"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."
You may be familiar with farm CSAs, but how about a CSA for art? Subscribe to local art. Only 20 shares left!Buy NowCSA Judges Jason Webley, Jonathan Keith and Brittney Williams mull over writing submissions.ShareTweetForward to Friend+1A special thank you to CSA's early supporters:
Brian & Linda Williams
Alex & Emily West
Doug SorinCLICK HERE to see a short video of work by CSA's Featured Artists.
Dear CSA Supporters,As founder of Community Supported Arts, I see a deep need for a better support system for kick-starting creativity. It's my dream, passion and honor to empower creativity in others.
Buying a CSA Art Share is a fun way to sample carefully curated local artwork and support your local economy. It's also a lot more: CSA is a community of people supporting each other in passionately exploring their own unique styles of creative expression.
Why is empowering creativity important? Because good ideas change the world, and creativity drives good ideas. The more people who are supported in their creativity, the better the world will be.
As Picasso said, “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” My mission is to support others in nurturing the creative spark that resides in us all so we remain artists and feel empowered to let our spark shine.
I invite and encourage you to join our creative community and support local emerging artists by becoming a founding supporter of CSA, by purchasing an Art Share, joining us for an Art Party or following us.
Brittney Williams, Director
Follow CSA on FacebookFollow CSA on TwitterHow Did We Choose Our Artists?
Last fall, we gathered together some of Seattle's most creative minds to review all the wonderful submissions. Our Judge Panel was comprised of several highly qualified local creatives. Read more...
A big thanks to our CSA Judges:
- Alissa Mortenson of Nebunele Theatre
- Jason Webley, Musician & Purveyor of Strange Whimsey
- Jonathan Keith, Lawyer, Elections Administrator & Freelance Writer
- Kate Vrijmoet, Seattle-Based Painter & Conceptual Artist
- Tiberio Simone & Matt Freedman of La Figa Project
Susan Holland"The cycle of birth, growth, maturation, decline, death, and return to the soil as a source for new life is integral...
...to not only my art, but to my whole life. Life is an adventure, and each piece of art reflects that same phenomenon."
Susan is creating hand-carved shallow dishes shaped from the roots of a logged off area of Chinese Fir trees for CSA shareholders. Each one is a unique, handcrafted, functional work of art. Read more...
Shin Yu Pai"My new full-length poetry collection features new poems alongside over 15 photographic images."
Shin Yu Pai is the author of several books of poetry, including Adamantine, Works on Paper, Sightings: Selected Works, and Equivalence. Her work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada. A former Writer in Residence for the Seattle Art Museum... Read more...Neva Welton"You’ll find my images whimsical interpretations of life with an emphasis on color and composition."
All Neva's works begin with a photograph taken with a smartphone and transformed through several mobile editing apps, allowing for a marriage of intention, vision, and happy accidents. Read more...Siolo Thompson"It is my hope that these small works will bring joy to their recipients and remind them that the world is full of magic and that we are just one tiny part of it." Siolo recently co-authored The Better Bombshell, a book that draws from a creative and intellectual community to fill a glaring void in modern media: the lack of positive, multidimensional female role models.. In this brand-new anthology, writers and visual artists were asked a simple question: "Who is the better bombshell?" Read more...
Alycia Scott Zollinger"Performance is an offering. A ritual embodiment and empowered surrender...
...it is a place where I find aspects of raw humanity and venture to share the awe of these findings"
Alycia offers CSA shareholders Ovum Si’ahl, a site specific performance and photographic print capturing my physical birthing of the project in a selected environment within Seattle’s reach. Read more...
Daniel Cautrell"My interest in the CSA is influenced by my own experiences with farmers markets, organic farmers, and local Tilth organizations in my own community."
Daniel's CSA project is a series of four individual woodblock images on the theme of Growth: Sow, Tend, Harvest, and Provide… Read More...Rae Diamond"The natural world is a huge source of musical inspiration for me......so I try to get out as much as possible. I've recently been working as a volunteer with Seward Park Audobon, planting a zillion native plants and removing blackberries."
Rae has also been busy in the recording studio, making a new album for Community Supported Arts. Check out one of her new songs here!
Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto"My work focuses on socially conscious and relevant issues of today......as well as talking about the state of the American culture through my lens of being a multi-ethnic Asian American."
As a Chinese-Japanese immigrant, Jave moved to California at the age of ten. He received his BA in Studio art at University of California Santa Barbara. After working with adolescents with developmental disabilities, Jave received his Masters in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago... Read More...Michael B. Maine"I use photography, video, and audio to empower people to find, develop, and share their stories."
Michael recently put on two Pop-Up Art events for local artists to showcase and sell their work and talk with the community about their inspirations. His work for CSA features a limited edition social justice photography book. Read more... Click Here To Buy Your Art Share!"Art unifies."
-Susan Holland, CSA
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