

Quirk Gallery is proud to be part of an enclave of talented, dedicated, and creative individuals, who work hard to maintain Richmond's Art Scene.
In recognition of that fact, and with a view to perpetuating the creative cycle that Richmond is famous for, we are hosting a fundraiser in support of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond:
Take a Chance on Me

Take a Chance on Me gives you the opportunity to win an original piece of artwork from an established and highly collectable Richmond Artist and, at only $5.00 per chanceit's highly unlikely to break the bank!
So, why not pass on your usual bagel and cappuccino, hotfoot it down to Quirk Gallery on the 15th, and put the money towards a 'chance' to win something fabulous. If you are a winner, you will see a return on your investment for years to come, and at zero calories, it begs the question. What are you waiting for?

All proceeds will be donated to The Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Art work generously donated by: Ed Trask, Steven Glass, Hyun Kyung Yoon, Robert Walz
Musical entertainment will be provided by The Moon Dance Trio
Wine generously donated by Bill Robinson of Grape and Cheese


Thursday, September 24, 2009

After School Special

Kid's Art Action is back!

On four separate Thursdays in October , Quirk will be having art workshops for children ages 5 to 12. We will be making clothes pin people and animals, glove cats (or dogs), finger puppets, and shadow boxes.

Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 pm.

October 1st- Clothes Pin Critters (people too)
October 8th- Glove Cats (or any other creature you can dream up)
October 22nd- Finger puppets
October 29th- Shadow box dioramas

All materials and a snack will be provided.

Each class coasts $25 or take all four for $85.

Please email to sign up:

maggie@quirkgallery.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rebel Designs

Yellow is my color today. The weather is making me crave something warm and fun... Something like this leather cuff by Rebel Designs. A little bit sunshine, a little bit rock 'n roll, right? $72

Phuze Crystal


These chunky bangles from Phuze Crystal are so great for the first day of Fall. The colors are so rich and the lines are perfectly funky. Designer Orfeo Quagliata combines the color and transparency of glass and crystal with the formal languages inherent in different materials. Phuze creates inventive work with an irreverent sensibility. $120 each

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lomography


Oh and have we mentioned that the Diana cameras came?

K Studio


They have arrived! The beautiful pillows from K Studio are here. Custom families are available so take Katie's advice and come check 'em out.
Pillows range from $134 - $160.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

WE WON!


OK, OK... Phil won. But we still feel an extreme sense of pride for Midtown and our Midtown Captain. Way to go Phil!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Horse Cops

You just make our day when you ride by our office window. Thanks for keeping Midtown safe!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Can't Hardly Wait!


The wait is killing us for these super cute toy cameras from Lomography. The Diana Mini and the Fisheye models will soon be here!

Jenny Mendes


Jenny Mendes' work just arrived and OMG it is beautiful. She has sent tiles to be hung in her Vault show for October along with plates and sculptures. D.J. Freshie will also have her collaborative jewelry available featuring Jenny's images.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rob Tarbell


We're really getting excited about Rob Tarbell's Shop Show titled "Struggles." December's right around the corner, right?
Ho Ho Ho!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Young House Love

We're working on our online business and trying to pick some things to photograph. We're off to a good start but have a ways to go to feature all of our amazing artists!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Take a Chance on Me

Thursday 15th October 6 -9pm

Quirk is proud to be part of an enclave of talented, dedicated, and creative individuals, who work hard to maintain Richmond's Art Scene.

In recognition of that fact, and with a view to perpetuating the creative cycle that Richmond is famous for, we are hosting a fundraiser in support of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond: Take a Chance on Me

Take a Chance on Me gives you the opportunity to win an original piece of artwork from an established and highly collectable Richmond Artist and, at only $5.00 per chance it's highly unlikely to break the bank!

So, why not pass on your usual bagel and cappuccino, hotfoot it down to Quirk Gallery on the 15th, and put the money towards a 'chance' to win something fabulous. If you are a winner, you will see a return on your investment for years to come, and at zero calories, it begs the question. What are you waiting for?

All proceeds will be donated to The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Art work generously donated by: Ed Trask, Steven Glass, Hyun Kyung Yoon, Robert Walz

Musical entertainment will be provided by The Moon Dance Trio

Wine generously donated by Bill Robinson of Grape and Cheese

GRTC contest

Just look at that face...
Phil has entered a contest and needs our help! If you love Midtown as much as we love Midtown, vote for our favorite Midtown dude here: http://transittalk.com/index.php/contest/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nicole Licht

Nicole's work has arrived and it's so beautiful! Her show also opens this friday at 7pm just look at these little guys. You won't want to miss it!

Benjamin Jones

We've begun installation for Benjamin Jones' show and it's looking great. Here are a couple of sneak previews - but don't miss the opening reception on Friday from 7-10pm!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

4 Golden Years


Happy Birthday to us. Today we're celebrating 4 years of Quirk. Come celebrate with us!