Community Supported Art
Nine Original Artworks Would Make a Great Holiday Gift (for you or a loved one)!
Act Fast! Only 50 Shares Available.
Community Supported Art (CSArt) is a new program based on the farm financing model where community members fund seasonal start-up costs in exchange for receiving regular boxes of fresh produce throughout the growing season. This version allows you to buy a “share” and receive 9 small artworks that will be distributed at 3 fun private events.
We are currently seeking 50 fearless collectors to purchase a single share for the 2019 CSArt program at $500 per share.
Community Supported Art Shares are available NOW! As a CSArt Shareholder, you will receive 9 artworks by fantastic local artists AND an invitation for two to attend art pickup events where you can mix and mingle with artists and other art lovers. Only 50 shares are available, so don’t miss your chance!
The 3 distribution events will be held in February, April and June of 2019.
To buy a share, please complete this FORM, or phone us at (505) 955-6707. Shares are sold when payment is received. Only 50 shares are available. Don't delay. Secure your share today.
The artists for this year are: Paula Anderson, Matthew Ellis, Krista Elrick, Joanne Lefrak, Yuki Murata, Scott Parker, Emily Peck, Kate Rivers and Marion Wasserman.
Paula Anderson (Fiber Arts)
For Paula, weaving is a time intensive art form that involves several different types of "weave" to create a variety of patterns. Each weave creates a different effect depending on the type of fiber used. She believes that it is this slow and intuitive process of combining the textures, shapes, sizes and colors that follows its own direction and makes each weaving 100% unique, never to be repeated.
In combining her love of Santa Fe and the island of Kauai, it is common to find themes of water, sky, clouds, colorful landscapes and spiritual culture in Paula's work. Know that when you purchase a weaving, you are taking home a moment in time from the heart of an artist.
Paula is a self-taught weaver, letting intuition and experimentation guide her work; as this proved successful in her previous artistic work with floral, jewelry, and fasion design. Earning a B.S. in Social Ecology from Vanderbilt University years ago, she remains committed to environmental and social justice in selecting her art materials. Paula will participate in the February distribution event.
Matthew Ellis (Wooden Toys)
Matthew Ellis is the founder of the imaginarium, makerspace and studio Pump Trolley Atelier in Santa Fe. Matthew completed his formal academic education in design, illustration, new media, & art history, graduating summa cum laude from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, which included studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine.
He has worked with prominent museums, international cultural preservation organizations, production design companies, and commercial art galleries. Matthew has won numerous awards and taught fine woodworking at the college level. Matthew also works professionally in the film industry, specializing in prop-making and film/stage carpentry. Matthew will participate in the April distribution event.
Krista Elrick (Photography)
Educated in visual anthropology and photography, Krista Elrick is interested in changes within ecosystems that have occurred over time as a result of human intrusion into the landscape. She photographs the land in fragments and constructs collages, which, through fracturing our sense of time, reflect the damaged ecology and disrupted relationships between the animals, especially birds, and humans who once lived there. Her most recent work features fragments of images and journals of John James Audubon juxtaposed with her photographs. It will be the subject of a forthcoming book from George F. Thompson Publishing. Krista grew up in Denver, graduated from high school in San Diego, and completed a Bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College in Massachusetts. In 1990, she received an MFA from Arizona State University. In 1993 she moved to Santa Fe with her husband and one year old daughter. Her studio is attached to the home they designed and built together. Krista will participate in the April distribution event.
Joanne Lefrak (Glass)
Joanne Lefrak's work has been exhibited at MASS MoCA, ev+a in Ireland, ArtAspen, Art Miami, the Albuquerque Museum, and the New Mexico Museum of Art, among others. Her artwork has been reviewed in Art in America, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Art ltd., CIRCA Art Magazine, AdobeAirstream, and the Santa Fean, and many other national and international magazines and blogs. For the past 14 years and in her role as Director of Education and Curator of Public Practice at SITE Santa Fe, Joanne curates all public programs and performance art for the institution and works with artists to co-create commissions enacted within the community. She is Director of SITE Center, the education component of the SITElines Biennial exhibitions. She organizes a small biennial conference for Directors of Education across the nation called the Advance which is recognized as best practice for small conferences in museum education. She lectures extensively on museum education and is a current fellow as part of MCA Denver’s Animating Museums Creative Leadership program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Joanne was born in Long Branch, NJ and received her BS from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY in 1999 and her MFA from Montclair State University in 2001. She lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. Joanne will participate in the June distribution event.
Yuki Murata (Mixed media)
Minimalist, organic form-making has always been prevalent in Yuki Murata's design-work and artwork. Recent work continues to reflect her appreciation for the natural world, but is also exploring aspects of identity, meditation and activism.clay and natural pigments such as turmeric, walnut and india ink. Additionally, inspiration often emerges from her fascination with the intersection and complexity of global cultures. Being a half Japanese woman deeply informs her aesthetic, work ethic and relationship to artifacts. Yuki has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University and a Master in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. After returning to New Mexico in 2002, she started a small tableware design company called Moderngoods. Besides Yuki's fine art practice and industrial design work, she has also designed numerous contemporary homes in Santa Fe. Yuki will participate in the February distribution event.
Scott Parker (Linoleum Block Print)
Scott Parker endeavors to consciously use imagination and skill in the production of aesthetic objects using the medias of painting, drawing and linoleum block prints. The series of actions, decisions or operations culminating in the work of a visible hand made representation after solving difficult problems and difficult situations is what has kept Scott entertained and making images for decades. A native of Colorado, Scott earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and spent the first 10 years of his career there. In 2002, he began his two year National Park project where he visited all 56 (now there are 60) National Parks for two weeks to explore and make drawings and paintings in the back country of each. Upon the successful completion of that project he moved to New York where he executed the Gulf of Mexico Survey in 2007. Scott moved to Santa Fe in 2008. Scott will participate in the June distribution event.
Emily Peck (Mixed Media Collage)
Emily Peck's signature mixed-media wooden wall hangings combine unique uses of photography, copper leaf and resin. For this project she will be using organic materials; recycled wood, photography of iconic New Mexican subjects finished by a strong resin overlay for durability. This body of work will create an intimate showcase of organic textures with a Southwest flare.
Emily has lived and worked in Santa Fe for the past five years pursuing her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at The Institue of American Indian Arts (IAIA), with an emphasis in silversmithing and photography. Her background includes a multitude of multidisciplinary elements inluding sculpture, wood work, mixed media and film. Emily will participate in the April distribution event.
Kate Rivers (Mixed Media Painting)
Kate Rivers is a mixed media painter that incorporates found materials. Much of her work uses books that are torn, cut and glued and then, frequently hand or machine stitched.
Kate is fascinated by text and pattern, while exploring the possibilities of content and meaning. In addition, her work addresses the need to collect and store memorabilia that represent moments in our lives. This material, along with books, is frequently part of her work. Kate searches for materials in garages or estate sales, as well as second hand stores. She gathers refuse and reinfuses it with new content.
The materials she is drawn to are any type of old maps, old typed or hand-written letters, canceled postage stamps and clothing tags. Clothing tags are particularly seductive because they are well designed and suggest classs and the compulsion to collect. Kate glues and stitches these materials together, working back into the surface with paint, more stitching and at times sanding the surface. Kate will participate in the February distribution event.
Marion Wasserman (Ceramics)
Educated in philosophy and Eastern religion, Marion Wasserman explores themes of consciousness, transformation, archetypes and the natural world in her work. Influenced by her years as a painter, she layers images and timelines into visual stories addressing environmental, existential, and human rights issues. Ranging in diversity, the work manifests as video installation, textile hangings, photographic montages, and ceramic sculptures. Marion is a multi-disciplined artist, living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received an MFA from the Transart Institute, Plymouth University in 2015. She has recently participated in various artist residencies including in Tetuoan, Morroco, Berlin, Germany and Marfa Texas. Marion will participate in the June distribution event.