Fredericksburg

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual "Art for Park" Skateboard Show

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PONSHOP Studiois pleased to announce the return of “Art for Park”, a community art exhibition, whose goal is to raise funds for building a new skateboard park in the Fredericksburg region. Artists are charged with adorning a standard street skateboard provided by PONSHOP and we encourage all participating artists to join us for the opening reception on April 5.

“Art for Park” will be a celebration of skateboard art and culture with a portion of sales going to support the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Initiated in 2013, this organization has been 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 We have a soft spot for Brooks Park, but the existing wood and steel ramps are outdated, weathered, and in desperate need of a renovation.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’s mission.

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31 

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 (6pm-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 5- Sunday, April 28

Artwork Retrieval: Sunday, April 28 – Monday, April 29

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).

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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 an additional 20% going to the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Should your skateboard sell, artists will retain 40% of the total retail price, which will be paid within 30 days of the exhibition closing (April 28). This exhibit is limited to 40 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. Artwork delivered that is not dry, of poor assembly, or is incomplete will NOT be accepted. 

Entry Procedure

The entry fee is $40 (plus tax), which includes one blank skateboard and a $5 donation to the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Entries are limited to one skateboard per artist. Artists can register and pay the entry fee either in store or on our website and choose whether you’d like your blank board to be shipped to you or to leave it 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 cost of shipping from you. 

Delivery

Artwork must be delivered between Thursday, March 28- Sunday, March 31. 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’s name as you’d like it to be displayed, and the retail price for the art. Retail Priceis 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 Sunday, April 28 and Monday, April 29. 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 5will incur a storage fee of $10 per day. This willbe enforced. All Artists will be notified via email by April 29 regarding artwork sales. 

14th Annual The Art of Recovery Exhibition Announced

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Fredericksburg, Virginia–Recovery is messy, and it looks different to each person. When substance abuse and mental health therapists ask individuals to paint their journey to recovery, some use a bright palette to create a vision of hope. Others sketch their demons. For each, art offers a way to express the struggles that accompany mental illness.

Each year, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board honors the role creativity plays in mental wellness by holding the Art of Recovery exhibit. The 14th annual art show will open May 4 at PONSHOP Studio and Gallery in Fredericksburg. A “First Friday” opening night event will be held Friday, May 4, from 5-9 p.m. A reception featuring live music, poetry, and readings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery’s courtyard.

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 through May 27.  

The Art of Recovery will feature 45 pieces from 40 artists. Artwork includes original drawings, acrylic and oil paintings on canvas, as well as mixed media and ceramics. 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.

“Art can be so healing,” said John Butler, coordinator of RACSB’s crisis stabilization services. “Art is a method of journaling, to share life experiences. It provides a safe haven for expression of feelings, hopes and dreams. Although art can be judged, art doesn’t judge. 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 those disabilities.”

Rise at PONSHOP: A Showcase for Local Emerging Artists

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Exhibition Calendar

Submissions Deadline/Close: EXTENDED to Saturday, May 5 or at 75 Applicants

Artists will be notified by: Tuesday, May 15

Artwork Delivery:

Hand-Delivered: Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

            Shipped: Monday, May 21 – Sunday, May 27

Opening Receptions: June 1 (6-9pm) & July 6 (6-9pm)

Exhibition dates: Friday, June 1 – Saturday, July 28

Artwork pickup: Sunday, July 29 – Tuesday, July 31

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is seeking artists to participate in our premiere emerging artists exhibition, “Rise at PONSHOP.” Our aim is to feature a wide breadth of works by Virginia’s up-and-coming artists and to shed light on the region’s booming creative population. This will be PONSHOP’s 13th community art show, and the most selective art show to date. What are we looking for? Artists who have been working professionally for less than three years that exhibit innovation, distinctiveness, and boldness in their craft.

Submissions are open until Tuesday, May 1 and we encourage all artists to attend the First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, June 1 from 6-9pm. PONSHOP wants to recognize as many artists as possible for this juried exhibition however, there will not be any prizes or placements as we’re jurying due to space limitations. Evaluation will be determined by quality of execution and integrity of artwork’s form and content. We look forward to seeing what you have to offer!

The Jurors

Margeaux Ducoing is a fine artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who currently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Born in California and raised in Louisiana, Margeaux graduated from the University of Mary Washington with Bachelor’s Degrees in Studio Art and Music with a minor in Museum Studies. Margeaux’s art focuses on her investigations of symbolism using animal imagery. Utilizing a variety of pencil and ink-based mediums, she explores themes like common life experiences, human interactions, relationships, and personal struggles, as depicted through her animal forms.

Maddie Huddle is a multi-disciplinary artist from Fredericksburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Communication Arts Department. Maddie has been working professionally as a fine artist for over a year and has roughly four years experience in the art gallery industry. Her work transforms the familiar into the fragmented, inviting viewers to both reevaluate their perceptions of fine art as well as their perceptions of the world around them.

Eligibility

‘Rise at PONSHOP’ is open to Virginia residents at least 18 years old and who have been making art professionally for less than 3 years. ”Professionally” meaning artists pursuing a career with the aspirations of making a living working in their respective media. Artists who have taken on client commissions, are members of a Co-Op Gallery and/or have applied for juried shows in the past are eligible.

Works will be juried in two categories: 2-D and 3-D works. 2-D art includes, but is not limited to: paintings, drawings, mixed media, and photography. There is no limit to what materials are used. In fact, the more innovative, the better! 3-D works include, but are not limited to: ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. Again, there are no restrictions to materials used.

Submission Requirements

2-D artwork must be able to hang on the gallery walls and must be framed or have a finished edge. Artwork must be fitted with a wire suitable for hanging (Reference Gallery Requirements Here, saw tooth hangers will not be permitted). 2-D works cannot exceed 26”x26” (including frame).

At this time, the only 3-D artwork we can accept to be hung on the walls is textile art; hanging textile art cannot exceed 26x26”.

3-D works must be able to rest securely on a flat, level surface without danger of tipping over. 3-D works cannot exceed the dimensions of 10”x10” (we know this is relatively small, however we have a modest gallery space and want to include as many submissions as possible).

Entry Conditions

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.

All artwork must be for sale. PONSHOP retains 50% 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, May 27 will NOT be accepted. Artwork delivered that is not dry, of poor assembly, is incomplete, or exceeds the maximum dimensions allowed (see ‘Submission Requirements’ above) will NOT be accepted.

Entry Procedure

There’s a non-refundable entry fee of $20 and each artist can submit up to 3 artworks. Artists must fill out the Online Entry Form where you will provide registration information and submit JPEG or PDF images of your work (multiple angle shots are allowed). After submitting the entry form, you will be directed to the gallery’s website to submit the entry fee payment. Registration is not complete until the entry payment is made.

All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, May 1 to be considered in the jurying process. Once submissions are closed, the jurors will review all submissions and email all registrants by Tuesday, May 15 whether or not they were accepted into the show and which pieces submitted were accepted.

Image Files (JPEG or PDF) must be labeled in this format:

Last Name_First Name_Title of Piece_Dimensions (inches) Length X Width

Example: Smith_Elena_Poplife_24x12

Image Resolution at 1080 Pixels (Width)

Artwork Acceptance

Hand-delivered Work: must be delivered between Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27 unless permission given by a PONSHOP Gallery employee.

Shipped Work: must be delivered between Monday, May 21 – Sunday, May 27. Shipped work must include a return shipping label or you will be contacted for shipping reimbursement if your artwork does not sell by the end of the exhibition.

End of Exhibition

Hand-delivered unsold work must be picked up between Sunday, July 29 – Tuesday, July 31. Artwork that is not picked up by Thursday, August 2 will incur a storage fee of $10 per day, unless PONSHOP Gallery allows an exception. This will be enforced.

Unsold shipped artwork will be shipped back to the artist at the artist’s expense within a week of the show closing. Artists who do not provide a return shipping label will be contacted for shipping reimbursement and their work will not be returned until shipping is paid.

All artists will be notified via email by Saturday, July 28 regarding artwork sales.

Applications close on May 5 or at 75 applicants.

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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.

“Remixed 3” Vinyl Album Art Exhibit

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Exhibition Dates: August 7-30 Opening Reception: Friday, August 7 (6-10pm)

PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce their sixth community art exhibition in August of 2015.  “Remixed 3” features original artwork using 12” vinyl record albums.  The exhibit includes over fifty participating artists working on this eccentric canvas.  The opening reception for “Remixed 3” will be Friday, August 7 (6-10pm).  In keeping with the show’s theme, DJ Moog will be spinning on the turntables in the garden space of the gallery.

This is the third 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 85 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 3” will be curated by gallery owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons.

July Exhibition: Ceramics by Daniel Christie

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PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to announce their July exhibition featuring new ceramic work by local potter Daniel Christie. The gallery will be filled with a wide array of Christie’s signature work – from large vases to his popular “wiggle” mugs.  This exhibition promises to entice pottery lovers who enjoy collecting handcrafted pieces from the region’s talent. In addition, the artist will be giving an exclusive wheel throwing demonstration to guests in front of the gallery on the opening night.

Daniel Christie received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2005 and participated as a work-study student at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.  Since relocating to Fredericksburg in 2006, he has worked in numerous art studios and has exhibited his work in juried art shows and festivals throughout the East Coast.  Daniel now resides in King George, Virginia with his wife and two children, firing his pottery in a 100 cubic foot propane-fueled brick downdraft kiln.

PONSHOP invites the public to visit the gallery during July’s “First Friday” opening on July 3 from 6-10pm.

Five "High Fives": A Public Thank You

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1. Thanks to our fans and clients who we have worked with over the years.  You help us to continue to innovate in our mediums and challenge us to raise the bar each and every time we take on a new project.

2. Thanks to all of the Artists that have contributed to our shop throughout the past five years.  We value the dedication and the caliber of work that we show here and we are proud to showcase your work as representative of our area’s rich culture.

3. High Fives to our past PONSHOP Students and Student Interns!  We’ve taught over 200 Art Classes in the past five years and it has been a rewarding experience to know that we’ve impacted so many kids and adults with our class programs.  The most gratifying aspect of teaching is watching our students mature and continue their trajectory in life with their creative interests.  Also, we value the collaborations we’ve shared with our local schools, churches and universities throughout the years.

4. Thanks to our fellow downtown business owners.  We’re confident that our city’s historic downtown is on an upward trajectory and will continue to inspire entrepreneurs and small business owners to follow their dreams in this city.  Our neighbors have become not only close friends, but colleagues and mentors alike.  We are grateful to open our doors next to such a motivated and driven individuals.

5. Finally ‘Gracias’ to our family, who have been a generous source of support from the day we arrived in Fredericksburg back in 2005.  Thank You for helping us literally build our business brick by brick.

PONSHOP Five Year Anniversary Celebration

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.

April Spring Party and VA Organizing 20-Year Anniversary Event

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PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to announce our April “First Friday” event on April 3, from 6-10pm. PONSHOP ushers in spring with an opening art reception featuring fine art and jewelry in the gallery including new ceramic work by Scarlett Pons.  Featured Fine Artists include Ronald Jackson and Brooklyn’s own Elstabo.

That evening, PONSHOP is proud to host Virginia Organizing in our garden space to celebrate their twenty-year anniversary. Virginia Organizing is an association dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. The “Latin Dance Night” fundraiser will feature salsa lessons, music and refreshments. ($20 donation).  Click Here for Tickets.

February First Friday Opening Reception

Opening Reception:PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to announce our February “First Friday” event on February 6, from 6-10pm.  We are proud to introduce the addition of two new jewelers to our shop: Anné Harrill of Océanne Jewelry Designs and Fredericksburg native, Devin Ashton Designs. February features a wide selection of artisan jewelry in anticipation for Valentine’s Day, with works from over a dozen jewelers in a variety of materials.  Lisa Latendress created a Valentine-themed charmed necklace incorporating semi precious stones.  Leslie Brier fashioned “Lover’s Eye Tokens”  - a modern day take on an 18th century accessory celebrating mystery and romance.

PONSHOP is offering a range of art classes for kids and adults throughout the month.  Scarlett Pons is holding a “Couple’s Clay Class” on Valentine’s Day as a special event for sweethearts willing to get their hands dirty and have fun.  There is also the return of the PONSHOP Academy for kids as well as a Vintage Floral Resin Pendant Workshop taught by Leslie Brier.  Click Here for the complete class schedule.

December Holiday Show: Introducing The Fredericksburg City Hall Ceramic Lantern

City-Hall-Lantern02_web Our First Friday Holiday Show will include new ceramic work by PONSHOP co-owner Scarlett Pons, who will debut her "City Hall" illuminated lantern, the second in her "Fredericksburg Skyline" series - a scale miniature of Fredericksburg's original City Hall building at Market Square, currently occupied by the Fredericksburg Area Museum. This series is limited to 10 editions and available exclusively at PONSHOP ($399).  Join Us, Friday December 5 (6-10pm).

Fourth Annual PONSHOP Jewelry Show

2014 Jewelry Show Sneak Peek and DIY Jewelry Workshop:  Thursday, November 6, 6-8pm

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 7, 6-10pm

Weekend Trunk Show: Friday Through Sunday, November 9

Exhibition Dates: November 6 – 30, 2014

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the fourth annual jewelry show for the month of November showcasing the work of eleven jewelry artists.  The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, November 7 from 6-10pm.

The jewelry exhibit features the works from our favorite local jewelers: Leslie Brier, Terresa Buelow, Jodi Habel, K Tuna Creations, Lisa Latendress, and Trish Schornagel. In addition, the show includes regional and national artists Elaine B, Lawrence Butler, Matthew Cirello and Jasmine Lee as AMORDIVIN, Marstinia Enamel Designs and Daphne Olive.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping!  Bring a friend and enjoy an intimate evening with refreshments at PONSHOP during their “Sneak Peek” jewelry event on Thursday, November 6 from 6-8pm.  The first ten shoppers to purchase $40 or more will receive a complimentary ceramic jewelry dish made by Scarlett Pons.  In addition, Charlottesville jeweler Elaine B will be hosting a Do-It–Yourself Jewelry design workshop.  Fashion your own necklace using her signature geometric shapes and a variety of semi precious stones collected locally and abroad. This workshop is casual and open to all interested. RSVP is requested, not required – email shop@ponshopstudio.com. ($50 fee)

The evening of First Friday will kick off a special “Weekend Trunk Show” featuring Daphne Olive (Maryland) and Elaine B (Charlottesville, VA) with light food and refreshments and music provided by Mike DJ.  To celebrate Fredericksburg’s Holiday Open House event that weekend, the trunk show will run through Sunday, November 9.

The gallery walls will include a group exhibition of featured PONSHOP artists including Nicholas Candela, Adam Desio, Crystal and Kevin Rodrigue, Gabriel Pons and 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.  “We Don’t Buy Gold or Guns, We Sell Art.”

2014 Art Attack Fredericksburg: September 13 (10am-4pm)

Art-Attack-Logo-2014_web We are excited to announce the Third Annual Art Attack event.  For one day, over seventy local artists of Fredericksburg will be demonstrating their talent on the sidewalks of Caroline and William Street in the city’s historic district.   Art Attack is a grassroots event organized by local artists to encourage the exposure, promotion, and celebration of Fredericksburg’s vibrant art community.  From 10am-4pm, participating artists will take to the streets with live art demonstrations ranging in painting and ceramics to mosaic art and dance.

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This year, Whurk Magazine is contributing by promoting Art Attack and organizing the “soldiers” during the day of the event.  LibertyTown Arts Workshop will be hosting the Artists’ Picnic immediately following the event at 4pm.  The “recruits” of Art Attack will be on their tour of duty throughout the Caroline Street corridor between Amelia and Charlotte Street (700 Block thru 1000 Block) and William Street between Sophia and Princess Anne (100 block thru 300 block).

Visit the Art Attack Facebook Page for updates and more.

The Art Attack Show: Juried Exhibit

Art-Attack-Show-Logo-2014_webPONSHOP is excited to announce The Art Attack Show – a juried exhibit featuring artists that are taking part in the third annual “Art Attack” event taking place on Saturday, September 13 2014 from 10am-4pm on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg’s historic district. “Art Attack” is a grassroots event organized by local artists to encourage the exposure, promotion, and celebration of Fredericksburg’s vibrant art community. The effort of The Art Attack Show is to highlight those artists who have volunteered to participate in the 2014 Art Attack event by exhibiting their work in the PONSHOP Gallery throughout the entire month.

The show will feature artwork from: Amy Bayne, Elena Broach, Collette Caprara, James Clark, Beverly Coates, Carol Coffman, Laura Craig, Mary Lou Cramer, Charles Fromer, Tanya Green, Iryna Hamill, Bill Harris, Newell Jones, Eric May, Judy Lowman, Lorie McCown, Sam McCown, Elizabeth Seaver, and Wendy Atwell-Vasey.  Join us on the “First Friday” of September for the opening reception of The Art Attack Show to view the breadth of work contributed by this year’s Art Attack artists.

Call for Artists: “The Art Attack Show” Juried Art Exhibit

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PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to host “The Art Attack Show”, a juried art exhibition featuring artists participating in the 2014 Art Attack Event on September 13, 2014.

Eligibility

This exhibit is open to all two-dimensional artists in the Virginia Region who have registered as participating artists with the 2014 Art Attack Event by August 22, 2014.  “Two dimensional” artwork is inclusive of mediums including but not limited to: painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, digital graphics, textiles, screen print and lithography.

Submission Requirements

All submitted works are to conform to the following Dimensional and Design Parameters: Frame dimensions ranging in size no smaller than 8” and no larger than 24” in width, no smaller than 10” and no larger than 30” in length (intermediate dimensions are acceptable).  All work must be for sale. All entries must be original creations of the artist – no reproductions of others artwork.

Entry Specifications

The theme of “The Art Attack Show” is to celebrate the diverse styles and talents of the region’s visual artists taking part in this year’s Art Attack event.  There are no thematic requirements in terms of the content of the artwork, although we ask that you submit work that best represents your style.  PONSHOP offers their gallery as

All pieces are to be framed appropriately for gallery display: no gallery clips or saw tooth hangers.  Canvas pieces, unless “gallery wrapped” must include a frame.  All work must be equipped with hanging wire adequate to support the painting.  Textiles intended for wall hanging must include a hanging system.  Wet or unprofessionally presented artwork will be rejected.

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

Entry Fee: $10 flat fee for up to (3) digital submissions.

Step 1: Register as an Art Attack Recruit by emailing artattackfred@gmail.com with ‘2014 recruit’ in the subject line.

Step 2: Entry fee payment to be made at PONSHOP (cash/check/charge) prior to Friday, August 22.

Step 3: Email JPEG Submissions to: submissions@ponshopstudio.com with ‘Art Attack Show  Submission’ in the subject line.

JPEG files to be at least 1000 pixels in the longest dimension and may not exceed 3MB each.

File name to include artist’s last name and title (ex. Smith_Red Apples).

Include Artist Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions (including frame) and Retail Price in body of email.

Delivery

Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery. Artwork not retrieved after show closing will incur a storage fee of $10 per day

Calendar

Deadline for Registering as a ‘Recruit’ with Art Attack Fredericksburg for eligibility in “The Art Attack Show”: Friday, August 22.

Deadline for Digital Submissions: Friday, August 22 (6pm)

Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, August 26 (6pm)

Deliver Accepted Work to PONSHOP: Monday, September 1 (10am-6pm)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5 (6-10pm)

Exhibition Dates: September 5-28, 2014

Pick up of Work: Monday, September 29 (10am-6pm)

“Remixed 2” Vinyl Album Art Exhibit

Remixed-2-promo_02_web-02 Exhibition Dates: August 1-30

Opening Reception: Friday, August 1 (6-10pm)

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their fifth community art exhibition in August of 2014.  “Remixed 2” features original artwork using vinyl record albums.  The exhibit includes thirty-five participants and ten featured artists (as of this press release).  The opening reception for “Remixed 2” will be Friday, August 1 (6-10pm).

Last year’s event was met with great enthusiasm from the arts community. The show boasted over 60 entries from over twenty-five local and regional artists.

Gallery owner Gabriel Pons has been using 12” vinyl records as his canvas for four years.  When a friend offered him a crate of old records, he saw the potential of using the standardized discs in an art show where each participant “repurposes” the old albums and turns them into art.  Both Scarlett and Gabriel Pons are excited to see how each artist treats this design challenge.

The opening reception will include music provided by Mike DJ, with desserts by Morsels & Moonshine and refreshments by Creative Juices.

Featured Artists for the “Remixed 2” Show are:

Matt Corrado, Rob Landeck, Jack Labadie, Crystal Rodrigue, Kevin Rodrigue, Bengi (Nati513) Baker, Elstabo, Jeff Gulick, James Walker, and Leslie Brier

Participating Artists (as of this press release) include:

Kelly Fortuna, Sharon Blancard, Sidney Mullis, Elizabeth Carter, Alicia Hurst, Kelly Penick, Perri Chuska, Maddie Huddle, Deb Yarrington, Meredith Lackie, Robert Wayne Luther, Maie Makin, Morgan Buenos, Curtis Cataldo, Erica Anderson, Jake Argarin, Stacey M Schultze, Martin Reamy, Mirinda Reynolds, Carol Coffman, Sam McCown, Sue Connors, Caroline Connors, Jürgen Brat, Hannah Doepp, Brooke Kingsley, Lauren Horton, Adam DeSio, Mika Zink, Tanya Green, Diego Pons, Gabriel Pons and Rebecca Maurer.

Exhibition Dates: August 1-30

Opening Reception: Friday, August 1 (6-10pm)

July Exhibit: Fredericksburg-All Around the Town by Kathleen Walsh

Rappahannock-Blue_web PONSHOP studio is pleased to present Fredericksburg-All Around the Town a solo exhibition of works by local artist Kathleen Walsh.  From July 11 – July 31 Walsh’s oil paintings will be on view at PONSHOP studio with an opening reception on July 11 from 6-10 pm.

Walsh’s works reveal a dialogue between an artist and her surroundings. Her instinctual layering of paint and gestural marks portray a poetic back-and-forth with nature. Whether Walsh paints plein air or in-studio, her works emphasize an immediacy or nowness, which furthermore describes her way for life. With this body of work, viewers witness an indulgence of the moment.

Exhibition Dates: July 11-31, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, July 11 from 6-10pm

Call for Artists: "Remixed 2" Vinyl Album Art Show

Remixed-2-promo_01_webPONSHOP Studio and Gallery will be hosting its fifth community art exhibition in August of 2014. We’ve rescued stacks of old Christmas records, wiped the dust off and, with your help, will turn them into something that people actually enjoy– a fun work of art.  "Remixed 2" is a follow up to our "Remixed" Vinyl Album Art Show in June of 2013 which included over sixty vinyl albums from over 25 participating artists. Click Here for the Complete Prospectus and Entry Form.

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Here’s how the show works: once you pay the entry fee, we provide you with up to three ready-to-hang vinyl albums (the fee is $12 per record, or $30 for three). You have until July 27 to turn your Jane Fonda Workout album into a work of art, which will be exhibited throughout the month of August. The theme and medium are up to you, but there is one rule: each record is mounted on wood block with hanging wire and must stay mounted in order to be suitable for display on our gallery walls.

Eligibility

This exhibit is open to all artists (professional and emerging) in the Virginia/DC/Maryland Region.

Submission Requirements

All artists must use the pre-mounted vinyl albums (provided when you pay the entry fee) and all work must be for sale. Submit your best work!  The gallery reserves the right to reject submissions based on quality: uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship and execution.  Entries must be original creations of the artist – no reproductions of others artwork.  See examples of the pre-mounted albums below:

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

Entry fee: $12 per vinyl album, or $30 for three (up to three submissions).  Artists pay fee and retrieve ready-to-hang vinyl albums from PONSHOP.  Please complete entry form when returning the work.

Delivery: Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery. Please keep in mind that during the summer months, vinyl records will warp if stored in a parked automobile! Artwork not retrieved after show closing will incur a storage fee of $10 per day

Calendar

Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, July 26 (10-6pm) Sunday, July 27 (noon-5pm).  *Please Deliver ONLY  between Friday July 25 and Sunday the 27th.

Pick Up of Unaccepted Work: Tuesday, July 29 (10-6pm)

Opening Reception: Friday, August 1 (6-10pm)

Exhibition Dates: August 1-30, 2014

Pick up of Work: Sunday, August 31 (noon-5pm)

If you have any questions regarding this show or would like to be included on the mailing list for notice of future exhibition opportunities, please contact us at event[at]ponshopstudio.com

Save The Date May 6, 2014: The Community GIVE

CommunityGive_web PONSHOP encourages you to "Give" to The Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative on May 6, 2014 (midnight-11:59pm)! Go to TheCommunityGive.org, to donate to Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative whose mission is to promote, preserve and enhance our Downtown through education, promotion and organization, in accordance with the practices of the National Trust's Main Street Program. View Fredericksburg's Community Give promotional video below.  Dollars raised go towards building a better downtown.  Thanks in advance for your support! Please share with your family and friends who value our historic city.

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