Saturday, September 8, 2012

Community Supported Art

There is still time for art lovers who live in eastern Massachusetts to buy a share of Community Supported Art (CSArt) at Fountain Street Fine Art (FSFA) in Framingham, MA.

The CSArt is similar to a farm CSA. This is how the CSArt works:

- Shares cost $360.
- ONLY 30 shares will be sold.  
- Shareholders will receive six works of art at an "Art Harvest" party in the fall, one work of art by each of 6 different artists. 
- Each work of art will be a signed original piece-unique art.
- The six local artists participating in this year’s CSArt@FSFA are:
Lisa BarthelsonCheryl ClintonMarie CraigVirginia FitzgeraldKay Hartung, and me (Jeanne Williamson).
- Artists choose what to make for their piece, just as the farmer selects the produce that is delivered in each distribution. Each piece will be about 12x12 inches or smaller.

My contribution to the CSA will be individually created mixed media work on board that measures 6" x 6" x .75", which I would normally sell for $125. That gives an idea of the combined value of all of the art in the CSArt "Art Harvest."

I will be creating the work this fall, but you can see samples of my work in that size here, and there's also an example in the upper left corner of this post.

You can be creative with your art share. Split it with friends or keep it all. Join us to support the growth of local art by participating in this exciting art collecting adventure!