Fredericksburg Virginia

Scarlettwares Launches Signature Ceramics on Amazon.com

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Scarlett Pons, co-owner of PONSHOP Studio (Fredericksburg, Virginia) and owner of Scarlettwares, a ceramic design company, has recently launched a line of signature kitchen items on Amazon.com.

For the past year, Scarlett has been collaborating with Edward Weiner of Maryland China Co. based out of Reisterstown, Maryland to bring three of her exclusive ceramic designs into production to sell on a larger commercial platform. The process began with sending a sample and drawings of each piece to Maryland China Co. who then selected an appropriate ceramic manufacturer in Asia with the right expertise to make the item out of stoneware clay.

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The three designs that Scarlett launched are the Single Sponge Holder, Double Sponge Holder and the Sponge and Brush Holder. It took several sample trials and many months to perfect the items. Each piece is a beautifully crafted ceramic form made from a white stoneware clay body and finished with a clear glaze, giving each sponge holder a clean and contemporary look. The sponge holders are a definitive kitchen must have - not only thoughtfully designed by a local artist, but functional as well.  Her first order arrived in Fredericksburg this summer and she officially launched on Amazon.com on August 22.

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Scarlett Pons has worked as a professional potter in Fredericksburg for the past thirteen years, growing her ceramic business out of her and her husband’s store, PONSHOP Studio, in downtown Fredericksburg. She has also been marketing her handmade ceramics online for the past eight years via her Etsy Shop. The popularity of her handmade sponge holders inspired her to take them to a production level.

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Launching on Amazon as an artist and designer with a private label item is a big step and challenge for this local business owner. The success of an item is dependent on those early sales and reviews. It takes a minimum of five reviews of each item to begin to break through the Amazon “ice” and local hometown support is a big help in launching these products.

Direct Link to Scarlettwares on Amazon.com

Amazon Search: ‘scarlettwares sponge holder’

Website www.scarlettwares.com

Wholesale Inquiries Welcome

Remixed 6 Vinyl Album Art Show

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Opening Receptions: First Fridays, August 3 and September 7 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Dates:August 3- September 29, 2018

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce our 14th community art exhibition in August and September of 2018. “Remixed 6” features original artwork using 12” vinyl record albums. The exhibit includes over thirty participating artists work on this unconventional canvas. The opening reception for September's “Remixed 6” Exhibit will be Friday, September 7 (6-9pm).

*Due to popular response, we've "Held Over" our Call for Artists.  Artists can still participate in September's Exhibit.  Click Here to Register.

This is the sixth 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 thirty albums to be adorned by over twenty 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 6” is curated by gallery owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons. 

Rise: A Showcase of Local Emerging Artists

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Opening Reception:Friday, June 1 2018 (6pm-9pm) 
Exhibition Dates:June 1-July 28 2018

PONSHOP Studio is happy to announce our premiere emerging artists exhibition, “Rise at PONSHOP”. PONSHOP’s thirteenth community show will feature a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art by Virginia’s up-and-coming artists. This new exhibit will shed light on the region’s booming creative population.

“Rise at PONSHOP” showcases work from artists who have been working professionally for less than three years. The artists selected for this show currently pursue a career with the aspirations of making a living working in their respective media. The artwork exhibited demonstrates these artists’ innovations, distinctiveness, and boldness in their individual crafts. Artwork showcased ranges from paintings and drawings to photography and sculpture.

Local artists and PONSHOP colleagues, Margeaux Ducoing and Maddie Huddle, jury the exhibition. Margeaux Ducoing is a fine artist, illustrator, and graphic designer with Bachelor’s Degrees in Studio Art and Music and has a minor in Museum Studies from the University of Mary Washington. Maddie Huddle is a multi-disciplinary artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Communication Arts Department.

“Rise at PONSHOP” will be open to the public this summer for two months. The exhibit will run from June 1, 2018 and end on July 28, 2018. 

PONSHOPis a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio/classroom, gallery and retail store.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.

April's Art for Park Event

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PONSHOP Studio is excited to announce the second month of “Art for Park” – a skateboard art show to benefit the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Over fifty local and national artists have transformed the standard street skateboard deck into a work of art for the walls (or for wheels).  To usher in April’s First Friday opening reception, PONSHOP is teaming up with Richmond-based non-profit, Studio Two Three, who will be offering screen-printing activities via their mobile print truck stationed in front of the gallery.  Our neighbors at Benny Vitali’s (722 Caroline St.) are contributing to the community effort by throwing a “Dough Raiser” on Thursday, April 5 (11am-11pm) contributing up to 20% of their proceeds towards the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project.

“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 fifty 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 build 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.

Five Dollars of every Artist Registration and 20% of all deck sales will benefit the park initiative.  As of this press release, “Art for Park” has raised $350 for the park initiative.

April Exhibition Events

Dough Raiser at Benny Vitali’s: Thursday, April 5 (11am-11pm)

First Friday Opening Reception with Studio Two Three: Friday, April 6 (6pm-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: April 6-29

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

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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

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Call for Artists: The Art of Recovery

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Deadline for Entries: Monday, April 2

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4

Exhibition Dates: May 4–May 27, 2018

Fredericksburg, Virginia – Rappahannock Area Community Services Board seeks entries for the 14th Annual “The Art of Recovery” exhibit. The art show features original artwork by adults with mental health challenges. The show is organized by members of Kenmore Club, RACSB’s psychosocial clubhouse for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The exhibit will open Friday, May 4 at PONSHOP Studio and Gallery on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The opening corresponds with ‘First Fridays.’ The exhibit runs through May 27 and coincides with National Mental Health Month.

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.

“Although art can be judged, art doesn’t judge,” said John Butler, Crisis Stabilization Coordinator for RACSB. “It’s so approachable and accessible that anyone is invited to take part and can take part. The Art of Recovery helps society in general to look at people beyond their disability—and for folks with disabilities to not be defined by their disability.”

The RACSB is accepting original drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, prints, mixed media, and ceramics. Artwork should be submitted by April 2. Visit rappahannockareacsb.org for an entry form and display instructions. Entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form with the following requested information: name of the artist; year of completion (if known); locale of the artist; dimensions; medium; and sale price. PONSHOP will apply a reasonable commission on all artwork sold.

For details or to submit artwork, contact Amy Jindra at 540-373-7737 or artofrecovery@rappahannockareacsb.org. Submissions may also be mailed to RACSB, Attn: Art of Recovery, 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Founded in 1970, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) 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. To learn more, visit www.rappahannockareacsb.org.

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.” 

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.

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.

"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: 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

 

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.  

Clay with Me: February First Friday Event

Opening Reception:  Friday, February 5, 6-10pm

First Friday Couples Clay Class: 6-8pm     (registration required)

Valentine’s Couples Clay Class: Saturday, Feb 13, 10am-noon     (registration required)

 

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce our “Clay with Me” workshop kicking off February’s First Friday event on February 5 (6-8pm).  Couples are invited to get creative in clay with their sweetheart by exploring hand-building techniques with PONSHOP owner, Scarlett Pons.  Space is limited and registration is $90 per couple. To enroll, simply visit our website: www.ponshopstudio.com/classes/

In the gallery, we will feature a wide selection of artisan jewelry in anticipation for Valentine’s Day introducing two new jewelers: Karen Smith (Charlotte, NC) making bright enamel jewelry, and Justine Vannucci (Philadelphia, PA) specializing in semi-precious briolettes and metals with high quality gemstones. We also will be stocked with new jewelry arrivals from Daphne Olive (Maryland), Anne Harrill (Ohio), and many more. 

PONSHOP is offering a range of art classes for kids and adults throughout the winter months.  Scarlett Pons is hosting an additional  “Couples Clay Class” on Valentine’s Day weekend and Leslie Brier will be hosting a “Fairy House and Gnome Home” workshop for kids on Saturday, February 6 from 1-2:30pm ($45). Gabriel Pons is holding a “Heroes and Villains” Comic Book workshop and a “Kid’s Drawing” class kicking off in February. Our complete art class schedule can be found online: www.ponshopstudio.com/classes/

Fifth Annual Jewelry Show

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 6, 6-10pm

Weekend Trunk Show: Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15

Exhibition Dates: November 6 – 29, 2015

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the fifth annual jewelry show for the month of November showcasing the work of ten jewelry artists.  Each artist is unique to their own style using sterling silver, semi-precious stones, stainless steel, brass, wood and recycled materials. The opening reception is Friday, November 6 from 6-10pm.

The jewelry exhibit features the works 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, Anne Harrill, Forestique, Daphne Olive, and Voz Collective.

Saturday, November 14 kicks off a special “Jewelry Trunk Show” celebrating Fredericksburg’s Holiday Open House event that weekend.  The trunk show will run through Sunday, November 15.  

Point of Entry: The Artwork of Maddie Huddle

Exhibition Dates: October 2-31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2 (6-10pm)

 

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their October exhibition introducing the artworks of Maddie Huddle.  Featuring a selection of oil paintings, her work transforms the ordinary into the unusual and invites viewers to reevaluate their perceptions of fine art. While named “Point of Entry” because it is her debut into the professional art world, the exhibition also acts as a gateway into the imagination of the artist herself. 

Maddie is a local artist and recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Communication Arts department. More of her work can be displayed at www.maddiehuddleart.com