Based on the same concept as Community Supported Agriculture, the Station North CSA provides participating shareholders with the freshest art that Baltimore has to offer. For the third season of the CSA, we've partnered with the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore Clayworks, and Full Circle, who have each contributed selected artists to this season's roster.
At each of the CSA meeting, four artists give brief presentations about their work and shareholders rank their preferred artists. Ranking is used to ensure that shareholders aren't getting a box full of kale at pick-up when they'd rather have beets. These events are also an opportunity to network, mingle, and meet CSA artists.
The Take Aways
The goal of the Station North CSA is to create an engaged local arts community by establishing relationships between artists and local patrons while also experimenting with an exciting new model of art support and distribution. Shareholders will each receive work from 6 of the 12 participating artists and art distribution will be determined by shareholders’ preferences.
Season 3 Participating Artists
- Ceramicists (curated by Baltimore Clayworks)
- Jewelers (curated by Baltimore Jewelry Center)
- Photographers (curated by Full Circle Photo)
Each shareholder will receive 6 works of art, each created by a different artist, for $400. You can also split a share with a friend or group of friends if you're interested.
- Minnesota's Springboard for the Arts pioneered the Community Supported Art program.
- The New York Times recently featured several Community Supported Art programs.
- Doreen Bolger, President of the Baltimore Museum of Art, discusses her collection of local art with Cara Ober in BmoreArt.com, Station North CSA's media sponsor.
The Station North CSA has teamed up with Full Circle, a local full service imaging, printing, and fine art frame shop to provide discounted framing packages for CSA shareholders. Email Allison Gulick, CSA Coordinator, for a full list of framing options and pricing.