What is the Library Arts Center’s community supported art (CSA) Artshare program?
In the spirit of a traditional CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), the Library Arts Center is swapping out agriculture for artwork for an innovative CSA (Community Supported Arts) program! The program launched in late 2020, and supports local artists, and recipients of “Art Shares” enjoy having a 4×4 piece of original art mailed to them once a month for five months. A limited number of 50 CSA shares were offered in our first two rounds at a price of $75 per share.
Each CSA share purchased allows the shareholder five pieces of original artwork. Pieces are mounted on 4×4” lightweight wooden boards, making them ready to hang. Each month features a different local artist, and each art piece is accompanied by information on that month’s featured artist. Pieces are mailed out each month via USPS, and sent right to the recipient’s mailbox. The price of postage is included in each CSA share.
While shares are sold out for Round One and Round Two, know that there will be more CSA Art Shares to come! Fill out the form below on this page to let us know if you are interested in finding out more when new rounds are announced.
If you are an artist who would like to participate, we would love to hear from you, as well!
Call for ARTISTS!
If you are an artist within our region, and the idea of this CSA resonates with you, we would love for you to find out more! See our CALL for ENTRIES via Entrythingy to submit samples of your work. Entries are accepted on a rolling basis, and the next round of art pieces will be collected and sent out in Fall 2021.
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MEET THE 2020 CSA Artists – ROUND TWO
The following artists have been hand-picked to create original artwork for the shareholders in Round Two of this year’s CSA. *Note that the art pieces shown are representative of the artists’ work, yet different than the original pieces being created for this project.
Bradford, NH | Watercolor
Rebecca is a native New Hampshire watercolorist with a love of learning and teaching. She teaches many classes through the Library Arts Center, currently through Zoom. With a love of learning, Rebecca studies under Doris Rice and also Carol Douglas and has studied with Margaret Dwyer and Robert J. O’Brien.
Elkins, NH | Watercolor
Master Watercolorist Margaret Dwyer is also known for teaching extensively through local arts centers in the greater region, her private studio, and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park where she has been Artist in Residence for the last three consecutive years.
Sunapee, NH | Pen & Ink
Artist and environmental activist, Susan is committed to communicating the splendor, vitality and importance of our natural world. Whether in landscape or still-life, nature is ever-present Susan’s work–often paralleled by signs of humankind to highlight our relationship with the wild. For this project Susan will be contributing pen and ink drawings.
CSA Artists 2020 – ROUND ONE
The following artists have been hand-picked to create original artwork for the shareholders in Round One of this year’s CSA. *Note that the art pieces shown are representative of the artists’ work, yet different than the original pieces being created for this project.
Newport, NH | Acrylic & other mediums
Abigail works in a variety of mediums in order to capture the magic and charm of the antique items she likes to use as still lifes and as details in her whimsical illustrations.
Grantham, NH | Mixed Media
Elizabeth’s work is typically multi-layered with collaged elements, heavily textured, brightly colored, and non-representational. Ancient and distant cultures have always intrigued Elizabeth. Consequently, she enjoys creating ethnographic works of art in which text and other cultural symbols are embedded in my visual compositions in an effort to make meaning and allow each piece to speak a language all its own.
Newport, NH | Mixed Media Collage
Through mixed media collage Jennifer explores shape, color, texture and materials to satisfy her need to organize and energize space.
Lebanon, NH | Watercolor
Patti uses watercolor to portray the elegance in everyday items. In addition to being an artist, Patti is also an art teacher both at the Library Arts Center and other venues in the Upper Valley. Patti offers classes, for both children and adults, currently her classes can be found through the Arts Center online via Zoom.