I will be selling my wares at Mill City Farmer’s Market May 11th, August 3rd, September 14th, October 12th. Please come check out the Twin Cities’ Best Farmer’s Market!
Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org
Announce the Fifth Season of Community Supported Art (CSA)!
February 28, 2013 (Minneapolis, MN)…..Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org are pleased to announce the featured artists for the fifth season of Community Supported Art (CSA) and will begin selling member shares to this innovative program at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013.
What is Community Supported Art? Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts are pleased to partner to produce a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors.
Two weeks ago the project assembled a panel of local luminaries from the food and arts communities including ceramicist Maren Kloppmann, publisher and writer Dena Alspach, Jehra Patrick of mnartists.org, and Andy Sturdevant of Springboard for the Arts. The panel reviewed over 150 artist applications and selected the nine CSA artists, working in a wide range of disciplines: visual artist Mary Bergs, printmaker Elisabeth Cunningham, photographer Horacio Devoto, visual artist Anne George, visual artist Katie Hargrave, theater artists Jason Overby and Telsche Thiessen, visual artist Haley Prochnow, and ceramicist Ginny Sims, and visual arts and music collaborative Take Acre.
Selected artists will receive a commission to create 50 shares or artwork especially for the CSA program. An individual share will consist of a work in any number of media, from an original drawing, to a limited edition print, to functional ceramic work or a 12” record. Interested collectors will purchase a share from Springboard for the Arts and in return receive 2 boxes of locally produced artwork over the course of the summer and will also include a “bumper crop” of additional artwork, coupons, or promotions. The pick-up evenings will be held at venues throughout the Twin Cities in throughout the summer, and will feature musical performances, food and social offerings and also provide shareholders with an opportunity to meet the CSA artists in person.
Member shares cost $300 for the three-month season and can be purchased by contacting Andy Sturdevant at 651-789-6289 or email@example.com. Sales of member shares begin on Thursday, May 3, 2012 here:http://www.springboardforthearts.org/community-supported-art-csa/buy-share/. They will sell out fast!
The goals of the CSA program are to support artists and to creating an engaged community of local arts supporters. CSA supports artists in the creation of new work and by establishing relationships with local collectors and patrons. CSA also provides an entry point for community members interested in contemporary and local art to begin collecting art. In addition to receiving multiple works of art from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value, they have the opportunity to develop direct relationships with the local artists and art community, discover new artists, explore a variety of disciplines, and support artists’ careers and a vibrant community.
About Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts is an economic development organization for artists. Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate a vibrant community by connecting artists with the skills, information and services they need to make a living and life. For more than 20 years, Springboard for the Arts has been providing affordable professional development services to artists and their organizations. Springboard’s programs include one on one consulting, workshops, the Artist Loan Fund, Emergency Relief Fund, Artists’ Access to Healthcare and online Job Book and Resource Guide. For more information on our services see our website at www.springboardforthearts.org .
mnartists.org is a project of the Walker Art Center whose mission is provide access to and engagement with Minnesota’s arts culture. mnartists.org originated in 2001 as an online database of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines, developed as the result of a survey of Minnesota artists conducted by The McKnight Foundation. mnartists.org currently offers Minnesota-based artists a central gathering place online through news and arts journalism and creates opportunities for exposure for working artists and off-line interaction through community programs and partnerships.
Powderhorn Empty Bowls Fellow, Ginny Sims
Artist Lecture and Workshop
Ginny will present a slide lecture of her work and influences, and share her experiences with traveling and working with clay. She will also demonstrate some of her processes and techniques that she uses when approaching clay. Some topics discussed will be the values (historical and conceptual) of working with different types of clays, aesthetic decision-making, and surface decoration, such as mishima, sgraffito, majolica, and the use of underglaze pencils. There will be plenty of time for discussion.
“In my work, I explore different forms of functional domestic pottery, and like to put their cosmetic/design side in discussion with the value of their use in traditions of the home. My work is meant to be considered in the face of a material culture that tries to eliminate that enjoyment from our lives completely. I aim to encourage people to cultivate a private dialogue between personal memories and the home and the intensity that separates and often stitches them together. I create objects that echo a sense of history and thoughtfulness, but also that of loss and abandonment.”
Location: Powderhorn Park Building, Pottery Studio
Saturday January 19th, 2013
$5 suggested donation for Powderhorn Pottery Lecture Series