This concept of Community Supported Art clearly resonated with our community, and we were thrilled to see the positive response with purchase of shares.

We are thrilled to announce the C.S.A. Art Share ROUND TWO with another group of five exceptional local artists.  Shares are now open for purchase in Round Two.  See below for details!  A limited number are available, so act quickly!

Support local artists, and fill your mailbox with bright, uplifting, original art pieces in the first five months of 2021.

Community Supported Art

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 with our first ever CSA (Community Supported Arts) program this winter!  Help support local artists, and enjoy having a 4×4 piece of original art mailed to you once a month for five months from January through May 2021.  This is a great gift to yourself, but also a wonderful holiday gift for those on your shopping list!  We are offering a limited number of 50 CSA shares in Round Two, at a price of $75 per share.

Each CSA share purchased will allow the shareholder five pieces of original artwork.  Pieces will be mounted on  4×4” lightweight wooden boards, making them ready to hang.  Each month will feature a different local artist, and each art piece will be accompanied by information on that month’s featured artist.  Pieces will be mailed out each month via USPS, and sent right to the recipient’s mailbox.   The price of postage is included in each CSA share.

Mailing your holiday presents this year?  We have the perfect light weight thing… a gift certificate to our CSA (Community Supported Arts)! 

Please note that shares are sold out for Round One, but we have just opened shares for purchase in Round Two!  Fill out the form below, and follow the link to purchase your share(s).

Step one: CSA PURCHASE FORM (For Round Two):

Is this CSA a Gift?

If this is a gift...

Step Two: Purchase your share.

Once you have filled out the form on this page with your share recipient’s info, click the link below to purchase your share.

Are you purchasing a share for a gift?  Please be sure to let us know on the form on this page, and leave any gift message, if applicable in the “notes” section.


Shares Now Open for Purchase

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.

Rebecca Bense

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.


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Margaret Dwyer

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.  


Susan Lirakis

Center Sandwich, NH  |  Photography

Susan Lirakis believes in looking and plays with seeing. She has been making photographs, and using them as a means of expression, for over sixty years.


Susan Parmenter

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.  


Alan Shulman

New London, NH  |  Oil and Acrylic

Alan finished a career as an architect, then one as a special education educator, and now is in his third career as an artist, returning to his first love, painting, which grabbed him at the age of two…finger-painting at an easel.




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.

Kait Armstrong

Andover, NH  | Printmaking

Kate’s current work includes woodblock carvings that are handprinted as postcards and small works of art, and detailed embroidery done on hand-dyed textiles.  

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Abigail McCoy

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.

Elizabeth Moore

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.

Jennifer Stark

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.

Patti Warren

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.