Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ring-a-ding-ding Reception

Ring-a-ding-ding Artist's Reception

Join us on Thursday, November 4th from 5pm to 8pm for the opening reception of our 6th annual jewelry exhibition, Sparkle Plenty. This year's show includes 22 different jewelers, all asked to create earrings that are unique, and true to their own styles.

Meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying light refreshments.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Hats have finally arrived!

Katie's mom, Joan, and her best friend, Linda, have sent us a beautiful new selection of baby hats. These popular baby hats are hand knit with love (and a little nudging from Katie).

Proceeds from these hats benefit a wonderful school in Kansas City, the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI). CCVI's mission is to "prepare children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world."
Children and their parents come to the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired to discover a truly unique, positive environment with innovative and stimulating programs customized for each student. We are proud to help raise money for such an important and worthwhile cause.


OK... this is my first stab at blogging! Diana and
Maggie have assured me that it is sooooo easy! So, here goes.

Last week I enjoyed a lovely get-away to Georgetown with my friends, Pam and Bill. We try to do this every couple of months, but it had been way too long. Starting off in search of finds at Zara (sadly, nothing too exciting), then Christ Church consignment shop (where Pam scored a great floral mirror), and then lunch! We usually love a low-fat cobb salad with Ranch dressing, onion rings, and diet coke at the Daily Grill, but decided to meet up with my brother at Martin's. We were not disappointed! We sat in the famous booth where JFK proposed to Jackie. Pam and Bill cozied up in the tiny booth looking almost as glamorous. Best of all, my brother treated us to lunch.

And I must say that the onion rings were some of the best I have ever had. If you are in Georgetown, give Martin's a try. If you are bellied up at the bar, say hello to my brother John! He'll treat you right.

The biggest scores of the trip:

*Pam's felt floral scarf

*My new Aerosole shoe collection. Ahhhh. Bunions are so sexy!

*Bill's swanky new cardigan. (Bill is still in search of the perfect fall plaid shirt. Apparently, plaid is all the rage this fall!)

Sweet patient Bill patiently took us to several Target's on the way in home... Sadly, though, the John Derian tulip plates have all been snatched up. Rats.

Tickets Available Now!

Pre-sale tickets are available for our second annual "Take a Chance on Me" fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
call to reserve your tickets or email diana@quirkgallery.com

Take a Chance on Me!

It's almost time! "Take a Chance on Me 2," our second annual fundraiser benefiting The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is coming up this Wednesday 6pm to 9pm.
Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20. Don't forget, you can Purchase your tickets in advance at Quirk, call now and reserve your chances to win a beautiful piece of art donated by one of the many wonderful local talents!
(804) 644-5450 or email diana@quirkgallery.com

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Books Available Online!

We have been adding all kinds of new items to our online shopping site. Check out these new books added to the "Paper" section! While you're there, don't forget to take a peek at our SALE section. We are adding new items everyday!Anything you'd like to see? Let us know! email me at diana@quirkgallery.com

Scoutie Girl

We are so fortunate to have been featured on the super-duper cute blog: Scoutie Girl.
This blog has the best energy, and is all about creativity and all things wonderful.
Be sure and check out Scoutie Girl, I promise you'll be hooked!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Buckle Down

We just opened one of the most beautiful packages of hand beaded and crochet jewelry, bags and accessories! Come in and check them out or shop online!


We're adding more sale items to our online shop every day. Be sure and check back for more great deals!

New Prints by Phil Barbato

"Yes Bear 2"

We have just added some new prints to our online shop by one of our favorite Richmond artists/crafters, Phil Barbato. You can usually spot Phil and his beautiful wife Meghan in the Farmer's Market next to Quirk during First Fridays.
"Ruff & Tuff"

Phil creates limited edition prints from his original drawings and paintings. You can snag one of these little gems (8.5" x 11") HERE for only $15 each!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Quirk Represents Updates!

Jennifer Wells: Richmond, VA

Just updated the Quirk Represents section of our website with our newest jewelry pieces from Jennifer Wells and Caitie Sellers. As always, check out our website, or come into the store to see them for yourself!

Caitie Sellers: Ashville, NC

Lightweight, beautiful, and wonderful for everyday wear! These handmade creations will look wonderful on everyone.

Friday, October 8, 2010

We're having a birthday party in the parking lot!

Saturday, October 16

th from 4pm tp 8pm.

The 300 & 400 blocks of W. Broad St. are having a party to celebrate our growing neigh

Quirk, 1708 Gallery, Release the Hounds, Lift Coffee shop and Steady Sounds are throwing a block party to celebrate our neighborhood and build support for our local radio station WRIR.

Join us for music by DJ Jesse Split and Joanna O. We will be screening our Summer Film camp film “Time Feet” and other short films. There will be pumpkins for sale, as well as cupcakes and Nate’s Tacos.

There will also be activities for the whole family including lantern making with 1708 gallery.

All pumpkin and beer sales benefit WRIR.

Join members of the Richmond Craft Mafia, the Richmond Etsy Street Team, and other local artists for the November Bizarre Market on Saturday November 20 from 11am to 4pm. Peruse Richmond's most crafty artists' handmade goods. It's the perfect time to get a jump start on your Holiday shopping list.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Inklosures on French Paper

Our wonderful Lizette of Inklosures, was featured on French Paper Sample Room. Her beautiful line of cards (and now calendars) are great for keeping your greeting cards local.
Congratulations Lizette, keep up the good work!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

They're BACK!

Come and get 'em! For all of you who have been asking, bumper stickers are back!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tina Frey on Design*Sponge!

Our lovely artist Tina Frey was featured on one of our favorite blogs ever, Design*Sponge. Tina, a San Francisco based artist currently has jewelry available in our gallery shop, and plans to participate in our upcoming exhibition "Supper," a collection of table settings by different artists.
And be sure to peruse her blog and website here.