Have you ever bought a share in a local farm's harvest, called a CSA? Well some brilliant folks here in Portland have adapted this concept to art and I am absolutely delighted to find out today that I'll be a part of it! Portland's Community Supported Art (PDX-CSA) has chosen ten Portland artists to create new works for CSA collectors this season.
Beginning in May, collectors may invest in my concept for new artwork via PDX-CSA. Pre-sales fund the creation of the new artwork and determine the number of artworks we will make. Collectors follow artists' updates on the project before receiving their completed artwork a few months later.
To make it even better, every CSA share is available as a pairing of two artists, and they've paired me with one of my favorite Portland artists and good friend, Annamieka Hopps Davidson! So you will be investing in both of us! Up to 20 collectors will be able to purchase a CSA share of Annamieka's and my art works, so be sure to hop right on it in May if you want to purchase a share!
From mid-June through August we will make the new original artworks and keep collectors updated with stories of the process, progress photos and insights. This is such a brilliant way to nurture a relationship between artist and collector and I am so thrilled to be a part of this! More info at www.pdx-csa.com
P.S. Each artist also submitted a project concept for their CSA share, and I am so excited about mine! I will be purchasing a biodynamic CSA share fromWinter Green Farm and documenting the amazing produce that I receive weekly from them. It's a meta CSA extravaganza. More info to come!