Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Best in Show

This is the cutest biz on the block. At 315 W. Broad St. VCU's AFO department, specifically the Spacial Investigation class, has been installing their cardboard dog sculptures for this week's First Friday Art Walk. The SPCA will be hosting a contest to see who's dog is "Best in Show." Proceeds will go to the SPCA. The SPCA will also be selling beer and wine at the Art Walk, so come check out these amazing canines.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We love this kid!

I wish Matt Lively was my dad...
...well, sort of.

Eric W. Burris

Yesterday I was introduced to the most recent addition to Quirk Represents, Eric W. Burris. Eric and his beautiful wife Gretchen were the most charming two people can be.

Eric's work is contemporary Mokume Gane jewelry, and a wonderful compliment to our other artists.

Orla Kiely

Guess who couldn't have been more excited to see the UPS guy this morning...

Orla Kiely overload at Quirk Gallery!

Monday, March 29, 2010

I Think We're Right About This.

So I know you were looking for the perfect Easter Aardvark. Well look no farther... We've got you covered.
Aardvarks: $15

Thursday, March 25, 2010

That's a Wrap

Today I'm also completely in love with these metalic leather wrap bracelets by IDesign. Available in gold, pewter and platinum - these bracelets retail for $174.

I have to say we've got some pretty great new books in. Right now, this is my Fav. "Tiny Art Director" by artist Bill Zeman. Zeman has a ruthless art director— his four-year-old (make that five years old now) daughter. He posts the products of their stormy collaboration along with her devastating critiques on his blog, Tiny Art Director. $14.95

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mari Foster Rocks Our World

The most recent addition to the Quirk Represents collection is Mari Foster. Mari is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in craft and Material Studies. She is currently a candidate up for a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship presented by the Center for Craft Creativity and Design. She has just set up her own studio at Artworks Richmond and is establishing herself and expanding her body of work.

Mari is attracted to simplifying and deconstructing the complexities of historical furniture, jewelry, and household items, and re-contextualizing those shapes into contemporary jewelry. She evokes the sentiments of past eras to create an intimate experience with a worn object, both for the wearer and the viewer. Using a combination of precious, recycled, and often inexpensive materials, Mari recreates and reinvents the sense of preciousness that historical jewelry holds. In her work Mari examines how historical and contemporary tools and means we use to communicate affect relationships and intimacy in an age of increasing loss of face to face communication.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Tisket a Tasket

We've got everything you need for the best Easter baskets ever!
Come in or shop online!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Komelia Hongja OKIM & Mi-Sook HUR

Two Views In Metal Art Ornaments & Objects Artist Reception tonight from 5-7pm

Two Views In Metal Art Ornaments & Objects explores the work of two Korean Born metal artists.

Mi-Sook Hur is enamored by nature and draws inspiration from the changes inherent in it. The work elicits a sense of movement with a nod to the cycles of life. Hur is an associate professor in the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University with an extensive national and international exhibition record. She is a former artist-in-residence at John Michael Kohler Arts Center and has taught workshops at Penn School of Crafts, Newark Museum and Pullen Art Center.

Komelia Hongja Okim is a Korean-American artist and educator who depicts the dynamic interchanges between different cultures and ethnic origins.The work reflects the YING YANG Principle and the harmonies and conflicts marked by different cultures coming together. Okim has exhibited and given mental technique workshops in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, France, Germany, Norway, Canada and the United States.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

We're Wearing Green!

Look how much we love St. Patrick's Day...

Just to show our enthusiasm we had these sneakers custom made.
Nah, I'm just kidding.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Keeps Getting Better

Mom stopped by with the cutest WATERING CANS in the land!Time for another photo shoot! Super busy day around here.

Hello Liberty!

Did we mention Liberty of London is at Target? Well yesterday, Katie, the best boss in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD (she's in the pink sweater), let us all head to Target to check out the Liberty of London collection.
Check out our purchases - Sorry it's a bit small... Some of us don't need our (children's swimsuit clad) rear ends in hi-res on the internet!

Spring Break, Yo!

Visit our shopping site now through Friday, March 19 and receive 10% off your purchase by entering "springbreak" at checkout. Don't forget to save on shipping by using our in-store pickup option!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I don't mean to brag, but... OK, I'm bragging. We just have the cutest darn toys on the block!
Lucky for you, these babies are available on our online shop!

Robey Clark

These postcards by local artist Robey Clark are good for all occasions. Who wouldn't appreciate one of these little guys breaking the monotony of all those pesky bills?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Random cuteness:

Warning: This has nothing to do with anything at all... but it sure is cute!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saturday Stroll: Reminder!

Come to Shop Richmond Weekend's kick-off and help us jump start Saturday Stroll. Join us March 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in Midtown (starting at the 300 block of West Broad Street to be exact) to have fun while learning more about your local businesses. And remember to exclusively support your local businesses the entire weekend. Enjoy live music, restaurant specials and more!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Serena Pelissier

Here's a look at our amazing Vault show "Dogwood," by Serena Pelissier. The show opened on Friday and runs through March 2010. Serena's work is all hand dyed and printed cotton. Stop by the gallery for a better look!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Installation Day

SMBW Architects, Manchester Design Collective, and StocktonCLAY Architects present:

Assemblage 5 - Enter the Vault

SMBW and the MDC will be featuring recently completed works and StocktonCLAY Architects will be displaying their collaborative works publicly for the first time.

Abbey Wilson

This Month's Shop Show is awesome. Here are a couple sneak peaks of Abbey Wilson's prints. Her show opens tomorrow night for the First Friday's Art Walk from 7-10pm. Come see all of her beautiful prints in person!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


She's done it again. Stacy Moore, the Jane of all trades has just brought us the most amazing felted animals. She's even added fluffy hair for that extra special finishing touch.
Here are a couple photos - but trust me, they don't do these little guys justice!
These guys retail for $28 each.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Heads Up!

We will be closed from 2-3pm today. We are heading over to the Women's Club for their talk on "How to Decorate on a Budget" by Sara Costello (...a la domino magazine)! Sorry for any inconvenience - be sure to shoot us an email or phone call if you need anything and we'll get back to you!
Just got back and OH what a great talk today at the Women's Club. Thanks to Sara Costello and Cynthia Kling for their general awesomeness. We STILL miss domino!