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Morean Arts Center Announces Nine Featured Artists Participating in Its 2019 Community Supported Art (CSA) Program

09 Jan 2019, Posted by Morean Administrator in Community, Events, News, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE

December 3, 2018

 

CONTACT: Sherrona Steward

PR & Communications Manager

727.822.7872 ext. 2210

Sherrona.Steward@moreanartscenter.org

 

Morean Arts Center Announces Nine Featured Artists Participating in Its 2019 Community Supported Art (CSA) Program

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –The Morean Arts Center (MAC) is pleased to announce the nine featured artists participating in its 2019 Community Supported Art (CSA) program. Artists include: Barry Goodman, Beth Reynolds, Coralette Damme, Emmett Freeman, Jacob Meer, Janet Folsom, Jennifer Kosharek, Shawn Dell Joyce and Rebecca Skelton. Artists are commissioned to create 25 original works to fulfill each of the 25 art shares available from Monday, December 3, 2018 – April 1, 2019. During this time, the MAC will open sales for the 25 shares to the public at $300 each. An official pick-up event for collectors to discover their new works of art will be held Saturday, April 13, during Second Saturday ArtWalk.

CSA was designed to connect artists and collectors in a truly unique way. With a buy now, receive later approach, the program allows collectors to invest in an art share in advance—allowing the artists to create their personalized works over the course of four months. Each artist will receive a commission to create 25 original works of art for each of the 25 shares being sold. A share is an individual package or farm box of original works from each of the nine artists in the program. Interested collectors will purchase a share from the MAC and in return receive one farm box of locally produced original artwork. Collectors will then receive their farm boxes during a special pick-up event where their newly created pieces will be unveiled and they will have the opportunity to meet the artists.

CSA was inspired by the long-running Community Supported Agriculture program, which offers a new way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With a similar goal in mind, CSA aims to promote artists and to create an engaged community of local art supporters. CSA helps facilitate artists in the creation of new work, establishing relationships with local collectors and participate in an exciting new model of art distribution. Kelsey Nagy, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, says “It provides a low-risk opportunity for young or beginning collectors to discover local artists. The fun part of the project is the element of surprise.”

CSA share member benefits include multiple works of art from local emerging and mid-career artists at a great value. Plus, CSA Members have the opportunity to develop relationships with the local artists and art community, discover new artists, explore a variety of disciplines and support the careers artists in our vibrant St. Petersburg community.

For more information on the CSA program or to purchase shares, please contact Kelsey Nagy at the MAC at 727.822.7872 ext. 2111 or Kelsey.Nagy@moreanartscenter.org. For more information on the Morean Arts Center, please visit MoreanArtsCenter.org.

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About the Morean Arts Center: The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.

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