Quail Bell Press & Productions is a multi-faceted arts, entertainment, and media company invested in magic, folklore, and social justice. We create original projects and collaborate with like-minded clients. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, we maintain strong roots in our original home of Richmond, VA. Quail Bell is the brainchild of writer, artist, and filmmaker Christine Sloan Stoddard.
The Quail Bell Crew is a team of fairy punks who are citizens of the world. We create work that values and critiques issues in the arts, cultural heritage, and social justice. We embrace the imaginary, the nostalgic, and the otherworldly, all while striving for inclusivity and social engagement. We care deeply about personal narratives, diverse voices, and expanded notions of creative expression. In all that we do, the Quail Bell Crew encourages original thought, open dialogue, community-building, and a sense of wonder and magic.
Quail Bell Press & Productions began with Quail Bell Magazine. Founder Christine Sloan Stoddard built the magazine website, led print projects, and held art and fashion shows all in the name of Quail Bell while an undergraduate at VCUarts in Richmond, VA. Many of Quail Bell's earliest editors and contributors, such as Josephine Stone (R.I.P. 2011), were also VCU students. After moving to Alexandria, VA, Christine continued running Quail Bell, with Kristen Rebelo and Deniz Ataman by her side. When Christine moved to Brooklyn, NY, she maintained strong ties to the Old Dominion. Today she runs Quail Bell Magazine with executive editor Gretchen Gales, a VCU alumna and fellow Virginia native, and Ghia Vitale, a SUNY-Purchase alumna and Long Island resident. Quail Bell Press & Productions is proud to call both New York City and Virginia home, and works with clients, collaborators, and contributors from around the world.
We're often asked about the origin of our quirky name. The name Quail Bell comes from a fairy tale that founder Christine Sloan Stoddard wrote as an undergraduate at VCUarts in Richmond, VA.
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