Call for Artists: "Art for Park at Sunken Well" Benefit Exhibiton


By Popular Demand, “Art for Park at Sunken Well” is the second skateboard art fundraising event for the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project.  Artists are charged with adorning a standard street skateboard provided by PONSHOP for a one-month Exhibit at Sunken Well Tavern (720 Littlepage Street, FXBG)

The Cause: “Art for Park at Sunken Well” celebrates skateboard art and culture, with a portion of artwork sales towards the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Initiated in 2013, 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 We have a soft spot for Brooks Park, but the existing wood and steel ramps are outdated, weathered, and in desperate need of a renovation.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 the "Art for Park" exhibition series, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of skateboarding as both art form and recreation and promote the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project.

May-June Exhibition

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, May 7 (10am-6pm) Deliver to PONSHOP

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10 (7-9pm) at Sunken Well Tavern

Exhibition Dates: May 10 – June 12, 2018

Artwork Retrieval: June 13-16 at PONSHOP

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 (June 12). 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 at Sunken Well Tavern, the gallery will not be held responsible for items on exhibit.

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 before Monday, May 7 to be included in the exhibition. 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 as, the artist receives 40% Consignment after the conclusion of the exhibit.

Artwork Pick-Up: Hand-delivered unsold artwork must be picked up between Thursday, June 14 and Saturday, June 16. Skateboards shipped to the gallery must include a return shipping label or you will be contacted for shipping reimbursement. Artwork picked up after Saturday, June 16 will incur a storage fee of $10 per day. This will be enforced! All Artists will be notified via email on or before June 12 regarding the status of artwork sales.

1 Deck per Artist Entry