Art for Park

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Art for Park: Art Benefit for a New Fredericksburg Skate Park

PONSHOP Studio is pleased to host “Art for Park” – a skateboard art show to benefit the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project.  For this two-month community art exhibit, over fifty local and national artists will transform the standard street skateboard deck into a work of art for the walls (or for wheels).

“Art for Park” is a celebration of skateboard art and culture. What better way to rally the community than by having artists give their voice on what has, over the past thirty years, become an iconic symbol of youth culture and recreation.  This is PONSHOP’s eleventh community art exhibit and we are collaborating with Magic Bullet records and Skateboards and the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project to rally community support for a better place to skate in Fredericksburg.

We have a soft spot for the Saint Clair Brooks Memorial Park - the existing wood and steel ramps and concrete surfaces are dilapidated, weathered, and in desperate need of a renovation. “Art for Park” is the beginning of a sustained effort to raise awareness of the importance of skateboarding as both art form and recreation and to promote the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Initiated in 2013, this organization is dedicated to improving the existing skate spot at Brooks Park and promoting a safe and friendly public park for the entire community.

March’s exhibit will feature over a dozen custom-painted decks by local and national artists.  April’s show will include over fifty submissions from emerging and professional artists.

March Exhibition
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Dates: March 2 – April 29

April Exhibition
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 (6pm-9pm)
Exhibition Dates: April 6-29
Artwork Retrieval: Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 1

Call for Artists: "Art for Park" Benefit for a Skatepark for Fredericksburg

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PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce our eleventh community art exhibition in March and April of 2018. We’ve hosted community art shows before, but never like this. “Art for Park” will be PONSHOP’s first skateboard art exhibit and our first community show to run for two months. But we need artists to make it happen! Artists are charged with adorning a standard street skateboard provided by PONSHOP and we encourage all participating artists to join us for the opening receptions on March 2 and again on April 6.

The Cause: Not only will “Art for Park” be a feast for the eyes, but a portion of artwork sales are going to support the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Initiated in 2014, this organization is dedicated to improving the existing skate spot at St. Claire Brooks Memorial Park and promoting a safe and friendly public park for the entire community. We have a soft spot for Brooks Park, but the existing wood and steel ramps are outdated, weathered, and in desperate need of a renovation. With this exhibition, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of skateboarding as both art form and recreation and promote the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project.

UPDATE: Registration for "Art for Park" is Full! We have 50 Artists contributing to the show.

March Exhibit

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, February 25 (11am-5pm)

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 (6-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – April 29

Artwork Retrieval: Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 1

April Exhibit

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, April 2 (10am-6pm)

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 (6pm-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: April 6-29

Artwork Retrieval: Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 1

Submission Requirements: All artists must use the blank skateboard decks that PONSHOP provides at registration and all work must be for sale. Submit your best work! The gallery reserves the right to reject artwork based on quality: uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and execution. Entries must be original creations of the artist – no reproductions of others artwork.  Upon receipt of completed artwork, PONSHOP will equip each deck with a fishing line through the truck holes for wall hanging. The “underside” (or convex side) of the skateboard deck is typically the side to be adorned.  All submissions must be intended to hang on the gallery walls (please refer to additional illustrations).

Entry Conditions: All artwork must be for sale. Artwork cannot have a retail price exceeding $300; artwork listed above $300 will automatically be decreased to $300. PONSHOP retains 40% of all sales, with another 20% going to the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Should your skateboard sell, artists retain 40%, which will be disbursed within 30 days of the exhibition closing (April 30). This exhibit is limited to 50 artist entries.

Artists are responsible for acquiring insurance on their own artwork. Although PONSHOP will take great care in the hanging and display of artwork, the gallery will not be held responsible for items on exhibit.

Since “Art for Park” runs for two months, we will have two submission deadlines for artists to choose from. This way, if you’re unable to finish your deck in time for the March portion of the exhibition, you can still participate for the second half in April. Because of this, the gallery must strictly enforce the submission deadlines, see “Delivery” section below.

Artwork delivered that is not dry, of poor assembly, or is incomplete will NOT be accepted.

Entry Procedure: There’s an entry fee of $40, which includes one blank skateboard and a donation to the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Entries are limited to one skateboard per artist. Artists must register and pay the entry fee on our website and choose whether you’d like your blank board to be shipped or to leave at PONSHOP’s storefront for free pick-up. Keep in mind that shipping to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist; if you ship your art to us, you must include a return shipping label or we will contact you after the exhibition to collect the shipping cost from you.

Delivery: Artwork must be delivered between Thursday, February 22 - Sunday, February 25 to be included in the full exhibition for March & April. Artwork for the April exhibition must be delivered between Thursday, March 29 – Monday, April 2. Work delivered outside of these time windows will not be accepted, unless shipping is delayed or you are given permission to deliver late or early by gallery staff. Artwork must include a label with the title, medium, artist name as you’d like it to be displayed, and the retail price for the art. Retail Price is the price the art will be listed for sale, not the 40% consignment that you will receive after the conclusion of the exhibition.

Artwork Pick-Up: Hand-delivered unsold artwork must be picked up between Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1. Skateboards shipped to the gallery must include a return shipping label or you will be contacted for shipping reimbursement. Artwork picked up after Saturday, May 5 will incur a storage fee of $10 per day. This will be enforced. All Artists will be notified via email by April 29 regarding artwork sales.

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Celebrating a Love Story: Renwick Bell Ornament Release

 
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Opening Reception:  Friday, February 2, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: February 2-February 28

Join PONSHOP as they unveil the release in the second of their "Fredericksburg Bell Series" Ornaments on “First Friday” of February. Designed by Print Jazz (Pete Morelewicz) and produced by Craftwork Studios (301 Lafayette Blvd.), PONSHOP is excited to showcase this collaborative series. The Renwick Bell is rendered on a 3" diameter ceramic ornament with a custom commemorative illustration.

In the 1820s, Silas Wood fell in love and married Julia Ann Chew, a native of Fredericksburg. In 1828, as a token of his love and since he considered the city as a place where he spent “the happiest days of [his] life,” he presented the city of Fredericksburg with a “suitable bell for the public use.” Since Miss Chew—a southern belle—was leaving the city, Silas felt compelled to gift the city with another bell.

To create the Renwick Bell Ornament design, the owners of PONSHOP, Gabriel and Scarlett Pons, visited the former Fredericksburg Courthouse (805 Princess Anne St.) to photograph, measure, and sketch the historic bell. They collaborated with local illustrator Pete Morelewicz and Craftworks Studio to fabricate the limited edition pieces.  Join PONSHOP in celebrating Fredericksburg’s love story this month.

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  PONSHOP provides workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.  “We Don’t Buy Gold or Guns, We Sell Art.” 

 

Seventh Annual Jewelry Show

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Opening Reception:  Friday, November 3, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: November 3 – 30, 2016

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce our seventh annual jewelry show for the month of November showcasing the work of ten jewelry artists.  The opening reception will be Friday, November 3 from 6-9pm.  To celebrate the show, PONSHOP is offering a gift raffle during the opening reception.  Customers will receive a raffle ticket for each item purchased, eligible to win gifts at the end of the night.

Each artist brings their own unique style to the mix at PONSHOP, using materials such as semi-precious stones, wood & resin, copper, sterling silver & gold, found objects, stainless steel, and enamel.

Our jewelry exhibition features latest pieces from our favorite local jewelers: Leslie Brier, Terresa Buelow, Lisa Latendress, and Trish Schornagel. In addition, the show includes regional and national artists Elaine B, Daphne Olive, Lauren Pratt, Rare Bird Designs, Karen Smith, and Vanucci, Ltd.

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.  “We Don’t Buy Gold or Guns, We Sell Art.” 

Fur-Ever Friends Exhibition

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Opening Reception: Friday, September 1 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Dates: September 1- October 29, 2017

Companionship, Loyalty, Unconditional Love – those are just a few aspects of why we choose to share our lives caring for (and being cared by) our pets.  PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to collaborate with Shred Asylum in hosting “Fur-Ever Friends”, an exhibition celebrating the love we share with the animals in our lives.  The exhibit features contributions from eight participating artists all centered on this theme with artworks ranging in a variety of media.  The opening reception of “Fur-Ever Friends” will be Friday, September 1 (6-9pm).

Participating Artists include: Conrad Coe, Maddie Huddle, Anna Martin, Shannon Wang, Leah Emerald, Ben Morse, James Walker and Gabriel Pons.

Shred Asylum’s mission is to encourage individuals’ freedom, expression and to inspire creativity within communities around the world.  Find out more at www.shredasylum.com.

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.

 

Remixed 5 Vinyl Album Art Show

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Dates: August 4-26, 2017

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their tenth community art exhibition in August of 2017. “Remixed 5” features original artwork using 12” vinyl record albums. The exhibit includes over fifty participating artists work on this unconventional canvas. The opening reception for “Remixed 5” will be Friday, August 4 (6-9pm).

This is the fifth year of the “Remixed” vinyl-themed show and PONSHOP has received an overwhelming response from local artists. As of this press release, the gallery has issued over seventy albums to be adorned by over thirty-five artists. This community art show has proven to be a great addition to the gallery’s exhibition schedule, involving artists of all backgrounds and also boasting affordable artworks for the home or office ranging from $25-$150. “Remixed 5” will be curated by gallery owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons.

The First Friday Reception will include “Vintage DJ” services by Raven Hi-Fi, spinning tunes using a classic turntable setup.   PONSHOP’s garden space will boast an outdoor pop-up Listening Booth by The Record Mann Archive.  All are invited to celebrate in the art of vinyl.

Featured artists include Jenna Andersen (Williamsburg, VA), Anna Martin, James Walker (Leesburg, VA), Samantha Brodek (Richmond, VA), Maddie Huddle (Fredericksburg, VA), and Martin Reamy (Richmond, VA).

 

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.

 

Call for Artists: Remixed 5 Vinyl Album Art Show

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, July 30 (noon-5pm)

Pick Up of Unaccepted Work: Wednesday, August 2

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 (6-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: August 4-26, 2017

Artwork Retrieval: Sunday, August 27 (noon-5pm)

PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce our tenth community art exhibition in August of 2017.  We’ve rescued stacks of old 12” vinyl records, wiped the dust off and, with your help, will turn them into something that people will continue to enjoy—a fun and original work of art. “Remixed 5” is the fifth annual vinyl album art show at PONSHOP. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. We encourage all participating artists to join us for the opening reception on August 4.

Submission Requirements: All artists must use the pre-mounted vinyl albums that we provide and all work must be for sale. Submit your best work! The gallery reserves the right to reject artwork based on quality: uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and execution. Entries must be original creations of the artist – no reproductions of others artwork.

Entry Conditions: All artwork must be for sale. Artwork cannot have a retail price exceeding $150. PONSHOP retains 40% of all sales on works exhibited throughout the duration of the exhibit. Artists will be reimbursed within 30 days of the exhibition closing.

Artists are responsible for acquiring insurance on their own artwork. Although PONSHOP will take great care in the hanging and display of artwork, the gallery will not be held responsible for items on exhibit.

Artwork delivered after Sunday, July 30 will NOT be accepted. Artwork delivered that is not dry, of poor assembly, is incomplete, or exceeds the boundaries of the vinyl record (see diagram below) will NOT be accepted.

Artwork Parameters

Artwork picked up after Friday, September 1st will incur a storage fee of $10 per day. This will be enforced.

Entry Procedure: There’s an entry fee of $15 per vinyl album, or $40 for three albums with a limit of three submissions per artist. Artists must pay the entry fee at our storefront and receive ready-to-hang records at PONSHOP at time of purchase. The gallery will not ship records to prospective artists.

Delivery: Artists are to complete the Entry Form and return it with artwork by Sunday, July 30. Artwork must have entry tabs securely taped to the back of the corresponding record. Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery.

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding. 

Currents

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 2, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: June 2-July 30, 2017

In this fish-themed exhibition, fine artist Joan Limbrick and ceramicist Scarlett Pons commemorate the form and grace of our fresh-water finned friends in their respective mediums of paint and clay.

Joan’s lush and colorful paintings are exemplary of her personality – joyful and celebratory.  Her signature work combines sensual forms with an expressive, existential, and imaginative style.

Scarlett balances formal beauty with functionality by creating ceramic pieces inspired by nature.  Her latest serving plate series boasts vibrant color and patterns with smooth arching shapes derived from fish silhouettes.

Join us in ushering in the summer with this exciting show featuring complimentary work from two of the city’s most prolific and dedicated artists.

The Art of Recovery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 5-9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 5-29, 2017

 Fredericksburg, Virginia –A flower reaching for the sun, a bucolic landscape, a colorful tapestry. For people with mental illness, recovery is a very personal experience. Art allows individuals to create a path to recovery and capture what recovery means to them, and each year the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board showcases these visions of healing during its Art of Recovery exhibit.

This year, RACSB will hold the 13th annual Art of Recovery exhibit May 5 through May 29 at PONSHOP Studio and Gallery in Fredericksburg and will coincide with National Mental Health Month. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held Friday, May 5, from 5-9 p.m., featuring live music, poetry readings, and performance art in the gallery’s courtyard. The “Art, Expression, Light” portion of the exhibit will take place at 7:30pm during the First Friday reception.

The Art of Recovery exhibit is organized by members of the Kenmore Club, a psychosocial rehabilitation program operated by the RACSB. The exhibit will feature over 30 pieces from artists working in a variety of art mediums. Artwork includes original drawings on paper, acrylic and oil paintings on canvas, as well as mixed media and video.  All of the pieces will be available for purchase.

The Art of Recovery provides a forum for artists living with mental illness to gain confidence in their abilities, address misconceptions surrounding mental illness, and experience community support.

“One gentleman told me that he had gotten out of the hospital a few weeks ago and was contemplating taking his own life,” said Amy Jindra, program manager of Kenmore Club.  “But then he saw the paperwork for the Art of Recovery and decided it was a new opportunity.” 

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

For details, contact Helen Conley at 540/373-7737 or artofrecovery@rappahannockareacsb.org.  Or learn more online at www.rappahannockareacsb.org.

 

Founded in 1970, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board provides public mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse and prevention/early intervention services to the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. RACSB provides  individual, group and family therapy; specialized counseling and case management services; psychological assessment; 24-hour crisis intervention; medication management services; residential services; crisis stabilization respite care; day support for adults with developmental disabilities; and medication-assisted treatment for opioid addictions. .Programs of RACSB include Kenmore Club, Rappahannock Adult Activities, Inc., Project LINK, Program for Teen Parents, Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block, DARE To Be You – Rappahannock Area, Second Step, Too Good for Drugs, Healthy Families – Rappahannock Area, and Mental Health First Aid. To learn more, visit www.rappahannockareacsb.org.

The Art of Stoneware

The Art of Stoneware Reception:  Friday, April 7, 6-9pm
Terrarium Workshop: Friday, April 7, 6-8pm

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to host our April First Friday reception, “The Art of Stoneware,” on Friday, April 7 from 6-9pm. Join us in appreciating the PONSHOP potters, as well as welcoming a new ceramicist, Ahnalisa Reavis, to the lineup. New work will also be on display by artists Scarlett Pons, Rachel Ruddle, and Matt James.

Missed out on last month’s Terrarium Workshop? No worries! During the First Friday reception, Scarlett Pons will be instructing another workshop between 6 and 8pm. Register online or by phone prior to April 7th and the $40 fee includes a glass container and all other materials.

Cultivate your own creativity this month in one of our many classes for children and adults. April’s classes include: Spring Break Art Camp, Adult Oil Painting, Adult Clay, Heroes and Villains Comic Book Workshop, and Kid’s Drawing Class.  Our Complete Class Schedule can be found Here.

Cultivate Creativity Month & Terrarium Workshop

Cultivate Creativity Celebration:  Friday, March 3, 6-9pm
Terrarium Workshop: Friday, March 3, 6-8pm (Prior Registration Required)

 PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to host our March “First Friday” reception with the theme “Cultivate Creativity”. Join us in celebrating all things that grow as we usher in the beginning of spring with a Terrarium Workshop and a complimentary fine art exhibition featuring garden-themed ceramics and paintings.

Revive your green thumb during First Friday’s terrarium party using D.I.Y. kits supplied by PONSHOP. Show up any time between 6 and 8pm, and walk out with a completed and one-of-a-kind mini mossy world. $40 registration fee includes a glass container and all other materials as well as guided instruction from PONSHOP owner Scarlett Pons. Green thumb not required, but Registration is Required prior to event.

PONSHOP ceramic artists Matt James and Rachel Ruddle join Scarlett Pons in exhibiting garden-themed ceramics, planters, garden tags, and more.  Local oil painter Jenna Anderson will be exhibiting select nature-inspired drawings and paintings, joining Maddie Huddle and Gabriel Pons on the gallery walls.

Cultivate your own creativity this month in one of our many classes for children and adults. March’s classes include, Model Kit Makers, Skate to Create, Adult Oil Painting, Adult Clay, Paper Pop-Up Workshop, and Bohemian Dream Catchers Workshop.  Our Complete Class Schedule can be found Here.  

 

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.

Galentine's Day Party

Galentine’s Day Celebration:  Friday, February 3, 6-9pm
Jewelry Trunk Show and Chocolate-y Goodness: Friday, February 3, 5-9pm

Grab your BFF! PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is hosting a Galentine’s Day Party on Friday February 3 (5-9pm) celebrating friendship and creativity. So grab your best friend, mom, and sister and visit us for our jewelry trunk show featuring Lisa Latendress and pop-up chocolate and macaroon stand with The Frenchman’s Corner.

Our Caroline Street neighbors, The Frenchman’s Corner, will have a pop-up Chocolate Station for guests including boxed chocolates, and French macaroons.

Lisa Latendress creates one-of-a-kind fine jewelry using pure silver, precious gemstones, and recycled leather. Meet the artist herself and learn about her process or get her professional advice (hint to Valentine’s Day jewelry seekers); you can even commission the artist for a custom piece. You can view more of her work at www.refinedcreations.com.

All month long we will be celebrating love and friendship –Ceramic, Oil Painting and Mixed Media Classes are available for you to sign up with your mom or best friend! Scarlett Pons will be hosting a Couple’s Terrarium Class on Valentine’s Day Weekend.  Leslie Brier will be offering a “Valentine’s Shrine” class for parents to enjoy with their kids as well.

2017 Holiday Hangover Party

Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: January 6–31, 2017

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to announce that our January “First Friday” Event ushers in 2017. Why stop the festivities just because the New Year has arrived?  We invite our fans and friends to visit us and enjoy all of our creative offerings.  The gallery will be featuring fine art by Gabriel Pons, Maddie Huddle, and James Walker with ceramics by co-owner Scarlett Pons and Rachel Ruddle.

PONSHOP features over thirty artists creating fine art and ceramics to jewelry, clothing, and accessories. Join us on Friday, January 6 from 6-9pm for a special evening celebrating the creativity of our community.

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Sixth Annual Jewelry Show

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 4, 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: November 4 – 30, 2016

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the sixth annual jewelry show for the month of November showcasing the work of ten jewelry artists. 

Each artist brings their own unique style to the mix at PONSHOP, using materials such as semi-precious stones, wood & resin, copper, sterling silver & gold, found objects, stainless steel, and enamel. The opening reception will be Friday, November 4 for 6-10pm.

Our jewelry exhibition features latest pieces from our favorite local jewelers: Leslie Brier, Terresa Buelow, Haylee Hill, Lisa Latendress, and Trish Schornagel. In addition, the show includes regional and national artists Elaine B, Daphne Olive, Lauren Pratt, Karen Smith, and Vanucci, Ltd..

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.  “We Don’t Buy Gold or Guns, We Sell Art.” 

James Walker: "Points of Reference" Exhibit

Exhibition Dates: September 2 – October 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 (6-10pm)

For the months of September and October 2016, PONSHOP Studio and Gallery will be hosting “Points of Reference,” an exhibition featuring Leesburg artist James Walker. “Points of Reference” will showcase James Walker’s latest artwork series and will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, September 2 from 6-10pm.

“Points of Reference” explores the subject matter that inspires the artist and contains recurring themes that speak to the core of why the symbiotic relationship of art and life are vital to our being. James Walker explores a variety of artistic mediums, from photography and drawing, to painting and mixed media, as well as found object assemblage.

With a background in photojournalism, Walker takes a documentary approach to almost everything he creates, allowing his pieces to develop as a natural extension of existence. His work comes from a need to dissect the simulacra of the present moment and to be enveloped completely in every second of every day.  Join us for the opening reception of this exciting exhibition.

PONSHOP Art Camp Week Two: Summer 2016

Our flagship "Art Camp" program was five-day camp from 10am-2pm where each day, campers took on different art-based projects from drawing and painting to ceramics and terrarium-making.

PONSHOP Art Camp Week One: Summer 2016

Our flagship "Art Camp" program was five-day camp from 10am-2pm where each day, campers took on different art-based projects from drawing and painting to ceramics and terrarium-making.

Intro to Street Art: Summer 2016

Our "Intro to Street Art" Workshop gave students an overview of the history of Graffiti and Street Art and provided instruction on using spray paint and paper stencils.

Heroes and Villains: Summer 2016

PONSHOP held two summer sessions of "Heroes and Villains" - a comic book workshop where students created their own comic book characters using both drawing and narrative writing.

Skate to Create: June 2016

In this Summer Workshop, students used stencils and spray paint to adorn their own skateboard deck.