Community Supported Art
Borrowing from the farm model of Community Supported Agriculture, the CSA program offers local artists and art buyers a creative opportunity to engage and connect. The CSA program was designed to support artists and to create an engaged community of local arts supporters. The idea for this project originated with the Minneapolis, Minnesota based group Springboard for the Arts and we’re grateful for their enthusiasm and support.
Nine artists were selected to create a series of 25 new works. Each artist received a stipend to assist in the production of the work to be distributed through the CSA. Interested buyers purchased one of 25 shares from the Delaplaine and in return received three boxes of locally produced artwork at three pick up events. Each CSA share included at total of 9 original works for the season and contained a mix of mediums, disciplines, value and concepts. Shares also included a “bumper crop” of additional artwork, opportunities, and surprises.
2012 CSA artists:
Beth Carey • Sterling Silver Jewelry
Jonathan Gemmell • Ceramic Sculpture
Kelly Heck • Photography
Juliette Blasor • Mixed Media Masks
John Kachik • Illustration
Mary Klotz • Triaxial Silk Weaving
Brian Slagle • Collage
Jude Swafford • Assemblage
Debby Weaver • Glass
CSA supports artists in the creation of new work, establish relationships with local collectors and patrons, and to participate in the launch of an exciting new model of art support and distribution. CSA share member benefits include multiple works of art from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value. Additionally, CSA share members have the opportunity to develop relationships with the local artists and art community, discover new artists, explore a variety of disciplines and support artists’ careers and a vibrant community.
Art Shares are $300 each. For more information about the Community Supported Art program or to purchase a share, email Virginia Rose Kane.