Since 2013 the Arts and Science Council has put on a program called Community Supported Art. Based on the Community Supported Agriculture Model it is a way for a group of people to get a delivery of art each month. The artists are paid a $2,000 commission to create 50 works of art. Then 50 shares are sold and each person who buys a share receives 9 new original artworks throughout the year.
Any artist in the Charlotte area* working in clay, wood, fiber, glass, metal, natural products, mixed media who is over the age of 18 can apply to be a CSA artist for next year. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2016. You can find out more on how to apply here.
This years CSA Artists include several familiar names!
- Nancy Albert
- Christopher Craft
- Ingrid Erickson
- Laura Hitchcock
- Rocio Llusca
- Ju-lan Shen
- Sydney Sogol
- Denise Torrance
- Pam Wittfeld
If you are collector interested in purchasing a share, you can do so when the sale is open to the public on December 6th. Watch the ASC’s website for this announcement because the shares typically sell out in one day!
*specifically Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, or York (SC) counties