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WHAT IS A CSA?
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists, and collectors. Sharon Arts Center presents the 3rd installment of CSArt; this crop features the work of 10 artists who are members of the expansive New Hampshire Institute of Art family including: faculty, alumni, and students. In celebration of our creative collaboration, we present to the community, a selection of the exemplary talent found within the diverse mediums chosen.
HOW CSART WORKS
Interested collectors will purchase a SHARE and in return receive a farm box of unique, locally produced artwork; a total of 10 pieces of art/objects of artistic production—(for example a limited edition of screen-prints, series of small tea cups, a run of photographs, a pairing of glass objects, letterpress editions of an artist book, or small original paintings). The artwork will be exclusive for CSArt only i.e. rare and unique, unavailable elsewhere‚ this is what makes it, like an agricultural CSA, fresh and local. Yours to keep, swap or give..
$350 during the CSArt production season. If the shareholder purchases a share by November 12, cost is $175 down, $175 at pick up.
Thursday, December 6th from 5-6:30pm. The fun and lively pick-up evening for the CSArt members will be held at the Sharon Arts Center’s Downtown Gallery and will feature live music and food
Sharon Arts Center Executive Director Keri Wiederspahn has announced that ten artists artists who are members of the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), including faculty, alumni, and students, have been selected to participate in a Special Holiday Community Supported Art (CSArt) project at Sharon Arts, which will feature a “Pick-Up Party” at the Sharon Arts Center Gallery, 30 Grove St., on Dec. 6 from 5 to 6:30 pm.
Sharon Arts launched their first CSArt projects last fall and spring, modeled after the popular Community Supported Agriculture movement (CSA) where consumers buy seasonal food directly from local farms. In this case, shareholders buy a pre-selected body of works ranging from paintings, prints and photographs to ceramics.
“CSArt is an endeavor to support regional art, artists, and collectors,” said Wiederspahn. “Our first two CSArt projects have been very well received, and we’re excited now to have the New Hampshire Institute of Art partnering with us now in expanding this movement as we broaden our relationship with the Institute.”
NHIA artists include Gary Samson, Chair of the Photography Department; Maureen Mills, Chair of Ceramics; Marcus Green, Painting faculty; Chris Archer, Ceramics faculty; Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, Liberal Arts Faculty; Ian Hartsoe, Photography alumnus; Caitlin Pallischeck, Painting alumnus; Justin Gerace, Ceramics alumnus; Tim Donovan, Photography alumnus; and Audrey Kay, undergraduate student in Painting.
Each of the participating ten artists will receive a stipend for creating 50 “shares” for the program, Wiederspahn explained. The artwork will be limited editions for CSArt only–art that is rare and unique, unavailable elsewhere. Shares for 10 works of art are $350, and can be paid for in two installments of $175.
“A lot of people say this is an incredible bargain,” Wiederspahn added. “And it is! But it’s a win-win situation for both the shareholder and the artist. Along with the prestige of being selected, the artists will gain enormous potential for marketing and visibility, while shareholders will have an opportunity to broaden their artistic appreciation through learning about the artists directly. The long-term results of a project like this hold the potential for generating many wonderful relationships and educating the public on a specific set of local talent and artistry.”
Those interested in purchasing shares can do so by calling (603) 924-7676.
Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne – Liberal Arts Faculty
Ian Hartsoe – Alumni (Photography)
Justin Gerace – Alumni (Ceramics)
Audrey Kay – Undergraduate (Painting)