One year age, Dragonfly Yoga Studio approached PONSHOP owner, Gabriel Pons about redesigning their logo and branding for their newly renovated space at 810 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg. Since then, Pons has completed a 45-foot long mural in their main studio and provided graphic design services to give their business a fresh new look. Below are some pics of Dragonfly’s recent apparel release using their new logo. All apparel is ethically screen printed on organic cotton by Soulflower (Minneapolis, MN) and proudly worn by Dragonfly Yoga’s instructors Carly, Kolbie, and Kelsey. Thanks again to Anne Kemp, owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio, for her sustained enthusiasm in collaborating with PONSHOP on creative projects that enhance their business and the community!
Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 6-10pm PONSHOP Studio and Gallery celebrates their Five-Year Anniversary On “First Friday” June 5, 2015. Gallery Owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons will be showcasing their latest work in the gallery including ceramics, fine art and two new t-shirt designs. The garden space of the gallery is where the party will be staged: DJ Moog will be spinning on the turntables with refreshments catered by Caroline Street’s newest coffee shop, Agora Downtown.
PONSHOP has built their business around the central philosophy of community engagement and promoting the value of growing a local economy through creativity and culture. The majority of their shop has always been stocked with ceramics, jewelry, accessories and fine art from Fredericksburg and the surrounding regions. In keeping with the entrepreneurial history of downtown Fredericksburg, the owners feel it is important that local artists have a space to hone their craft and also market their products. Since opening in the spring of 2010, PONSHOP has hosted over sixty consecutive First Friday Art Openings including over a dozen juried and community art exhibits including The Art of Recovery and the Remixed Vinyl RecordShow. Each of these events builds upon the sense of pride for the downtown and offers a venue for artists and the public to connect. Art classes have also been an integral part of PONSHOP with Scarlett and Gabriel, as well as local artists, Leslie Brier and Ashleigh Burbidge teaching workshops throughout the year. Art Workshops enrich the lives of both children and adults and create an environment for artists to build confidence in their skills and meet other like-minded individuals. Scarlett and Gabriel Pons cordially invite you in celebrating their Five-Year Anniversary this “First Friday” in June.
We are hosting our annual T-Shirt Showcase “Tailor-Made 4” with new tee shirt designs by Icy Grape Incident and PONSHOP. The opening reception will be held during “First Friday” on June 6 with music provided by Mike DJ. In addition to the new screen-printed designs, this exhibition will feature recent work from gallery artists. PONSHOP offers house brand art tees screen-printed with signature graphics derived from the original paintings of co-owner, Gabriel Pons. PONSHOP will be premiering their new “slogan” t-shirt design for the show featuring a hand-drawn rendition of their catch –phrase “We Don’t Buy Gold or Guns, We Sell Art.”
Icy Grape Incident Clothing brings original, graffiti-inspired artworks to high quality t-shirts. Owner Tony Sementelli takes great pride in creating fashionable tees with innovative artwork.
Exclusively for the weekend of June 6-8, the PONSHOP will have a sale of 50% off select tees by PONSHOP, Nightmare,Inc., Icy Grape Incident, Somaphony, and Out of Step Arts. A sale on all previous styles will continue through the end of the month.
Additionally, the gallery will be exhibiting artwork by gallery artists Nicholas Candela , Adam DeSio, Crystal Rodrigue, Julie Maida, Stacey Schultze and Ronald Jackson with new ceramics by co-owner Scarlett Pons.
Opening Reception: Friday June 6, 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: June 6-30, 2014
PONSHOP is hosting the popular annual T-Shirt Showcase “Tailor-Made 3” this August with new designs by their gallery artists. The opening reception will be held during “First Friday” August 2 (6-10pm). This exhibition will feature screen-printed shirt designs from PONSHOP, Nightmare Inc., Icy Grape Incident Clothing and Out of Step Arts.
PONSHOP offers house brand art tees screen-printed with signature graphics derived from the original paintings of owner, Gabriel Pons. PONSHOP will be premiering a handful of new t-shirt designs for men and women.
Nightmare Inc. Apparel is a clothing company based in Fredericksburg and established in 2008 by Massaponax High School graduate, Ryan Payne. With inspiration rooted in horror flicks and bedtime terrors, you'll be daydreaming of ways to get this brand.
Icy Grape Incident Clothing brings original graffiti inspired artworks to high quality t-shirts. Owner, Tony Sementelli joined a few of his fellow local artists 3 years ago on a journey to launch their own clothing line and never looked back.
Neil Bramlette started Out of Step Arts as a means to engage and promote emerging and established artists who are not only interested in working in comics, but also have interests in other art cultures (custom vinyl, graffiti, gig posters, tattoo design, pin-ups, etc.) as well. Earlier this year, Out of Step Arts releases two limited edition tees for men and women, featuring the artwork of comic illustrators Liz Suburbia and Toby Cypress.
Join us on Friday, August 2 for this exciting show!
In the fall of 2012, Gabriel Pons was commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund to design a t-shirt for the WWF's "Hands Off My Parts" campaign. He collaborated with WWF to generate an original t-shirt graphic that would raise awareness regarding wildlife crime throughout the world and motivate change by mobilizing the public to take action through handsoffmyparts.org. From the WWF Website:
"Every day, wild elephants, rhinos and tigers are killed for their skins, bones, tusks, horns and other body parts. Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to these species—and decades of conservation gains and whole wildlife populations will be lost if we don’t take action today.
Tens of thousands of elephants are killed every year for their ivory tusks.
At least one rhino is killed every day due to the mistaken belief that rhino horn can cure cancer and hangovers.
As few as 3,200 wild tigers remain. Poaching is the greatest immediate threat to their survival.
The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be worth $7-10 billion annually. Illicit wildlife trafficking is the fifth largest illegal trade after drugs, counterfeiting, human trafficking and oil.
Join 'Hands Off My Parts' to stop wildlife crime along with supporters like Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily VanCamp, Josh Bowman, Stacy Keibler, Alyssa Milano, Ian Somerhalder and Ethan Suplee. Together we can fight for strong laws so that poaching stops and rhinos, elephants and tigers can keep their parts."
Below are images of the 'Hands Off My Parts' t-shirt package. Gabriel created a full-size painting and additional hand-drawn lettering and line work for the final composite screen-printed graphic. The WWF team did a great job designing the informational brochure and hangtags. PONSHOP is honored and proud to be a part of this timely and pertinent initiative. Take Action Now to join the "Hands Off My Parts" campaign and stop wildlife crime.
Coincidentally, during the time Gabe was working on the project, National Geographic Magazine published an investigative report, "Blood Ivory" in October of 2012. As a result of the 'Hands Off My Parts' initiative, in early March, Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra pledged to end the ivory trade in Thailand during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The Ponshop racks are packed with new art tees for guys and girls from August's Tailor Made 2 exhibit. Thad and Rose are back modeling Gabe's original artwork tees featuring the Elephant Riders and Crane illustrations. Get Back-to-School ready or rock your favorite artist's work by picking up a PONSHOP tee. All shirts are professionally screen printed on American Apparel tees ($22 each). Men's sizes: xs,sm,med,lg,xl. Women's sizes: sm, med, lg.
August 3rd was the opening reception for "Tailor-Made 2" featuring the T-shirt designs of PONSHOP, Icy Grape Incident, Nightmare Inc. and Somaphony. The opening night included music by DJ Climaxx on the turntables in our garden space as well as a raffle of Icy Grape Incident t-shirts. Thanks to all our "First Friday" fans for heading out for the evening. Below are pics from the opening (and the ever-so-popular after party). "Tailor-Made 2" runs through the September 2.
PONSHOP will be bringing back the much anticipated T-Shirt Showcase as “Tailor-Made 2” this August with new designs and artists. The opening reception will be held during “First Friday” August 3. This exhibition will feature screen-printed shirt designs from PONSHOP, Nightmare Inc., Icy Grape Incident Clothing and Somaphony. This is a unique opportunity to see the original graphics adorning the walls of the gallery.
PONSHOP offers house brand art tees screen-printed with signature graphics derived from the original paintings of owner, Gabriel Pons. They will be premiering a handful of new t-shirt designs for men and women.
Nightmare Inc. Apparel is a clothing company based in Fredericksburg and established in 2008 by Massaponax High School graduate, Ryan Payne. With strong ties to horror and bedtime terrors, you'll be daydreaming of ways to get this brand.
Icy Grape Incident Clothing brings original graffiti inspired artworks to high quality t-shirts. Owner, Tony Sementelli joined a few of his fellow local artists 2 years ago on a journey to launch their own clothing line and never looked back.
Somaphony joins us from Washington, D.C. with artist Nate Lewis as the leading contributor. Inspired by the Greek words “Soma” and “Phony”, meaning body and sound, his designs fuse human anatomy and musical instruments as wearable art.
Opening Reception: Friday August 3, 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: August 3 - September 2, 2012
PONSHOP will be hosting the opening reception for “Tailor-Made: T-shirt Showcase” as August’s “First Friday” event. This exhibition will feature new screen-printed shirt designs from PONSHOP, Nightmare Inc., and Icy Grape Incident Clothing. The gallery will also exhibit the original artwork used to produce the clothing graphics.
PONSHOP’s latest art tees for men, women and children feature owner Gabriel Pons’s signature graphics derived from his original paintings. Nightmare Inc. is a local clothing brand started in 2008 by Massaponax high school senior Ryan Payne. With inspiration from horror films, Nightmare Inc. incorporates iconic imagery into their unique clothing graphics. Nightmare Inc.’s artist Austin Collins has collaborated with PONSHOP on a special T-shirt graphic to be sold exclusively at PONSHOP.
August marks the one-year anniversary of Icy Grape Incident Clothing Company. Founded by seven-cities artist/designer Tony Sementelli, Icy Grape Incident’s goal is to produce high quality clothing with original graffiti inspired artwork. They will be releasing a new colorway at the show, designed exclusively for the August event and sold only at the PONSHOP.
The evening’s event will include music, refreshments and t-shirt giveaways. Music will be provided by DJ Speed on the turntables spinning classic Hip-Hop.
August’s exhibit also includes works by a collection of many local fine artists including Rob Landeck, Adam Desio, Nathan Webster and Nicholas Candela. In addition, the gallery will include works from featured PONSHOP artists Katy Wiedemann (Providence, RI), Joshua Barber (Richmond,VA) and Ginger Huebner (Asheville, NC).
August 2010: The racks are packed with new PONSHOP art tees for guys and girls. I promise to post pics of the women's tees, but I'm still trying to find a model. Our summer intern Kelly shot these pics of Daniel wearing the men's tees. All shirts are professionally screen printed on American Apparel tees ($22 each). Men's sizes: xs,sm,msd,lg,xl.
The Rappahannock Independent Film Festival (Riff) begins next week (August 27-30) and I couldn't more excited. This is the second year for Fredericksburg's global motion picture event and it looks to be quite promising: Check this link for a sneak peek at some of the films.
I did the graphic for this year's Riff Tees - so if you plan on checking out the festival, pick up an exclusive art tee and support the cause. -G
Shirts available at the Festival Site: Central Rappahannock Regional Library (1201 Caroline Street)
Inspiration for this graphic came from thinking about how in order for the media of motion picture to work, there must be some form of rotary mechanism: from the film reel to the the hard drive, there's something spinning...
If you look close at the graphic, you'll see an amalgamation of different components that come together to produce this wonderful thing called cinema. The light blue background merges these elements with Fredericksburg's cityscape and essentially, the Rappahannock River.
Below are the latest t-shirt designs that I've put on my RedBubble Storefront. These designs are all derived from my latest paintings and can be found exclusively on RedBubble.com. Why aren't they in our "brick and mortar" shop? Because I'm able to design multi-colored graphics for wear without having to slave over silkscreen equipment for days on end. These designs are printed by RedBubble using a direct to garment color printer. I do the work designing them, you choose the shirt color and style, and RedBubble drops them on your doorstep.
Want some original artwork on a new summer tee? Stop by the PONSHOP and pick one up for $18. Also available at the finest skate shop in Fredericksburg, Fred Skates. (604 Caroline Street, Fred-burg, VA)
Ever since I did the MONO Lion Skateboard Deck series this summer, people have been asking me if there was ever going to be a t-shirt too. Well the time has finally come. All pre-orders for shirts are now available and shirts are up in our shop and at the best skate shop south of the Mason Dixon Line - Fred Skates. (604 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg).
Of course, all shirts are professionally silk screened on American Apparel Tees and come in a variety of sizes for men and women.
Shirts are $16 plus tax at the PONSHOP and prices vary elsewhere. To order online, hit me with an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Web orders are $20 per shirt (shipping included). PayPal payments are gladly accepted.
Scarlett and I are pleased to announce that the MONO Medusa Art Tees are finally finished. As a compliment to the MONO Medusa Skateboards that were released in early April, these shirts feature the original artwork of Gabe Pons and are professionally silk screened on American Apparel T-Shirts.
Shirts are currently available at the PONSHOP (916 Liberty Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia) for $16 plus tax. PONSHOP tees and decks are also available at Fredericksburg Skateboards (604 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Va). For those of you far and away, simply email me at email@example.com to purchase.
Below is the color/size chart of the "Medusa" designs for both Boys and Girls:
We've also printed up more of the "Queen" and "Girl" tees. Here are the current color/sizes: