Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Public/Private" Exhibit: Award Winners Announced

Scarlett and I are genuinely excited to host the opening reception of "Public/Private" this Friday, April 1. We wanted to cordially invite you to the opening since it promises to be a fun event: We'll have a brief gallery talk and presentatin of awards, and at 7:30pm, a local improv troupe "The Undeniably Adjacent" will be privately performing in our public storefront. As a means of kicking off the month-long exhibit, these live performances will be based on the theme of the the "Public/Private" Exhibition – exploring the delineation between the public domain and our private space.

We are pleased to announce the results of the "Public/Private" Juried Exhibit at PONSHOP. We've received 33 submissions from 20 artists. Juror Kathleen Walsh selected 25 works for exhibit.

Below are the award winners:

3 Merit Awards ($100 each) will be presented to:

Joshua Barber, “Just Makin' Out at Steak and Ale

Steve Jeter, “Sacred Heart #1 and #2”

Ed King, “Self Portrait With Shades”

3 Honorable Mentions ($25 PONSHOP Gift Certificates) will be presented to:

Rob Landeck, “Hope”

Ana Rendich, “Mi Barrio”

Sandy Leigh Skipper, “Behind an Ancient Austrian Door”

Congratulations to all the artists that have participated in this month-long exhibit. "Public/Private" features work from:

Laura Allen, Chris Austin, Jams Baugess, Joshua Barber, Jurgen Brat, Greg Crawford, Jeff Gulick, Barbara Taylor Hall, Steve Jeter, Derek Kirkland, Ed King, Rob Landeck, Sidney Mullis, J. Fred Perrine, Ana Rendich, Mirinda Reynolds, Chris Schumacher, Sandy Leigh Skipper, Reuben Strangelove, and Thom White.

Friday, March 18, 2011

April First Friday: Public/Private Opening Reception

For April's First Friday event we are holding an exhibit juried by Kathleen Walsh. The theme of the event is Public/Private where artists explore the relationship between the public and private realms of our lives and how those associations manifest themselves in in our everyday environment.

On Friday, April 1st from 6pm-10pm we will hold the opening reception. At 7pm there will be a presentation of awards (cash prizes) and an informal gallery talk.

Also, at the opening reception there will be a performance by "The Undeniably Adjacent" improv comedy troupe from the University of Mary Washington. From 7:30-9:30 the actors will perform skits in our storefront window. The storefront window will be transformed into a stage only visible from outside the store. The performances will correspond to the theme of Public/Private and will act as a literal "window" into the actors' private lives.

"The Undeniably Adjacent"
Participating actors in the event will be:
Rachael Wonderlin
Kyle Dratwa
Mattson Fields
Annie Blaine
Elsa Lee

Come out on April 1st to see this exciting new exhibit and enjoy a collaboration of art work and live performances.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

World Water Day: Saturday March 19, 2011

I'm excited to have contributed to Fredericksburg's first annual World Water Day event coming up this weekend. Our amigos, Friends of the Rappahannock, asked if PONSHOP would pitch in to promote water conservation within local communities. I did up a barrel with spray paint one fine morning and called it "Agua".

Check out Hurkamp Park in Fredericksburg, VA this Saturday, March 19 (9am-noon) to see more artist-painted barrels contributed by community as well as a "build your own rain barrel" workshop, and more.

Fredericksburg's World Water Day is a Family Friendly Free Event.