Library Arts Center
CSA (Community Supported Art!)

ART Share Program


All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited to submit up to submit concept entries for a chance to be a featured artist in the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Art (CSA) program, with preference given to artists residing within the immediate region (within a 50 mile radius) of the Library Arts Center.

Entry Deadline:  August 5, 2022

CSA pieces by Elizabeth Moore

Call for Concept Entries/Submission Details:

Artists are invited to enter concept entries for the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Arts (CSA) Program entering its third year. This call is open to artists in NH/VT, and preference will be given to artists who reside within a 50 mile radius of the Library Arts Center. Concept entries will be accepted digitally (using the online entry platform Entrythingy (see below on this page), and free to enter.

For this project, selected artists will create 51 small original art pieces that measure 4×4 inches. These can be on paper, fiber, canvas etc. and will ultimately be mounted on 4×4 wooden cradle boards. Artists will be paid $500 for the 51 pieces, and an extra $100 should they choose to mount their own pieces on the cradle boards (cradle boards and archival glue provided).

Entries should include:

* three samples of work in the 4×4 format of the CSA that exemplify the body of work you would be presenting. Examples of what this year’s participating artists did can be seen by clicking here.

*A brief artist statement and bio will also be requested to give the CSA team an understanding of you as an artist. 

5-6 artists are selected by the CSA team (comprised of staff and incredible volunteers who make the CSA possible) and curated as a “Series” of the CSA.  Depending on interest, the Arts Center will be able to offer one or two series, so a total of 5-12 artists will be selected to participate.

Entries can be submitted now through Aug. 5th. All entrants will be notified by late August as to whether they are selected. The finished 51 pieces would be due the end of the first week in January. Artists who choose to mount their own artwork for the additional $100 will be dropping off artwork that is mounted at this point. Those artists not interested in mounting their own work for the additional $100 will be dropping off the art pieces, trimmed and ready to be mounted by the CSA team. Payment will be made within two weeks after artwork is delivered.

How it works for Shareholders:

Shares will be sold through the fall and holiday season for $95 per share. Then, once a month one artist is featured and all “Art Shareholders” are mailed a beautifully wrapped and packaged piece of art with accompanying show card style artist bio and contact (created by the Arts Center with information provided by the artists). The CSA is mailed out once a month for five to six months, featuring a different artist each month, January through May (or June) 2023.

Find out more about the CSA program and past selected artists HERE.