Blue Rock Workshop leads or supports various unique projects that fit our mission from time to time. From print exchanges with China, to exhibitions, to discussion series to the first CSA in Wisconsin, there is never a dull moment. There is always an interesting project in the works an example of which is ID Arts Alliance " Love Project" ..Love in Every Language” worldwide photography project.
Combining a Chinese traditional art form with photography from around the world, the "Love" project will express the transience of things seen and the existence of things unseen.
What is CSA?
Community Supported Art is an exciting new model of art support and distribution that supports artists in the creation of new work and establishes relationships with local collectors and patrons.
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 eat-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and art appreciators.
How CSA works:
Up to 10 selected artists receive a commission to create 10-50 “Art Shares” for the program. A typical share consists of art/object of artistic production – multiples are encouraged, however creative ideas that translate your practice into this format or connect to themes like sustainability, farm, or food are also welcome. For example a limited edition of vinyl 7”, a run of screen-prints, series of small tea cups, run of photographs, tickets to an upcoming performance or event, letterpress editions of a poem or short story, or even 10-50 small original paintings. Collaborations between artists or work by collectives are also welcome. Interested collectors will purchase a share from Northland Artisan and, in return, receive 3 “farm boxes” of locally produced artwork at intervals this season. The pick-up evenings will be at local art sites and will feature music, food and entertainment. Each member share includes one piece from each of the 10 CSA featured artist works over the season at pick-up events. The shares are $300 each. Artists will be selected from a jury of local art luminaries to receive a stipend to produce their work, great connections to local collectors, and promotional support.
Beneﬁts of the CSA Program
Support for the creation of new work.
Establish relationships with local collectors and patrons.
Participate in the launch of an exciting new model of art support and distribution!
For CSA Members
Receive multiple works from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value!
Develop relationships with the local artists and art community.
Discover new artists and explore a variety of disciplines.
Support local artist’s careers and a vibrant community.
This CSA program is modeled on the Community Supported Art project created by Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org in Minnesota.