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.

"Remixed 4" Vinyl Album Art Show

Exhibition Dates: August 5-28
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5 (6-10pm)

PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce their eighth community art exhibition in August of 2016.  “Remixed 4” features original artwork using 12” vinyl record albums.  The exhibit includes over fifty participating artists working on this unconventional canvas.  The opening reception for “Remixed 4” will be Friday, August 5 (6-10pm).

This is the fourth 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 80 albums to be adorned.  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-$200.  “Remixed 4” will be curated by gallery owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons.

Participating artists include Diego Pons, Patricia Atkinson, Yanina Angelini, Amy Bayne, Sharon Blanchard, Morgan Buenos, Maddie Huddle, Newell Jones, Kay Portmess, Tim Rodgers Jr., Andrew Ruddle, Rachel Ruddle, Dolly Whitley, and many more. 

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. 

 

Model Kit Marvels

Opening Reception:  Friday, July 1, 6-10pm                 Exhibition Dates: July 1 - 31, 2016

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their seventh community art exhibition in July of 2016, “Model Kit Marvels.” The gallery will feature custom-painted model kits supplied by the New York-based company, Boundless Brooklyn, and adorned by over forty innovative artists from across the United States. The opening reception is Friday, July 1 from 6-10pm.

“Model Kit Marvels” is PONSHOP’s first partnership with Boundless Brooklyn, as well as PONSHOP’s first exhibit solely featuring three-dimensional artwork. Artists selected from three model kits: The New York City Water Tower, the Skateboard Half Pipe Ramp, or the Billboard Structure. The main event is the art exhibition, but PONSHOP will also be hosting a Do-It-Yourself Model Kit workshop from 6-8pm in the classroom during the opening reception and, weather permitting, their garden space will open for guests and artists.

Gallery co-owner Gabriel Pons comments, “The Boundless Brooklyn kits have been a great educational tool since we’ve been carrying them in our gallery last year.  I’ve used them as a means to educate our students in terms of architectural typology and historic precedent.  Painting them is a great design challenge for beginners and professionals alike.”

Featured Artists include: Crystal Rodrigue, Dolly Whitley, ELSTABO (NY), Gregg Deal (CO), HKS181 (DC), James Walker, Jeff Gulick, Jenna Andersen, Jenna Leigh Anderson, Jeremy Gann, Kevin Rodrigue, Leslie Brier, Maddie Huddle, Matt Corrado (MD), Rachel Hicks, Samantha Brodek, and Tim Rodgers Jr.

Participating Artists include: Andrew Sutherland, Bengi Baker, Dale Brown, Elaine B., Falynn Koch, George Meadows, Jamie Bronson, Jerome Golden, John Curtis, Joshua Colon, Kay Portmess, Kristine Oleson, Mark Mason, Mr. Mars, Morgan Buenos, Nico Cathcart, Nikolas Brown, Stephanie Woolsey, Yanina Angelini, Zach Barbieto, and Zane Brown.

Boundless Brooklyn is an innovative company established in New York by friends David and Terence. They provide easy-to-assemble model architecture kits that allow you to add your own personal flair. Made out of 100% recycled material, their easy-to-assemble kits pay homage to iconic structures in our urban environment including NYC’s classic water towers, billboards, and skateboard ramps to name a few. Learn more at www.boundlessbrooklyn.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.

Call for Artists: Remixed 4

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday July 31 (noon-5pm)
Pick Up of Unaccepted Work: Wednesday, August 3


Opening Reception: Friday, August 5 (6-10pm)
Exhibition Dates: August 5-28, 2016
Artwork Retrieval: Monday, August 29

PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce their eighth community art exhibition in August of 2016.  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 4 is the fourth 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 5.

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 Specifications: 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.

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 pay the entry fee at our storefront and receive ready-to-hang albums at time of purchase. We will not be shipping vinyl albums to artists.

Delivery: Artists are to complete the Entry Form and return it with artwork by Sunday, July 31. Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery. All work must be dry and ready to hang, the gallery will not accept wet artwork.

Retrieval: Artwork not retrieved on/before Monday, August 29 will incur a storage fee of $10 per day.

Below are artwork submissions from Remixed 3 in August of 2015:

The Print Show

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 3, 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates: June 3 - 30, 2016

 PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce our June exhibition, “The Print Show.” Curated by Chance Kenyon of Jack Brown’s Tattoo Revival, this month-long exhibit will feature print editions of signature work by local and regional artists.  The opening reception is Friday, June 3 from 6-10pm.

The Print Show will be an exhibit in which everyone has the opportunity to take quality artwork home, with over forty diverse styles to choose from.  Artwork will range from traditional block prints to archival ink editions on watercolor paper.  PONSHOP’s garden space will be open for guests to enjoy food, refreshments, and live music.

Artists participating from Jack Brown’s Tattoo Revival include: Kenny Brown, Kelley Drake, Mike Tschirn, Greg Howell, Lefty Lipuma, Johan Ulrich, Kevin Murphy, Chance Kenyon. From Golden Monkey Tattoo: Drew Baker, Tony Talbert, Julian Bast, Rob Scheyder, and Stephan Saunders. From Human Canvas Tattoo: Brad Bellante. From Loyalty Tattoo UT: Nick Phillips.

Local artists include Bill Harris, Nick Rose, Dustin Mugridge, Rachel Hicks, Courtney Fishback, Jeremy Gann, and Jenna Anderson.

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: Model Kit Marvels Exhibition

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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 or when submission limit is met.
Registration Fee: $20 (includes 1 model kit) Limited to First 25 Artist Entries & 1 Kit Per Artist
Delivery of Artwork: on/before Sunday, June 26 (noon-5pm)

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 2016 (6-10pm)
Exhibition Dates: July 1-31, 2016
Artwork Retrieval: Monday, August 1, 2016

PONSHOP is pleased to announce our seventh community art exhibition in July of 2016, and we invite you to participate as an artist in the event! “Model Kit Marvels” will feature custom-painted model kits supplied by the New York-based company Boundless Brooklyn. Artists can select between the Boundless Brooklyn Half Pipe, Medium Water Tower, or Billboard kit. 

Entry Parameters: Artists can modify their model kit however they see fit, adorning with paint, markers, and incorporating additional materials.  The models, however, must retain the same "footprint" - meaning that no materials shall excessively extend beyond the volume of the model.  Boundless Brooklyn Kits must be purchased through PONSHOP. All artwork must be assembled and dry upon delivery and all work must be for sale (The gallery retains 40% commission on all sales).  The gallery reserves the right to reject entries based upon quality: uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship and execution.  Late Entries will be rejected. Entries must be original creations of the artist - no reproductions of others artwork.

We encourage all participating artists to join us for the opening reception.  We'll be doing a Do-It-Yourself Model Kit workshop in our classroom and, weather permitting, we'll have our garden open as well for guests.

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. 

Boundless Brooklyn is an innovative company established in New York by friends David and Terence. They provide easy-to-assemble model architecture kits that allow you to add your own personal flair. Made out of 100% recycled material, their easy-to-assemble kits pay homage to iconic structures in our urban environment including NYC’s classic water towers, billboards, and skateboard ramps to name a few.  Learn more at www.boundlessbrooklyn.com

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an art 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 features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their storefront includes a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.  PONSHOP has been retailing Boundless Brooklyn products since 2015 and incorporates Boundless kits in their art curriculum, teaching students about the history and architectural importance of these miniature structures.

12th Annual "The Art of Recovery" Exhibit

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) is pleased to announce the 12th Annual “The Art of Recovery” art show opening Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at PONSHOP Studio and Gallery located at 712 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The exhibit features original artwork of adults with mental illness. The show is organized by members of Kenmore Club, a psychosocial rehabilitation program operated by RACSB. The exhibit coincides with National Mental Health Month and will be on display locally through May 29, 2016.

“The Art of Recovery” show will feature more than 40 pieces from 35 artists and representing several art mediums. Artwork includes original drawings, paintings, three-dimensional artwork (sculpture), textiles, and mixed media.  All of the pieces will be available for purchase.

To correspond with the First Friday opening on May 6, 2016, there will be live music in the gallery’s garden courtyard at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Founded in 1970, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) provides public mental health, intellectual 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 operates five outpatient clinics which provide individual, group and family therapy; specialized counseling and case management services; psychological assessment; 24-hour crisis intervention; and medication management services. RACSB operates 13 group homes and the Myers Drive Respite program for adults with intellectual disability providing 24-hour intensive and structured support. RACSB also offers mental health day support, residential services, and crisis stabilization at The Sunshine Lady House for Mental Health Wellness & Recovery. The Parent-Education – Infant Development Program provides developmental, physical, occupational, and speech therapies as well as service coordination to infants and toddlers with developmental delays. 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.racsb.state.va.us

 

Garden Week at Ponshop

"Visit Downtown Fredericksburg" by Laura Craig

"Visit Downtown Fredericksburg" by Laura Craig

PONSHOP's "In Bloom" exhibit corresponds to the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia, running from April 23-30.  On Tuesday, April 26 from 3-7pm, PONSHOP is one of the participating locations offering a tour of their garden space tucked behind the shop.  The gallery will be offering refreshments and a live painting demonstration by Jenna Anderson. "In Bloom" (April 1-May 1) features Jenna Anderson's work; her paintings incorporate lush floral colors and patterns contrasted with dramatic lighting against bright skin tones creating an intimate and engaging narrative.

In Bloom - April Exhibit

"Violet" by Jenna Anderson

"Violet" by Jenna Anderson

Opening Reception:  Friday, April 1, 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates: April 1- May 1, 2016

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their April First Friday opening reception of “In Bloom”, a collection spring-inspired work featuring oil paintings by Fredericksburg painter, Jenna Anderson.

Jenna Anderson paints who she is and what she loves.  Her paintings incorporate lush floral colors and patterns contrasted with dramatic lighting against bright skin tones creating an intimate and engaging narrative. Like visual diary entries, she often pulls a female figure into the scene, using cascading flowers, dresses, jewelry, props and other beautiful visual aspects to convey her message. 

The gallery will also include works by local artists Laura Craig and Zach Barbieto.  Laura Craig’s watercolor paintings elevate the everyday and familiar to the painterly and picturesque. Her pieces are snapshots of life: quaint vignettes or narrative portraits that celebrate light, color and a sense of joy, often with an undercurrent of nostalgia and optimism.  Her streetscape watercolor, “Visit Downtown Fredericksburg” is the promotional image for Fredericksburg in this year’s Garden Week Catalog.  Zach Barbieto recently relocated to Fredericksburg after a coast-to-coast road trip with his family.  His paintings are inspired by nature, dramatic landscapes, the material subtleties of reclaimed wood and iconic vintage Volkswagens. 

April’s exhibit corresponds to the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia, running from April 23-30.  On Tuesday, April 26 from 3-7pm, PONSHOP is one of the participating locations offering a tour of their garden space tucked behind the shop.  The gallery will be offering refreshments and a live painting demonstration by Jenna Anderson.

March DIY Month

Opening Reception:  Friday, March 4, 6-10pm

Terrarium Workshop:  Friday, March 4, arrive between 6-8pm

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to announce our March “First Friday” reception on March 4, from 6-10pm. Join us in the gallery as we introduce new work as well as two new jewelry artists: Once Again Sam by Sarah Mandell (Greenville, SC) and Karen Smith (Charlotte, NC). March is “Do It Yourself” month at PONSHOP and we will be featuring a D.I.Y. terrarium building workshop that same night, March 4, from 6-8pm. Get your hands dirty and walk out with a completed and one-of-a-kind mini ecosystem. Registration is $40 and includes all materials as well as guided instruction by Scarlett Pons. Students can register online at ponshopstudio.com

Later this month, Gabriel Pons will be hosting a Boundless Brooklyn model workshop, in which students will decorate and build either a New York City water tower or a skateboard ramp. These easy-to-assemble model kits are supplied by New Yorked-based company, Boundless Brooklyn. This two-day workshop takes place on March 10 & 17, from 5-6:30pm. (Ages 6+) Registration is $55 and includes 1 model kit and all painting materials. More information about Art Classes can be found online: www.ponshopstudio.com/classes-page

Boundless Brooklyn is an innovative company established in New York by friends David and Terence. They provide blank model kits--including water towers, skateboard ramps, and more--that allow you to add your own personal flair. Made from 100% recycled material, these towers are great for all ages and fit perfectly on desks and shelves.