What Is CSArt?
CSArt is modeled on the "community supported agriculture" programs that have flourished across the country for the past 20 years.
Like community supported agriculture, CSArt is designed to link producers – in this case, artists who are interested in developing a limited edition of an original work of art – with consumers who buy shares and receive three deliveries of art this fall.
Rather than vegetables, fish or dairy products, CSArt shareholders receive three boxes – each containing three original works of art – at "harvest parties" on September 15, October 2, and one more date to be announced soon.
All 50 of our CSArt 2012 shares have been sold!
Click here to add your name to a waiting list for our NEXT round of CSArt.
This year's CSArtists include:
RamRam Abdellah (Somerville) — Pen-and-ink drawings
Martha Jane Bradford (Brookline) — Digital collages
Melissa Chao (Watertown) — Handmade travel journals
Phyllis Ewen (Somerville) — 3-D map collages
Pam Farren (Newburyport) — Wearable copper notebooks
John Heymann (Cambridge) - Photographs of Massachusetts Avenue
Sarah Spademan (Cambridge) — Ceramics with a verdigris finish
Will Whelan (Boston) — Phone book block prints
Kristen Belton Willis (Boston) — Folk art ragdolls
CSArt in the MediaTo read a Cambridge Chronicle story about CSArt 2012, click here.
To read a WGBH story about CSArt 2012, click here.
To read a WBUR story about CSArt 2011 and view a mini-slide show, click here.
To read a Massachussetts Cultural Council article about CSArt 2011, click here.
To stay in the loop about CSArt, please join our e-mailing list by signing up below.
Community Supported Artists' Group Exhibit
This year's CSArtists had a lovely exhibit in our gallery at 42 Brattle Street from July 9 - August 31, 2012.
CSArt Harvest Parties
Our 2012 harvest parties, when shareholders received their freshly created works of art, were a lot of fun. Stay tuned for CSArt 2013!
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, noon - 3:00 p.m. outside in Davis Square, Somerville (weather permitting)
- Pam Farren - wearable notebook
- Sarah Spademan - verdigris mug
- Will Whelan - phonebook block prints
- RamRam Abdellah - pen and ink drawings
- Phyllis Ewen - 3-dimensional map collages
- John Heymann - photographs of Mass. Ave. in Cambridge
- Martha Jane Bradford, mixed media
- Melissa Chao, handmade travel journals
- Kristen Belton Willis, folk art rag dolls
Enjoy lunch, ice cream or coffee at the many local bistros, and meet your fellow shareholders and the artists.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Eastern Bank, One Brattle Square, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Enjoy some food and drink provided by our sponsor, Eastern Bank, meet the artists and enjoy the shops of Harvard Square.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, noon - 3:00 p.m. at Catalyst Restaurant, 300 Technology Square (Main St.), Kendall Square, Cambridge
Enjoy some light fare at one of Kendall Square's hippest new gathering spots.
At each party, shareholders will receive a bag with three pieces of art - one from each of the artists listed. If, for any reason, a shareholder is unable to attend, they need to assign a friend or family member to pick their artworks.
We are very grateful to our CSArt partners and supporters: