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Call For Artists: Remixed 7 Vinyl Album Art Show

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Submission Delivery Dates: Saturday, July 20 through Friday, July 26. *NOTE: PONSHOP will have abbreviated hours from Tuesday July 23-Thursday July 25 (10am-2pm) and Closed Saturday July 27.

Pick Up of Unaccepted Work: Wednesday, July 31

Opening Receptions: Friday, August 2 (6-9pm) & Friday, September 6 (6-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: August 2- September 28, 2019

Artwork Retrieval: Sunday, September 29 (11am-5pm) through Tuesday October 1

PONSHOP Studio is excited to announce our annual “Remixed” exhibition for August and September of 2019. We’ve rescued stacks of old 12” vinyl records, wiped the dust off and, with the artists help, will turn them into something that people will continue to enjoy—a fun and original work of art. “Remixed 7” is the seventh annual vinyl album art show at PONSHOP and one of our most popular community exhibits. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate in this two-month show.

Submission Requirements: All artists must use the pre-mounted vinyl albums that we provide and all work must be for sale. Submit your best work! The gallery reserves the right to reject artwork based on quality: uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and execution. Entries must be original creations of the artist – no reproductions of others artwork. 

Entry Conditions: All artwork must be for sale. Artwork cannot have a retail price exceeding $150. 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 Friday, July 26 will NOT be accepted. Artwork delivered that is not dry, of poor assembly, is incomplete, or exceeds the boundaries of the vinyl record (see diagram below) will NOT be accepted. 

 Artwork picked up after Tuesday, October 1 will incur a storage fee of $10 per day. This will be enforced. Artwork not retrieved by October 15 will become property of PONSHOP.

Entry Procedure: There’s an entry fee of $18 per vinyl album, with a limit of two submissions per artist. Artists may register online or pay the entry fee at our storefront to receive their ready-to-hang record. The gallery will not ship records to prospective artists. 

Delivery: Artists are to complete the Entry Form and return it with finished artwork by Friday July 26. Artwork must have entry tags securely taped to the back of the corresponding record. Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery.

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. 

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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Call for Artists: "Art for Park" Benefit for a Skatepark for Fredericksburg

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PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce our eleventh community art exhibition in March and April of 2018. We’ve hosted community art shows before, but never like this. “Art for Park” will be PONSHOP’s first skateboard art exhibit and our first community show to run for two months. But we need artists to make it happen! Artists are charged with adorning a standard street skateboard provided by PONSHOP and we encourage all participating artists to join us for the opening receptions on March 2 and again on April 6.

The Cause: Not only will “Art for Park” be a feast for the eyes, but a portion of artwork sales are going to support the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Initiated in 2014, 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 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.

UPDATE: Registration for "Art for Park" is Full! We have 50 Artists contributing to the show.

March Exhibit

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, February 25 (11am-5pm)

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 (6-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – April 29

Artwork Retrieval: Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 1

April Exhibit

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, April 2 (10am-6pm)

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

Exhibition Dates: April 6-29

Artwork Retrieval: Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 1

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 (April 30). 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, the gallery will not be held responsible for items on exhibit.

Since “Art for Park” runs for two months, we will have two submission deadlines for artists to choose from. This way, if you’re unable to finish your deck in time for the March portion of the exhibition, you can still participate for the second half in April. Because of this, the gallery must strictly enforce the submission deadlines, see “Delivery” section below.

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 between Thursday, February 22 - Sunday, February 25 to be included in the full exhibition for March & April. Artwork for the April exhibition must be delivered between Thursday, March 29 – Monday, April 2. 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, 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 Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1. 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 5 will incur a storage fee of $10 per day. This will be enforced. All Artists will be notified via email by April 29 regarding artwork sales.

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Remixed 5 Vinyl Album Art Show

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Dates: August 4-26, 2017

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce their tenth community art exhibition in August of 2017. “Remixed 5” features original artwork using 12” vinyl record albums. The exhibit includes over fifty participating artists work on this unconventional canvas. The opening reception for “Remixed 5” will be Friday, August 4 (6-9pm).

This is the fifth 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 seventy albums to be adorned by over thirty-five 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 5” will be curated by gallery owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons.

The First Friday Reception will include “Vintage DJ” services by Raven Hi-Fi, spinning tunes using a classic turntable setup.   PONSHOP’s garden space will boast an outdoor pop-up Listening Booth by The Record Mann Archive.  All are invited to celebrate in the art of vinyl.

Featured artists include Jenna Andersen (Williamsburg, VA), Anna Martin, James Walker (Leesburg, VA), Samantha Brodek (Richmond, VA), Maddie Huddle (Fredericksburg, VA), and Martin Reamy (Richmond, VA).

 

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding.

 

Call for Artists: Remixed 5 Vinyl Album Art Show

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, July 30 (noon-5pm)

Pick Up of Unaccepted Work: Wednesday, August 2

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 (6-9pm)

Exhibition Dates: August 4-26, 2017

Artwork Retrieval: Sunday, August 27 (noon-5pm)

PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce our tenth community art exhibition in August of 2017.  We’ve rescued stacks of old 12” vinyl records, wiped the dust off and, with your help, will turn them into something that people will continue to enjoy—a fun and original work of art. “Remixed 5” is the fifth annual vinyl album art show at PONSHOP. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. We encourage all participating artists to join us for the opening reception on August 4.

Submission Requirements: All artists must use the pre-mounted vinyl albums that we provide and all work must be for sale. Submit your best work! The gallery reserves the right to reject artwork based on quality: uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and execution. Entries must be original creations of the artist – no reproductions of others artwork.

Entry Conditions: All artwork must be for sale. Artwork cannot have a retail price exceeding $150. 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.

Artwork delivered after Sunday, July 30 will NOT be accepted. Artwork delivered that is not dry, of poor assembly, is incomplete, or exceeds the boundaries of the vinyl record (see diagram below) will NOT be accepted.

Artwork Parameters

Artwork picked up after Friday, September 1st will incur a storage fee of $10 per day. This will be enforced.

Entry Procedure: There’s an entry fee of $15 per vinyl album, or $40 for three albums with a limit of three submissions per artist. Artists must pay the entry fee at our storefront and receive ready-to-hang records at PONSHOP at time of purchase. The gallery will not ship records to prospective artists.

Delivery: Artists are to complete the Entry Form and return it with artwork by Sunday, July 30. Artwork must have entry tabs securely taped to the back of the corresponding record. Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery.

PONSHOP is a multifaceted storefront: an artist studio, gallery, retail store, and classroom.  The vision of the owners, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, is to provide a place that embodies what they love: art, design, and creative education.  The gallery/shop features a variety of work from artists both near and far.  Their studio also doubles as a classroom, providing workshops for students interested in everything from painting, ceramics, and architecture to street art and skateboarding. 

Call for Artists: Remixed 4

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


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

PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce their eighth community art exhibition in August of 2016.  We’ve rescued stacks of old 12” vinyl records, wiped the dust off and, with your help, will turn them into something that people will continue to enjoy—a fun and original work of art. Remixed 4 is the fourth annual vinyl album art show at PONSHOP. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. We encourage all participating artists to join us for the opening reception on August 5.

Submission Requirements: All artists must use the pre-mounted vinyl albums that we provide and all work must be for sale. Submit your best work! The gallery reserves the right to reject artwork based on quality: uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and execution. Entries must be original creations of the artist – no reproductions of others artwork.

Entry Specifications: PONSHOP retains 40% of all sales on works exhibited throughout the duration of the exhibit. Artists will be reimbursed within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Artists are responsible for acquiring insurance on their own artwork. Although PONSHOP will take great care in the hanging and display of artwork, the gallery will not be held responsible for items on exhibit.

Entry Procedure: There’s an entry fee of $15 per vinyl album, or $40 for three albums with a limit of three submissions per artist. Artists pay the entry fee at our storefront and receive ready-to-hang albums at time of purchase. We will not be shipping vinyl albums to artists.

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

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

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

Square City

In September 2010, PONSHOP will transform their gallery walls to reflect the richness, diversity, and life emerging from cities of the past, present, and future. PONSHOP invites artists working in all two-dimensional media to participate in “Square City”, a regional juried exhibition. Below are the two page of the entry form for artists interested in participating.


Eligibility
This exhibit is open to all artists (professional and emerging) in the Northern Virginia Region. “Two dimensional” artwork is inclusive of mediums including but not limited to: painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, ceramics, and mosaics. All artwork must be hand delivered to the gallery.


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The City as the Theme
City: (noun) A center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance.
What does the city evoke in you? Is it merely the streets and structures, or is it the people and culture that inspire? This exhibition challenges artists to explore all dimensions of the city - both real and imaginary, near and far, with the intention of celebrating the epicenters of civililzation.
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