2014 Community Supported Art Shares going on sale soon

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CSA produced art by Caroline Brown.

Art lovers and collectors get geared up for the Arts & Science Council’s 2014 Community Supported Art Program (CSA). With only 50 shares available, the ASC will begin selling shares at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 30th for $500 online. Nine new artists have been selected by a jury of local arts professionals, and works will range from ceramic vessels, photographic prints and sculptural items to original paintings.

CSA began in 2013 and was inspired by a Minnesota-based program, as well as by the trends in Community Supported Agriculture. The ASC’s CSA works similarly to Community Supported Agriculture in that art collectors will buy a share of the works produced by the nine locally based artists. This share consists of one work of art from each of the nine artists delivered in three monthly allocations during March, April and May.

According to ASC Vice President of Cultural & Community Investment Katherine Mooring, “This program is designed to spark connections between individual artists working in the region and consumers with a passion for art looking for ways to build—or start building—their personal collections.”

The 2014 CSA program artists are:

  • Amy Bagwell working in multimedia assemblage
  • Lauren Doran working in photography
  • Carmella Jarvi working in warm glass
  • Wan Marsh working in abstract painting
  • Scott Partridge  working in digital design
  • Jonathan Pellitteri  working in sculpture
  • Amy Sanders working in ceramics
  • Terry Shipley working in ceramics
  • Mark Stephenson working in oil painting