Trunk Shows & Events
The VMFA Shop is committed to showcasing Virginia artisans’ work. In addition to offering the work of up to 40 of these artisans in the Shop at any given time, we also feature them in our Trunk Shows, where you’ll find the finest one-of-kind jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood-turned and carved items, scarves, handbags, leather goods, accessories, home décor, and more.
These special Shop events complement VMFA exhibitions and occur in conjunction with lectures, programs, and gift-giving times throughout the year.
Stop by a Trunk Show and support Virginia artisans and VMFA!
Upcoming Trunk Shows & Events
Patricia Silva-Santisteban – Virginia Sculpture Ar
Sat–Sun, Feb 17–18, 11 am–5 pm | VMFA Shop
"In the ancient city of Eqqumarka, every child received a horse which would be a companion and friend….in the ruins of this city, these companions were found…" Patricia Silva-Santisteban.
Originally a Peruvian architect, Patricia tends to see in the underlying structure of certain objects, an opportunity to explore their components: "My horses are really four, tall columns, the upper part is usually as ornamental and exaggerated as the columns will support." Exploration for her is an objective in itself. She loves to try different clays, textures, firings, glazes. etc. Patricia's fascination with glass, when the light penetrates i, the result is magic, creating "solid watercolors". Her love of ancient cultures inspires her to make her objects look like old relics found in a secret ruin far, far away.