Seeking Artwork


Deadline for Entries: Monday, April 1

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1

Exhibition Dates: May 1–May 31

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board seeks entries for the 16th 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 1 at The PONSHOP Studio and Gallery on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The opening reception is from 5-9pm and corresponds with Fredericksburg’s ‘First Fridays’ event calendar. The exhibit runs through May 31 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.

“Kenmore Club, a mental health program under the RACSB, organizes the annual Art of Recovery. The Art of Recovery, now in its 16th year, provides an opportunity for individuals living with mental health challenges to combat stigma and align with the community in promoting recovery.  Artists from across the state participate in the annual art show.  RACSB is fortunate to benefit from statewide participation and the exceptional partnership of Gabe and Scarlet Pons.”

Amy Rippy, Kenmore Club coordinator

The RACSB is accepting original 2-Dimensional drawings, paintings, prints, and mixed media. Artwork should be submitted by April 1. Find the entry form here:

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. The 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.

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