Holiday Markets and Events 

Please join us for a season of celebrating and supporting local artists.

 

Starting on Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) Alma's will be hosting weekly events to help you make the most of your holiday shopping. No need to worry about cargo ships and their schedules here, instead you have the chance to meet the maker yourself, have some fun and support your local community all at the same time. Feels good, right? Join us!

 

Saturday 11/27 Noon - 3pm

Small Biz Saturday kickoff market featuring Rebelle Naturelle 

 

Saturday 12/4 : Noon - 3pm
local love gift market featuring Superior Creamery and Confections and Gretchen Mull Ceramics

 

Thursday - Saturday 12/9-12/11 : Reception Thursday 6-8pm
Trunk show featuring  Sarah Tector Jewelry 

 

Thursday - Saturday 12/16-12/18 Reception Thursday 6-8pm
Trunk show featuring Kiara Pelissier glass 

 

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THIS WEEKEND

Local Love Market featuring Superior Creamery & Confections +

Gretchen Mull Ceramics

12/4 Noon - 3pm
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We get it, there is always so much happening...

Can't make it? Don't worry - we love offering virtual visits and can set up appointments for in person shopping anytime that better suits. We are just grateful that you're thinking of us so don't hesitate - reach out and let us know how we can help.

Finally - anything you see here, just let us know if you want to know more. Here's a little sneak peek at some things we are excited about in here. - all for sale so just drop us a line if we can help!

 

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September - October Spotlight :
JASON BLANDFORD
RACHEL RADER
August - September Spotlight :
AMY CHAN
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DEBBIE QUICK

Curious about the dark humor in the world around them, Amy Chan and Debbie Quick have paired up to make a new body of work. Pulling from Chan’s examination of cheap plastic goods from familiar culture and pop nostalgia and Quick’s interest in how physical environments impact empathy, they are mashing up fragments of microorganisms and pop culture imagery to form sculptural object installations.

Amy Chan is a painter who uses a curated language of shapes to create curious abstract compositions.   Chan’s visual language draws heavily from outside sources including natural forms, funny food shapes , decorative pattern, tools and electronics.  Color is an indulgence into the realm of kitsch, digital nostalgia, plastics and vaporwave.  Travel to unusual landscapes is an important part of her research and she has been Artist-in-Residence at Onoma Fiskars in Finland, the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, Petrified Forest National Park and The Studios of Key West.  Her work has been shown widely in galleries including Pierogi 2000, Wave Hill and The Washington Project for the Arts.  She received a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2011 and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in 2013.

Debbie Quick, the owner of clay ground LLC., is an artist and educator with over 20 years of instruction and art-making experience. She received her B.F.A. in ceramics with teaching certification from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her M.F.A. in ceramics from the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1999, she has taught in public schools, provided private lessons, coordinated and participated in community programs, taught ceramic classes, and instructed at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has received the following residencies; Soaring Gardens, the Rodin Artist in Residence at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Studios at MASS MoCA, Monson Arts, a Fiskars. Quick was the inaugural 2017-18 faculty research fellow in the Arts Research Institute at VCUarts. Her work has been shown regionally and internationally, including as part of the Tasmeem conference in Doha, Qatar. Recent solo exhibitions were “Remnant Accumulation” at Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA and “Errant” in the Up Front Gallery at ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC.

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July - August Spotlight : HECHIZO

Alma's is super excited to shine a spotlight on new work being made. Throughout our SHINE BRIGHT exhibition, from July - October, we are casting a monthly spotlight on different artists. We are lucky to be hosting these works at Alma's and can't wait to introduce you to these pieces!

Our July spotlight is on Hali Emminger, the designer and founder behind Hechizo accessories. Combining ceramics, metals and textiles into items made to adorn, Hechizo pieces are the mementos of her deep interest in materials and processes. 

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