I'm going to be one of the artists creating work for CSArt, which is locally produced and supported art. It's similar to the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms.
With the same buy-local spirit in mind for the CSA, many arts organizations have started a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors. Fountain Street Fine Art, in Framingham, MA, is starting its own CSArt to put original art made by local artists into the hands of thirty lucky locals!
Here is how CSArt@FSFA works:
• Shares cost $360.
• ONLY 30 shares will be sold, starting 4/26/12.
• Shareholders get 6 original works of art by 6 different artists.
Over the summer, I will be creating the 30 small pieces mounted on boards, most likely in the 6" x 6" range, specifically for CSArt. I can't speak for the other artists involved, but if you bought a work that size from me directly, it would cost $125, one third of the cost of the CSArt. For $360 you'll be getting work by six artists.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to start, or increase, their art collection, and also support our work.