Community Supported Art 2012CSArt, our popular program that links local artists and buyers, returns for a second round with a new crop of nine Boston-area artists:
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
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.
Click here to view a PDF with more information about this year's CSArtists.
Community Supported Artists' Group Exhibit: July 9 - August 31, 2012
View past work by this year's CSArtists in our gallery at 42 Brattle Street.
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 in 2012, please join our CSArt e-mailing list by signing up below.
What is CSArt?
In 2011 the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in collaboration with the Somerville Arts Council, the Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Local First, and Somerville Local First started CSArt, which was partially funded by an Adams Arts Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as support from Eastern Bank. 2012 is the second year of CSArt.
CSArt uses the model of community supported agriculture to get the work of Boston area artists into the hands of people who want to "buy local." Rather than vegetables, fish, or dairy products, CSArt shareholders receive original works of art created by nine local artists.
How CSArt Works
CSArt shares cost $350. No more than 50 shares will be sold to keep the line of art special. Shareholders will receive three works of art at three "harvest parties" (nine artworks total) – at a fantastic value – from emerging and mid–career artists; develop relationships with local artists; discover new artists; and explore a variety of disciplines. CSArt features unique art, not commercial, mass-produced articles. Thats what makes it special!
Click here to add your name to a waiting list for our next round of CSArt.
CSArt Harvest Parties
All are invited to attend our harvest parties, when shareholders receive their freshly created works of art.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 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, 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, 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.
The first round of nine CSArtists included:
Grace Durnford: mixed media, painting and embroidery
Kate Martens: sculpture
Judith Motzkin: sculpture
Anne Peramaki: paint on wood
Christopher Poteet: acrylic on board
Richard Sabin: woodcuts
Bryan Smith: etchings
Ed Tekeian: designer action figures
James Zall: photography
We are very grateful to our CSArt partners and supporters: